Pre-Conference Workshops

Comprehensive Overview of U.S. Sanctions Regimes and Focus on Recent Developments

Dec 1, 2020 9:00am – 12:30pm

Speakers

Judith Alison Lee
Partner
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

OFAC Compliance Program Best Practices

Dec 1, 2020 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Speakers

Megan Warren
Head, Global Financial Crimes Compliance
T. Rowe Price

Maeva Donlin
Principal Compliance Officer, VP
Bank of the West

Day 1 - Wednesday, December 2, 2020

8:30
Opening Remarks from the Conference Co-Chairs
8:45
What to Expect Post Election for the Future Use of Economic Sanctions
9:45
In-House Sanctions Experts Share What Keeps You Up at Night?
10:30
1:1 Networking
10:40
Break
11:00
Sanctions Enforcement: How Agencies Work Together on Enforcement Investigations
12:00
Industry Virtual Networking Conversations
1:00
Break
1:30
Hong Kong and China – Navigating the Changing Landscape and New Sanctions Guidance
2:30
Russia Sanctions Current Developments
3:30
Break
4:00
Managing Your Practical Risk – Who is Getting Hit by Secondary Sanctions?
4:45
Focus on Cryptocurrency: Rapidly Changing Virtual Currency Developments to Watch
5:30
Women in International Trade and Sanctions Networking

Day 2 - Thursday, December 3, 2020

8:00
Early Riser Session: Interactive Session on How to Work Effectively with OFAC
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Co-Chairs
9:10
OFSI Keynote
10:00
Sanctions Compliance Framework – One Year Later
10:45
1:1 Networking
11:00
Break
11:15
Recent Regulatory Guidance – Know Your Customer’s Customer
12:00
Addressing Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Risk Exposure in the Art Market
12:45
Compliance Best Practice Exchanges
1:30
Break
2:00
Venezuela Sanctions: Latest Developments and What to Keep on Your Radar
2:45
Financial Institution Panel – Expanding Due Diligence and Screening Expectations
3:30
How to Avoid Sanctions Complications During Mergers and Acquisitions
4:15
End of Conference

Day 1 - Wednesday, December 2, 2020

8:30
Opening Remarks from the Conference Co-Chairs

Nicole Erb
Partner
White & Case LLP

Ryan Fayhee
Partner
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

8:45
What to Expect Post Election for the Future Use of Economic Sanctions

Thomas J. Koffer
Global Anti-Bribery & Economic Sanctions Compliance
Credit Suisse

Sean M. Thornton
Head of Legal Financial Security (U.S.)
BNP Paribas

Matthew Tuchband
Counsel
Arent Fox LLP

  • New administration priorities
  • Predictions for future of Iran sanctions
  • Expectations for the role of sanctions in 2021

9:45
In-House Sanctions Experts Share What Keeps You Up at Night?

Margaret Mousoudakis
Assistant Compliance Officer
LyondellBasell

Nathan Harsh
Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, Legal & Compliance
Westinghouse Electric Company LLC

Laura Deegan
Head of Sanctions, Americas
Barclays Compliance

  • How sanctions affect new business opportunities
  • Changing risk profiles based on current developments
  • When to Involve senior management for critical issues
  • Importance of creating culture of compliance throughout the Company

10:30
1:1 Networking
10:40
Break
11:00
Sanctions Enforcement: How Agencies Work Together on Enforcement Investigations

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

12:00
Industry Virtual Networking Conversations

Meet virtually with your peers to join a moderated discussions on top issues affecting your industry.

  • Financial Institutions
  • Technology
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare

1:00
Break
1:30
Hong Kong and China – Navigating the Changing Landscape and New Sanctions Guidance

Jonathan Thomas
Co-Head Government Sanctions Group
Goldman Sachs

Nick Turner
Of Counsel
Steptoe & Johnson HK LLP

  • Hong Kong Autonomy Act and Executive Order 13936 Implications
  • August 7, 2020 SDN Designations on Government Officials
  • Xinjiang Human Rights and Global Magnitsky Sanctions
  • Recent Entity List Additions
  • How companies are navigating potential choice-of-law issues as between U.S. sanctions and the new Hong Kong National Security Law
  • Export Controls and CFIUS connections for Data and Apps

2:30
Russia Sanctions Current Developments

Julia J. Yoo
Deputy Head of Sanctions Legal
Citigroup Inc.

Paul Marquardt
Partner
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

  • Developments in Russian Energy sanctions (Nordstream/Turkstream)
  • Cybersecurity/Elections
  • CAATSA: Three Years On (Oligarchs and more)
  • Russian Sanctions: 2021 and Beyond

3:30
Break
4:00
Managing Your Practical Risk – Who is Getting Hit by Secondary Sanctions?

Hera Smith
Senior Compliance Officer
Danske Bank

Peter Chessick
Counsel
White & Case LLP

  • Current developments
  • New designation added and removed from these lists
  • Is the tool being overused?
  • Are the threats credit?
  • Blocking statues and Helms-Burton litigation

4:45
Focus on Cryptocurrency: Rapidly Changing Virtual Currency Developments to Watch

Eric Medoff
Global Head of Sanctions
Square

Douglas Jacobson
Managing Partner
Jacobson Burton Kelley PLLC

  • Sanctions law considerations for virtual and digital currency
  • Recent enforcement actions involving cryptocurrency
  • Role of various agencies regulating this area
  • How to update your compliance program

5:30
Women in International Trade and Sanctions Networking

Laura Deegan
Head of Sanctions, Americas
Barclays Compliance

Nicole Sayegh Succar
Partner
Crowell & Moring LLP

Meet virtually with other female participants on camera to make new contacts and renew connections.

Day 2 - Thursday, December 3, 2020

8:00
Early Riser Session: Interactive Session on How to Work Effectively with OFAC
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Co-Chairs

Nicole Erb
Partner
White & Case LLP

Ryan Fayhee
Partner
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

9:10
OFSI Keynote

Christopher Watts
Deputy Director
Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation, HM Treasury

10:00
Sanctions Compliance Framework – One Year Later

  • How technology can aid compliance
  • Lessons learned from recent enforcement actions
  • Importance of continuous sanctions training
  • How to bullet proof your compliance program

10:45
1:1 Networking
11:00
Break
11:15
Recent Regulatory Guidance – Know Your Customer’s Customer

Allie Cheatham
Senior Vice President
Brown Brother Harriman

Ilya Schulman
Executive Director, Global Financial Crime Counsel
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • OFAC Guidance related to the maritime Industry, energy and metals sectors, and related communities (including financial institutions)
  • Supply Chain: importance of conducting due diligence on an organization’s customers, supply chain, intermediaries, and counter-parties. The recent designation of XPCC in China presents challenges for U.S. companies as they try to determine potential involvement of XPCC subsidiaries in their transactions
  • Human Rights: New global regulations
  • Humanitarian Assistance: Numerous OFAC general licenses that permit the exportation to sanctioned jurisdictions of agricultural commodities, food, medicine, and medical devices and various humanitarian assistance, parties must take care to avoid involvement in transactions that may benefit sanctioned regimes or SDNs

12:00
Addressing Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Risk Exposure in the Art Market

Martin Wilson
Chief General Counsel
Phillips

Ryan Fayhee
Partner
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

  • Compliance best practices in the Art industry
  • Managing relationships with external stakeholders
  • Regulatory updates and proposals in the US and EU
  • Takeaways from industry led initiatives

12:45
Compliance Best Practice Exchanges

Join virtual moderated discussions on key issues. Stay updated on latest trends and what to watch in 2021.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Intersection of AML and Sanctions
  • Training
  • Intersection of Export Controls and Sanctions

1:30
Break
2:00
Venezuela Sanctions: Latest Developments and What to Keep on Your Radar

Justyna Gudzowska
Executive Director
Morgan Stanley

Ann Broeker
Assistant General Counsel
Moody's

Adam M. Smith
Partner
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

  • Complex screening requirements
  • What type of business is still allowed?
  • Increasing difficulty to conduct business
  • What’s next?

2:45
Financial Institution Panel – Expanding Due Diligence and Screening Expectations

Jeanette Miller
U.S. Head of Sanctions Regulatory Response & Development
HSBC

  • Strategies to meeting increasing obligations
  • Understanding regulatory and counterparty requirements
  • Best practices for a strong working relationship with your client

3:30
How to Avoid Sanctions Complications During Mergers and Acquisitions

Alicia Novak
Deputy Chief Compliance Officer
HarbourVest Partners

Eric J. Rudolph
Forensic & Litigation Consulting, Export Controls and Sanctions
FTI Consulting

Melissa L. Duffy
Partner
Dechert LLP

  • Due diligence during the pre-closing phase
  • Red flags to watch out for
  • Post-closing integration
  • Whether to file a voluntary disclosure
  • Crossover with CFIUS

4:15
End of Conference

Comprehensive Overview of U.S. Sanctions Regimes and Focus on Recent Developments

Dec 1, 2020 9:00am – 12:30pm

Judith Alison Lee
Partner
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

What is it about?

Get updated on the latest U.S. Sanctions restrictions in effect today. Participants of this interactive and practical workshop will receive a practical and up-to-the-minute overview of key sanctions affecting the principal targeted countries with a dedicated focus on recent developments. Topics covered will include:

  • Learn the nuts and bolts of OFAC comprehensive and limited sanctions on Russia, Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, and North Korea
  • Gain an understanding of how OFAC’s list-based programs include a range of subtle nuances that can expose U.S. persons to civil and criminal liability
  • How statutory exemption, general licenses, and specific licenses allow for the processing of otherwise prohibited activity
  • Review OFAC required reporting requirements and the Economic Sanctions Enforcement Guidelines
  • Learn about OFAC expectations for your compliance program
  • Tailoring internal compliance procedures to the site and country
  • Implementing a global licensing strategy

OFAC Compliance Program Best Practices

Dec 1, 2020 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Megan Warren
Head, Global Financial Crimes Compliance
T. Rowe Price

Maeva Donlin
Principal Compliance Officer, VP
Bank of the West

What is it about?

This workshop has been specifically designed for in-house sanctions professionals. Senior level sanctions professionals will engage in dialogue on strengthening their companies’ sanctions compliance programs based on OFAC’s May 2019 guideline and latest enforcement action guidance.

  • What is an effective sanctions compliance program?
  • Updating your existing compliance program in order to remain compliant
  • Effectively making use of key OFAC resources
  • Training right and ensuring buy-in at all levels of your organization
  • Pressure testing your compliance program for weaknesses and inefficiencies
  • Overcoming common pitfalls and breakdowns