Jen Warner Columbia Sportswear, VP of Legal
Diana Genest Columbia Sportswear Company, Senior Global Ethics and Compliance Program Manager
Katie Tangman Columbia Sportswear Company, Director of Global Customs and Trade
Kerry Contini Baker McKenzie, Partner
Program Level: Intermediate
Duration: 62 minutes
Delivery Date: December 17, 2019
Release Date: January 21, 2020
Members of Columbia Sportswear’s Legal team and Customs and Trade team sit down with their outside counsel from Baker McKenzie to discuss the fluid trade sanctions environment that companies find themselves in today. From presidential tweets to executive orders, the current U.S. Administration has been very active in its approach to trade sanctions, leading to high compliance expectations and increasing complexity for companies with international operations.
The panel begins with an overview of what trade sanctions are, the different types of sanctions, and the jurisdictional reach of U.S. sanctions regimes. The group then discusses Columbia Sportswear’s approach to trade sanctions compliance in the current environment, including their use of risk assessments, internal trainings, and third party screening tools to maintain a robust trade sanctions compliance program. The session concludes with an overview of some of the recent U.S. enforcement actions and the impact that violating trade sanctions laws can have on a company economically and reputationally.
At the end of this session, participants will have a better understanding of:
- What U.S. trade sanctions are and how they are applied, both within and outside the U.S.;
- Spotlight on U.S. trade sanctions targeting Iran, Cuba, Russia, Venezuela, and Turkey;
- The primary elements of an effective trade sanctions compliance program;
- The impact of trade sanctions on a company economically and reputationally; and
- The U.S. government’s approach to enforcement of trade sanction laws, including important takeaways from recent enforcement actions.
This program is currently available for 1.0 general credit in the following states:
In addition, we have applied for credit in the following states, and will promptly update the list above as the program is approved in each such state:
*In Hawaii and New Jersey, we rely on their reciprocity policies pursuant to which our programs are deemed accredited once they are approved in the various reciprocity states where we apply such as California, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.
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VP of Legal, Columbia Sportswear
Senior Global Ethics and Compliance Program Manager, Columbia Sportswear Company
Director of Global Customs and Trade, Columbia Sportswear Company
Partner, Baker McKenzie