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Upcoming Live Webinars

Our live webinars combine PowerPoint slides and streaming live video to keep the topics both interesting and informative. All webinars include a 60 minute presentation followed by a 30 minute comprehensive Q&A session. All attendees receive a copy of the presentation, certificate of completion, and access to the recorded version of the webinar via email.

Preparing Voluntary Self-Disclosures: Requirements, Best Practices, and Pitfalls to Avoid

July 18, 2019
1:00-2:30 PM EDT
Instructor: Olga Torres

From time to time, companies may discover export or economic sanctions violations and must make the decision whether to self-disclose to the U.S. government agency enforcing the violated regulation. When considering a voluntary self-disclosure (VSD), companies must take into account the entire facts and circumstances leading to the potential violation, as well as the advantages and disadvantages associated with self-disclosures.  This decision may not be an easy one, as frequently top-level executives know very little about export compliance, and some companies may not be certain of the jurisdiction that applies to their products (e.g., whether their products are dual-use or defense).

The New “Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments”:  What You Need to Know

July 24, 2019
1:00-2:30 PM EDT
Instructor: Timothy O’Toole

On May 2, 2019, the United States Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments.  The Framework was expressly designed to provide “OFAC’s perspective on the essential components of a sanctions compliance program.”  The document also outlines how these elements will be considered in the event of an enforcement action, and analyzes the root causes of economic sanctions violations that OFAC has identified in its investigative process.  The document is essential reading for all compliance professionals, and its lessons must be incorporated into any effective compliance program.  This webinar will cover the Framework itself and the lessons it provides for adapting U.S. sanctions compliance policies and procedures. 

Technology Export Controls: Practical Tips and Tools for Compliance

July 31, 2019
1:00-2:30 PM EDT
Instructor: Felice Laird

Technology transfer is the process of transferring technical information relating to the design, engineering, manufacture, production, and use of goods and/or service from one party to another. Companies generally focus on tangible exports when designing export compliance plans, sometimes leaving out technology transfers or including technology exports as an afterthought. In this webinar, we move on from the compliance basics to a roadmap of recommended practices for companies and other organizations with export-controlled products and data.

Not Your Everyday Investigation: Authorizing, Managing and Conducting Internal Investigations into Potential Violations of U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions Laws

September 10, 2019
1:00-2:30 PM EDT
Instructor: Timothy O’Toole

The export controls and sanctions laws are so broad and complex that they present multiple compliance challenges.  One of these is how to react when something goes wrong in order to avoid turning a little problem into a big problem or how to prevent a big problem from turning into a disaster.  This often involves authorizing, managing, or conducting an internal investigation, which can be tricky to navigate in this highly-specialized area of the law.  In this webinar, compliance professionals and in-house counsel will learn how to spot and respond to the recurring issues that arise during export controls and sanctions investigations.  As will become clear, the best way to respond to these issues is to confront them actively and aggressively.