U.S. Trade Controls: What You Need to Know in 2014
Overview:In a two hour live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by the Knowledge Group will discuss the latest issues regarding U.S. trade controls. Speakers will help firms better understand recent legal developments that impact their ability to conduct business overseas and develop sound strategies for trade controls compliance.
J. Scott Maberry, Partner
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Jennifer S. Huber, Partner
Fluet Huber + Hoang PLLC
Laura Fraedrich, Partner
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
- Export Control Reform (“ECR”)
- General overview of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”)
- Overview of changes to the ITAR and the EAR under ECR
- Status update on ECR: What has been accomplished and where are we going?
- Explanation of the new “specially designed” definition and other ECR complexities
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”)
- General overview of the FCPA
- Recent enforcement actions and notable enforcement trends
- Recently-issued and notable Department of Justice advisory opinions
- Compliance strategies for emerging markets and post-conflict territories
- Navigating local representative and intermediary relationships
- U.S. Economic Sanctions
- General overview of the U.S. economic sanctions regime
- Overview of the recently-issued Ukraine sanctions
- Overview of the January 20, 2014 Joint Plan of Action
- Overview of OFAC’s General and Specific Licensing Program
- Best Practices
- Compliance Programs
- Strategies for developing an effective compliance program that addresses all facets of the U.S. trade controls apparatus
- Detection Mechanisms
- Developing a proactive approach to trade controls compliance
- Crisis Response
- Navigating voluntary disclosures of trade controls violations
- Compliance Programs
Who Should Attend:
- Export Compliance Counsel
- Export Control Counsel and Consultants
- Export Controls Vice Presidents, Directors and Managers
- International Trade Counsel
- International Trade Specialists
- Trade Association representatives
- Trade Compliance Administrators and Managers
- Trade Counsel
- Trade logistics firms
- And Other Related/Interested Professionals
Mr. Maberry is an International Trade partner in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the Washington, D.C. office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP.
Mr. Maberry's expertise includes counseling and litigation in export controls, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-terrorism, economic sanctions, anti-boycott controls, and Customs. He also represents clients in negotiations and dispute resolution under the World Trade Organization (WTO), North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and other multilateral and bilateral agreements.
His practice includes representing clients before the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS), the Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), federal courts and grand jury proceedings, and WTO and NAFTA dispute resolution panels.
Mr. Maberry is an International Trade partner in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the Washington, …
Ms. Huber is widely-recognized as an elite international trade and business transactions attorney with an exceptional ability to bring creative business and legal solutions to fast-paced, high-risk environments. She has particular experience negotiating and closing complex international transactions involving numerous parties, complex regulatory requirements, corporate formation overseas, and the interplay of foreign and domestic law in emerging economies.
Ms. Huber routinely counsels corporate clients in all aspects of cross-border transactions, including export control, anti-bribery and corruption, international joint ventures negotiation, structuring, and documentation, and establishment of foreign subsidiaries. Her practice also includes counseling in international compliance support, including ITAR, EAR, OFAC, FCPA, foreign ownership, control and influence (FOCI) mitigation, and the review of transactions requiring approval by the Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Ms. Huber has specific expertise in the defense, intelligence, and security industries, and holds an active TS-SCI security clearance.
Ms. Huber is widely-recognized as an elite international trade and business transactions attorney with an exceptional ability to bring creative …
Laura Fraedrich represents clients in a broad range of export control, customs, and trade remedy matters. She advises and represents clients with respect to export control matters, including issues related to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Export Administration Regulations, and the various embargoes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control. She also represents importers in all types of U.S. customs matters, including ruling requests, prior disclosures, protests, penalties, seizures, liquidated damages, and audits covering classification, valuation, country of origin, and trade preference issues. Her trade remedy experience includes antidumping and countervailing duty matters, Section 201 and Section 421 proceedings, and Section 337 cases. Antidumping and countervailing duty experience extends to all areas of such proceedings at both the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission, including investigations, administrative reviews, sunset reviews, scope inquiry proceedings, and changed circumstances reviews, as well as NAFTA panel reviews. She also assists companies in evaluating whether to seek clearance for foreign acquisitions in the United States and prepares joint notifications to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Finally, she counsels clients with respect to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and represents their interests before U.S. enforcement agencies.
Laura Fraedrich represents clients in a broad range of export control, customs, and trade remedy matters. She advises and represents …
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About Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Sheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 firm with 650 attorneys in 15 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. Since 1927, companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate and technology matters, high stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. In the U.S., the firm's clients include more than half of the Fortune 100. For more information, please visit www.sheppardmullin.com.
About Fluet Huber + Hoang PLLC
Fluet Huber + Hoang (FH+H) is a values based law firm that serves as advocate, counsel, and champion for clients worldwide. Started by 1 lawyer in 1 office with 1 client, FH+H has rapidly grown to five practice groups – Government Contracts, International Trade + Transaction, Litigation + Investigation, Corporate + M&A, Employment + Labor – that serves the needs of hundreds of businesses and individuals. We're dedicated to improving lives and helping business grow.
About Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a global law firm with approximately 1,600 lawyers representing clients in complex private equity, corporate and tax, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, restructuring, and intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.