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Don't forget to sign up for the second webinar in an ongoing series, Ask an ExpertNavigating OFAC/BIS Licensing & Sanctions, on Nov. 16 at 10 AM ET.

C&SN's Ashleigh Subramanian-Montgomery will host leading sanctions attorneys where they will explore the often confusing and technical nuances of navigating regulatory requirements under sanctions regimes implemented by both the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), in some of the most complicated crisis zones, such as Afghanistan, Myanmar, North Korea, and Syria. 

Sanctions, despite mounting evidence of their inefficacy in achieving dubious U.S. foreign policy goals and their detrimental impacts on innocent civilians, economies, and civil society, are increasingly being used as a “tool of first resort” by the U.S. government. This webinar aims to support NGOs in understanding sanctions compliance and unpacking approaches, questions, and appeal processes (BIS) for general licenses, specific licenses, and export licenses. 

A moderated discussion will be followed by ample time for an open floor Q&A session between audience members and panelists.

Our panelists include:  Andrea al-Attar, attorney, principal at Al-Attar Law and former OFAC enforcement officer; James Min, partner at LimNexus and experienced in building sanctions and export control compliance measures for NGOs; Chelsea Ellis, associate at LimNexus and specialist in international trade, export controls, and sanctions; and Amelia Schmidt, counsel at KaiserDillon with substantial regulatory expertise in U.S. export control laws and sanctions. Click here to read the panelists' full bios and learn more about their work and background.

Disclaimer: this webinar discussion does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice.

Due to the sensitivity of the content and to foster open discussion, this webinar will take place under the Chatham House Rule: there will be no recording and please do not quote the panelists.

It's a series! Keep an eye out for the third and final "Ask An Expert" webinar, hosted by C&SN (separate invites to follow):

  • UNSCR 2664 at One Year - Wednesday, Dec. 6 @ 10 am ET
  • Find the recording from C&SN’s first webinar in the series, Human Impacts & Exploring Sanctions Termination, here.
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