Eric Ubias is the founder of Ubias Law PLLC. He has a passion for the convergence of law and technology and leverages his background in International Relations in his work in trade law and export controls. Mr. Ubias has advised clients on complex issues related to trade sanctions and anti-corruption compliance, cross-border data transfers, and export controls on encryption technology. He has also written and been engaged in various panels and speaking engagements on data privacy compliance and emerging technologies such as distributed ledger technology, digital assets and smart contracts.
Before founding Ubias Law, Mr. Ubias was Senior Counsel with a boutique firm specializing in cross-border trade compliance with a primary focus on U.S. sanctions and export controls. Mr. Ubias was previously a Senior Associate in the White-Collar Defense Group at Latham & Watkins LLP, where his work involved conducting cross-border investigations in response to enforcement actions and investigations by the DOJ, SEC, PCAOB and FINRA.
Eric is a member of the Virginia, New York, and District of Columbia bars. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and received his undergraduate degree in International Relations from Tufts University. He is both a member of and qualified as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Marc A. Levitt is Of Counsel with Ubias Law PLLC. Mr. Levitt advises individuals and multinational companies on an array of cross-border regulatory and enforcement questions, including trade sanctions, securities, insider trading, and anti-corruption. Mr. Levitt has helped clients from diverse industries navigate federal investigations by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mr. Levitt also has wide-ranging experience and expertise dealing with global data privacy legal regimes.
Before joining Ubias Law PLLC, Mr. Levitt was an Expatriate Attorney at boutique Taipei firm Russin & Vecchi, where his practice focused on commercial contract drafting, corporate formation, bank regulatory matters, and estate planning. Before that, Mr. Levitt was an Associate Attorney in the White Collar Defense and Investigations Group at Latham & Watkins, where he represented individuals and firms facing enforcement actions from the DOJ, SEC, and FINRA. Representative matters included advising dozens of employees of a major international bank in the DOJ’s investigation into their employer’s alleged violations of sanctions against Iran, Sudan, Cuba, and others. He has also represented clients in state-level tort litigation.