The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions programs based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals against targeted countries, organizations and individuals that the United States government deems as a threat to its national security, foreign policy, or economy.
This one-hour webinar provides an introduction to the OFAC programs as well as potential policy changes under the new Biden Administration in regards to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action against Iran, as well as the 2017 law focused on and impacting Russia, Iran and North Korea. It will examine and share lessons learned from recent enforcement actions involving Apple, Amazon, Bitgo, PNG Paribas, Schlumberger, and ZTE, including ZTE's re-designation for failure to discipline offending employees.
Your instructor, Robert J. Ward, Jr., has more than 32 years of experience as an international trade law attorney having worked for three of the big four consulting firms as well as two Fortune 200 companies and a half dozen Fortune 500 companies. He has served as Chief Compliance Officer for the world's largest maritime services company as well as for a globally deployed oil and gas telecommunications start-up company.