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Eric Rose is the lead director of Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose, which describes itself as the “first American law firm to open a law office in Myanmar.” Since July 2013, the firm has offered a range of legal services and maintains a pro-bono practice. Mr Rose has risen to prominence for helping Americans to navigate the financial sanctions regime the United States maintains against Myanmar, including a high-profile suit against U Tay Za’s Htoo Group on behalf of an American couple injured in the Air Bagan crash at Heho airport on Christmas Day 2012. He spoke with Frontier about US-Myanmar relations and Washington’s unique sanctions regime, of which he is a vocal critic.

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