Mohsen Zarkesh – OFAC Lawyer

Mohsen Zarkesh works on economic sanctions, trade embargoes, and export control matters as an attorney at Price Benowitz. Mr. Zarkesh brings years of focused trade and sanctions law experience to the firm. The OFAC Law Group at Price Benowitz focuses on counseling clients with regards to sanctions compliance, OFAC licensing, SDN-list removals, government investigations, export controls, and anti-money laundering regulations. Mr. Zarkesh has worked on OFAC licenses, compliance programs, due diligence, sanction screening, unblocking applications, voluntary self-disclosures, OFAC administrative subpoenas, SDN List delistings, and sanctions-related criminal defense matters.

Mr. Zarkesh has represented U.S., non-U.S., and multinational clients in the agricultural, aviation, defense, electronics, entertainment, food, gas, humanitarian, industrial machinery, medical device, mining, and pharmaceutical sectors.

Previously, Mr. Zarkesh worked as the legal fellow at the US-Iran Chamber of Commerce, a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization. At the chamber, he consulted multinational corporations, trade associations, U.S. government officials, and congresspersons on the extensive sanction regime in place against Iran as well as the legal parameters of the “Iran Deal” and how it affected the American and international business community.

Mr. Zarkesh is a Juris Doctor graduate from the Washington College of Law at American University. In law school, his focus was on the intersection of international trade compliance, international commerce, and transactional law. He attended the International Trade Law Program in Geneva, Switzerland, where he studied World Trade Organization rule-making and dispute settlement. Mohsen graduated from George Mason University Cum Laude with a Bachelors’s degree in Government and International Politics and a minor in Environmental Science.

Mr. Zarkesh is fluent in Farsi (Persian language).