Webinar: U.S. Economic Sanctions 101
January 11, 2024 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
1.25 Hours MCLE
Learn to “think” like a sanctions lawyer. This webinar provides a comprehensive introduction to the U.S. economic sanctions laws and regulations administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), for practicing attorneys. It outlines the legal framework for OFAC administered sanctions programs, including: (1) the comprehensive embargoes on Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Syria, and the occupied regions of Ukraine; (2) OFAC administered sanctions lists, including the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (“SDN”) List; (3) the unique sanctions programs targeting Russia and Venezuela; and (4) the agency’s own reporting, procedures, and penalties regulations, and compliance framework.
Key OFAC sanctions program concepts, such as the 50 Percent rule, prohibited facilitation and causation, as well as so-called “secondary sanctions,” are also covered. In addition, the webinar provides an overview on judicial precedent related to OFAC’s agency actions.
Non-Member Price: $81.25
Member Price: $56.25
Kian Meshkat is the Managing Attorney of Meshkat Law, P.C., a boutique California-based law firm specializing in U.S. economic sanctions and export controls. He represents multinational corporations, small businesses, financial institutions, and individuals, in matters related to U.S. economic sanctions and export controls laws and regulations. Such matters include providing routine transactional advice, regulatory licensing, internal investigations, self-disclosures, enforcement actions, compliance, and delisting requests.
As a former Managing Consultant with a Big 4’s Global Trade practice, he served as a subject matter expert to the court-appointed monitor for the largest monitorship in U.S. history for sanctions and export controls violations. He has also written extensively on trade-related laws and issues for various legal publications, and has appeared on various media outlets providing insight as a trusted source on sanctions and export controls laws relevant to current events.