Ali Burney's practice focuses on representing US and non-US clients in the Asia-Pacific region on matters related to US economic sanctions, export controls, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and anti-money laundering (AML) laws.
Ali has extensive experience representing clients in front of the US Department of Justice, the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the US Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). His experience includes conducting cross-border investigations, filing voluntary self-disclosures, responding to subpoenas, obtaining OFAC licenses, conducting risk assessments, and representing individuals and companies seeking removal from OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) and the BIS Entity List.
Ali is ranked in Chambers - Greater China for Corporate Investigations. Clients report that "Ali is a practical and thoughtful lawyer, and his experience with the US government is immensely valuable," his "long track record in the commodities and financial services space has become timely, particularly over the past year" and that he is "very patient and diligent in his work."
He also frequently advises companies investing in high-risk sectors and countries on sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption, and export control related pre-acquisition due diligence and post-acquisition compliance program implementation.
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