You have a handle on the rules that apply to your company. Compliance procedures are in place. But sometimes the risks make you feel uncomfortable and you wonder if there are ways you could improve...and with Export Control Reform, now things are REALLY changing. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the experts, participate in dynamic exercises and group discussions, and benchmark your approach to compliance with the best practices of your peers.
This workshop will take an in-depth and interactive look at three critical elements of meeting the dual challenge of understanding the rules and implementing effective compliance procedures.
First, we will bring you up-to-date on the latest key elements of Export Control Reform and examine strategies and methods for updating your compliance procedures to comply with the new ECR rules. No one ever said Export Control Reform (ECR) was going to make the rules simpler, but the resulting reforms can be of real benefit to your organization if you invest the time necessary to understand the changes and adapt your procedures.
Next, we will examine the reality that the government is actively enforcing the rules and the fact that violations are bound to happen. You need to know what to do to better prevent violations and effectively deal with them when they do occur.
Finally, we will spend the second full day interacting with our experts and conducting a dynamic workshop which will give you the opportunity to take a fresh look at your compliance procedures and benchmark them with the best practices of your peers. This is an opportunity like no other to learn from the best minds in the field of trade compliance — as well as share what is working well in your organization.
Join us in this interactive workshop for the chance to learn how other professionals approach compliance and to reinforce and update your understanding of the rules through real-life compliance challenges.
John R. Black is a Principal of BSG Consulting and has been involved in US export and trade control matters since 1984. He advises US and foreign companies, law firms and governments on US export, and has earned a reputation as one of the leading experts in the field. From 1984–88 he worked for the US Commerce Department, where he wrote the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and interpreted it for government and industry. He uses his comprehensive knowledge of the US rules that impact military and commercial companies to help his clients stay in compliance without missing legitimate business opportunities. He has been a featured speaker at over 100 conferences around the world and has written numerous articles and several books on the subject. Mr. Black is an accredited Export Compliance Professional (ECoP ®) on both the EAR and the ITAR.
Gregory Creeser is a partner with International Trade Compliance Strategies and a consultant to BSG Consulting. Prior to joining ITC Strategies as a compliance consultant, Mr. Creeser held the position of Corporate Director for International Trade Compliance with Goodrich Corporation’s Washington Operations Office. Mr. Creeser began his career in the export arena by serving for 2 years as a licensing officer within the Office of Defense Trade Controls at the Department of State. Mr. Creeser held the position of President of the board of directors of the Society for International Affairs (SIA) from 2004-2006. He also held the positions of Vice President, Communications Director, and Conferences Director for SIA. Mr. Creeser received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Economics from Texas A&M University in 1987.
Jonathan Poling is a partner in Akin Gump’s international trade practice with significant experience handling complex export control and trade-related civil and criminal matters. He is a former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) National Security Division’s Counterespionage Section. Mr. Poling represents clients nationally and internationally in a variety of matters, including white collar criminal cases, administrative enforcement matters, trade-related due diligence, integration issues in mergers and acquisitions, internal investigations, audits, temporary denial orders (TDOs), entity list designations, export control and sanctions cases, and addressing corporate compliance issues. His practice also covers anti-money laundering and fraud investigations involving international trade and trade finance, including investigations involving potential violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, the Trading with the Enemy Act and the Arms Export Control Act.
William Argue is the Unit Chief of Homeland Security Investigations Counter-Proliferation and Export Enforcement Investigations program. As the Unit Chief, Mr. Argue has operational, programmatic, and strategic oversight of Homeland Security’s export enforcement and counter-proliferation efforts. Mr. Argue has approximately 20 years of federal law enforcement experience all of which has been focused entirely on cross border crime such as export enforcement matters. Mr. Argue’s experience in export enforcement matters has been as a Special Agent, an Undercover Agent, a Supervisory Special Agent overseeing a Counter-Proliferation Investigations group and undercover operation. Mr. Argue’s entire investigative career has been focused entirely on transnational criminal organizations attempting to illegally procure US origin export controlled and strategic goods. Since 2011, Mr. Argue has been assigned as the Unit Chief for Homeland Security’s Counter-Proliferation and Export Enforcement program
Date: Jul 9, 2015