Hot Topics in US Sanctions: Recent Enforcement and Compliance Best Practices


Because of how broadly US sanctions are applied, both US and non-US companies that conduct international business need to understand their obligations under US sanctions.


The US Government continues to implement and vigorously enforce US economic sanctions and embargoes. Rarely a week goes by without the agency taking action, be it prohibiting trade with a newly identified North Korean front company, issuing a General License temporarily authorizing the wind-down of operations in Venezuela, or announcing a sizable penalty against a well-known international bank.


That means understanding the scope of US sanctions, including situations when the laws are applied to non-US actors. It also means understanding what recent developments portend for extended restrictions on both current and new sanctions targets. And it means being aware of compliance best practices, particularly in light of recent guidance OFAC has issued in the context of the Zoltek enforcement action.


In this webinar we will provide valuable insight on the current state of US sanctions, along with practical advice for complying with sanctions both now and in the future. Webinar Agenda:

  • Introduction
    • Background on US sanctions
  • Recent Developments
    • Russia
    • Venezuela
    • Sanctions related to cyber crime and election interference
    • Other
  • Recent Enforcement
    • Cobham
    • Zoltek
    • Other
  • Compliance Best Practices
    • Specific guidance from OFAC
    • Practical experience and recommendations

This webinar will provide PowerPoint slides and include live video and commentary from Thaddeus McBride, who focuses his practice on counseling clients on compliance with US export regulations (ITAR and EAR), economic sanctions and embargoes, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He also handles matters in the increasingly regulated area of importation (CBP), advises clients on anti-boycott controls, and assists companies with matters involving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Thad supports international companies across a range of industries, including aviation, automotive, defense, energy, financial services, manufacturing, medical devices, oilfield services, professional services, research and development, and technology.


Each registrant will receive a copy of the presentation, certificate of completion, and access to the webinar recording


Can’t make the live broadcast of this webinar?  Don’t worry; you will receive access to the webinar, via recording and PowerPoint presentation. Multi-viewer discounts are available.

Speaker and Presenter Information



Thaddeus R. McBride

Member - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

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Thu, Feb 21, 2019, 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

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