Noura Jebara is a compliance attorney who assists clients with all facets of global trade, including matters related to export controls and sanctions matters governed by the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC), UK Sanctions Regulations, EU Sanctions Regulations, the Uyghur Forced Labor Protection Act (UFLPA) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
Ms. Jebara has experience in due diligence reviews on high-risk third parties, and risk identification and mitigation for sanctions, money laundering and forced labor risks. Ms. Jebara also has experience in conducting risk assessments and internal quality assurance audits.
Ms. Jebara has conducted due diligence on wide range of third parties, including joint venture partners, business agents, professional representatives, suppliers, vendors, and other business partners presenting other risk factors, including government official ownership. These third parties were reviewed for performance of services in many different countries in Africa, Russia, China, and the Middle East region.
Ms. Jebara develops and refines due diligence processes, including streamlining roles and workflows and drafting related policies and procedures. Ms. Jebara evaluates new venture opportunities by performing analyses of country-related compliance risks and reviewing potential joint venture partners, with a significant focus on sanctions. This involves performing research, coordinating, and analyzing investigative reports and delivering findings to business unit stakeholders and leadership.
Ms. Jebara is a recognized compliance leader and advisor who champions and introduces innovative ideas that shift compliance posture from reactive to proactive. She is skilled in investigating, evaluating, and resolving complex legal issues while effectively collaborating with all functions areas on process improvement to mitigate risk. Ms. Jebara has experience in the design and implementation of global trade compliance systems, particularly ensuring that software systems’ interfaces meet the business needs while adequately ensuring compliance with sanctions requirements, including restricted party and embargoed country screening.
Ms. Jebara has conducted corporate sanctions compliance audits, assessed risks and deficiencies, developed corresponding compliance improvement plans, and overseen their implementation. She develops risk-based, resource-appropriate due diligence and third-party management programs that are flexible enough to adjust to changing business needs while remaining efficient, consistent in application and easily operationalized.
In addition to sanctions and export controls, Ms. Jebara is knowledgeable in anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, and ethics matters.
Her compliance expertise spans across several industries, including financial services, technology, and oil and gas. In her spare time, she enjoys pickleball, the piano and traveling with her family.
Ms. Jebara attended Penn State Law, where she graduated with an emphasis on international law. Ms. Jebara received her B.A. in political science and middle east studies from Smith College.
Ms. Jebara is licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey. She also is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).