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“With expansion of mandates, regulations, and personnel, U.S. agencies

are increasingly focused on issues of national security.


Enforcement of economic sanctions, growing emphasis on robust trade controls, and scrutiny of cross-border transactions continue to drive the rulemaking and investigative agendas of” the Departments of Justice, Commerce, and the Treasury – and are likely to remain key priorities for the foreseeable future.


The effects of these agency priorities on companies operating in the global financial center will be the theme of discussions on May 23, in New York, when we convene for conversations with senior government officials and industry and law firm leaders.


From the Government

Matthew S. Axelrod

Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement,

U.S. Department of Commerce,

Washington, D.C.


Dan Clutch

Deputy Director,

Office of Export Enforcement (OEE),

Bureau of Industry and Security,

U.S. Department of Commerce,

Washington, D.C.


Devin DeBacker

Chief, Foreign Investment Review Section,

National Security Division,

U.S. Department of Justice

Washington, D.C.


Jennifer Kennedy Gellie

Executive Deputy Chief performing the duties of Chief Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division,

U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Michael Khoo


KleptoCapture Task Force,

U.S. Department of Justice,

Washington, D.C.


Tara M. La Morte

Chief, Illicit Finance & Money Laundering Unit, Asset Forfeiture Coordinator,

U.S. Attorney’s Office,

Southern District of New York


Ian Richardson

Chief Counsel, National Security Corporate Enforcement, U.S. Department of Justice,

Washington, D.C.


Bradley T. Smith

Director, OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control)

U.S. Department of the Treasury,

Washington, D.C.

Other Panelists from Law Firms, Corporates, and Advisors

Andrew C. Adams

Partner, Steptoe LLP, New York


Zachary S. Brez

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York


David P. Burns

Partner, Co-chair, National Security Practice Group, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher,

Washington, D.C.


Allie Cheatham

Director, Head of Global Financial Crimes, Sanctions Risk Management,

Citigroup Inc.,

New York


Dante Disparte

Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Global Policy,

Circle Internet Financial, LLC, Washington, D.C.


Nicole Erb

Partner, Co-lead, Economic Sanctions Practice,

White & Case LLP,

Washington, D.C.


Brian J. Fleming

Partner, Steptoe LLP, Washington, D.C.

Marcy Forman

Head on Investigations, AML,

TD Bank, New York


Samuel Kleiner

Counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind,

Wharton & Garrison LLP,

New York


Sharon Cohen Levin

Partner, Co-head, National Security Practice,

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York


Paul D. Marquardt

Partner, Head National Security Practice,

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP,

Washington, D.C.


Nick Niles

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago


Jesse Sucher

Associate Principal, Forensic Services,

Charles River Associates, Washington, D.C.


Waqas Shahid

Vice President, Forensic Services,

Charles River Associates, New York

Program Highlights

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT (including lunch)


Fireside Chats with Matthew S. Axelrod, Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, U.S. Department of Commerce and Bradley T. Smith, Director, OFAC, U.S. Department of the Treasury


Panel 1:  Financial Services and Economic Statecraft

  • Evolving trade controls and sanctions regimes.

  • Hurdles in standing up compliance systems to address capital markets, particularly private funds, and new areas of finance (beyond retail and correspondent banking).

  • Difficulties in exiting comprehensively (or nearly) sanctioned jurisdictions (physical safety; conflict of laws; economic impact on non-sanctioned foreign clients; etc.).

Panel 2:  National Security and the Blockchain

  • De-dollarization vs. stablecoins as amplifier of the dollar.

  • Evolving sanctions landscape (Tornado Cash; Binance; increase in investigations).

  • Non-financial NatSec implications of new blockchain products (FMI and blockchain social media; data privacy and blockchain real estate/commercial transactions).

  • Lessons learned from recent government enforcement actions.

Panel 3:  Geopolitics and Supply Chain

  • Building resiliency and flexibility.

  • Re-birth of regional trading blocs?

  • Impact on financing purchase of commodities (energy; fertilizer; food) over mid- and long-term.

  • Enforcement efforts targeting transshipment.

Panel 4:  Cross-Border Services

  • CFIUS / Outbound investment screening and other FDI updates.

  • Bulk data Executive Order and possible bulk data legislation (overlaps; impacts cross sectors).

  • Growing export controls on tech and IP (AI executive order, etc.).

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About the Premier Sponsor:

CRA’s Forensic Services Practice was recently honored in the National Law Journal’s for being one of the top three Forensic Accounting Providers in the country, and by Global Investigations Review as one of ten forensic practices from around the world for handling sophisticated investigations. The Practice – including our state-of-the art digital forensics, eDiscovery and cyber incident response labs – has been certified under International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27001:2013 requirements as part of our industry-leading commitment to our clients and their information security.


About the Conference Organizer and Developer:

Sandpiper Partners is an educational firm run by highly successful entrepreneur Lynn Glasser, who has decades of experience producing educational conference solutions for law firms and law departments.  At Sandpiper Partners, Ms. Glasser designed and implemented the first ever Executive MBA for Law Firm Managers and many other conferences of the highest quality featuring Government representatives from agencies and departments such as DOJ, SEC, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, FBI and the Department of Treasury. Sandpiper Partners develops and presents substantive law conferences featuring Government representatives, law firm subject matter experts and corporate counsel.  Some recent topics include Trade Secrets, SEC & DOJ Hot Topics and Cybersecurity Risks and Privacy Protection and National Security Sanctions and Export Controls. 

CLE and CPE credits have been applied for.

For further information call Sandpiper at 973.278.8800

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