The Biden administration continues to navigate the US export controls and trade sanctions amidst the growing human rights concerns and national security issues. Recent developments that impact international transactions and require immediate attention involve goods, technology/software, and military intelligence focusing on China, Myanmar/Burma, and Russia. Heightened regulations are also imposed on individuals and entities to avoid unfair trade activities. Thus, being vigilant with the latest changes in the US foreign policy is increasingly important for companies having international operations and investments.

Join a panel of key thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group as they provide a comprehensive discussion on the recent changes and critical issues surrounding the US export controls and trade sanctions. Speakers will also provide practical tips and strategies to mitigate potential risks.

Key topics include:

  • US Export Controls and Sanctions: Recent Developments
  • Biden’s Foreign Policy: Impact on International Transactions
  • Red Flags in International Trading: What Businesses Should Know
  • Practical Tips to Mitigate Potential Risks
  • International Investments: What Lies Ahead


Course Level:



Advance Preparation: 

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

Live Webcast



General knowledge of international trade law


Course Code:  



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

2.0 CLE

How to Claim CLE Credits Per State:

CLE State Requirements:


Jonathan Cross, Counsel
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Based in New York, Jonathan Cross’s practice focuses on government investigations and regulatory matters, including US economic sanctions and export control issues, Exon-Florio foreign investment filing issues, and securities and antitrust litigation. He also has substantial experience in the field of complex commercial litigation, with a focus on transnational business disputes as well as project finance and infrastructure-related litigation.

In addition to this work, Jonathan regularly contributes to Herbert Smith Freehills’ sanctions blog, which covers the latest trends and developments in the sanctions space.

Jonathan obtained his J.D. in 2000 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, summa cum laude. He earned his B.A. in 1997 in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island. He clerked for the Hon. Karen J. Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.


Jonathan CrossCounsel

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Date & Time:

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

A recording will be available to view 24-48 hours after the live date.


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Who Should Attend:

  • Trade Lawyers
  • In-House Counsel
  • Regulatory and Policy Managers
  • Export Control Specialists
  • Trade Compliance Officers
  • Chief Compliance Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • Chief Logistics Officers
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Contracting Personnel
  • Financial Analysts


Jonathan CrossCounsel
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP



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