Sanctions have increasingly come to the forefront in recent years as a critical tool of U.S. foreign policy, translating into stricter enforcement by the U.S. Departments of Justice, the Treasury, and Commerce. Criminal and civil investigations into alleged sanctions and export controls violations can be massive, disrupting, costly, and lead to substantial penalties, as can be seen in the multi-million (and billion) dollar penalties imposed on various banks in the past few years. Even cases where no penalties are imposed can exact tremendous costs on companies, including legal fees, but arguably more importantly, disruption of business activities and reputational damage, among others. This seminar covers the key components of criminal investigations – how to manage the situation from the onslaught and zealously and effectively represent your client.
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