Broadcast Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has been aggressively enforcing culpable businesses that violate its regulatory policies. As part of these efforts, the framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments was published in May 2019 to define the essential elements of an effective economic sanctions compliance program. Furthermore, stringent enforcement actions continue to take place even amidst the growing implications brought by the pandemic.

Thus, companies doing business internationally should take proactive steps in ensuring up-to-date OFAC and economic sanctions compliance programs to avoid legal liabilities.

Join international trade attorneys Audi Syarief (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP) and Jasmine Zaki (ArentFox Schiff LLP) as they examine current and emerging trends and developments in OFAC regulations and economic sanctions compliance programs. Speakers will also share common regulatory issues and challenges as well as essential tips to efficiently implement OFAC compliance policies and procedures.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

  • OFAC Regulations and Economic Sanctions Compliance Programs: Trends and Updates
  • OFAC Enforcement Priorities
  • Essential Tips on Implementing OFAC Compliance Policies and Procedures
  • Risk Mitigation Strategies
  • Regulatory Outlook


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast



General knowledge of international trade law


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Audi Syarief, Associate Attorney
U.S. Economic Sanctions Speaker & Author

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Audi advises clients on U.S. economic sanctions and embargoes, export controls, and national security reviews. He has extensive experience in assessing civil and criminal enforcement risk, conducting internal investigations, strengthening trade compliance programs, and developing restricted-party screening protocols. He routinely advocates before OFAC, BIS, DDTC, and CFIUS, and has secured licenses and approvals, filed voluntary self-disclosures, responded to administrative subpoenas, and engaged in various other agency-engagement efforts to further client interests. He also regularly conducts due diligence reviews of corporate transactions from an international trade perspective, and advises on trade-related issues raised in civil litigation and arbitration matters.

Jasmine Zaki, Associate
International Trade and Investment Law Speaker & Advisor

ArentFox Schiff LLP

Jasmine advises clients operating in the Middle East and North Africa on commercial transactions and arrangements, including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, commercial agencies, and franchising agreements. Jasmine assists clients with structuring commercial contracts, distribution agreements, and services agreements and provides legal advice related to public international law, banking, policy, and political risk, economic development, and investment. In addition, she advised clients on entering emerging markets in post-conflict countries and countries in transition in the Middle East and Africa, with an emphasis on negotiating political, regulatory, and formation matters.



Audi SyariefAssociate Attorney

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP



Jasmine ZakiAssociate

ArentFox Schiff LLP

  • US Sanctions Overview
    • general concepts such as types of sanctions
    • countries sanctions
    • what is a US person
    • the 50% rule
    • the US financial system
    • *Causation/facilitation*
  • EU/UK Sanctions Overview
  • Country Program Developments
    • Russia
    • China/Hong Kong
    • Iran/JCPOA
    • Burma
    • Cuba
    • Venezuela
    • Yemen
    • *North Korea*
  • Hot Topics / Areas of Focus
    • Crypto assets
    • *Restricted-party Screening*
    • FCPA enforcement through sanctions
  • Steps for Compliance

Date & Time:

Thursday, September 29, 2022

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Financial Managing Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Compliance and Risk Officers
  • Investment Advisers
  • International Trade Lawyers
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Audi SyariefAssociate Attorney
U.S. Economic Sanctions Speaker & Author
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Jasmine ZakiAssociate
International Trade and Investment Law Speaker & Advisor
ArentFox Schiff LLP



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