Erich FerrariErich Ferrari

Executive Director

Mr. Ferrari is the principal at Ferrari & Associates, P.C. a Washington D.C.-based law firm specializing in Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) representation and compliance. His practice areas include Specially Designated National (SDN) removal proceedings, OFAC Enforcement cases, Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act (TSRA) licensing, OFAC compliance program development, and general counsel on OFAC related matters.

Mr Ferrari is the author the Iranian Transactions Regulations Practice Guide, the first ever practice guide wholly devoted to a specific U.S. economic sanctions program. He has been interviewed by numerous publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Time Magazine, Foreign Policy, Voice of America, and He is also the founder and author of Sanction Law, a U.S. trade sanctions blog.

He holds a Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law (2006) where he served as a research fellow and consultant to the Center for Terrorism Law and a B.A. degree from Purdue University (2002).

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Samuel CutlerSam Pic

Managing Director

Mr. Cutler is the policy advisor at Ferrari & Associates, P.C. where he provides analysis on the foreign policy implications of U.S. sanctions regimes.

Prior to joining Ferrari & Associates, Mr. Cutler was a Schusterman Young Scholar at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he served as the research assistant for the Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. During his time at the Washington Institute, his research focused on Hezbollah, Iran sanctions, and al-Qaeda. Mr. Cutler also served as an intern in the office of Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). His work has been featured by the Washington Institute, al-Monitor,, and Sanction Law. He holds a B.A. from Bates College (2009)

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