Kristofer G. Readling, Attorney, Morrison & Foerster LLP to Speak at TKG's Heightened Enforcement Actions in Economic Sanctions: Compliance Trends and Considerations

Top Quote The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Kristofer G. Readling, Attorney, Morrison & Foerster LLP will speak at a webcast entitled: “Heightened Enforcement Actions in Economic Sanctions: Compliance Trends and Considerations” This event is scheduled for May 28, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET. End Quote
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    About Kristofer G. Readling
    Kristofer Readling, an associate in Morrison & Foerster’s National Security practice group, focuses on sanctions and export control issues and investigations, having most recently served as an Enforcement Officer in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). At OFAC, Kristofer investigated violations of various U.S. sanctions programs, led large, complex enforcement cases, developed and implemented novel investigative strategies and enforcement theories, and negotiated settlements. His cases involved exports of controlled U.S.-origin content to sanctioned countries, trade-based extensions of credit to sanctioned Russian entities, sanctions evasion attempts by Iranian businesses, and international mergers and acquisitions involving prior corporate dealings with sanctioned persons. To support OFAC’s mission, Kristofer advised OFAC staff on difficult issues with few legal or policy precedents and helped to establish many OFAC Enforcement precedents by bringing novel public actions against U.S. and foreign companies for violations of U.S. sanctions., Attorney, Morrison & Foerster LLP

    About Morrison & Foerster LLP
    With approximately 1,000 lawyers in 16 offices, Morrison & Foerster is a preeminent global law firm dedicated to delivering business-oriented results to clients across the United States, Europe and Asia. Dynamic technology and life science companies, large financial institutions, leading consumer product companies and other market leaders come to MoFo for knowledge, innovation and business aptitude. MoFo handles some of the world’s largest crossborder transactions and resolves major disputes across multiple jurisdictions. The firm has a long-standing commitment to pro bono work and social justice.


    The past year has seen the significant expansion and increased enforcement of U.S. sanctions programs. Aside from the re-imposition of nuclear sanctions against Iran, there were other key developments that also gained attention. These include the sanctions on seven Russian oligarchs and the new sanctions programs in relation to Nicaragua and U.S. election interference. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has also emphasized the expanded reach of its authorities and sanctions programs to the cryptocurrency landscape and other novel fields.

    Counsel to companies should expect intensified enforcement activity as economic sanctions remain a vigorous tool of the U.S. foreign policy in 2019 and beyond. The need to secure up-to-date knowledge is crucial in the current regulatory landscape.

    In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders brought together by The Knowledge Group will help businesses and their counsel understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the recent enforcement efforts under the U.S. economic sanctions. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing effective compliance practices in light of the recent developments.

    Key topics include:
    - U.S. Economic Sanctions: Recent Enforcement Developments
    - Compliance Trends and Considerations
    - Mitigating Risks and Pitfalls
    - Best Compliance Practices
    - What Lies Ahead

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:

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