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Pre-Conference Workshops

China Landscape: Staying Compliant with Rapidly Changing Export Controls and Sanctions Regulations

Apr 2021

Speakers

Karmi Leiman
VP, Global Trade Policy and Compliance
Global Foundries

Jen Maki
Director, Global Trade Compliance
Micron

Cari N. Stinebower
Partner
Winston & Strawn LLP

Supply Chains: Meeting Increased Due Diligence Expectations and Mitigating Sanctions Risks for Your Supply Chain

Apr 2021

Speakers

Tina Shaughnessy
Director & Senior Counsel, Export/Sanctions
Varian

Ryan Fayhee
Partner
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Christopher Lucas
Director, Associate General Counsel
American Eagle Outfitters. Inc.

Day 1

9:00
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
9:15
OFAC Keynote
10:00

COMPLIANCE 2.0

Key Focus Areas to Strengthen Compliance and Meet Increased Regulator Expectations
10:45
Networking Break
11:15

RUSSIA SANCTIONS

What is the Impact of New Sanctions and Continued Pressure?
12:15

Risk Assessment

Best Practices to Mitigate Your Global Sanctions Risk
1:00
1:1 Networking
1:15

Focus on China

Monitoring the U.S.-China Relationship and How to Stay Compliant in a Rapidly Changing Area
2:15
Networking Break
2:45

NEW OFAC Guidance

Shipping and Ransomware
3:30
Keynote Address
4:00

Emerging Issues

New Sanctions Developments to Watch and Keep on Your Radar
4:45
Industry Specific Virtual Discussions
5:15
End of Day One

Day 2

9:00
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
9:10
Keynote Address
9:40

ECONOMIC SANCTIONS YEAR IN REVIEW

Economic Sanctions Year in Review: Lessons Learned from Recent Enforcement Actions
10:30

Iran and the JCPOA

Potential Opportunities, New Developments, and the Future of the U.S.- Iran Relationship
11:15
1:1 Networking
11:30

Business Strategy

How to Help Your Company Stay Clear of Increasing US and Counter Sanctions
12:30
Networking Break
1:00

GLOBAL TRENDS

Navigating the New Sanctions Landscape in the UK and EU
1:45

Venezuela and Cuba

What to Expect in the Next 6 Months from the Biden Administration?
2:30
Networking Break
3:00
Technology Innovations: Leveraging Technology Through Screening and Automation
3:45

Conflicts of Law

Navigating Competing Regulations While Staying Compliant
4:30
Conference Adjourns

Day 1

9:00
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Laura Yovanoff Miller
Deputy Global Head - Sanctions Group
Goldman Sachs

Jeremy Zucker
Partner
Dechert LLP

9:15
OFAC Keynote

Bradley Smith
Deputy Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control
U.S. Department of the Treasury

10:00

COMPLIANCE 2.0

Key Focus Areas to Strengthen Compliance and Meet Increased Regulator Expectations

Saam Youssefi-Rad
Sanctions Compliance Director
Citi

Brian Grant
Managing Director, Global Head of Sanctions Compliance
MUFG

Jen Maki
Director, Global Trade Compliance
Micron

Rachel Samper
VP, Compliance Counsel
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Moderator:

Doreen Edelman
Partner
Lowenstein Sandler LLP

  • Human rights compliance
  • Increased due diligence scrutiny on partners and customers
  • Need for more sanctions’ audits
  • How to utilize technology
  • Creating comprehensive sanctions training programs

10:45
Networking Break
11:15

RUSSIA SANCTIONS

What is the Impact of New Sanctions and Continued Pressure?

Kellen Moriarty
Deputy Assistant Director for Sanctions Policy and Implementation, Office of Foreign Assets Control
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Justyna Gudzowska
Executive Director
Morgan Stanley

Andrea Delisi
Of Counsel
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Heather Epstein
Vice President, Americas Financial Crime Legal
Barclays

  • Ukraine and Crimea developments
  • Export and capital market restrictions
  • Focus on human rights and chemical weapons
  • Update on Nord Stream II pipeline
  • Russia counter sanctions

12:15

Risk Assessment

Best Practices to Mitigate Your Global Sanctions Risk

Silvia Kleer
Counsel
Ford Motor Company

Neena Shenai
Chief Global Trade Legal Director
Medtronic

Melissa Mannino
Of Counsel
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

  • Using a methodology that identifies and analyzes your company’s particular risk profile
  • How to consider risk mitigation
  • How frequently should you update your assessment?
  • Key indicators to use for senior management reporting

1:00
1:1 Networking
1:15

Focus on China

Monitoring the U.S.-China Relationship and How to Stay Compliant in a Rapidly Changing Area

Dorothy Bennett
Global Head of Sanctions
JP Morgan Chase

Laura Yovanoff Miller
Deputy Global Head - Sanctions Group
Goldman Sachs

Kathleen Palma
Vice President, Global Trade Controls
Boeing

Jamie Boucher
Partner
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

  • Clarifying guidance on Chinese military companies
  • New China blocking statutes
  • Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Uyghurs
  • Huawei and 5G
  • Xinjiang human rights developments

2:15
Networking Break
2:45

NEW OFAC Guidance

Shipping and Ransomware

Nancy Fischer
Partner
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Jeremy Zucker
Partner
Dechert LLP

Livio Russo
Global Head of Financial Crime Compliance
Generali

  • New rules on ransomware
  • Heightened awareness of cryptocurrency and other digital assets
  • Continued focus on Illicit shipping and sanctions evasion

3:30
Keynote Address

Peter Harrell
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for International Economics and Competitiveness
National Security Council

4:00

Emerging Issues

New Sanctions Developments to Watch and Keep on Your Radar

Joshua White
Global Sanctions Lead
Stripe

Howard Wachtel
Director of Global Sanctions Policy and Strategy
PayPal

James A. Earl
Special Counsel
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

  • Myanmar – update on latest developments
  • Turkey – will the EU impose sanctions?
  • Human Rights/Magnitsky – increase in global regulation

4:45
Industry Specific Virtual Discussions

Join your colleagues on camera to share an interactive off-the-record conversation about current sanctions challenges.

  • Financial Institutions
  • Non-Financial Institutions

5:15
End of Day One

Day 2

9:00
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
9:10
Keynote Address

Erik Woodhouse
Deputy Assistant Secretary
U.S. Department of State

9:40

ECONOMIC SANCTIONS YEAR IN REVIEW

Economic Sanctions Year in Review: Lessons Learned from Recent Enforcement Actions
Elizabeth Cannon

Elizabeth Cannon
Deputy Chief for Export Controls and Sanctions
U.S. Department of Justice

John E. Smith
Partner
Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Samantha Sultoon
Section Chief Office of Foreign Assets Control
U.S Department of the Treasury

Dan Clutch
Deputy Director
U.S. Department of Commerce
Bureau of Industry and Security-Office of Export Enforcement

  • What to expect from OFAC enforcement in 2021?
  • Will the DOJ continue to focus on criminal cases?
  • How will different agencies coordinate cross border investigations?
  • Lessons learned from recent enforcement action

10:30

Iran and the JCPOA

Potential Opportunities, New Developments, and the Future of the U.S.- Iran Relationship

Hank Corsadden
Global Trade Counsel
Microsoft

Brian O’Toole
Director of Sanctions and Screening
Truist Financial Corporation

Nabeel Yousef

Nabeel Yousef
Partner
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  • U.S. stated intention to work closer with the EU
  • Implications of increase in Iran uranium enrichment
  • Predictions for June 2021 Iran elections
  • Understanding the potential business prospects in Iran

11:15
1:1 Networking
11:30

Business Strategy

How to Help Your Company Stay Clear of Increasing US and Counter Sanctions
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Susan Rodihan Dupuy
Managing Director & Head OFAC Sanctions
Société Générale

Nick Colón
Director, Global Compliance Strategy
Etsy

Darshak Dholakia
Partner
Dechert LLP

Sean M. Thornton
Managing Director and Head of Legal Financial Security (US)
BNP Paribas

  • E-commerce considerations
  • Best practices for managing industry and geographic risks across multiple jurisdictions
  • Integration of in-house compliance processes with third party compliance offerings
  • Educating senior management about sanctions

12:30
Networking Break
1:00

GLOBAL TRENDS

Navigating the New Sanctions Landscape in the UK and EU

Lisa Maguire
Head of Sanctions Unit
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Giles Thomson
Director, Office for Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) and Economic Crime
HM Treasury

Michaela Arndt
Regional Head, Conduct Financial Crimes Compliance Europe & Americas and Group Head U.S. Sanctions
Standard Chartered Bank

Jasper Helder
Partner
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

  • UK sanctions enforcement predictions after Brexit
  • Role of OFSI and FCDO
  • EU Commission sanctions priorities
  • Will U.S. and UK work more collaboratively?

1:45

Venezuela and Cuba

What to Expect in the Next 6 Months from the Biden Administration?

Tyler Hand
Chief Compliance Officer
Western Union

Nicole Erb
Partner
White & Case LLP

  • Sectoral-based sanctions on Goverment of Venezuela and PdVSA
  • General licenses for the transportation sector
  • Latest developments on debt and export controls
  • Will Cuba return to the policies in the Obama era
  • Easing of travel and family remittances in Cuba
  • Update on Title III of the Helms-Burton Act

2:30
Networking Break
3:00
Technology Innovations: Leveraging Technology Through Screening and Automation

Beth Beam
Senior Director Sanctions Compliance
Silicon Valley Bank

Oliver Bodmer
Senior Product Manager
SIX Financial Information

Kirill Meleshevich
Global Head of AML
WorkFusion

  • Feedback from early screening pilot programs
  • Lessons learned from early adopters
  • Case study on using automation to save money

3:45

Conflicts of Law

Navigating Competing Regulations While Staying Compliant

Eric J. Kadel Jr
Partner
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Ambassador Nathan A. Sales
Former Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights (acting), and Coordinator for Counterterrorism

  • New China blocking regulation
  • Ongoing issues with Canada re Cuba
  • UK vs. EU challenges

4:30
Conference Adjourns

5 Months Into Biden Administration: Sanctions Update and What to Expect

Jun 2021

What is it about?

In the wake of a historic U.S. election, join the sanctions community for 90 minutes of critical updates and next steps for what is on the legal and compliance horizon. Hear from leading experts on the anticipated short- and long-term impact of US foreign policy, predictions for sanctions enforcement and the high priories of the Biden Administration. Don’t miss this rapid-fire conversation about the future of economic sanctions.

Key topics will include:

  • Anticipated changes to OFAC policies and priorities
  • New Players in the Biden Administration
  • Iran- Update on the Future of the JCPOA
  • Ukraine/Russia- Nord Stream Developments and Cybercrime and Election Interference Designations
  • China- Hong Kong Autonomy Act, Executive Order on Chinese Military Companies and Focus on Supply Chains
  • Cuba- Potential loosening in Travel, Remittances, and Financial and Business Transactions
  • Venezuela- More Focus on Multilateral Pressure and Less on Regime Change
  • Turkey- Will There Be New Sanctions?
  • Global Magnitsky- Continued Focus on This Globally

China Landscape: Staying Compliant with Rapidly Changing Export Controls and Sanctions Regulations

Apr 2021

Karmi Leiman
VP, Global Trade Policy and Compliance
Global Foundries

Jen Maki
Director, Global Trade Compliance
Micron

Cari N. Stinebower
Partner
Winston & Strawn LLP

What is it about?

This comprehensive session will present an overview on the current issues to watch when doing business with China. We will break participants down into smaller groups and run through some scenarios addressing the implications of recent changes including:

  • U.S. export controls and sanctions directed at China and Hong Kong over the last 12 months
  • Implications of Huawei, ZTE cases
  • Supply chain transparency
  • HK National Security Law and Revocation of Special Trade Status
  • Foreign direct product and de minimis rules
  • Chinese export controls rules and regulations
  • Chinese blocking statute
  • U.S. expanded military end use rules
  • CFIUS trends and implications for Chinese companies
  • Scenarios incorporating both U.S. and Chinese legal implications

Supply Chains: Meeting Increased Due Diligence Expectations and Mitigating Sanctions Risks for Your Supply Chain

Apr 2021

Tina Shaughnessy
Director & Senior Counsel, Export/Sanctions
Varian

Ryan Fayhee
Partner
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Christopher Lucas
Director, Associate General Counsel
American Eagle Outfitters. Inc.

What is it about?

This in-depth session is designed to provide guidance on how to ensure that your organization is conducting the necessary reviews on your supply chain in light of increased regulatory oversight.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Identifying and evaluating supply chain risks
  • Enforcement priorities
  • Leveraging existing compliance resources to further supply chain diligence
  • Monitoring and testing
  • Negotiating certifications and supply chain audit rights
  • Other related compliance risks and considerations, including terrorist financing, corruption, and forced labor