Eric Ubias

Of Counsel


Eric N. Ubias advises emerging and growth companies with an international footprint on compliance with trade and investment activities subject to US laws. He also counsels and collaborates with companies working with distributed ledger technology, cryptocurrencies and digital asset management blockchain solutions to navigate the patchwork of regulations and evolving guidance from the SEC, FinCEN and OFAC.
Eric has also advised public and privately held companies across a broad spectrum of industries (including manufacturing, retail, oil & gas, telecommunications, real estate, mining, and infrastructure projects) and in various countries around the world. This includes advising clients implementing or enhancing compliance programs, managing due diligence for M&A and capital market transactions, conducting cross-border investigations, and responding to civil investigative demands, voluntary requests, and subpoenas from U.S. regulators and enforcement authorities.
His trade sanctions and export controls experience includes advising on requirements related to the use of foreign software developers and exports of encryption technology, preparing OFAC and BIS license applications and voluntary disclosures, performing commodity classifications and sanctions screenings, and advising on the deployment of defense service in compliance with ITAR.
Before joining IBL, Eric was Senior Counsel with a boutique firm specializing in cross-border trade compliance with a primary focus on U.S. sanctions and export controls. Mr. Ubias was also previously a Senior Associate in the White Collar Defense Group at Latham & Watkins where his work included conducting anti-corruption advisory work and cross border internal investigations in response to federal enforcement actions.
Mr. Ubias received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center where he served on the Editorial Board of The Tax Lawyer, a joint publication with the ABA Section of Taxation. He received his B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University. He is licensed to practice law in New York, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and holds an IAPP CIPP/US certification. He is also an active member of the National Hispanic Bar Association and Hispanic Bar Association of DC.


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