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.
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.
- District of Columbia
- New York
- J.D., Albany Law School of Union University, 2001
- LL.M. in Banking and Finance Law, Queen Mary University of London, 1998
- B.S., Sewanee: The University of the South, 1994, Economics
Served as US sanctions and export controls counsel to major international banks, logistics companies, commodity trading companies, and oil and gas companies.
Served as FCPA counsel to financial institutions and corporations operating in West Africa and South East Asia.
Represented major European and Middle Eastern banks in relation to regulatory investigations arising from alleged violations of OFAC sanctions programs.
Represented a major European company in relation to a regulatory investigation arising from alleged violations of US sanctions and export controls.
Represented a major South American airline in relation to a regulatory investigation by the US Department of Commerce.
Represented a major Asia-based telecommunications equipment manufacturing company in relation to alleged violations of US sanctions and export controls.
Represented client in connection with due diligence on highly complex M&A transactions in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa related to sanctions, AML, and anti-bribery and corruption issues.
News & Publications
December 4, 2019
US Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control