Webcast: U.S. Economic and Trade Sanctions Against Venezuela – the Outlook for 2018

March 13, 2018

This 90-minute complimentary webinar will provide a deep dive into the U.S. economic and trade sanctions against Venezuela, including a review of the most recent developments and a forecast of what may be in store for 2018.

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This program covers:

  • Status of Current Sanctions on Venezuela – Prohibited Parties and Sectors
  • Commerce and State Department Export Controls
  • Impact of Growing Use of Cryptocurrencies in Venezuela
  • On the Horizon – Possibilities for U.S to “Ratchet Up” Sanctions


Jose W. Fernandez, a partner in our New York office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Latin America Practice Group, previously served as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs during the Obama Administration, and led the Bureau that is responsible for overseeing work on sanctions and international trade and investment policy. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and finance in emerging markets in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Judith Alison Lee, a partner in our Washington, D.C. office, is Co-Chair of the firm’s International Trade Practice Group. She 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.

Adam M. Smith, a partner in our 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. His practice focuses on international trade compliance and white collar investigations, including with respect to federal and state economic sanctions enforcement, the FCPA, embargoes, and export controls.

Christopher T. Timura, of counsel in our Washington D.C. office, is a member of the firm’s International Trade Practice Group. He counsels clients on export controls (ITAR and EAR), economic sanctions, and anticorruption, and represents them before the departments of State (DDTC), Treasury (OFAC and CFIUS), Commerce (BIS), Homeland Security (CBP), and Justice in investment reviews and in voluntary and directed disclosures involving both civil and criminal enforcement actions.