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Aiming for a Moving Target: Bad and Good News on Changing Iran Sanctions

By: Scott Maberry and Reid Whitten On November 21, 2011, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13590 expanding sanctions against non-U.S. companies doing business in Iran. Under the new rules, whole sectors of business between Iran and third countries are now subject to U.S. sanctions. Overnight, non-U.S. companies working in Iran—in sectors not previously subject … Continue Reading

Clarity Required: Iran Sanctions Convictions Reversed in U.S. v. Banki

By: Thad McBride and Mark L. Jensen Introduction: On October 24, 2011, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit released an opinion in United States v. Banki, No. 10-3381 (2d Cir. Oct. 24, 2011) that reversed convictions of Defendant Mahmoud Reza Banki on charges of conspiring to violate the … Continue Reading

California and Florida Lead Trend of New State-Level Iran Sanctions

By Reid Whitten and Corey Phelps On June 2, 2011, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a new state law prohibiting Florida government entities from contracting with companies invested in Iran’s petroleum energy sector.  Florida’s law, and a similar California law that went into effect on June 1, 2011, announce a coming trend of state laws targeting … Continue Reading

Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, And Divestment Act Of 2010 – The Expanded Categories Of Sanctionable Activities

By John W. Chierichella and Jessica M. Madon As a follow-up to our previous blog article, available here, we provide this month a more in depth analysis of some of the key features of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (“CISADA”) passed July 1, 2010. Our focus this month is on the expansion … Continue Reading
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