Speaking Engagement

ACI’s 11th Annual Advanced Forum on Economic Sanctions Enforcement and Compliance

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - Friday, April 27, 2018

12:00 AM BST - 12:00 AM BST

Washington, DC

1400 M Street NW

Washington , USA

Join Paul Hastings’ Litigation Department partners Kwame Manley and Scott Flicker at ACI’s 11th Annual Advanced Forum on Economic Sanctions Enforcement and Compliance Conference on April 25th and 26th in Washington, D.C. A flagship event for senior executives and practitioners who work in the areas of global sanctions compliance, internal audits and investigations, international trade, banking, insurance, forensic accounting and white collar crime, this conference routinely features senior government representatives from OFAC, Department of Justice, Federal Reserve, US Department of Commerce, FDIC and Department of State, and is widely regarded as the best event of the year because of the high-level content and valuable networking. For more information, please visit the event web page, or contact Rachel Lewyn at R.Lewyn@americanconference.com.

The Westin Washington DC City Center, Washington, DCApril 25-26, 2018

 April 252:15PM – Breakout Session A: Walkthrough of a Sanctions Investigation and Voluntary Disclosure Do’s and Don’ts

Panel Description

  • How to perform an internal sanctions investigation including reporting structure and assignment of roles and responsibilities

  • Creating a budget and implementing strategies to monitor exceeding the budget

  • Protecting attorney-client privilege

  • How to disclose the violation to OFAC


  • Kwame Manley, Partner, Litigation Department, Paul Hastings

  • Rowan J. Alkhatib, Head of Sanctions, U.S., HSBC

  • Kara Morris, Vice President, Bank of America

  • Rachel Fiorill, Counsel, Paull Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

  • Rachel Dondarski, Chief, Regulated Industries Oversight & Evaluation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury

April 26, 2018

2:15PM – Audience Polling – New Venture Think Tank: Weighing the Pros and Cons of Greenlighting a New Business Opportunity in a Restricted Country or Deciding to Decline

Panel Description

  • How do you evaluate a new business opportunity for your company in light of potential economic sanctions exposure? In this interactive panel, each panelist will present a potential opportunity and describe the benefits and the risks. The audience will vote on whether the company should move forward.


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Image: Kwame J. Manley
Kwame J. Manley

Partner, Litigation Department

Image: Scott M. Flicker
Scott M. Flicker

Partner, Litigation Department

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