Sassi Riar is a member of our Government Investigations & White Collar Practice and focuses on white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement and internal investigations. She has been based in the Middle East for four years and has garnered experience counselling clients across the Middle East, Levant, and South Asia through multi-agency, multijurisdictional financial crime investigations and enforcement actions. This includes a particular concentration on matters related to financial institutions involving economic sanctions, money laundering and bank fraud.

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    • Presently assisting several different banks and financial institutions across the Middle East, Levant, and South Asia with the investigation of potential violations of US sanctions regulations and representation before OFAC, the US Department of Justice, and other US and home-country enforcement agencies and regulators.

    Education

    • The George Washington University, J.D., 2014
    • The George Washington University, B.A., 2010

    Admissions

    • District of Columbia, 2017
    • New York, 2015

    Languages

    • Urdu
    • English
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