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Export Controls and Sanctions in the Real World - What Happened in 2017 & What to Expect in 2018
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When: Feb. 21, 2018
8:00am -12:00pm
Where: Smiths Medical
6000 Nathan Lane North
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55442
United States
Contact: Jessica Truhler

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Export Controls and Sanctions in the Real World - What Happened in 2017 & What to Expect in 2018

  • Featuring the latest regulatory and policy development from Washington, DC & practical compliance information & insight for U.S. companies.
  • Features a view from the trenches: In-house export & sanctions compliance perspective.
  • US Export Enforcement Updates from Special Agent Perry Davis, Office of Export Enforcement, Bureau of Industry & Security, US Department of Commerce.
  • Bring your questions to the panel Q&A session where there will be perspectives from an attorney who specializes in sanctions, a BIS agent, and representatives from two local companies who manage export compliance


Audience/Who Should Attend?

  • Exporters
  • Legal Counsel
  • Customer Service
  • Sales and Sales Managers
  • Procurement and Logistics

Learning Objectives

  1. Overview of developments on US Sanctions on Cuba, Iran, Russia, & Venezuela
  2. Overview of current status & trends in US defense trade, including US Export Control Reform & Defense Trade Controls
  3. Update on US dual-use export controls administered by BIS
  4. Update on OFAC, BIS, DDT enforcement
  5. Export controls best practices for compliance programs
  6. Panel discussion/Q&A



Douglas N. Jacobson — Founding Partner, Jacobson Burton Kelley PLLC

Doug Jacobson is the founding partner of the Washington, DC-based international trade law firm of Jacobson Burton Kelley PLLC. Doug has more than 25 years of experience representing a wide range of U.S. and non-U.S. companies on export control and international trade issues and serves as principal outside international trade counsel to a number of U.S. and non U.S.-based multinational financial institutions and companies in the electronic, manufacturing, chemical, defense, medical, oil and gas, aerospace and software sectors.

With respect to export matters, Doug counsels clients on compliance with U.S. and multilateral regimes governing the export of dual-use items, software, technology, defense articles and humanitarian products. He assists companies in understanding and navigating the complex rules set forth in the U.S. Export Administration Regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the various sanctions regulations administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Doug also represents companies in enforcement proceedings conducted by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security and Office of Antiboycott Compliance, the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and OFAC.

Doug served as the BIS and OFAC approved independent auditor in one of the largest criminal and civil export controls and sanctions enforcement cases brought by those agencies.

Doug is a frequent speaker on export controls and sanctions matters and is the author of a number of articles on international trade compliance topics. He the editor and publisher of International Trade Law News, a Web-based compilation of news and information on export controls, sanctions and other international trade issues. Doug is active in a number of international trade organizations and serves as general counsel to the National Council on International Trade Development and is a member of the Board of Governors of the American Association of Exporters and Importers. He serves as an Adjunct Professor on U.S. export controls and sanctions at the American University's Washington College of Law in Washington, DC, the University of Turin (Italy), and the University of Münster (Germany).

Doug is ranked by the Chambers and Partners' Global and USA publications as one of the leading export controls and sanctions attorneys. He is also listed in Who's Who Legal as a leading international trade attorney.

Doug received a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctorate from the American University’s Washington College of Law, where he was an editor of the American University Law Review. He is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland Bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


Christopher J. McLaughlin — Intellectual Property Counsel, Rudolph Technologies, Inc, Bloomington, MN


Matt Audette — Global Logistics & Customer Service Manager, Zimpro Corporation, Eden Prairie


Perry Davis — Special Agent, Office of Export Enforcement, Bureau of Industry & Security, U.S. Department of Commerce


Half Day Seminar Program Schedule

8:00 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. Program
12:00 p.m. Adjourn

Registration Fees

Member: $50
Non-Member: $60 
Student: $10 

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