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Corinne Goldstein counsels clients on the application to their worldwide operations of U.S. economic sanctions, export controls, and antiboycott programs. She has particular expertise advising on all of the sanctions programs administered by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), including the U.S. sanctions against Iran, Russia, Syria, Cuba, Venezuela, and North Korea, as well as list-based sanctions. Her clients include leading U.S. and non-U.S. companies in the oil and gas, financial services, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, defense, and general manufacturing sectors. Ms. Goldstein has been consistently ranked by Chambers Global and Chambers USA, as well as Legal 500, as a knowledgeable leader in the fields of economic sanctions and export controls who provides extremely practical advice in these areas.

  • On behalf of an Audit Committee, conducted a significant internal investigation of sales by a U.S. energy-sector company and its foreign affiliates to U.S.-sanctioned countries and prepared a voluntary disclosure to the U.S. Treasury and Commerce Departments concerning the findings of the investigation.
  • Advised major international oil & gas companies concerning the application of U.S. sanctions against Iran, Syria, and other U.S.-sanctioned countries to their businesses.
  • Represented a major non-U.S. financial institution in connection with an investigation into its processing of U.S. dollar transactions for U.S.-sanctioned parties.
  • Advised a major banking institution concerning the application of U.S. foreign trade controls to various investment and financial activities and trained bank employees.
  • Developed sanctions compliance policies and procedures for a major financial institution.
  • Developed policies and procedures relating to foreign trade controls compliance for a medical device company and a scientific research company.
  • Advised a major defense company concerning the application of the State Department regulations to exports of defense articles and disclosure of controlled technology.
  • Represented a chemical company in connection with potential Superfund liability pertaining to historic contamination of a major river.
  • Advised numerous financial and industry clients in connection with environmental liabilities associated with sales and acquisitions of businesses and negotiated complex contractual provisions to address these liabilities.

Pro Bono

  • Counsel to the Washington Wellesley Club.
  • Prepared checklist of information and resources to be provided to individuals evacuated to Tennessee as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
  • Represented tenants in connection with claims for unpaid rent.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Wellesley College Business Leadership Council
  • American Bar Association, Water Quality Committee, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Former Vice-Chair
  • Bowdoin College Parents’ Committee (2001-2003)
  • National Child Research Center, Board of Trustees (1987-1990); Board Vice-President (1988-1990)
  • Wellesley College, 1973 Class President (1983-1988)
  • The George Washington University National Law Center, Assistant Professorial Lecturer in Law (1980-1984)
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers, International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (2014-2020)
  • Chambers Global - named one of the “Leaders in Their Field” for International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (USA) (2015-2021)
  • Legal 500 US, International Trade (2014-2017) and Environment: Litigation (2014-2015)
  • Named to BTI’sClient Service All-Stars” (2020, 2016) list by General Counsels and In-House Lawyers. 
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, International (2012-2020)