Webcast: Tectonic Shifts in the Landscape of Economic Sanctions: Will the Pace of Change in 2016 Continue?

February 8, 2017

​This briefing highlights recent developments and emerging issues with respect to economic and trade sanctions.

Topics discussed include:

  • A Detailed Look at the Iran Nuclear Deal:
    • Relief under of the JCPOA post-Implementation Day
    • Lessons from the Trenches – Practical Realities
  • Major Developments in Other Key U.S. and EU Sanctions Programs, Including:
    • Russia
    • Cuba
    • Iran
    • North Korea
    • Burma
    • Kingpin Sanctions
  • A Review of Other Significant Sanctions Developments in 2016, including:
    • Major U.S. and EU Enforcement Actions
    • Legislation
    • Executive Orders
    • Licensing Activities
    • Other Regulatory Updates and Guidance
  • Economic Sanctions in the Trump Administration: Building on or Departing from the Past?

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.

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Patrick Doris is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Group of our London office. His practice encompasses 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. He is recognized by Legal 500 UK 2016 in the field of EU and Competition, Administrative and Public Law, and also Commercial Litigation.

Jose W. Fernandez is a partner in our New York office and Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Latin America Practice Group. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions and finance in emerging markets in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Mr. Fernandez was named one of the “World’s Leading Lawyers” by Chambers Global for his M&A and corporate work, an “Expert” in International Financial Law Review‘s “Guide to the World’s Leading Project Finance Lawyers,” and one of the “World’s Leading Privatization Lawyers” by Euromoney Publications. He was recognized as a leading Corporate Finance attorney in the Latin America market in Chambers Global and a leading Latin America attorney in Chambers U.S.

Judith A. Lee is a partner in our Washington, D.C. office and Co-Chair of the firm’s International Trade Practice Group. Ms. Lee practices in the areas of international trade regulation, including USA Patriot Act compliance, FCPA, economic sanctions and embargoes, and export controls. She also advises on issues relating to virtual and digital currencies, blockchain technologies and distributed cryptoledgers. Ms. Lee was selected by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business as an international leading lawyer for USA International Trade: Export Controls and Economic Sanctions in 2016. Chambers and Partners also selected Ms. Lee as a Leading International Trade Lawyer in 2007 – 2016 in its Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Guide and she is listed in the Best Lawyers in America® guides for 2006 – 2016.

Adam M. Smith, a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Washington, D.C. office, is an experienced international trade lawyer who previously served in the Obama Administration as the Senior Advisor to the Director of OFAC and as the Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council. He specializes in international trade compliance and white collar investigations, including with respect to federal and state economic sanctions enforcement, the FCPA, embargoes, and export controls.

Mark Handley is an English-qualified Solicitor-Advocate in the London office of Gibson Dunn. He is a member of the firm’s Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration and White Collar Defense and Investigations Groups. Mr. Handley has significant experience advising on the UK’s anti-corruption legislation including the Bribery Act, and the UK and EU’s financial and trade sanctions regimes. Mr. Handley is recognized in the Administrative and Public Law category of The Legal 500 UK 2015 for his “superior case and team management skills”.

Kamola Kobildjanova is an associate in the Palo Alto office of Gibson Dunn and a member of the firm’s Litigation Department.

Taylor J. Spragens is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson Dunn and a member of the firm’s Litigation Department.

David A. Wolber is an associate in our Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s International Trade, White Collar Defense and Investigations and Aerospace and Related Technologies Practice Groups. Mr. Wolber advises clients across a variety of industries in the areas of international trade regulation, compliance and anti-corruption. He routinely liaises with federal and state regulators, advocating on behalf of clients seeking trade-related licenses or advisory opinions, responding to governmental inquiries or subpoenas, completing self-disclosures related to potentially non-compliant activity, or responding to formal investigations or enforcement actions.