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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OFAC Penalizes Two Foreign Banks in One Week for U.S. Sanctions Violations: Key Takeaways

Cases underscore possible heightened enforcement against foreign financial institutions The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has issued two penalties against non-U.S. financial institutions this past week.  The agency’s December 28, 2020 settlement with Saudi Arabia-based National Commercial Bank (NCB)

WorldECR article co-authored by Partner Farhad Alavi offers lessons on removal from the U.S. BIS Entity List and Japan’s METI End-User List

WorldECR (Export Control Review), a premier trade publication based in London, last month published an article co-authored by Akrivis Law Group, PLLC Partner Farhad Alavi and Daisuke Takahashi of Shinwa Sohgoh Law Offices in Japan on removal from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of

Covid19

Managing Risk And Change In The Coronavirus Era

Mitigating Risk and Leading Change During These Challenging Times The fast and far-reaching spread of the COVID19 (Coronavirus) has disrupted daily personal life and business operations. As large public gatherings are canceled, offices and schools close, and business travel  curtailed, businesses must carefully consider the