Rich Matheny

Rich Matheny

Goodwin Procter LLP

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OFAC on Bitcoin—Learning Before Actively Regulating

Before a government agency issues regulations implementing a new law—or applies existing regulations to a new technology—it has to do some groundwork. The agency will interpret its authorizing legislation and executive...more

5/18/2015 - Bitcoin OFAC Popular Public Comment Technical Conference

Commerce Department Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad Due as Soon as May 29, 2015

U.S. companies that owned 10% or more of the voting securities of a foreign business enterprise at any time during the U.S. company’s 2014 fiscal year must submit a report to the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic...more

5/6/2015 - Foreign Affiliates Foreign Direct Investment Reporting Requirements U.S. Commerce Department

Important Changes to the U.S. Sanctions Against Cuba

The Obama administration recently announced the most significant changes in years to U.S. sanctions against Cuba, allowing expanded travel, trade, and exchange in targeted areas....more

1/30/2015 - Amended Regulation Banking Sector Barack Obama BIS CACR Cuba EAR Executive Orders Export Controls Exports Foreign Relations Imports OFAC Sanctions Telecommunications Trade Relations Travel Permits

Software Companies Now on Notice That Encryption Exports May Be Treated More Seriously: $750,000 Fine Against Intel Subsidiary

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) recently issued a $750,000 fine against an Intel subsidiary for the unlawful exportation of software products that enable encryption. This is a sharp departure from BIS’s historical...more

10/15/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Encryption Exports Intel Software Technology

OFAC Issues New Guidance Regarding Status of Entities Owned by Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued new guidance regarding the status of entities that are 50% or more owned by persons or entities whose property and interests in property are...more

8/20/2014 - Blocked Person Executive Orders OFAC Sanctions SDN List SSI List U.S. Treasury Ukraine

OFAC Issues New Foreign Sanctions Evaders List

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has created a new list – the Foreign Sanctions Evaders List (“FSE List”) – that U.S. companies and others should consult when engaging in...more

2/24/2014 - Foreign Policy Iran Middle East OFAC Sanctions

CFIUS Invokes National Security in Ordering Indian Company to Divest Equity in U.S. Company

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States reviews in-bound foreign investments for national security concerns. Increasingly, CFIUS is reviewing closed transactions, applying an expanding concept of the...more

9/30/2013 - CFIUS Foreign Investment IdenTrust National Security Polaris Financial Technology Ltd.

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