Margaret S. Ververis
1455 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
Mrs. Ververis’ main areas of practice include assisting clients with U.S. sanctions law compliance efforts and representing individuals in federal criminal defense matters.
Mrs. Ververis works on a variety of legal compliance efforts with regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Her experience includes drafting and submitting specific license applications, requests for interpretative guidance, voluntary self disclosures, and responding to administrative subpoenas issued in OFAC investigations. Mrs. Ververis also advocates for clients on the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List), in order to unfreeze assets and petition OFAC for removal.
In addition to OFAC compliance and SDN removal, Mrs. Ververis has worked with clients seeking to export medicine, medical devices, and agricultural commodities to sanctioned countries under the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act (TSRA Program). Her work in this area includes submitting commodity classification requests to the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security, drafting TSRA applications for submission to OFAC, and maintaining a working knowledge of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Commerce Control List (CCL).
Mrs. Ververis has worked extensively on a variety of complex federal criminal defense matters, including criminal prosecution for mail fraud, wire fraud, tax fraud, drug trafficking, public corruption, embezzlement and money laundering. She thoroughly understands the processes and culture of the U.S. federal court system, and the importance of advocating for the protection of constitutional rights when confronted with federal prosecution.
Mrs. Ververis understands the implications of U.S. policy and legislation as they relate to international trade and finance, complex international transactions, and the federal criminal justice system. With a background in these areas of the law, Mrs. Ververis is capable of advising clients on a variety of federal regulations and laws on a case by case basis.
Mrs. Ververis received her B.S. with honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006. She graduated with her J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2011. Mrs. Ververis was a Dean’s Merit Scholar and a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity. While in law school, she was an Associate Editor for Corporate Counsel Review, the journal of the Corporate Counsel section of the State Bar of Texas. Mrs. Ververis was one of a select few visiting students with the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Legal Externship Program in Washington, D.C., and also studied abroad at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Mrs. Ververis has clerked with a prestigious federal criminal defense firm in Washington, D.C., and with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.