Nicole Erb co-leads the International Sanctions Practice at White & Case. She represents sovereign and multinational clients with respect to government investigations, voluntary self-disclosures, internal audits and investigations, compliance and remediation programmes, licensing and other sanctions-related matters.
Nicole routinely represents clients before the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of State, among other US government agencies. She advises financial institutions and multinational corporations navigating the global sanctions landscape, as well as targets of US sanctions, including foreign sovereigns and their state-owned entities. Nicole also advises on US sanctions legislation including, among others, the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act (CISADA), the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), and the Global Magnitsky Act.
Clients also benefit from Nicole’s skill and deep experience navigating complex, multijurisdictional disputes in federal and state courts at all levels, including most recently a victory in the United States Supreme Court. Her litigation matters typically involve questions under the Anti-Terrorism Act, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, the Alien Tort Statute, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, the Trading With the Enemy Act, and the act of state, forum non conveniens and political question doctrines, as well as garnishee and interpleader actions relating to OFAC sanctions and blocked assets.
Nicole has served as an invited speaker at numerous off-the-record sanctions-related events hosted by various think tanks and associations in Washington, DC and New York.