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Crowell & Moring Partner Dj Wolff Named a Law360 Rising Star

Washington – August 6, 2020: Dj Wolff, a partner in Crowell & Moring LLP’s International Trade Group, has been named to Law360’s 2020 list of “Rising Stars” in the International Trade category. The award series recognizes lawyers under the age 40 who have made outstanding career accomplishments in their respective practice areas.

Wolff focuses his practice on compliance with all aspects of U.S. economic sanctions, including counseling, training, and internal and government facing investigations for U.S. and non-U.S. clients. He is also a director within C&M International, the firm's trade policy affiliate, where he assists clients with international market access issues and represents clients through the multinational negotiation and national implementation of treaties, as well as in the development and advancement of initiatives through the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum.

In his profile, Law360 notes Wolff “has successfully advised clients on complying with sanctions and secured vital exemptions from sanctions requirements when necessary.”

The publication highlights one of Wolff’s biggest successes representing the Eugene Bell Foundation, a U.S.-based entity that has provided treatment of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in North Korea for years. Dj secured more than a dozen licenses from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security and the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, making it possible for the foundation to ship medicine and devices that have treated thousands of North Korean patients. When the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) expanded sanctions, most NGOs withdrew from the country, but Dj represented the foundation in negotiations to develop a humanitarian exemption process, ultimately securing the first exemption granted by the UNSC to a non-governmental organization under the North Korean sanctions program. Since then, the Eugene Bell Foundation has secured three more sanctions exemptions to continue treating patients in North Korea.

Stephen Linton, chairman of the Eugene Bell Foundation: “Dj not only found a way to protect existing programs like EBF's multidrug-resistant tuberculosis program, but also opened the door to North Korea work for non-governmental organizations that had been unable to overcome sanctions-related challenges."

Law360 also notes Wolff’s recent work helping a European shipping company “dodge sanctions after it learned through media reports that a vessel it owned was being used to trade with Iran in violation of their charter agreement.”

Wolff’s Rising Star profile can be viewed here, and the full list of Rising Stars can be viewed here.


An Pham
Senior Communications Manager