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Tuesdays with Trade Webinar Series

March 7 - 21, 2023 • Webinar • CLE Offered

This March please join Crowell’s International Trade team for two webinar events. These 1-hour, CLE virtual events will cover the Russian invasion of Ukraine and what that means for companies, one year later, and discuss the current state of human rights and forced labor regulations in the U.S. and EU. More information about these two webinars can be found below. 

We hope you can join!

March 7th – 1:00 PM ET

Russia One Year Later: Lessons Learned, Lingering Risks, and 2023 Predictions

One year after the Russian invasion of Ukraine led to an unprecedented ramp up in coordinated economic sanctions from the United States, United Kingdom, EU, and their allies, our panel of sanctions practitioners from both sides of the Atlantic will examine their impact on how companies are planning for 2023.  What are the risks for companies continuing to do business, or wind-down, in Russia?  How might the crisis escalate and what could that mean for companies both inside and outside of Russia?  Where will the regulators’ place their enforcement priorities, including perspectives from OFAC’s most recent Chief Counsel.  And, what lessons can we draw from the last 12 months that inform companies’ broader compliance and risk management approaches as they look to 2023 and thereafter.

Presenters: Carlton Greene, Michelle Linderman, Jason Prince, Anand Sithian & Nicole Succar

March 21st – 1:00 PM ET
Compliant on Forced Labor? Prove It! | A Practical Guide on Preventing Forced Labor in Your Supply Chain and Responding to U.S. Customs Actions

Crowell & Moring International Trade attorneys will discuss the current state of human rights and forced labor regulations in the U.S. and EU. We will examine the myriad of challenges in this evolving regulatory environment and provide practical advice on: 
  • Identifying high-risk sectors
  • Navigating China’s Antiforeign Sanctions Law
  • Applying the requirements to a real-world case study
  • Interacting with U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Presenters: John Brew, Evan Chuck, Carolyn Krampitz, Laurel Saito, David Stepp & Simeon Yerokun 

April 4th – 1:00 PM ET
Treacherous Waters for U.S. Importers: How Customs Violations Can Lead to False Claims Act Liability  

The past few years have seen a steady rise in the number of lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act (FCA) in cases involving allegations that U.S. importers have concealed obligations to pay duties to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  Many of these cases have ended in significant settlements and resulted in sizable bounties for the whistleblowers responsible for initiating these actions.

In this webinar, Crowell & Moring attorneys will provide an overview of the FCA and discuss the potential for customs violations to result in FCA investigations by the Department of Justice. The presenters will also discuss case developments and enforcement trends, and share practical guidance on how importers can mitigate FCA risks.

Presenters: Jason Crawford, Weronika Bukowski, Rachel Schumacher and Simeon Yerokun 

Contact: Nicole Benevento (

Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
John B. Brew
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2720
Carlton Greene
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2818
Michelle J. Linderman
Partner – London
Phone: +44.20.7413.1353
Jason Prince
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2752
David R. Stepp
Partner – Shanghai, Los Angeles
Phone: +1.213.443.5531
Chuck Rosenberg
Senior Counsel – Washington, D.C.
Anand Sithian
Counsel – New York
Phone: +1.212.895.4270
Nicole Sayegh Succar
Counsel – New York
Phone: +1.212.803.4031
Laurel Saito
Associate – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.508.8871
Simeon Yerokun
Associate – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2684
Carolyn Krampitz
Trade Consultant – Chicago
Phone: +1.312.840.3103
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