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Litigation Team Co-Author Article on New Sanctions Risks for Non-U.S. Companies

August 5, 2020

Litigation partner Roberto Gonzalez, counsel Rachel Fiorill and associate Anand Sithian co-authored an article, "Essentra Case Signals New Sanctions Risks For Non-US Cos.," that appeared in the Expert Analysis section of Law360. In the article, which was adapted from their earlier client memo, they discuss the DOJ and OFAC’s recently announced parallel sanctions resolutions regarding Essentra FZE Company Limited, a UAE-based supplier of cigarette products. The resolutions signal heightened risk for non-U.S., non-bank companies that sell ordinary products and services to sanctioned jurisdictions and use the U.S. financial system to receive payments—conduct historically not treated as warranting criminal enforcement.

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