About Donald Kassilke
Mr. Kassilke is a partner in the Transportation and Trade Practice Group at Cozen O’Connor and regularly advises clients on transactional and regulatory matters, focusing on air, ocean, and inland transportation, and international trade. He regularly advises companies on U.S. export controls, trade sanctions, and customs regulations and has secured favorable resolutions of matters before the Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Bureau of Industry and Security. In addition, Mr. Kassilke has been involved with a wide range of commercial transactions, antitrust, and regulatory matters, and has successfully represented clients involved in commercial litigation before federal courts and administrative agencies.
Mr. Kassilke has a degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in political science from Auburn University at Montgomery. He received his law degree with honors from the George Washington University School of Law.
About Cozen O'Connor
Ranked among the top 100 law firms in the country, Cozen O’Connor has more than 700 attorneys in 26 cities across two continents. We are a full-service firm with nationally recognized practices in litigation, business law, and government relations, and our attorneys have experience operating in all sectors of the economy. Our diverse client list includes global Fortune 500 companies, middle-market firms poised for growth, ambitious startups, and high-profile individuals.
The past year has seen the significant expansion and increased enforcement of U.S. sanctions programs. Aside from the re-imposition of nuclear sanctions against Iran, there were other key developments that also gained attention. These include the sanctions on seven Russian oligarchs and the new sanctions programs in relation to Nicaragua and U.S. election interference. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has also emphasized the expanded reach of its authorities and sanctions programs to the cryptocurrency landscape and other novel fields.
Counsel to companies should expect intensified enforcement activity as economic sanctions remain a vigorous tool of the U.S. foreign policy in 2019 and beyond. The need to secure up-to-date knowledge is crucial in the current regulatory landscape.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders brought together by The Knowledge Group will help businesses and their counsel understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the recent enforcement efforts under the U.S. economic sanctions. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing effective compliance practices in light of the recent developments.
Key topics include:
– U.S. Economic Sanctions: Recent Enforcement Developments
– Compliance Trends and Considerations
– Mitigating Risks and Pitfalls
– Best Compliance Practices
– 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 for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
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