Speaking Engagement

Legal Deliberation: Dissecting Increasing Sanctions Litigation Risks, Theories, and Their Aftermath

ACI 18th Annual Flagship Conference on Economic Sanctions Enforcement and Compliance

The National Press Club
529 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20045

Blank Rome partner Anthony Rapa will serve as a panelist at American Conference Institute’s (“ACI”) 18th Annual Flagship Conference on Economic Sanctions Enforcement and Compliance, being held April 29 through 30, 2024, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.


The 2024 conference will address the critical emerging geopolitical issues that organizations are facing in the Middle East, Asia, and Russia. The conference will address the expanding export control restrictions and how the various agencies are working together on enforcement actions. Learn effective risk mitigation strategies and how to navigate conflicts between EU, UK, and U.S. sanctions restrictions.

Anthony’s session, “Legal Deliberation: Dissecting Increasing Sanctions Litigation Risks, Theories, and Their Aftermath,” will take place on Monday, April 29, from 4:20 to 5:00 p.m., with co-presenter Eric Rudolph, Managing Director, Export Controls & Sanctions Leader for the Americas at FTI Consulting. Topics include:

  • Potential erosion of Chevron deference
  • Implications of the UK’s first Russian sanctions delisting case
  • Increased interest in actively pursuing SDN delisting
  • Will sanctions litigation become the new normal?

Other sessions include:

  • Opening Strategy Exchange: New Global Sanctions Takeaways to Ready Your Program for the Unknowns of the Next 6-12 Months
  • EU Commission and OFSI Updates
  • Navigating the Emerging Compliance Challenges Amid Shifting Geopolitical and Regulatory Changes
  • Russia: Unpacking the Ongoing Challenges for Allowable and Abandoned Business
  • Navigating the Intersection of AML and Sanctions
  • China: Navigating the Regulatory Web of Sanctions and Export Controls
  • Screening for Ownership and Controls Against U.S., UK, and EU Lists—Separating Fact from False Positives
  • The Biggest Hurdles to Harmonizing Compliance with U.S., EU, UK, and More International Sanctions: Case Studies on Resolving Expected and Unexpected Pain Points
  • Managing OFAC and DOJ Subpoenas, RFIs, Privilege, and Voluntary Disclosures: Strategic and Practical Considerations
  • Enforcement, Asset Seizures, and Penalties: Cross-Agency Priorities, Coordination, and Trends
  • Mitigating the Risk of Diversion and Evasion: Upgrading Your Risk Detection and Assessment Methodology for Customer and Supply Chain Due Diligence
  • China: Legislative Updates Amid Growing Geopolitical, National Security and Third-Party RiskThe Future of the U.S. Dollar: How a Weaponized Currency and External Threats Are Shifting the World Order and Global Business
  • OFAC’s Expectations for IP Blocking and Geofencing
  • Crypto and Digital Assets: Cross-Industry Lessons Learned from Recent, Big-Ticket Penalties
  • Assessing Your Whistleblower Complaint and Crisis Readiness: Your Updated Blueprint to Handling Investigations, Interviews, and Disclosures
  • Key Differences Between EU and U.S. Sanctions
  • Compliance Recruiting and Retention: How to Find and Keep High Performing Sanctions Compliance Professionals
  • Blocked Property Reporting and More Next Steps: Short- and Long-Term Considerations

For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage.