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David (Dj) Wolff is a partner and attorney at law in the firm's Washington, D.C. and London offices and a director with C&M International, the firm's trade policy affiliate.

At Crowell & Moring, he practices in the International Trade Group, where his practice covers compliance with U.S. economic sanctions, export controls and antiboycott regimes, and anti-money laundering (AML) laws and regulations. He is experienced in providing day-to-day compliance guidance, developing compliance programs including through on-site compliance trainings, responding to government inquiries, conducting internal investigations, representing them during civil and criminal enforcement proceedings, and, in collaboration with colleagues, managing the potential conflict of laws that can arise from the interaction between extraterritorial impacts of U.S. regulations and third country "blocking" laws or data privacy regulations. Dj splits his time between Washington and London, working regularly with European clients and colleagues to provide coordinated guidance on U.S., U.K., and EU sanctions compliance and enforcement. Dj also has extensive experience in international mergers and acquisitions, advising both buyers and sellers regarding the international trade implications of a potential deal.

On October 7, 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) simultaneously published a final rule strengthening the antiboycott regulations in Part 766 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (the “Final Rule”), as well as a memorandum on the new rule’s implementation (the “Final Rule Memo”), issued by the Assistant Secretary

Russia Sanctions:  The UK and EU each made over 200 additional designations.  The EU designated several banks that the US previously had sanctioned, including Bank Otkritie, Novicombank, Sovcombank, and VTB Bank.  Both the EU and the UK designated several oligarchs including Alexander Petaykin (associated with Trans Stroy), Evgeny Zubitskiy (Industrial Metallurgical Holding), Grigory Berezkin

Global Trade Talks is a podcast that shares brief perspectives on key global issues on international trade, current events, business, law and public policy as they impact our lives. In this podcast, hosts Nicole Simonian and Ambassador Robert Holleyman talk to Crowell & Moring Partners’ Dj Wolff and Carlton Greene, who both specialize in economic

President Joseph Biden formally announced via Executive Order that the following Russian-origin goods will no longer be permitted importation into the U.S. customs territory:

  • Fish, seafood, and preparations thereof;
  • Alcoholic beverages;
  • Non-industrial diamonds; and
  • Any other products of Russian Federation-origin as may be determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary

Russia Sanctions:  The U.S., EU, and UK continue to apply pressure on Russia through new sanctions on oligarchs and politicians and restrictions on exports.  A number of other countries have implemented similar measures and continue to widen the scope of such prohibitions as the invasion continues.  On a more limited scale, Belarus has also

Friday, March 11, 2022 – Today, United States President Joseph Biden formally announced via Executive Order that the following Russian-origin goods will no longer be permitted importation into the U.S. customs territory:

  • Fish, seafood, and preparations thereof;
  • Alcoholic beverages;
  • Non-industrial diamonds; and
  • Any other products of Russian Federation-origin as may be determined by the Secretary

Join us for this second webinar in our series aimed at exploring best practices in mergers & acquisitions involving government contractors. In this webinar, we will focus on national security-related issues and risks impacting transactions involving government contractors. Topics will include:

  • Due diligence risk areas, including facility and personnel clearances, supply chain security, cybersecurity, export

On December 2, 2021, the United States, the European Union (“EU”), the United Kingdom (“UK”) and other allies took coordinated action to designate various individuals, entities, and aircraft connected to human rights abuses by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and his regime. This builds on asset freezing actions by the U.S., UK, EU, and Canada earlier

On September 21, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued an updated advisory on potential sanctions risks for companies that facilitate ransomware payments in response to cyberattacks, guidance on preventative measures companies can implement to mitigate such risks, and criteria that OFAC will consider as mitigating factors in

On July 16, 2021, several U.S. government agencies issued a business advisory highlighting for U.S. companies the risks of doing business in Hong Kong. The advisory, which was issued by the Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security, State, and the Treasury, stated that companies operating in Hong Kong face potential regulatory, financial, legal, and reputational risks