Dr. Bijan Kasraie, Founding Member
KF LAW, LLC
Dr. Kasraie is a founding member of Kasraie & Fodor, LLC. He has well over 30 years of legal and executive business experience in several industries, including banking, finance, energy, real estate, manufacturing, recycling, IT, and pharmaceuticals. He has resolved legal, financial, corporate and political issues in a number of foreign countries, including the UAE, U.K., France, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Italy, Russia, Romania, Turkey, Poland, Republic of Georgia, Egypt, Morocco, Kuwait, India, Pakistan, Peoples’ Republic of China (“PRC”), Taiwan, and Canada. He has been Financial & Economic Advisor to city governments of PRC, since 1997. He holds several advanced degrees, including a J.D. and a Ph.D. in engineering.
In the late nineties, Dr. Kasraie co-founded the law firm of Marchman & Kasraie, LLC. The firm was active in corporate and security law, international law, and family law. He was managing member of the law firm. In 2012, he co-founded the law firm of Kasraie & Fodor, LLC, with similar activities.
Audi Syarief, Associate Attorney
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Audi Syarief is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he practices in the firm’s Litigation Department.
Mr. Syarief has provided sanctions and export controls advice to major corporations and non-profit organizations. He has extensive experience in assessing enforcement and designation risk, conducting internal investigations, strengthening trade compliance programs, and securing licenses and other authorizations from OFAC. He is particularly well-versed in the application of technology- and information-based sanctions authorizations, such as the Berman Amendment and General License D-1, and has helped numerous companies that utilize or rely on internet-based technology to develop and implement a effective compliance programs. He has also litigated Helms-Burton Act cases, and advised numerous clients on potential recovery and/or risks under the statute. In addition to his trade practice, Mr. Syarief has represented clients in civil and criminal matters spanning a variety of subject areas, including government contracts, securities fraud, and the False Claims Act. Most recently, he helped secure the termination of an SEC investigation of a global financial institution relating to alleged accounting fraud.
Mr. Syarief previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Timothy J. Kelly of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia, where he was an editor of the Virginia Law Review.