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As a partner in the white collar and government investigations practice group, Sharie was a recognized leader in ethics, compliance and internal investigations involving financial fraud, corruption, civil forfeiture actions, U.S. trade controls and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions for U.S. and global clients. Sharie was regarded as a trusted advisor, counselor and skilled investigator in financial fraud matters, FCPA/UK Bribery Act investigations, whistleblower matters, merger and acquisition due diligence, compliance risk assessments, and compliance program development/training, as well as OFAC trade sanctions, U.S. anti-boycott law, and USA PATRIOT Act anti-money laundering “best practices.” Her projects took her to virtually every continent.

On October 1, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued an advisory warning of the perils of facilitating ransomware payments involving malicious cyber-enabled activities. OFAC has seen an increase in ransomware attacks on various governmental entities, financial institutions, health care institutions, and educational institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. These

On August 6, 2020, President Trump issued two executive orders banning widely used Chinese social media services TikTok and WeChat. Citing national security concerns due to the applications’ abilities to automatically capture the personal information of U.S. citizens, censor content “that the Chinese Communist Party deems politically sensitive” and spread “disinformation campaigns that benefit