Upcoming Webinar

Compliance Considerations on Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA)

Date:  Thursday, May 31, 2018

Time:  12:00 PM – 01:15 PM EST, 05:00 PM – 06:15 PM London,
06:00 PM – 07:15 PM Amsterdam

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Last August, President Trump signed the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) into law. Its broad provisions imposed sweeping new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea. Though many of these sanctions are yet to be implemented, CAATSA presents significant new compliance risks for both U.S. and non-U.S. companies conducting business with the above countries, namely – Russia.

In this SanctionsAlert.com webinar, our experts will talk you through the potential pitfalls and main compliance issues that could arise when confronted with CAATSA and how to protect your business from any associated risks.

In this SanctionsAlert.com Webinar, you will learn:

  • New compliance responsibilities related to CAATSA
  • Vital information about a little-known provision related to cryptocurrencies used by terrorists;
  • Potential new lists you need to keep under consideration for list matching;
  • New compliance risks for US and non US companies doing business in Russia; and
  • How to protect your business from any associated risks.

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Michelle Turner Roberts 
Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP

copy_of_head_shotMs. Roberts is an associate in the export controls and sanctions practice at Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe. She counsels clients on export controls, economic sanctions, and related regulatory matters before the Departments of Commerce, Treasury, and State. She has experience assisting with licensing issues, Technical Assistance and Manufacturing License Agreements, voluntary disclosures, development of compliance procedures and internal controls, and has helped clients obtain favorable determinations on commodity jurisdiction and classification requests. Ms. Roberts also has extensive experience in conducting internal investigations and compliance audits, including serving as part of a team of auditors for an external monitorship required under a Commerce Department settlement agreement. Ms. Roberts has worked with clients in a range of industries, including defense, telecommunications, actuation and instrumentation, life sciences, and finance. She is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland (inactive) bars, and is on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

Jeff Schwartz
Senior Global Trade Counsel, Ethics and Compliance Office, Office of the General Counsel

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Jeff is the Senior Global Trade Counsel at HPE, a multinational enterprise information technology company. Based in the Washington, DC area, Jeff has broad experience in import, export, and sanctions laws and is the attorney in Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Office of the General Counsel providing legal counseling and support for the company’s international trade compliance responsibilities around the world.

Prior to joining HP, Jeff was a member of the International Trade & Regulatory practice at Alston & Bird LLP. Before practicing law, Jeff worked as a strategy consultant in the Washington, D.C., office, of Kaiser Associates, Inc., where he advised industry-leading clients on a variety of corporate strategy issues, including global supply chain strategy. Jeff earned his J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School, as well as a M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. He completed undergraduate studies in International Studies at Emory University.


75 minutes

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Anna Sayre, Legal Content Writer, SanctionsAlert.com

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