While I was attending a really great comedy show last night (Maz Jobrani, check him out!), I was introduced to two other lawyers who were friends of a friend.
While our conversation was quick, when I told them my practice was heavily geared towards helping individuals and companies navigate OFAC (United States Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control) regulations, they both gave me a look of exasperation. At that point, I asked them if they were familiar with OFAC, to which they both responded yes. I also asked them if they had shared in my experience that OFAC is often times secretive and hard to deal with. They both responded that they had and others had similar experiences as well.
My question is: how many lawyers have experienced difficulties in dealing with OFAC? Feel free to leave a comment or email me personally, I would love to hear about your experiences.