THE ABC’S OF EMBARGOES AND SANCTIONS

Roland M. Potts

Partner at Diaz, Reus & Targ, LLP

Roland M. Potts has an extensive background in litigation, arbitration, and appellate matters, representing multinational clients on issues of construction defects, products liability, and breach of contract claims.

 

His experience includes litigating claims, drafting legal filings, and communicating with clients and experts in both English and Spanish, and is conversational in Portuguese.

Mr. Potts is admitted to practice in Florida and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and has successfully arbitrated cases in the International Court of Arbitration for the International Chamber of Commerce and the American Arbitration Association.

 

Over his years in practice, he has also advised on matters in federal and state court regarding the Civil Rights Act, Florida Civil Rights Act, attorney malpractice, defamation, and premises liability claims.

The United States maintains a complex web of embargoes and economic sanctions programs levied against various countries, entities, and individuals. These programs are constantly evolving as evidenced by the many developments impacting Russia, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, and key industry sectors. Despite the complexity of these programs and the fact that they are constantly changing, U.S. companies operating in overseas markets are expected to understand the rules, manage risks, and stay fully compliant. The consequences of non-compliance can be severe, including civil and/or criminal penalties, the suspension of export privileges, increased government scrutiny, and negative publicity.

This presentation will cover:
  • Comprehensive Sanctions on Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria
  • Targeted Industry Sector Sanctions
  • The Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA)
  • Selective Country Sanctions Programs
  • The Targeting of Individuals and Entities
  • The Lifting of Sanctions on Burma (Myanmar), Cote d’Ivoire, and Sudan
  • Recent OFAC Enforcement Cases

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