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Nick Ognibene



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Nick Ognibene



Nick is an associate in the Firm’s International Environmental Law Group and International Trade and Regulatory Law Group. He advises clients on compliance, transactional risk management, and investigations related to environmental law, economic sanctions, and other international trade laws and regulations.

On the environmental side of the practice, Nick focuses on: assessing and allocating environmental risk in complex cross-border business transactions (including acquisitions and divestitures, project finance, general lending, capital markets and real estate transactions); advising corporations and financial institutions on a broad range of environmental and compliance risks (including in relation to ESG, climate change, supply chain management and public disclosure requirements); and handling disputes involving environmental indemnities and Superfund.

In addition, Nick has extensive experience advising on a broad range of compliance, transactional, and investigatory matters involving: U.S. and international economic sanctions (including in particular those administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce); national security risks posed by contemplated foreign investment into the U.S. (including in particular advising on and managing filings with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)); the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-bribery/corruption issues in transactions and on a stand-alone basis; anti-boycott rules; and export controls.

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Publications: 26 January 2023

New Protecting American intellectual Property Act authorizes sanctions for trade secret theft

On January 5, 2023, President Joe Biden signed into law the Protecting American Intellectual Property Act of 2022 (PAIP). PAIP requires that the President identify to Congress individuals and entities…

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Publications: 06 December 2022

U.S. Department of Commerce: Countries circumvented tariffs on Chinese solar products

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Publications: 01 December 2022

U.S. Russia sanctions and export controls update

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Publications: 28 November 2022

Supply chains must evolve to keep pace with drive to Net Zero

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Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2017

Admitted: Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2020


J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2016

B.Sc. (Hons), Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews, 2012

Pro-bono experience

  • Advising an environmental NGO on various environmental regulations in the United States and on compliance with sanctions and anti-corruption laws.