Mohsen Farshneshani is an OFAC Sanctions Associate at the Zarkesh Law Firm, P.C. where he specializes in U.S. economic sanctions administered by OFAC, including trade compliance, specific licensing, unblocking applications, SDN-list removals, and federal sanctions-related investigations.
Mr. Farshneshani was formerly a law clerk at the OFAC Law Group in Washington, D.C. and is a founding team member at the United States-Iran Chamber of Commerce. Currently he serves as the Director of Relations at the Chamber.
During his time at the University of Maryland, Mr. Farshneshani served as a prominent leader and political activist. He led the nation’s largest on-campus campaign in the 2012 presidential primaries. He championed a variety of issues that include the erosion of civil liberties and the overreaching nature of the US foreign policy. Mr. Farshneshani considers his work in the realm of U.S. economic sanctions as an extension of his earlier activism. Mohsen’s experience also includes time on Capitol Hill where he gained exposure to the inner workings of legislation from both sides of the aisle.
Mr. Farshneshani is a Juris Doctor graduate from the Howard University School of Law in Washington DC. Through law school he focused on the areas of international trade, business, and international transactions. Mr. Farshneshani also worked as a research assistant under Dr. Marsha Echols at the World Food Law Institute and attended the 2018 Codex Alimentarius in Rome as a guest of the U.S. Delegation.
In his downtime Mr. Farshneshani enjoys spending time with his nieces and nephews, staying fit, and expanding his taste palate with international cuisines.