With his background in information technology and security, Mr. Ubias has advised clients on complex and innovative issues, such federal regulations governing blockchain-based financial products or export controls on encryption technology.
Eric N. Ubias is the founder of Ubias Law PLLC. He advises companies with an international footprint and foreign sales to navigate the complex thicket of U.S. regulations particularly in the areas of U.S. trade sanctions and export controls, anti-corruption, and banking laws. Mr. Ubias has advised public and privately held companies across a broad spectrum of industries on implementing or enhancing compliance programs, managing due diligence for M&A and capital market transactions, conducting cross-border internal investigations, responding to enforcement actions by the U.S. DOJ and SEC and advising clients on OFAC and BIS compliance and licensing requirements.
Before founding Ubias Law PLLC 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 where his work involved conducting cross-border investigations in response to enforcement actions and investigations by the DOJ, SEC, PCAOB and FINRA. He also represented clients in securities fraud class action and False Claim Act litigation. Mr. Ubias is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and a Deputy President for the Hispanic National Bar Association Region V. He is also involved in the blockchain technology space as he chairs the Contract Management Working Group for the Government Blockchain Association and is a co-founder the Association of Blockchain Legal Professionals, a New York charitable organization (501(c)(3) pending).
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.