Webcast – 2013 Year-End Sanctions Update

February 4, 2014

​This 90 minute briefing provides an update on the extraordinary events of 2013 with respect to economic and trade sanctions. The content of this year’s briefing has been expanded to cover sanctions in the European Union and United Kingdom, as well as United States sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), and includes particular emphasis on recent developments and emerging issues that affect in-house counsel, compliance personnel, directors and senior executives.

Topics discussed include:

  • United States
    • Legislation
    • Iran Freedom and Counter Proliferation Act of 2012
    • Select bills
    • Executive Orders
      • 13645 Implementation of Certain Sanctions Set Forth in the Iran Freedom and Counter- Proliferation Act of 2012 and Additional Sanctions With Respect To Iran
      • 13651 Prohibiting Certain Imports of Burmese Jadeite and Rubies
    • Regulations
      • Amendments to Sanctions-related regulations
      • Syria Licensing Policy
    • General Licenses
      • Countries including Iran, Syria, Sudan, Burma and Zimbabwe
      • Medical supplies
      • WMD proliferation
    • Government Agency Guidance
      • Advisory on the Use of Exchange Houses and Trading Companies to Evade U.S. Economic Sanctions Against Iran
      • Guidance Regarding the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012
      • Clarifying Guidance Regarding the Humanitarian Assistance and Related Exports to Iranian People
    • Reports
      • TSRA: Report on 4Q FY 2012
      • Release of 2012 Terrorist Assets Report
    • Designations
      • Update to List of Entities Sanctioned Under the Iran Sanctions Act
    • Major Enforcement Actions
      • Key OFAC and state enforcement actions
  • United Kingdom and European Union
    • Regulations
      • Updates to key EU and UK sanction regulations on countries such as Iran, Syria, and Burma Case Law
    • Case Law
      • Iranian entities’ challenges to inclusion on EU sanctions lists
      • Melli Bank plc v. Holbud Limited
    • EU Member State Enforcement Actions
      • UK Financial Conduct Authority Thematic Review examining UK banks’ money laundering, sanctions, and export control programs
      • German authorities’ prosecution of individuals accused of exporting sensitive drone and nuclear technology to Iran
    • Britain’s Offshore Jurisdictions
      • Isle of Man’s revocation of its UK Iran sanctions
      • Bermuda’s adoption of the International Sanctions Regulations, 2013
  • Looking Forward
    • Sanctions Issues in 2014

Who should view this program:

In-house counsel, compliance officers, directors, senior executives, finance and audit staff, marketing executives and business development managers responsible for overseas business.


Judith A. Lee — Chair of Gibson Dunn’s International Trade and Regulation Compliance practice in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Lee advises clients in international trade regulation, including USA Patriot Act compliance, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, economic sanctions and embargoes and export controls. Ms. Lee has been recognized as a leading international trade lawyer in export controls, economic sanctions, and FCPA by Chambers Global, Euromoney’s “Guide to the World’s Leading International Trade Lawyers” U.S. Section and Best Lawyers in America.

Daniel Chung — Of Counsel in Gibson Dunn’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Chung is an experienced trial and appellate attorney, and his practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement and litigation matters. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Chung served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York where he investigated and prosecuted a wide range of complex federal criminal cases, involving securities fraud, Ponzi schemes, bank fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, health care fraud, insurance fraud, immigration fraud, money laundering, complex racketeering, murder, terrorism, and international drug cartels. He has tried eight federal criminal jury trials to verdict, and briefed and argued numerous federal appeals before the Second Circuit. In 2012, he received the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s “Prosecutor of the Year” award.

Patrick Doris — Partner in the London office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the Dispute Resolution Group and specializes in commercial litigation, competition law, regulatory disputes and complex investigations. Mr. Doris covers a wide range of disputes, including contentious antitrust matters, multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation, administrative law challenges against governmental decision-making before the UK and EU courts, bribery & corruption, public international law and commercial human rights law matters.

Eric B. Lorber — Associate in Gibson Dunn’s International Trade and Regulation Compliance practice in the firm’s Washington, D.C. Office. Mr. Lorber advises clients on OFAC administered sanctions and regulations, CFIUS filings, and export control and compliance programs. Prior to coming to Gibson Dunn, he worked at the U.S. Department of Treasury on the Iran sanctions desk in the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crime, as well as in the Chief Counsel’s Office at OFAC.

Andrea Farr — Staff Attorney in Gibson Dunn’s International Trade Regulation and Compliance Practice. Ms. Farr advises clients regarding OFAC administered sanctions laws and regulations, export controls as well as the FCPA. She assists clients in the development of sanctions and export control compliance programs and in obtaining and complying with licenses. In addition, Ms. Farr represents clients in trade-related administrative and appellate proceedings.