“My mission is to help small- to medium-sized companies make sense of the labyrinth of embargoes and economic sanctions law. Any company can inadvertently conduct business with a blacklisted party and find themselves dealing with significant penalties.
I offer cost-effective compliance solutions tailored to your specific business model. With 30 plus years of international trade law experience and certification as a U.S. Export Compliance Officer, I am a highly qualified attorney in this area of the law. My solutions include from customized policies, procedures and escalation matrices to selecting screening software that’s right for your business model to legal advice on managing and mitigating a violation crisis.”
Robert J. Ward, Jr.
Robert J. Ward, Jr. has over thirty years of experience as an international trade law attorney, having worked for three of the big four consulting firms as well as a half dozen Fortune 500 companies. He has served as Chief Compliance Officer for the world’s largest maritime services company as well as for a globally deployed oil and gas telecommunications start-up company. He holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and is a cum laude graduate of Tulane Law School as well as a Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officer. Robert has a strong background in political science, and focuses on international contracts review, fraud investigations as well as anti-corruption, global sanctions and export control issues. READ MORE…
OFAC Sanctions: What Every Compliance
Practitioner Needs to Know
Next Webinar to be held on Friday August 17, 2018 through the Clear Law Institute at 12 Noon CST.
Two recent OFAC enforcement actions underscore the importance of screening the IP address of a customer to ensure an embargoed country is not at issue.read more
This post describes the importance of proper “fuzzy logic” capabilities in screening software through review of two prominent OFAC cases: Apple (2019) & Amazon (2020).read more
OFAC provides two procedures for making a request for delisting based on mistaken identity or changed circumstances – requesting an in-person meeting with OFAC with competent counsel is a must.read more