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Eric Sandberg-Zakian
Eric Sandberg-Zakian
Washington +1 202 662 5603 esandbergzakian@cov.com Download V-card

Eric Sandberg-Zakian advises clients on international trade controls and represents clients in government investigations involving matters of national security and international trade.

Mr. Sandberg-Zakian’s advisory works covers U.S. economic sanctions and export controls. He advises on interpretive issues, secures licenses, analyzes jurisdiction and classification issues, performs risk assessments, advises on corporate transactions, develops compliance programs, and assist clients with voluntary disclosures.

  • Defended major defense contractor in criminal export controls investigation by Department of Justice and related investigations by the Department of State and Department of Defense.
  • Represented technology company in investigations by the Department of Justice, Department of Commerce, Securities and Exchange Commission, and a congressional committee relating to alleged sales of U.S products to governments of Syria, Iran, and North Korea.
  • Advised global pharmaceutical company on creation of sanctions compliance program.
  • Advised start-up defense company on U.S. law governing arms acquisitions from foreign governments and on regulatory matters before the Department of State and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
  • Counseled global construction concern on U.S. sanctions against Russia.
  • Advised private equity firm on acquisition of defense contracting company.
  • Represented major manufacturing company in voluntary disclosures of unauthorized exports to the Commerce Department and a voluntary disclosure of transactions with Cuba to the Treasury Department.
  • Advised international chemical company on proposed product sales to Indian and Chinese defense companies.
  • Represented technology company in sale of its government contracting division to major defense company.
  • Advised software company on restrictions on dealings with Iran.
  • Represented oil and gas company in Foreign Corrupt Practice Acts investigation by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Conducted internal investigation of commercial bribery allegations for a global nonprofit and developed an enhanced ethics and compliance program for the nonprofit.
  • Represented international consulting firm in a Department of Justice investigation under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
  • Represented government contractor in investigations by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction and the Department of Justice.