Economic Sanctions: Hot Topics for 2015 and Beyond
Increasingly, the United States is using economic sanctions to promote American foreign, political, and economic policy objectives. The United States now places economic sanctions against dozens of countries. Many economic sanctions are used in place of declining global military and political power. Never the less, many such economic sanctions are necessary and justified; at least at the outset. Yet, too often such sanctions are placed without sensible thought to the future consequences for the global financial economy, other nations, the US economy, or US businesses at home and abroad. As such, there is an urgent need for pragmatic communication and centrist solutions.
Join The Knowledge Group and its notable panel of experts and professionals offering the audience an overview of the current state of Economic Sanctions placed by the United States. The panel will discuss the benefits and drawbacks, compliance and litigation risks, and solutions for companies in the US and overseas facing the myriad financial, logistical, and political consequences of economic sanctions. The panel also will provide insights and best practices into avoiding the most common risks and pitfalls of economic sanctions in 2015.
Key topics include:
- Proposed Enhancement of Trade, Security, and Human Rights Sanctions Reform Act
- Sanctions Against Russia: Russia/Ukraine Business Consequences
- Easing Sanctions Against Iran: Benefits and Risks
- Permissible in Cuba, Canada, and Europe
- BNP Paribas, Bank of America, Epsilon Electronics Inc., Fokker Services B.V., Decolar.com, Inc., CWT B.V. and Joint-Stock Commercial Bank of Moscow
- Sanctions: Harmful or Beneficial
- Risk Reduction Strategies
- Compliance Augmentation Strategies
- Enforcement Approaches for Non-Regulated Entities
- Working with OFAC
- Regulatory Trends: OFAC, DOJ and SEC
- 2015 Enforcement Priorities
John M. Peterson, Partner
Neville Peterson LLP
- OFAC issues
- Foreign Corrupt Practices
- State regulations
Kara M. Bombach, Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig LLP
- Pull from experience on the corruption side
- Arguing for sanctions
- Effort to use sanctions
Who Should Attend:
- Legal Advisers
- Business Consultants
- Industry Watchers
- Regulatory and Policy Managers
- Board of Directors
- Trade Counsel
- Corporate Finance Officers
- Multi-National, Private and Public Companies
- Other Related/Interested Professionals or Organizations
Kara Bombach assists companies in numerous industries to lawfully export goods, technology and services around the globe. Her international trade practice focuses on compliance with anti-corruption and anti-bribery measures (U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and OECD Convention), export control laws (EAR and ITAR), anti-boycott laws, and special sanctions (embargoes) maintained by the U.S. government (OFAC and other agencies) against various countries (including Iran, Cuba and Sudan), entities and individuals. Ms. Bombach regularly represents clients in foreign trade-related matters before U.S. government agencies, including the Departments of Commerce, State, Treasury and Defense. She places significant emphasis on helping clients achieve practical, workable solutions to complex regulatory situations.
Kara Bombach assists companies in numerous industries to lawfully export goods, technology and services around the globe. Her international trade …
John M. Peterson practices in the areas of international trade and Customs law. He is a graduate of Fordham University and the Fordham University School of Law, from which he received a Juris Doctor Degree in 1977. He regularly represents foreign and domestic clients before the United States Customs Service, the United States International Trade Commission, the United States Department of Commerce, the Federal Maritime Commission, the Foreign Trade Zones Board and the Office of United States Trade Representative, and litigates before the United States Court of International Trade and United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has extensive experience in antidumping and countervailing duty matters, and in related proceedings involving unfair or injurious foreign trade practices. He counsels clients on export control laws, and handles matters involving protection of intellectual property rights in international trade.
Mr. Peterson writes regularly for several publications, including The Journal of Commerce and The Exporter, and he lectures on international trade and Customs topics worldwide. He is a member of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association and the Federal Circuit Bar Association. He has served as a United States Panelist in binational dispute resolution proceedings under Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
John M. Peterson practices in the areas of international trade and Customs law. He is a graduate of Fordham University …
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About Greenberg Traurig LLP
Greenberg Traurig is an international law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in 37 commercial and government centers across the United States and in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Greenberg Traurig provides integrated, business-focused legal services for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to innovative start-ups. The firm’s multidisciplinary teams include senior lawyers who have served as chief legal officers at major multinational companies and have spent years solving real-world problems in the business, political and legal arenas. Based in Washington, D.C., our Export Controls team advises and represents clients on the full range of international goods, software and technology transfer issues. We have broad experience providing export controls and related regulatory counsel to both U.S. and foreign businesses. Our industry-specific experience includes assisting companies in a wide range of industries. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.
About Neville Peterson LLP
Neville Peterson LLP (“NPLLP”) is a law firm concentrating in international and domestic trade regulation matters. For more than 25 years, the firm has provided legal counsel and representation to foreign and domestic corporations and industries, governments, Customhouse brokers, freight forwarders, carriers and individuals in the areas of international trade, Customs law, export controls, intellectual property, antitrust, shipping, product safety, and related Federal regulatory disciplines. NPLLP represents small, medium, and large Fortune 500 companies regarding numerous regulatory issues and disputes before the United States Department of Commerce, United States Department of State, United States Customs and Border Protection, International Trade Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, United States Department of Agriculture, United States Food and Drug Administration, and other federal and state agencies.