In recent months, both the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (which is primarily responsible for enforcing U.S. economic sanctions) issued guidance on how these regulators will assess compliance programs, including for non-U.S. entities. This webinar will discuss notable aspects of this compliance guidance and certain common root causes of violations that U.S. authorities are focused on. It will also address risks and pitfalls that are especially relevant to non-U.S. financial institutions along with practical approaches to avoiding them.
Adam Lurie, Washington D.C. and New York - Adam is the Head of Linklaters' Dispute Resolution Practice in the United States and the Americas, and Linklaters' Washington, D.C. office. He has been recognized as one of the United States' top lawyers focusing on complex civil litigation and trials, as well as white-collar defense and other crisis management. Multinational companies, financial institutions, foreign governments and leaders engage Adam as their lead counsel in their most important cases, whether civil, arbitration, white-collar, or regulatory and for their most significant corporate governance matters. Adam draws on his prior experience in all three branches of the U.S. government, including a senior DOJ official, DOJ white-collar prosecutor, and chief counsel for a committee in the U.S. Congress.
Doug Davison, Washington D.C. - Doug advises individuals and entities in a range of cross border proceedings involving the SEC and other federal, state and foreign agencies. He also helps clients identify and mitigate potential risks arising from U.S. primary and secondary sanctions in connection with global transactions. Recent matters involve advising financial institution and corporate clients in navigating potential risks arising from Russia, Iran and Venezuela-related SDN designations. Additionally, Doug specializes in counseling clients through franchise threatening crises arising from regulatory matters, including responding to and obtaining relief from OFAC's blocking sanctions.
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