Keith Huffman

Keith Huffman

Keith Huffman partners with companies from across the globe to help ensure their compliance with export controls, economic sanctions, anti-boycott regulations and anti-corruption laws. Mr. Huffman has extensive experience helping clients comply with the US Commerce Department’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the US State Department’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and economic sanctions regulations administered by the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). He also assists clients in anti-corruption matters by designing tailored compliance programs, assisting with regulatory due diligence in support of international acquisitions and conducting internal investigations. One of Mr. Huffman’s jobs before joining Steptoe was working in the US Senate focusing on trade, defense and foreign policy issues.

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EU Extends the Scope of EU Blocking Statute to Protect Against Extra Territorial Application of US Re-Imposed Sanctions on Iran

On June 6, and in furtherance of its May 16 announcement, the European Commission adopted a delegated act to amend the annex to the EU Blocking Statute by adding within its scope US Iran-related secondary sanctions that have extra-territorial application.  The delegated act will enter into force once it is published in the EU Official … Continue Reading

UK MPs Seek to Designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a Terrorist Organisation

In light of the recent protests in Iran, a UK press report has recently drawn attention to a motion – known as Early Day Motion 483 – filed in October by a Conservative Party MP to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (“IRGC”) as a terrorist organisation. The motion calls upon the UK Government to … Continue Reading

EU Raises Specter of Blocking Regulation as Trump Administration Ponders JCPOA

In a panel hosted by the Atlantic Council last week, the EU Ambassador to the United States, David O’Sullivan, stated that the European Union could block U.S. sanctions on Iran if the United States pulls out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”). The U.S. Congress built in a requirement under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review … Continue Reading