Babak Hoghooghi’s practice is focused on U.S. economic sanctions laws, domestic and international commercial and business transactions, corporate law, energy and project finance, and construction law. Mr. Hoghooghi has represented Fortune 500 companies as well as small to medium size businesses on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters and has had extensive experience on matters relating to U.S. economic sanctions laws, particularly vis-a-vis Iran, involving compliance and enforcement issues and on a policy level.Mr. Hoghooghi earned his law degree from Georgetown University in 1994, and practiced at the law firm of Skadden Arps for 12 years. Subsequently, he co-founded and was the first Executive Director of PAAIA, a non-profit educational and advocacy group representing Iranian Americans. Mr. Hoghooghi was also a founding Board Member and the first President of the Iranian American Bar Association, and a founding Trustee and Board Member of the Iranian American Political Action Committee. He is fluent in spoken and written Persian (Farsi).