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COVID-19 Outbreak: Anticipating the Unpredictable and What This Means for the Export World

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The worldwide coronavirus outbreak has created new challenges for everyone, including those tasked with compliance with U.S. export controls and sanctions laws. Border closures, prohibitions on large gatherings and social distancing have produced new compliance challenges, as well as novel issues related to due diligence, internal investigations, and enforcement. In this webinar, compliance professionals and in-house counsel will learn how to spot and respond to these unique problems.

What Participants Will Learn:

  • Areas of U.S. Export Controls Laws in Which COVID-19 Is Creating Challenges
  • Locations within the U.S. Sanctions Laws in Which COVID-19 is Creating Challenges
  • How COVID-19 Is Affecting Pre and Post-Closing Due Diligence
  • How COVID-19 Is Affecting Internal Investigations into Possible Violations of the U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions Laws
  • Licensing Challenges, Especially for Humanitarian Items
  • Challenges for Compliance
  • Risk Assessments and Management Support
  • Internal Controls and Audits
  • Management of the Investigation along with Document and Evidence Collection
  • How COVID-19 Is Affecting Enforcement Actions, Including Interaction with Government
  • Remediation Measures

Who Should Attend:

  • Compliance professionals
  • In-House counsel
  • Outside counsel
  • Anyone who may need to spot, manage, or conduct an internal investigation into export controls or U.S. sanctions issues

Speaker Bio: Timothy P. O’Toole, Esq. is the leader of Miller & Chevalier’s White Collar Defense Practice Group. Between his time at Miller & Chevalier and his time in government service, Mr. O’Toole has been conducting and leading large-scale defense investigations for over 20 years. Although Mr. O’Toole has substantial experience in all areas of white collar practice, his main focus is on defending enforcement actions and conducting investigations involving the economic sanctions, export controls, and anti-money laundering laws. His clients run the gamut from U.S. and non-U.S. financial institutions to public companies in the aviation, insurance, logistics, manufacturing, and oil and gas sectors. Recognized as one of the leading international trade lawyers in the U.S. by Chambers USA, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, and Global Investigations Review, Mr. O’Toole represents companies and individuals at all stages of the process, including defending enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). He also provides companies and individuals with advice on compliance with the U.S. economic sanctions, export controls and anti-money laundering laws, and interacts regularly with DOJ, OFAC, DDTC, and BIS in that capacity.

This webinar will provide PowerPoint slides and include video and commentary. Each registrant will receive a copy of the presentation, certificate of completion, and access to the webinar recording.

Computer Requirements:

  • Internet (broadband recommended)
  • Speakers/headset is required to hear the presentation

Please read the Webinar Terms and Conditions before you register.

Webinar Details


April 16, 2020


1 hour 30 minutes
Comprised of 1 hour of commentary and 30 minute Q&A session




ECoP® EAR or ITAR Renewal Credits


Event #: Pending