Kuang Chiang’s practice focuses on export and import controls, with a particular emphasis on economic sanctions as regulated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Ms. Chiang advises U.S. and international companies on compliance and enforcement matters, including licensing requests and voluntary self-disclosures. More >
Kuang Chiang’s practice focuses on export and import controls, with a particular emphasis on economic sanctions as regulated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Ms. Chiang advises U.S. and international companies on compliance and enforcement matters, including licensing requests and voluntary self-disclosures.
Ms. Chiang worked as a License Examining Officer at OFAC in its Blocked Assets and Complex Matters licensing section from 2009 to 2012, a period during which major developments occurred in the sanctions environment, including a significant tightening of restrictions against Iran, intensified enforcement of OFAC regulations, and increased cooperation from international allies with U.S. sanctions efforts. During her time at OFAC, Ms. Chiang reviewed complex license requests from exporters and financial institutions in a variety of sanctions programs, including the Iranian Transactions Regulations, the Libyan Sanctions Regulations, the Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations, and the Zimbabwe Sanctions Regulations. She prepared licenses, denials, and interpretive rulings on behalf of the agency on a wide spectrum of topics including the exportation of commodities to sanctioned countries, the re-exportation of U.S.-origin goods and technology from third-party countries to sanctioned countries, the disposition of blocked property, the transfer of funds and property to and from sanctioned countries, and the operation of corporations owned by blocked persons and entities. Her work required frequent collaboration with the U.S. Department of State to implement sanctions consistent with U.S. foreign policy. She also communicated with foreign treasury and finance ministries, such as Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom, to administer multilateral sanctions programs, and delivered presentations on OFAC’s behalf to the People’s Bank of China and the Bureau of Foreign Trade of Taiwan.
Before law school, Ms. Chiang obtained her Master of Public Administration, with a focus in international policy, from New York University. During this time she worked as an intern at the United Nations Capital Development Fund. < Brief Bio