Babak Boghraty


BA, Ithaca College
JD, Boston University School of Law

Areas of Interest
Corporate, Business & Transactional Law

Babak Boghraty’s area of focus is global compliance. Mr. Boghraty brings two decades of combined legal and business experience to this field, having assisted multinational enterprises establish and maintain a long-term presence in Iran.

Mr. Boghraty graduated from BU School of Law in 1989 and practiced litigation at Kelley Drye & Warren (Miami and Los Angeles) and Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe (Los Angeles) until the late 1990s. He then returned to Europe and Iran to help build one of Iran’s leading private enterprises, accounting for a significant portion of the US–Iran licensed trade.

Since his return to the US in 2013, Mr. Boghraty has been developing and teaching courses covering the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, export controls, sanctions and anti-money laundering laws. He is also a member of the BU School of Law Dean’s Advisory Board.


4 credits

This course covers U.S. laws governing global trade and finance. We will examine the compliance obligations of multinational enterprises pursuant to U.S. export controls, sanctions, AML and terrorist-financing laws. Key focuses of the course will be the extraterritorial scope of U.S. laws, and techniques for mitigating legal risk in transnational business operations. Students will learn how to: 1. Identify and assess legal risk in transnational trade and financial operations; 2. Build compliance programs that effectively mitigate such risk; and, 3. Manage interactions between multinational enterprises and U.S. enforcement agencies.

SPRG 2017: LAW JD 918 A1 , Jan 17th to Apr 25th 2017
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Tue,Thu 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 4 Babak Boghraty LAW 413
SPRG 2018: LAW JD 918 A1 , Jan 16th to Apr 24th 2018
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Tue,Thu 2:10 pm 4:10 pm 4 Babak Boghraty LAW 209

3 credits

This course covers the core legal concepts underlying compliance -- the new paradigm in corporate accountability -- and its impact on transnational business operations. We will examine the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Sarbanes Oxley Act, as well as guidance issued by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. You'll learn how to: * Identify an enterprise's compliance obligations; * Assess the legal risks associated with those obligations; * Build a compliance and ethics program that effectively mitigates legal risk; and, * Generate value through compliance and ethics.

FALL 2016: LAW JD 778 A1 , Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2016
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Mon,Wed 2:15 pm 3:45 pm 3 Babak Boghraty LAW 209
FALL 2017: LAW JD 778 A1 , Sep 5th to Dec 7th 2017
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Tue,Thu 2:15 pm 3:45 pm 3 Babak Boghraty LAW 413
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