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Aleksandar Dukic

Partner
Washington, D.C.

Aleksandar Dukic
Languages
Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovenian

In today's world, daily news events can have a significant impact on cross-border activities, even for non-U.S. companies. Whether developments relate to Iran, Cuba, Russia, or other destinations, Aleksandar Dukic has long been providing practical, industry-specific advice on how to navigate complex U.S. regulations to ensure compliance with Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions, U.S. export controls, immigration, and USA Patriot Act anti-money laundering obligations.

Recognized for "excellent service" and "depth of experience," Aleksandar provides counseling to companies, universities, and financial institutions, in particular in the banking, insurance, aviation, defense, life sciences, and food/beverage industries. Aleksandar has been recognized by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 as well as by the Washingtonian Magazine.

If a company faces a compliance investigation or voluntary disclosure, needs a license or other authorization from U.S. regulators, wants to develop a compliance policy and deliver training, or simply needs to assess its risk profile and understand whether U.S. sanctions or export control rules even apply, Aleksandar can help. With vast knowledge working with both U.S. and non-U.S. companies on a full range of regulatory compliance matters, Aleksandar works with clients to effectively address their goals.

From start-ups to multinationals, Aleksandar has been helping obtain employment-based U.S. visas and permanent resident ("green card") status for key talent and senior officers who are critical for the success of U.S. operations. Aleksandar also helps on I-9 employment verification and E-Verify compliance in addition to the impact of mergers and other corporate reorganizations on U.S. visa holders.

"Inspires a lot of confidence."

Chambers USA 2015

Representative Experience

Conducting sanctions and export compliance audits for various business units of a major US company in the aircraft/aviation/ defense industry.

Counseling global financial institutions and (re)insurers on transaction-specific assessment of US sanctions issues under a variety of OFAC programs.

Developing effective OFAC compliance programs for a number of major insurance companies and multinational manufacturers of various products.

Assisting life sciences clients in obtaining required U.S. government licenses to export products or provide services to OFAC-sanctioned countries.

Advising companies with sanctions reporting to the SEC and responses to sanctions inquiries from SEC's OGSR and state regulators such as the NYDFS.

Assisting financial institutions and other clients in performing sanction-related internal reviews and preparing voluntary disclosures to OFAC & BIS.

Advising major U.S. food/beverage, telecom and other companies regarding the effect of their corporate restructuring on H-1B and L-1 visa holders.

Counseling universities in developing procedures to address the deemed export certification on the I-129 petition form for certain visa categories.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., with high honors, Order of the Coif, The George Washington University Law School, 1999
  • B.A., salutatorian, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 1996
  • LL.B. Curriculum, University of Belgrade Law School, 1993

Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, International Section's Export Controls/Sanctions Committee, ABA
  • Member, Serbian Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

2013-2015

Chambers USA, Immigration

2009-2015

Immigration

Legal 500 U.S.

2013

Top Lawyers, Immigration

Washingtonian Magazine

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