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

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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.

Attendees Will Learn How To:

  • Identify when an internal investigation into potential violations of the U.S. export controls and sanctions laws is needed;
  • Determine when outside counsel is needed to direct the investigation;
  • Scope the investigation to ensure it remains within proper and defensible bounds;
  • Ensure that the investigation is directed in a way that preserves the attorney-client and work product privileges;
  • Preserve, collect and review documents in connection with the investigation;
  • Interact with U.S. enforcement authorities during the investigation;
  • Determine whether to present the investigation findings to U.S. enforcement authorities;
  • Remediate systemic compliance challenges identified by the investigation; and
  • Present any findings to U.S. enforcement authorities when the investigation is completed.

Who Should Attend:

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

The webinar will be presented through PowerPoint slides and will include live video and commentary from Timothy P. O’Toole, a member of the law firm of Miller & Chevalier Chartered, in Washington D.C.  Ranked as one of the nation’s leading international trade lawyers by Legal 500, Tim has defended defendants facing government enforcement actions for over two decades and has focused on defending matters arising under export controls and the U.S. sanctions laws.  He has vast experience dealing with U.S. regulators and enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and in providing clients with compliance advice designed to help ensure they never need to defend enforcement actions in the first place.

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Webinar Details


September 10, 2019


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



1 Participant: $150.00
2-5 Participants: $112.50 each
(25% discount for all participants)
6 or more Participants: $75.00 each
(50% discount for all participants)

ECoP® EAR or ITAR Renewal Credits


Event #: 13834

CES: 1.5

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