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Biography for Ian Cohen

Ian Cohen, Deputy Managing Editor, is a reporter with Export Compliance Daily and its sister publications International Trade Today and Trade Law Daily, where he covers export controls, sanctions and international trade issues. He previously worked as a local government reporter in South Florida. Ian graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Florida in 2017 and lives in Washington, D.C. He joined the staff of Warren Communications News in 2019.

Recent Articles by Ian Cohen

Six users of the virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash are appealing a U.S. court decision that upheld sanctions against the cryptocurrency service, saying the Treasury Department illegally stretched its authorities “beyond recognition” when it designated Tornado Cash last year. The six people argued that U.S. sanctions laws don’t allow Treasury to designate an “open-source software project” like Tornado Cash because it doesn’t meet the definition of “property” under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.Read More >>

A new U.K. law that could prevent lawyers from providing certain legal services in the context of Russia sanctions is causing uncertainty within the legal industry, law firms said. Baker McKenzie said the legal community is working with U.K. authorities to “clarify the scope of the new sanctions measures,” but “in lieu of any imminent published guidance, businesses should assess” their in-house legal teams, particularly if they’re providing legal advisory services from the U.K.Read More >>