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Maura Rezendes

Partner

Washington, D.C.

Rezendes Maura
Maura Rezendes

Partner

Washington, D.C.

Maura advises clients – financial institutions and corporates alike – on a wide range of matters implicating economic sanctions administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), foreign investment in the United States regulated by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), export controls, anti-corruption, and money laundering. Maura’s practice is multidisciplinary and includes regulatory compliance advice and counseling, transactional support, investigations and enforcement, as well as frequent agency-facing work including before OFAC, CFIUS, and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) in connection with licensing, enforcement, regulatory approvals, and a spectrum of other related matters.

Maura’s experience includes advising clients on regulatory compliance in the transactional, trade, and financing contexts, including evaluation and development of compliance policies and programs, as well as training. She also has broad experience in conducting and defending investigations and enforcement actions related to OFAC-administered economic sanctions, and other U.S. Government-administered regulatory schemes related to anti-corruption and anti-bribery. Maura routinely represents clients in matters before OFAC in the licensing as well as the investigation and enforcement contexts. Further, she advises clients on the national security aspects of foreign investment in the United States, engages with CFIUS on related matters, and prepares CFIUS notices in connection with transactions implicating the Committee’s jurisdiction.

Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Maura was a Chief in OFAC’s Office of Enforcement where she led investigations of potential violations of OFAC-administered economic sanctions and pursued administrative enforcement actions in cases related to international finance and trade. Maura also spent many years in private practice handling a wide array of regulatory matters related to economic sanctions and export controls, as well as white-collar and other defense matters.

Maura Rezendes is always extremely responsive, providing constructive advice which is right on point.” 
CHAMBERS USA 2019 (Export Controls and Economic Sanctions)

News & insights

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Publications: 01 APRIL 2021

Developments in sanctions targeting Myanmar

Following the military coup in Myanmar on February 1, 2021, the U.S., UK and EU have imposed a range of sanctions targeting individuals and entities affiliated with the Burmese military.

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News: 18 MARCH 2021

Allen & Overy sanctions experts discuss implications of U.S. and Chinese sanctions on upcoming webinar

Amidst the backdrop of uncertain U.S.-China relations, we invite you to join our webinar titled "U.S. and Chinese sanctions: Risk management when navigating the duelling regimes", where you will hear…

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Publications: 18 JANUARY 2021

China’s new blocking statute against extra-territorial application of foreign laws

On January 9, 2021, the PRC Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) issued the Rules on Counteracting Unjustified Extra-territorial Application of Foreign Legislation and Other Measures (the “Rules”).  

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Publications: 16 DECEMBER 2020

Biden election set to boost investor confidence

The election of Joe Biden is likely to usher in an era of more stable and predictable politics in the U.S., increasing the kind of investor confidence on which M&A transactions thrive.

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Office

Washington, D.C.

Allen & Overy LLP
1101 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.
20005

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted: Bar of the District of Columbia, 2003

Admitted: Bar of the State of Maryland, 2001

Academic

J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2001 

B.A., The Catholic University of America, 1997