August 11-12, 2020 | Washington DC

American University Washington School of Law


Registration and Breakfast

Sanctions 2020: What Every Trade Compliance Professional Needs to Know

Divided into two segments, the first segment of the discussion will be dedicated to addressing up to the minute changes to global sanctions regulations, enforcement in key regions, including Iran and Russia, while the second segment of the session will explore how corporate executives are effectively maintaining compliance within those same regions by troubleshooting specific scenarios utilizing real-life facts.

    • Rowan McDaniel, Head of Sanctions, United States, Financial Crimes Compliance, HSBC USA
    • Moderator 1: Doreen Edelman, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler
    • Moderator 2: Zarema Jaramillo, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler
    • Moderator 3: Jason Burgoyne, Director, Export Compliance, Investigations and M&A, Honeywell|Aerospace


Refreshment Break

Chairs’ Opening Remarks & Attendee Ice Breaker

  • Laura J. Molinari, Executive Counsel, GE
  • Ann Broeker, Assistant General Counsel, Moody’s


Spotlight on 5 Common Global Compliance Risks

A session focused on common global sanctions compliance risks.

  • Nicole Erb, Partner, White & Case
  • Cristina Brayton-Lewis, Partner, White & Case


Government Enforcement Roundtable: Priorities, Trends and Considerations for Building a Best In Class Compliance Program for 2021 and Beyond

Join key Government agencies representing the range of anti-corruption/anti-bribery, export controls, international trade and sanctions regulation and enforcement. Take note as the panel shares insights on current enforcement targets and priorities, discusses common compliance loopholes and shares perspectives on how companies can achieve best in class compliance.

    • Daniel Dodds, Enforcement Officer, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), U.S. Depart-ment of the Treasury
    • Robert I. Dodge, Assistant Director, FCPA Unit, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
    • Lorinda Laryea, Assistant Chief, FCPA Unit, U.S. Department of Justice
    • Moderator: David Stuart, Partner, Cravath Swaine & Moore


Networking & Advisory Board Luncheons


Third Party Due Diligence Checklist: The Chief Compliance Officers’ Guide for Establishing Effective Vetting and Screening Processes and Procedures

Join Chief Compliance Officers as they participate in a practical and engaging discussion on best practices for evaluating potential third parties and partners. Including tips and tricks for successfully:

  • Identifying specific risk exposure presented by various types and levels of third parties
  • Managing unique vetting and screening challenges presented by specific jurisdictions
  • Discerning red and green flags when conducting background checks
  • Updating your vetting and screening process based on the growing and changing needs of your business
  • Vetting and screening state-owned entities
  • Establishing a process to verify third party compliance with your corporate compliance program
    • Steph Vogel, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer & Assistant General Counsel, National Basketball Association
    • Randi Roberts, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Compliance, PVH
    • Pia Vining, Senior Director, Due Diligence, TRACE International


Roadmap for Compliance: Proactive Strategies for Navigating China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

Since it’s inception in 2013, more than 130 countries have signed BRI investment agreements. Growing and evolving at an exceptional rate, the BRI initiative holds tremendous opportunity for global business- but with great opportunity comes great risks. Join panelists as they explore the ambitious development initiative including discussion on identifying those countries and regions ripe for BRI investment, trade routes, and what China’s geopolitical position means for corruption and compliance risks.

  • Jennifer Maki, Head of International Trade Compliance AD&M & Senior Counsel, TE Connectivi-ty
  • Moderator: Matt Bell, Senior Managing Director, Forensic & Litigation Consulting Practice Leader- Export Controls and Sanctions, FTI Consulting


Networking Break

CFIUS 2020: Navigating the New Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) Regulations to Implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA)

The final CFIUS regulations are anticipated to go into effect by February 2020. Join panelists as they explore:

  • An overview of the new proposed regulations
  • Broadened jurisdiction- who falls within the scope of the new regulations?
  • Part 800- covered control transactions and covered investments
  • Part 802- covered real estate transactions
  • Key considerations for U.S. businesses and foreign investors
    • Alicia Novak, Vice President of Compliance and Risk, F-Prime Capital Partners
    • Scott Baucum, Vice President, U.S. Special Compliance & Asset Protection, Bayer
    • Michael Stransky, Senior Manager for Foreign Affairs, Government Affairs and Policy Officer, General Electric
    • Moderator: Randall Cook, Senior Managing Director, Ankura


Data Driven Risk Assessments- Empowering Compliance with Analytics

Is your compliance program effectively and strategically taking advantage of data? Listen and learn as panelists share the ways in which data and analytics is transforming organizations’ risk profiles, including discussion on:

  • How data- driven risk assessments are working to reduce corporate liability
  • Using predictive and behavioral analytics to spot non-compliance and fraud
  • Emerging technology and the growing role of Artificial Intelligence
  • Satisfying Government compliance expectations with data analytics
  • Julia P. Sorrentino, Senior Counsel & Director, Legal Services & Compliance Corporate Global Trade , Office of the General Counsel, Raytheon Company


Day 1 Adjourns, Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks

Cocktail Hour

Looking ahead – Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and its relationship to the ITAR

This session will discuss the increasing enterprise risks and obligations introduced by the 2020 Department of Defense Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and its relationship to the ITAR/EAR. In-House Counsel and Compliance Officers will better understand the evolving legal, regulatory, and cybersecurity landscape and how to reduce their compliance and contracting risks to maintain current commercial and government contracts, and strategies to win more business leveraging cybersecurity as a competitive advantage.

    • Jerry Leishman, Vice President and National Practice Director, Cortac Group
    • Christos Linardakis, Managing Partner, Strategic Aerospace & Defense Advisors


Spotlight Address: Lessons Learned from Managing High Risk Transactions

Faces of ACES Award Ceremony

Coffee Break

Interactive Track Sessions: Co-Chairs’ Instructions and Opening Remarks

Prepare to roll up your sleeves and choose your own adventure as you specially tailor your onsite experience to meet the unique needs of your current compliance program. Designed specifically to tackle anti-corruption and global trade compliance related issues, attendees will partake in sessions that relate directly to their responsibilities while leaving impertinent content behind. Formatted for optimal benchmarking, engagement and strategizing opportunities, prepare to lean-in, take note and share during these highly collaborative sessions, including:

  • Practical Scenarios : Sessions designed specifically around interactive hypotheticals, brain-teasers and real-world conundrums 
  • Expert Panels: Featuring the thought-leadership of leading in-house practitioners, identify solutions and tools for overcoming today’s most challenging and relevant anti-corruption and global trade obstacles
  • Breakout Discussions: Designed with group participation in mind- attendees will be responsible for driving discussion on various topics. Come prepared to share your most pressing questions and trusted solutions.

Track A: Anti Corruption-Practical Scenarios: Addressing Anti-Corruption Compliance Challenges in Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions

Scenario 1: You are the Chief Compliance Officer for Company X. Company X has recently announced plans to acquire Company Y.

Instructions: During this working group session, create a road map for outlining your initial FCPA due diligence strategy, including DOJ/SEC requirements, key risk areas, buyer considerations and seller considerations.
Scenario 2: Upon conducting your due diligence, you’ve identified some alarming books and records keeping Instructions: With your group discuss:
    •  What qualifies as “alarming”?
    •  What actions should be taken per SEC/DOJ guidance? 
  • Rebecca Rohr, Vice President, Anti-Corruption and Global Trade, Ethics & Compliance Office, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Frank Mirkow, Vice President, International Corporate Counsel and Compliance, Feld Entertainment


Track B: Global Trade – Privacy, Cyber Security and Data Control Considerations- What Every Compliance Officer Needs to Know

The final CFIUS regulations are anticipated to go into effect by February 2020. Join panelists as they explore:

  • The Impact of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on corporate investigations and due diligence
  • Data protection regimes in Latin America, Asia and Africa
  • Safeguarding against a third party security breach
  • Lisa Barksdale, SVP, In Business Privacy Officer, NA Data Governance & Privacy, Citi
  • Joe Omurchadha, Head of Corporate Compliance & Ethics, Lidl


Track A: Anti-Corruption Practical Scenarios: Compliance Officer Handbook- Auditing your Whistleblower Program

You have just been hired as the first Chief Compliance Officer at Company X. Company X has several subsidiaries, located in South America, Asia and Europe. Your CEO prides themself on being an “compliance advocate” - so much so that all employees have access to the CEO’s personal number to report any wrongdoings.  Per your CEOs directions, your first priority is to develop a comprehensive whistleblower manual. This manual will be provided to all employees, and will include one consistent policy with clear and precise instructions to be followed by all employees, globally. During this session, roll up your sleeves and join your working group in creating a 1 page manual that will include: 

  • Your top 5 instructions for a Whistleblower
  • Current red flags surrounding existing practices
  • Recommended considerations for your CEO
  • Lessons learned from past experiences 
  • Stephanie Accuosti, Associate General Counsel – Compliance, Weatherford


Track B: Global Trade Practical Scenarios: Classification and Licensing in Action

During this interactive exercise benefit from the opportunity to troubleshoot and discuss in real-time the classification and licensing of various types of commodities under current trade regulations. Utilizing a real-life scenario to explore different types of products and technologies learn what the appropriate classification for each product/technology would be and why based on current industry best practice, Government guidance and the current state of regulation.  The session leaders will also share insights for handling items, products and technology where a conflict exists in classification determinations and definitions. Time will be reserved for open Q&A with the audience as well.

  • Joshua Richter, Sr. Director, Trade Compliance, Leonardo DRS
  • Michael Andersen, Director, Compliance and Empowered Official, Brownells 
  • Julia Mason, Former Director, International Trade Operations, Vista Outdoor


Networking Luncheon

Track A: Anti-Corruption The CCO’s Top 5: Unboxing the Year’s Most Significant Developments and Considerations

Join panelists for a lively discussion as they walk through the 5 most significant global anti-corruption developments of the past year. Including discussion on international enforcement actions, emerging regulations and legislation, trends and anti-corruption priorities worldwide.  

    • Natalia Shehadeh, Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Technip
    • Michael Kostiw, Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, AECOM
    • Moderator: Ryan Rohlfsen, Partner, Ropes & Gray


Fireside Chat: The Uptick of Consent Agreements- What Recent Export Penalties and Violations Mean for your Business and Industry

Between February 2019 and February 2020 twice as many Consent Agreements were entered into with DDTC than 2017 and 2018 combined. Lean in and listen as Waqas Shahid and Alan T. Levesque partake in an engaging exploration of the defense industry’s latest agreements and what they mean for exporters. Featuring first hand insight and shared best practices for successfully navigating penalties, including discussion on voluntary disclosures and risk mitigation. Time will be reserved for audience Q&A.

  • Alan T. Levesque, Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Raytheon Company
In Conversation With: Waqas Shahid, Managing Director, Ankura


Track A: Anti-Corruption: Tales from a Monitorship: What to Expect When Transforming Global Operations Post Violation

 Learn how your organization can benefit from the collective experiences of others as you are provided with insights into how your company can successfully recover and build a robust compliance program within your global organization post-investigation, settlement or prosecution. Including discussion on: 

  • Monitor selection
  • On-boarding your Monitor, relationship building and the significance and importance of internal messaging and attitudes 
  • Internal and external resourcing and relationship management 
  • Goal tracking and journey mapping
John Buretta, Partner, Cravath Swaine & Moore


Track B: Global Trade: What Keeps You Up at Night? The Technology Controls, Data Transfers, Encryption and Emerging Technology Edition

Join presenters for an engaging and lively discussion as they explore their top 5 challenges and solutions for navigating trade controls, data transfers, encryption and emerging technology. Including insightful conversation on classification and implementation challenges, licensing, common compliance pitfalls, foreign requirements and keeping pace with an ever- evolving regulatory atmosphere. 

    • Jeannette Goodwin, Director, International Trade, Northrop Grumman
    • Tom Donovan, Director, Global Trade Management, Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • Laura J. Molinari, Executive Counsel, International Trade Compliance, GE Aviation


Co-Chairs Conference Wrap Up- An Engaging Overview of ACES 2020


Closing Remarks Event Concludes- See you in 2021!


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