Join us at the inaugural GIR Live Sanctions, Export Control and National Security conference to hear about the latest big ticket sanction investigations and developments from across the world.
Following the conference, please join us at the 5th Annual GIR Awards Ceremony to celebrate the investigations practices and lawyers that have impressed the most in the past year, and witness the unveiling of the GIR30 as well as other awards for individuals and firms.
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Recognized by Chambers and Legal 500, Beth Peters has over 25 years of experience advising clients on international trade and immigration matters. Beth is Co-Director of our International Trade and Investment Group.
Beth advises clients on the full range of international trade laws, including export control, cyber, national security, sanctions, customs, anti-boycott, and anti-money laundering/USA Patriot Act regulations. Beth also has a wealth of experience handling immigration matters and assessing cutting-edge technology transfer and deemed export issues.
Chief, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division, US Department of Justice
Jay Bratt is the Chief of the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (CES) of the National Security Division, where he oversees all of CES’ operations. Before becoming Chief, Mr. Bratt was also CES’ Principal Deputy Chief and its Deputy Chief for Export Control and Sanctions. He previously served as the Deputy Chief of the National Security Section in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. Before that, Mr. Bratt had many years of experience as a line prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and within the Department of Justice. Mr. Bratt is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Brandeis University.
Deputy Chief for Export Control and Sanctions, National Security Division, US Department of Justice
Director, Office of Export Enforcement, US Department of Commerce
9.00: Welcome coffee and registration
9.30: Chairs’ opening remarks
Beth Peters, Hogan Lovells
9.40: Keynote speech
Jay Bratt, Chief, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division, US Department of Justice
10.10: Session one: Tips for navigating due diligence challenges in sanctions compliance
Sanctions compliance is one of the most challenging regulatory areas facing global corporations today. These regulations change without prior notice and can affect a multinational’s ability to conduct business because restrictions are not limited only to designated countries, corporations and individuals; instead, dealings with non-listed parties can also create exposure to sanctions liability. Companies must also comply with a myriad of restrictions on contracts and financial transactions while addressing pressing compliance concerns regarding mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.
Join our panel of experts in a discussion on the following topics:
Aleksandar Dukic, Hogan Lovells
11.20: Coffee break
11.50: Session two: Sanctions and export control investigations, enforcement, and disclosures
Sanctions investigations increasingly reveal that a company may be in violation of sanctions in more than one country. In addition, a number of agencies have regulatory support and mitigation for making voluntary disclosures. This panel will address and demystify the restrictions, and discuss best practices.
Topics will include:
13.00: Networking lunch
14.00: Session three: Case Study: cross-border investigations in China and Brazil
Global investigations are increasingly handicapped by local law restraints, especially in jurisdictions like China and Brazil. Certain countries continue to be the focus of concern for U.S. regulators, but multi-national companies operating in those countries face significant hurdles in conducting internal investigations. For example, companies being investigated by U.S. authorities over their conduct in Brazil increasingly find themselves having to respond to the demands of Brazilian prosecutors as well. In China, the collection and production of data is hampered by state secrets laws. These restrictions have implications for sanctions, FCPA, AML and other global regulatory enforcement.
Further topics will include:
Adam Safwat, Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Joan Meyer, Pierce Bainbridge
15.10: Coffee break
15.40: Session four: Perspectives from enforcement authorities updates and trends from major settlements
This session will discuss:
Evans Rice, Hogan Lovells
Elizabeth Cannon, Deputy Chief for Export Control and Sanctions, National Security Division, US Department of Justice
Douglas Hassebrock, Director, Office of Export Enforcement, US Department of Commerce
16.55: Chairs’ closing remarks
Beth Peters, Hogan Lovells
17.00: Close of conference
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