Sponsorship & Speaking Engagement

Sandpiper - National Security, Sanctions, & Export Controls: Compliance, Investigations, Enforcement and Investments

May 23, 2024
New York, NY

Kirkland & Ellis Conference Center
601 Lexington Avenue

forensic accounting

CRA is a proud sponsor of the Sandpiper event titled “National Security, Sanctions, & Export Controls: Compliance, Investigations, Enforcement and Investments.”

With the expansion of mandates and regulations, U.S. regulatory bodies are increasingly focused on issues of national security. Enforcement of economic sanctions, growing emphasis on robust trade controls, and scrutiny of cross-border transactions continue to drive the rulemaking and investigative agendas of the Departments of Justice, Commerce, and the Treasury – and these/they are likely to remain key priorities for the near future. Join us for our complimentary, invitation-only briefing where expert panelists will discuss the effects of these agency priorities on companies operating in the global financial community. The program will feature a variety of interactive discussions designed to provide practical advice and guidance on topical issues including:

Financial Services and Economic Statecraft

  • Evolving trade controls and sanctions regimes
  • Hurdles in establishing compliance systems
  • Difficulties in exiting comprehensively (or nearly) sanctioned jurisdictions

National Security and Blockchain 

  • De-dollarization vs. stablecoins as amplifier of the dollar
  • Non-financial national security implications of new blockchain products
  • Lessons learned from recent government enforcement actions

Geopolitics and Supply Chain 

  • Building resiliency and flexibility
  • Re-birth of regional trading blocs
  • Impact on financing purchases of commodities over mid- and long-term
  • Enforcement efforts targeting transshipment

Cross-Border Services

  • CFIUS new regulations issued April 29.Outbound investment screening and other FDI updates.

From the government
Matthew S. Axelrod, Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
Devin DeBacker, Chief, Foreign Investment Review Section, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Jennifer Kennedy Gellie, Executive Deputy Chief performing the duties of Chief Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Tara M. La Morte, Chief, Illicit Finance & Money Laundering Unit, Asset Forfeiture Coordinator, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York
Ian Richardson, Chief Counsel, National Security Corporate Enforcement, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Bradley T. Smith, Director, OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C.
Michael Khoo, Co-Director, KleptoCapture Task Force, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Andrew C. Adams, Partner, Steptoe LLP, New York
Zachary S. Brez, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York
David P. Burns, Partner, Co-chair, National Security Practice Group, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Washington, D.C.
Allie Cheatham, Director, Head of Global Financial Crimes, Sanctions Risk Management, Citigroup Inc., New York
Nicole Erb, Partner, Co-lead, Economic Sanctions Practice, White & Case LLP, Washington, D.C.
Brian J. Fleming, Partner, Steptoe LLP, Washington, D.C.
Marcy Forman, Head of Investigations, AML, TD Bank, New York
Samuel Kleiner, Counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York
Sharon Cohen Levin, Partner, Co-head, National Security Practice, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York
Paul D. Marquardt, Partner, Head National Security Practice, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Washington, D.C.
Nick Niles, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago
Jesse Sucher, Associate Principal, Forensic Services, Charles River Associates, Washington, D.C.
Waqas Shahid, Vice President, Forensic Services, Charles River Associates, New York

CLE and CPE credits have been applied for.

Program highlights/Topics for discussion: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm EDT
(including lunch)

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