Richard Burke is co-head of the firm’s International Economic Sanctions and Export Control Practice.
Richard is a valued resource for clients seeking to navigate the legal complexities of US economic sanctions and export controls. He has extensive experience advising on regulatory compliance and representing clients in enforcement cases arising from the regulations of a number of US government agencies charged with administering sanctions and export controls, including the Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Commerce Department Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).
On OFAC-related matters Richard assists both US and non-US clients with all aspects of compliance with the various US economic sanctions programmes including those relating to Iran, Ukraine-related Russia sanctions, Syria, Cuba, Sudan, North Korea, and the various list-based programmes targeting sanctioned persons and entities in connection with sanctionable conduct including WMD proliferation, terrorism, organised crime, and corruption.
On BIS-related matters, Richard advises on export control compliance policies and procedures, obtaining export licences when required, and representing clients in agency enforcement actions or voluntary self-disclosures.
Richard’s DDTC experience includes all aspects of compliance with the US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and associated licensing and approval requirements.
Richard has extensive experience representing transactional clients in the regulation of foreign acquisitions of control over US operations that may involve sensitive national security concerns requiring review by the interagency Treasury Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Richard is fluent in Spanish.