Mohsen Zarkesh

Mohsen Zarkesh works on economic sanction law, trade embargoes, and export control matters as the OFAC Sanctions Analyst at Price Benowitz. Mr. Zarkesh brings years of focused sanctions law experience to the firm. He works at The OFAC Law Group at Price Benowitz which focuses on counseling clients with regards to sanctions compliance, OFAC licensing, export controls, anti-money laundering, and FinCen regulations. He has worked on compliance programs, due diligence, sanction screening, as well as consulting clients on the extensive regulations the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has in place.

He worked as the legal fellow and government relations associate at the US-Iran Chamber of Commerce, a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization, for nearly three years prior to joining our firm. At the chamber, he consulted multinational corporations, trade associations, government officials, and congresspersons on the extensive sanction regime in place against Iran as well as the legal parameters of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the “Iran Deal” and how it effected the American and international business community. He advised the chamber’s American and European members to ensure sanction and trade compliance for their complex international business matters and corporate governance policies. Mohsen engaged in legislative outreach to familiarize representatives, senators, and congressional staff with the ever evolving regulations on trade with Iran as well as the general business climate between the two nations.

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 export compliance, sanctions, 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 degree in Government and International Politics and a minor in Environmental Science.

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