About Farhad Alavi

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is farhad-alavi-small-2.jpgFarhad R. Alavi is a Washington, DC-based attorney and partner at Akrivis Law Group, PLLC, a boutique law firm in Washington and New York advising clients around the world on corporate, trade regulatory law (e.g., OFAC sanctions, export controls, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and customs) as well as trade-related criminal white collar defense and litigation.  He has also been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center (GULC).

Mr. Alavi has worked as an attorney in  a number of major international law firms in Washington, and in one he was based in that firm’s Washington and Abu Dhabi offices.  He has also written and spoken extensively around the world on matters related to international business transactions, U.S. sanctions laws, and Sharia Finance.

Mr. Alavi has been quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street JournalFinancial Times,  Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Arabian Business, and other major publications around the world, has been published in the American Bar Association’s International Lawyer journal, has appeared on National Public Radio (NPR), the BBC, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Arabic, China’s CGTN, BBC Persian, Voice of America Persian, Al Hurra, and has taught Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses on international commercial transactions and U.S. sanctions laws on Iran and broader topics regarding U.S. legal compliance, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Mr. Alavi is admitted to practice law in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.   He holds a LL.M. in Banking & Financial Law from Boston University, a J.D. from George Mason University, and a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University.  He has also taken coursework through the Oxford Said School of Business and Harvard Business School (HBS) Online.  Mr. Alavi is fluent in Persian (Farsi) and Spanish, and has knowledge of German, Arabic, and Turkish.

Mr. Alavi administers the U.S. Sanctions weblog at USsanctions.com as well as the MENALawyer.com blog.

A full professional biography is available on the Akrivis Law Group website.

E-mail: Farhad[at]ILCommentary[dot]com.  

Akrivis Law Group, PLLC
Washington, DC

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