Upcoming Webinar

Essentials: Seven Vital Things Every Exporter (and its Bank) Needs To Know About Sanctions and Export Controls

Date:  Thursday, November 02, 2017

Time:  12:00 PM – 01:15 PM EST

Export controls and trade sanctions seem to keep changing.  Yet some of the fundamentals remain the same.  This live webinar from the popular SanctionsAlert.com Essentials Series will cover the seven vital things every exporter needs to know about sanctions and export controls.

It will also address what your banks are (or should be) considering when they decide whether to accept (or block) payment for an export transaction or agree to finance an export transaction.

Questions this webinar will address:

  • What do you need to know when you are engaging in an export?
  • What does a bank look for when deciding whether to accept (or block) the payment?
  • What does a bank consider before agreeing to finance an export transaction?
  • Have there been changes regarding export documentation requirements that may affect my transactions?
  • Does my company need to screen against US lists when exporting from another location?
  • Which trade controls apply to my transaction?

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Susan Kovarovics
Partner: Bryan Cave

Susan Kovarovics is co-leader of the International Trade Client Service Group. She has more than 20 years of experience providing practical solutions to legal and compliance issues. Susan counsels U.S. and non-U.S. private and publicly held companies in a variety of industries, including aerospace, agribusiness, consumer electronics, defense, healthcare, higher education, manufacturing and national security.

Her practice has a specific focus on matters involving the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), U.S. anti-boycott laws, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Susan leverages this specialized experience to play a vital role in M&A transactions, helping her clients conduct due diligence and evaluate risk related to export and sanctions compliance, anti-boycott, and anti-corruption matters.

Lynn Van Buren
Associate General Counsel: Global Trade Compliance at Verizon

In this role, Ms. Van Buren is responsible for providing legal advice and training relating to export,import and sanctions issues worldwide.

Prior to joining Verizon, Ms. Van Buren was in private practice, counseling clients across various industries on export control, sanctions and related compliance issues. Ms. Van Buren graduated, Order of the Coif, from the University of Wisconsin Law School and received a MA in International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. In 2011, Ms. Van Buren received the International Labour Organization (ILO) Client Choice Award in the trade and customs category.

She participates in webinars in a personal capacity.

In accordance with the International Compliance Association (ICA) protocols, ICA awards CPD points to SanctionsAlert.com webinars on the basis of the learning hour. For a webinar of 75 minutes, this means 1.25 CPD points.


Anna Sayre, Legal Content Writer, SanctionsAlert.com

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Attendee Testimonials


Bank of America

“Great knowledge from the presenters and the content was relevant”
— José R. Fernandez, Bank of America – Charlotte, NC, USA


Wells Fargo

“Great coverage of information”
— Cathy Swindell-Smith, Wells Fargo – Charlotte, NC, USA


Axa Equitable Life Insurance Company

“It was very informative. The speakers were clear and the information was disseminated in a clear, concise manner.”
— Nicolette Douglas, Axa Equitable Life Insurance Company – New York, NY, USA



“The content was excellent and easy to understand. The presenters did a great job!”
— Susan Wilson, RBC – Toronto, Canada


Comerico Bank

“Both speakers were exceptionally knowledgeable and provided practical information regarding the sanctions changes”
— Adam Hermes, Comerico Bank – Livonia, USA