Womble Bond Dickinson’s Alan Enslen recently served as a session moderator at the American Bar Association’s 38th National Institute on White Collar Crime. Enslen moderated a panel focused on Export Control and Sanctions Enforcement on March 2 in Miami, FL.
The panel, titled “Sanctions and Export Control Enforcement Agenda: A Look at Legal and Policy Initiatives” featured Matthew Axelrod, Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement for the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Commerce; Steven Francis, Acting Director of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Department of Homeland Security; Andrea Gacki, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and Matthew G. Olsen, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, National Security Division (NSD), U.S. Department of Justice.
Panelists addressed initiatives being undertaken by their departments to meet increasingly important national security and corporate enforcement priorities – the prevention of improper financial transactions and the unauthorized export of sensitive U.S. technologies. Panelists also shared what their agencies’ increasingly coordinated work on these collective challenges means for companies and their counsel, as well as for the future of U.S. sanctions and export enforcement for 2023 and beyond.