The Evolving Landscape of U.S. Sanctions: Promises and Perils Explored!
Several active developments in US economic sanctions have taken place in 2017. These include the new sanctions law against Russia, the modified and strengthened sanctions to Venezuela, North Korea and Cuba, and the continued aggressive enforcement of existing sanctions regulations. Moving deeper into 2018, potential regulatory and policy changes are likely to continuously impact the ever-evolving landscape of US sanctions.
In a LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with practical and timely understanding of country-specific US economic sanctions. They will offer best compliance practices and guidance on establishing risk management programs based on the current issues and developments in sanctions.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Review of 2017 U.S. Sanctions Programs
- General Sanctions Update
- Recent Notable Enforcement Cases
- Latest Regulatory Developments
- Consequences of Sanctions Violations
- Compliance and Risk Management Strategies
Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP
- Current State of U.S. Sanctions on Russia
- SDN Designations
- Bases for Designation
- Effect of Designation
- SSIL Designations and Ramifications
- Directive 1
- Directive 2
- Directive 3
- Directive 4
- Secondary Sanctions
- Sanctioned Activities
- Menu of Penalties
- SDN Designations
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
- Russia sanctions recent developments
- New April 6 sanctions
- General licenses - revised and revised again
- Most recent OFAC guidance
- Venezuela sanctions
Jonathan C. Cross
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
- State of U.S. Sanctions on Iran Post-JCPOA
- Primary Sanctions applicable to U.S. Persons
- Broad prohibitions on investments and exports and imports of goods, services and technology
- Limited Exceptions predating JCPOA
- Additional Exceptions pursuant to JCPOA
- Generally Permissible Activities
- Pursuant to Specific Licenses
- Secondary Sanctions applicable to non-U.S. Persons
- Enforcement and Penalties
Babak Hoghooghi, Partner, Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP
Jonathan C. Cross, Counsel, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Alan Kashdan, Counsel , Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
- PANEL DISCUSSION: Trump Administration, Future Prospects for the JCPOA, and Possible Snapback of Sanctions
Who Should Attend:
- Corporate Counsel
- Business Consultants
- Industry Watchers
- Board of Directors
- Trade Counsel
- Compliance and Risk Officers
- Corporate Finance Officers
- Multinational, Private and Public Companies
- Other Related/Interested Professionals or Organizations
Alan Kashdan focuses his practice on international trade regulation, including compliance with U.S. export controls and sanctions administered by the Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Department of Commerce, and the Department of State. He also has compliance experience with U.S. Customs laws and regulations; U.S. government rules and regulations on procurement from foreign sources; Foreign Military Sales and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues; and issues arising from foreign acquisitions of U.S. companies, including military contractors. In addition, Mr. Kashdan has handled antidumping and countervailing duty actions before the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission. Mr. Kashdan has been a member of the NAFTA Antidumping/Countervailing Duty Dispute Resolution Panel. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton and received his law degree from Harvard Law School. Mr. Kashdan speaks both Russian and Mandarin.
Alan Kashdan focuses his practice on international trade regulation, including compliance with U.S. export controls and sanctions administered by the …
Jonathan's practice focuses on government investigations and regulatory matters, including US economic sanctions and export control issues, Exon-Florio foreign investment filing issues, and securities and antitrust litigation. Jonathan also has substantial experience in the field of complex commercial litigation, with a focus on transnational business disputes as well as project finance and infrastructure-related litigation.
Jonathan's practice focuses on government investigations and regulatory matters, including US economic sanctions and export control issues, Exon-Florio foreign investment …
Babak Hoghooghi is a partner at the law firm of Berliner Corcoran & Rowe in Washington, D.C. His practice is focused on U.S. economic sanctions laws, domestic and international commercial and business transactions, and corporate law. Mr. Hoghooghi has represented Fortune 500 companies as well as small to medium size businesses on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters and has had extensive experience on matters relating to U.S. economic sanctions laws, particularly vis-a-vis Iran, involving compliance and enforcement issues and on a policy level.
Babak Hoghooghi is a partner at the law firm of Berliner Corcoran & Rowe in Washington, D.C. His practice is …
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About Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is an international law firm ranked for ten years, including five years in a row as the top-ranked New York-based firm, on The American Lawyer’s A-List of what the magazine calls “the top firms among the nation’s legal elite.” Our attorneys advise and represent clients in over 30 specialized practices from offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Paris, Los Angeles, Miami, Jersey City, Kansas City, and Tokyo. For more information, please visit www.hugheshubbard.com.
About Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Operating from 27 offices across Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice. The firm provides many of the world’s most important organizations with access to market-leading dispute resolution, projects and transactional legal advice, combined with expertise in a number of global industry sectors, including banks, consumer products, energy, financial buyers, infrastructure & transport, mining, pharmaceuticals & healthcare, real estate, TMT and manufacturing & industrials.
The New York office of Herbert Smith Freehills includes a team of seasoned litigators as well as international arbitration specialists representing clients in a wide range of commercial litigation, investigations, cross-border matters and class actions throughout the United States. New York is also the hub for the firm's global Latin America practice with a focus on infrastructure and project finance matters. Additionally, New York has a cross-border M&A practice with a focus on outbound investments into Asia-Pac and EMEA. The team’s experience is broad-based and encompasses a variety of sectors, with notable expertise in financial services, energy and consumer products.
Lawyers in the firm's New York office have extensive experience in advising financial institutions regarding compliance with US economic sanctions. The firm has provided analysis of US sanctions issues arising in connection with transactions or potential transactions involving Russia, Ukraine, Syria, Myanmar, Iran and other jurisdictions, on behalf of US and non-US clients in the financial services, mining, oil and gas, and other sectors.
About Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP
Berliner Corcoran & Rowe is a boutique law firm focused on international law, export controls and sanctions, litigation, government contracts, corporate law as well as domestic and international business transactions. With offices in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, the firm serves an international, national, and local clientele including foreign governments, major corporations, small and emerging businesses, and individuals. With over a hundred years of collective experience, the firm’s Export Controls and Sanctions Group is among the most experienced in the world.