Akrivis Welcomes Former Federal Prosecutor, Expands into Miami

We are pleased to welcome Walter M. Norkin as a partner, where he will head our new Miami office while also being based in our New York office, where he will head the International Crime Defense practice, while also focusing on representing white-collar clients.

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Akrivis Partners Author Chapter in GIR Guide to Sanctions

Partners Farhad Alavi and Sam Amir Toossi authored a chapter in this year’s Global Investigations Review (GIR) Guide to Sanctions, entitled Representing Designated Persons: A US Lawyer’s Perspective.

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Sam Amir Toossi authors headline article on US sanctions enforcement involving cryptocurrency

Sam Amir Toossi, Head of White Collar Defense and Commercial Litigation at Akrivis, authored the headline article in WorldECR's July edition. The article outlines US sanctions enforcement involving cryptocurrency, an increasingly relevant subject in light of recent events.

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Akrivis Secures US Entity List Removal for Mushko Electronics

We are proud to announce that Akrivis client Mushko Electronics (Pvt) Ltd. (Mushko), a leading PC sales and service distributor in Pakistan has been officially removed from the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry & Security’s (BIS) Entity List.

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US Department of Justice can Pursue Criminal Charges for Sanctions Evasion by Cryptocurrency, Court Rules

Sam Amir Toossi, Partner, New York Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States quickly imposed sweeping sanctions on Russian entities and individuals, which the Biden Administration immediately began to take steps to aggressively enforce.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the formation of the