Holland & Hart launches new global trade sanctions blog

Holland & Hart launches new global trade sanctions blog

Jun 17, 2015

WASHINGTON  Holland & Hart today announced the launch of www.tradesanctions.com, a global trade sanctions blog authored by leaders of Holland & Hart’s International Trade team.  Ranked nationally by Chambers USA and Chambers Global, Holland & Hart’s experienced trade sanctions attorneys  will author timely articles to help clients and business leaders stay abreast of rapidly developing sanctions and understand their wide-ranging impact on global economies and corporations alike.  Articles will cover current sanctions activity involving Ukraine, Cuba, Iran, Mexico, Columbia, and beyond. The blog can be found at www.tradesanctions.com.

“The launch of www.tradesanctions.com couldn’t be more timely, with the global landscape of sanctions changing rapidly as to Iran and other countries, with significant impacts on enforcement and compliance risks,” said Steven W. Pelak, Holland & Hart Partner and former Principal Deputy Chief and Acting Chief, Counterespionage Section, National Security Division of the Department of Justice.  “Changes in the regulatory framework will require dynamic compliance programs and affirmative measures to address changing risks in  international commerce,” said Trip Mackintosh, the senior Holland & Hart Partner in the group who has been export control and trade sanctions counsel for private industry for over 25 years. 

An international leader in export control/trade sanctions defense and compliance, the trade sanctions team draws on the sophisticated experience of practitioners with substantial government and private practice backgrounds.  Members of the team who will contribute articles to www.tradesanctions.com include Of Counsel Jeremy P. Paner, a seasoned regulatory lawyer with expertise in OFAC regulations as former attorney within OFAC and in private industry, as well as Mr. Pelak, Mr. Mackintosh, and other members of the Holland & Hart Trade Compliance Team. 

Recent posts by the team on www.tradesanctions.com include 

•             And Then There Were Three – The U.S. Department of State Removes Cuba from the State Sponsor of Terrorism List

•             Treasury Targets Lebanese Hizballah Support Network

•             The Office of Foreign Assets Control Designates Peruvian Terrorist Group and its Leaders as Significant Narcotics Traffickers


About Holland & Hart

Holland & Hart has close to 500 lawyers from 15 offices across the mountain west, including Denver, Salt Lake City, Boise, and Las Vegas, and in Washington, D.C.  The firm competes nationally by leveraging its model of highly sophisticated practitioners who deliver innovative, cost-effective services to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes.  Recognized as an international leader in trade sanctions defense and compliance, Holland & Hart’s trade sanctions group is supported by a nationally recognized litigation department, prepared to assist with large and complex enforcement actions. From straightforward compliance conversion for defense contractors to complex resolutions with the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, Treasury, and Justice, Holland & Hart’s Trade Sanctions team helps clients worldwide respond to export enforcement and anti-corruption challenges.  For more information, visit www.hollandhart.com.