FCPA and OFAC Sanctions

We are delighted to announce details of our upcoming seminar: FCPA Investigations and OFAC Sanction Programs, in association with Diaz, Reus & Targ LLP.

Date: Thursday 29th November 2018


Diaz, Reus & Targ LLP Miami Office
100 SE 2nd Street
Suite 3400 Miami Tower
Miami, Florida 33131


08:30am - 09:00am Registration and Breakfast
09:00am - 10:30am Panel Discussion
10:30am - 11:00am Q & A
11:00am - 11:30am Networking and Close


This seminar will focus on recent developments and trends with respect to OFAC Sanctions, the FCPA, and Corruption. It is critical for companies engaged in global business to be aware of these issues - particularly in South Florida, Latin America, and the Caribbean markets.

Our panel will discuss why companies need to be aware of recent developments and trends, and incorporate these into their compliance and training programs. They will also look at how failure to do so may result in the blocking of financial transactions and/or the assessment of civil or criminal penalties.

The seminar will also include discussions related to Russian Sanctions under CAATSA; Magnitsky Act Sanctions for Human Rights or Corruption based violations; and FCPA investigations related to the bribery of foreign officials.



Michael Diaz, Jr.
Global Managing Partner
Diaz, Reus & Targ, LLP

Michael Diaz is a multilingual litigator, trial lawyer, and arbitral advocate with 32 years of experience advising clients, trying cases, and negotiating resolutions to complex civil, arbitral and criminal disputes. He has extensive experience handling visa recovery efforts, FCPA and OFAC violations, and Specially Designated Nationals classifications.
He regularly counsels on preventative arbitration and litigation strategies and conducts parallel investigations in complex, high-stakes regulatory, investigative and compliance matters that involve financial fraud, international asset recovery and white-collar crime.
Mr. Diaz’s sophisticated asset tracing techniques have resulted in millions of dollars in recoveries for U.S. receivers, financial institutions, and individual fraud victims.
He has handled numerous notable, well-publicized litigation and arbitration cases, OFAC and sanctions matters, and cases of alleged money laundering and public corruption.

Alex Garcia
DRRT Investigations, Governance & Compliance, LLP

Alejandro Garcia is a licensed investigator as well as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). He is also a retired Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with 25 years of distinguished service.
Mr. Garcia has managed complex forensic investigations on behalf of law firms and corporate clients involving the misappropriation of assets, investment fraud, money laundering, asset search investigations and due diligence inquiries. Mr. Garcia has also participated in anti-money laundering (AML) compliance engagements involving financial institutions, non-bank financial institutions and non-financial businesses.
Mr. Garcia was assigned to a number of investigative programs during his 25 year tenure with the FBI and gained substantial experience in managing complex multi-jurisdictional criminal investigations. He received multiple letters of commendation from the Directors of the FBI and was the recipient of several U.S. Attorneys Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer (OLEA) award.

Robert I. Targ
Founding Partner
Diaz, Reus & Targ, LLP

Bob Targ is a Founding Partner of Diaz Reus and a highly experienced international and domestic litigator for individuals and institutions in complex, high-stakes money laundering, fraud, white-collar criminal defense, and customs cases, including asset seizures and forfeitures, health care fraud and abuse, criminal fraud, and money laundering. Notable cases include: defense of Mexican national for removal from Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker List; defense of U.S. citizen/Venezuelan national in allegations of unlicensed money transmitting and money laundering; defense of a mortgage broker charged with conspiracy to commit mortgage and bank fraud in structuring financial transactions; and the defense of a former sports executive in the FIFA soccer case investigation. A former Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Florida, Mr. Targ is an internationally sought-after speaker on asset seizure and forfeiture and global money laundering issues.

Richard Wiedis
Diaz, Reus & Targ, LLP

Richard N. Wiedis is a highly experienced trial attorney and former software company executive.
Prior to joining Diaz Reus in private practice, Richard served nine years at MicroStrategy, a $2 billion market cap, multinational business intelligence software company. His most recent position at MicroStrategy was Executive Vice President of Risk Management and Human Resources and Associate General Counsel. In addition, he has 15 years’ prosecutorial experience with the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section.
Richard’s work for both the U.S. Justice Department and a large, publicly traded technology corporation gives him a unique perspective in effectively representing Diaz Reus’ clients in high-stakes litigation, investigations, and regulatory compliance advisory services.
During his tenure at MicroStrategy he designed and deployed a comprehensive risk management and corporate compliance regime for the company and its 23 international subsidiaries. He also oversaw the company’s litigation portfolio and obtained significant settlements in litigation for IP theft and property damage matters, among others.
As a Federal Prosecutor his investigatory and trial work led to convictions in high profile cases involving bank fraud, securities fraud, accounting fraud, and other white collar crimes.
A member of the New York and District of Columbia bars, Richard’s practice includes white collar criminal defense, independent internal investigations, FCPA, general civil litigation, trial counsel, civil forfeiture, money laundering, RICO, mediation, arbitration, and compliance and risk management counseling.