Workshop A | Coordinating your Approach to OFAC, New York State and EU Sanctions Programs: Everything You Need To Know about the Latest Restrictions, Permitted Activities and Common Mistakes

Apr 26, 2017 9:00am – 12:30pm

Jeffrey Schwartz
Senior Global Trade Counsel
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Herndon, VA)

Barbara D. Linney
Miller & Chevalier Chartered (Washington, DC)

Anahita Thoms
Freshfields Bruckhaus and Deringer (New York, NY)

This unique post-conference workshop is specially designed to allow participants more time to go deeper into the issues discussed in the main conference, and will provide a more global and holistic overview to the world of economic sanctions compliance and enforcement: both for those who are new to the sanctions compliance role or seasoned professionals seeking a chance to zoom out and see the wider picture. In addition to giving a thorough overview to all the main sanctions programs as they currently stand, the forum will allow space for exploring issues such as:
  • Criminal Investigations: Voluntary Disclosures to the DOJ rather than just to the Regulatory Agencies and analysis of diverse views on the DOJ’s Guidelines
  • Russia: given the significant amount of alignment between Russia and EU, what is the impact of companies that are operating out of Europe and will co-ordination between EU and US break apart?
  • Iran: practical guidance on what is permitted, and given how the US and EU appear to be diverging: how do US companies deal with non-US companies doing business in Iran
  • Third party due diligence: how to work with distributors to oversee your operations do not violate sanctions provisions