Overview

Samir is a partner in the International Trade and White Collar Criminal Practice, Internal Investigations & Government Enforcement practice groups. He advises multinational corporations on export controls, economic sanctions and customs, and counsels individuals and corporations on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption laws. He represents clients in enforcement actions before U.S. regulatory agencies and conducts corporate internal investigations. Samir participates in many firmwide activities, including the pro bono program, and serves as the Washington D.C. chair of the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Initiative. He was a co-recipient of Thompson Hine's 2013 Diversity Champion Award for his work developing and launching the Diversity Externship Program, which provides law students in Washington, D.C. with rewarding educational opportunities and real-life work experience on pro bono matters.

While in law school, Samir served as a judicial extern for Judge Douglas Eaton of the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Also, he interned for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Nevada.

Experience
FCPA and Other Anti-Corruption Regulations
  • Advising companies on complying with FCPA and other anti-corruption laws, including the UK Bribery Act.
  • Representing corporate executives and companies in FCPA investigations by the DOJ and SEC.
  • Conducting FCPA/Anti-Corruption internal investigations and audits
  • Drafting and implementing compliance programs, and conducting Anti-Corruption training.
  • Drafting FCPA/anti-bribery contract provisions in distributor and agent agreements.
  • Performing due diligence on FCPA/anti-corruption risks in corporate transactions.
Export Controls and Economic Sanctions
  • Advising multinational corporations on a wide range of international regulatory issues related to BIS, DDTC and OFAC, including enforcement actions.
  • Advising multinational corporations on compliance issues related to U.S. trade sanctions and export controls, including licensing and classification issues.
  • Drafting and implementing export compliance programs and procedures.
  • Conducting internal audits and investigations of possible violations and helping draft voluntary disclosures to regulatory agencies.
  • Counseling clients on regulatory requirements affecting the movement of technology and services.
Customs
  • Advising companies on the U.S. regulatory requirements for imports of goods through the U.S. border, including issues of classification, origin and valuation.
  • Advising clients on participation in Customs C-TPAT and FTZ programs and compliance with related commitments.
  • Representing clients in Customs and Border Protection import enforcement actions; drafting voluntary disclosures when needed.
  • Developing import compliance programs and conducting internal audits and investigations of import processes and procedures.
Pro Bono
  • Assisting international public policy group with the drafting of a post-conflict constitution.
  • Advocating on behalf of human rights victims in front of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
  • Representing asylum applicants before the DOJ's Immigration Court.

 

 

Publications
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Section of International Law and Practice
  • District of Columbia Bar, Section of International Law
  • New York State Bar Association
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Events