Michael V. Dobson, Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group's Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group has announced today that Michael V. Dobson, Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster LLP will speak at its webcast entitled: “EAR, ITAR, and OFAC Regulations: Fundamentals, Trends and Compliance Issues in 2019.” This event is scheduled on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (ET). End Quote
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    About Michael V. Dobson
    Michael Dobson, of counsel in Morrison & Foerster’s National Security practice group, has extensive experience advising clients on critical national security matters pertaining to U.S. economic sanctions, export controls, and various regulatory and compliance issues. Mr. Dobson most recently served as a Senior Sanctions Policy Advisor in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), where he was one of the U.S. government’s leading sanctions officials in the development and implementation of U.S. sanctions policy toward Russia and throughout the Western Hemisphere.

    In his position at OFAC, Mr. Dobson developed strategies and tactics for achieving U.S. sanctions policy objectives, and applied that understanding of policy goals to shape executive orders, regulations, general and specific licenses, and interpretive guidance across multiple sanctions regimes. He also provided direction to interagency efforts to anticipate and mitigate unintended consequences of sanctions.

    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.

    Event Synopsis:
    Over the years, the U.S. export control regulations have changed drastically. Recent developments include the expansion of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Entity List and the Unverified List in Part 744, modifications to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) U.S. Munitions List (USML) categories, and the reimposition of the Office of Foreign Assets Control's (OFAC's) Iran sanction.
    With intensified implementation and constant regulatory changes in the backdrop, new compliance trends and issues are expected to continuously arise. Being in the know of the latest regulatory and case law updates is crucial in mitigating risks and addressing compliance issues.

    In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in the enforcement of EAR, ITAR, and OFAC. Speakers will also present the important issues surrounding this significant topic along with tips and best practices for an effective compliance strategy.

    Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
    • EAR, ITAR, and OFAC Regulations – Fundamentals and Statistics
    • Emerging Trends in Regulatory Enforcement
    • Business Challenges and Opportunities Explored
    • Compliance Issues and Practical Strategies
    • 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 to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/

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