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4 Government Officials on Faculty

U.S. Attorney’s Office, S.D.N.Y.; OFAC, U.S. Treasury; FBI;

and Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Department of Commerce


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4 Government Officials on Faculty

U.S. Attorney’s Office, S.D.N.Y.; OFAC, U.S. Treasury; FBI;

and Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Department of Commerce


Robert Dugan

Acting Special Agent in Charge,

Office of Export Enforcement, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce,

Washington, D.C.

Tara M. La Morte

Co-Chief, Money Laundering & Transnational Criminal Enterprises Unit Asset Forfeiture Coordinator

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Southern District of New York

John C. Illia

Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Counterintelligence and Cyber Division, New York Field Office, FBI

Iris Pilika

Senior Compliance Officer, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC),

U.S. Department of the Treasury,

Washington, D.C.

The Biden Administration is “all in” on using sanctions, export controls, investment restrictions (inbound and outbound) to protect U.S. national security and interests in a dynamic and challenging geopolitical environment unseen since the end of the Cold War.   Some recent developments reflecting this approach include:


  • Unprecedented sanctions on Russia and Belarus in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

  • Increasing restrictions on China and Chinese entities in connection with technology controls and human rights.

  • A new Executive Order and accompanying rulemaking announced in August 2023 to create an outbound investment review regime for investments in certain critical technology areas.

  • A record number of reviews of M&A and investment transactions conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) in 2022

  • Public comments and commitment by the Department of Justice to treat sanctions and export controls enforcement as “the new FCPA,” including Increase in resources allocated to the Department of Justice’s National Security division to enforce sanctions and export control laws.

  • Increased collaboration between Departments of Justice, Commerce, and Treasury in enforcing sanctions and export control laws, as evidenced by the creation of the “KelptoCapture Task Force” and the “Disruptive Technology Strike Force”, and the issuance of “Tri-seal notices.”

  • New guidance on Voluntary Self-Disclosures from the Department of Justice, Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Attorneys’ Office


The rapid pace of these developments has created an unprecedented and critical risk environment for financial institutions and companies operating internationally.  Please join us and the faculty from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, S.D.N.Y.; OFAC, U.S. Treasury; and FBI; corporate counsel, and legal and forensic advisors for a timely seminar to study these important developments; hear from Government speakers on priorities and expectations; discuss impact on the private sector; especially on investment activity and M&A; and review best practices for internal investigations, regulatory disclosures, compliance and risk-management programs.

Other Panelists from Law Firms, Advisors

Allie Cheatham

Director, Head of Global Financial Crimes, Sanctions Risk Management, Citigroup Inc., New York

Peter Chessick

Counsel, White & Case LLP,

Washington, D.C.

Alexis J. Early

Partner, King & Spalding LLP, Washington, D.C.

Nicole Erb

Partner, White & Case LLP, Washington, D.C.

Terence Gilroy

Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP, New York

Kapil Kirplani

Chief Compliance Officer, India & SEA, Sequoia Capital

Britt Mosman

Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Washington, D.C.

Patricia Peláez

Principal, Forensic Services,

Charles River Associates, Chicago

William Ridgway

Partner, Co-Head, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy; White Collar Defense and Investigations; Litigation; Artificial Intelligence; Web3 and Digital Assets

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Chicago

Waqas Shahid

Vice President, Forensic Services,

Charles River Associates,

New York

Adam M. Smith

Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP,

Washington, D.C.

Adam J. Szubin

Of Counsel,

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP,

Washington, D.C.

Nabeel Yousef

Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP,

Washington, D.C.

Program Highlights

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT including Lunch


Panel 1:  Overview of Recent Developments

  • Geopolitics as the driver

  • Government Focus on Export Controls and Sanctions Enforcement

  • New Executive Order on Foreign Direct Outbound Investment Restrictions, Reverse CFIUS


Panel 2: Government Priorities: Risk Mitigation, Cooperation, Compliance

  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, S.D.N.Y.

  • FBI

  • OFAC and FINCEN: sharing expertise; joint investigations

  • Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Department of Commerce: the new focus on enforcement of export controls and the need for vigilant compliance


Panel 3: Economic Sanctions and Export Controls: Best Practices

  • Risk assessments

  • Internal investigations and audits

  • US government inquiries and investigations

  • Post-event remediation and risk mitigation

  • Compliance policies and standard operating procedures

  • Counterparty diligence

  • Third-party and supply chain risk mitigation


Panel 4: Deals and Investments

  • National security and trade diligence, compliance

  • Reverse CIFIUS

  • Post-deal considerations

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