US Trade Sanctions and the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration – 5-9-17

  • May 9, 2017
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT)

invites you to an “off the record” brown bag lunch

to discuss current US trade sanctions policy related to Russia, Iran, Cuba, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, and other sanctions targets, focusing on the first 100 days of the Trump Administration and where US sanctions policy may be heading.


Peter Harrell, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions in the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs) Harrell’s current research interests include Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, and mechanisms to improve sanctions administration. As a frequent public commentator Harrell has been published or quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, Politico, andMSNBC, among other media outlets. He is also a frequent speaker and panelist at both NGO and private sector conferences, including giving presentations at the Royal United Services Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations, the British Bankers Association, PLI, the American Association of Exporters and Importers, and the Association of Banks of Singapore.


Adam Smith, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher (former Senior Advisor to the Director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council) Smith is an experienced international lawyer with a focus on international trade compliance and white collar investigations, including with respect to federal and state economic sanctions enforcement, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, embargoes, and export controls. From 2010-2015 Mr. Smith served in the Obama Administration as the Senior Advisor to the Director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and as the Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council.  At OFAC he played a primary role in all aspects of the agency’s work, including briefing Congressional and private sector leadership on sanctions matters, shaping new Executive Orders, regulations, and policy guidance for both strengthening sanctions (Russia and Syria) and easing measures (Iran, Burma and Cuba), and advising on enforcement actions following sanctions violations.

Moderated By:

Kerry Contini, Of Counsel, Baker McKenzie

Cristina Brayton-Lewis, Associate, White & Case

Members: Free
Non-members: $25


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