M. Jason Rhoades
Alston & Bird
Jason Rhoades is a member of Alston & Bird’s International Trade & Regulatory Team, where he focuses his practice on international sanctions and other financial crimes matters. Jason counsels clients in various industries, including financial services, manufacturing, energy, technology, pharmaceutical, and consumer goods.
Jason previously served as a sanctions compliance and evaluation officer for the Office of Foreign Assets Control, where he conducted compliance reviews of financial institutions and investigations into apparent violations of U.S. sanctions programs.
Jason served in the U.S. Air Force as an electronic warfare officer on the AC-130 gunship. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University.
White & Case
Cristina Brayton-Lewis advises clients on a variety of regulatory matters, including compliance with export controls and economic sanctions laws and regulations administered by the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the US State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).
In particular, Cristina focuses on comprehensive primary and secondary sanctions, including those maintained by the United States against Iran, Syria, Sudan, Cuba, the Crimea region of Ukraine and North Korea. She also advises with respect to the sectoral sanctions maintained by the United States against Russia and Venezuela. Cristina’s sanctions expertise includes matters involving designated parties on OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List), including applications to unblock assets.
Cristina also provides compliance advice, such as classification and licensing requirements, under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). In addition, she advises clients regarding antiboycott requirements maintained by the Department of Commerce and the Department of the Treasury.
Beyond compliance advice, Cristina also assists with internal investigations of possible sanctions and export control violations, as well as assisting companies with any Voluntary Self-Disclosures (VSD) to the relevant government agencies.
Prior to joining White & Case, Cristina was a Special Assistant Attorney General for the District of Columbia, where she prosecuted criminal matters in Superior Court of DC. She also interned at a leading law firm in Spain.