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January 21, 2021 | Articles

How Will OFAC Change In The Biden Administration With Respect To China-Related Sanctions

Forbes - As the Biden Administration begins, global companies are assessing whether they should shift compliance objectives based on the priorities of a new team. Although the Biden China strategy will likely involve a broad range of sanctions, involving not only the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) but also the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Defense Department, among others, Julie Myers Wood's latest column focuses principally on the OFAC sanctions and framework. Read More

December 21, 2020 | Articles

If You Have Only Protected Your Cannabis Business Using the Minimum Security Required by Law, You Are Not Secure

Cannabis Business Executive Tim Sutton writes on assessing risk and best practice #security design for #cannabis businesses. Sound design ensures #compliance with established security standards and guidelines and mitigates risk. Read More

December 16, 2020 | Articles

Madoff Hedge Fund Victims Get Their Due

Green Street Hedge Fund Alert –

Twelve years after authorities charged Bernard Madoff with orchestrating the largest financial fraud in history, investors have finally been made whole, with an investment gain of 50.4% as something of a salve. Read more about the role Bart M. Schwartz, the court-appointed Receiver for Ariel Fund and Gabriel Capital, played in liquidating the funds’ assets. Madoff Hedge Fund Victims Get Their DueRead More

December 3, 2020 | Articles

Sanctions and the Supply Chain: Is Your Data Working for You?

Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists – Julie Myers Wood writes on how to harness technology to ensure your compliance program is streamlined; identify and intelligently use data to understand your customer’s behavior; and take proactive steps to satisfy requirements set forth in guidelines issued by OFAC and DOJ. Read More