Speaking Engagement

The Present and Future of U.S. Export Control Enforcement

ACI Advanced Forum on Global Export Controls

The Westin Washington
999 9th St NW
Washington, D.C.

Blank Rome partner Anthony Rapa will serve as a session moderator at American Conference Institute’s (“ACI”) Advanced Forum on Global Export Controls, being held February 28 and 29, 2024, in Washington, D.C.


ACI’s inaugural Advanced Forum on Global Export Controls is an advanced-level course covering the latest developments across the United States and foreign regulatory and enforcement landscapes. Senior decision-makers from government, industry, and outside counsel will examine the most advanced International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) compliance concepts, advanced-level hypotheses around managing evolving China and Russia trade controls, global export control reform developments, the nuances of multijurisdictional export control compliance, cross-industry advanced compliance perspectives, and mitigating reputational risk amid anticipated increased enforcement.

Anthony’s session, “The Present and Future of U.S. Export Control Enforcement,” taking place on Wednesday, February 28, from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m., will feature a discussion with Dan Clutch, Deputy Director, Office of Export Enforcement, Bureau of Industry and Security, at the U.S. Department of Commerce, providing updates on export enforcement and the Department of Justice and the Department of Commerce’s Disruptive Technology Strike Force.

Other sessions include:

  • The Need for Creation of a New Export Control Regime, AUKUS Pillar II, and ad hoc Plurilateral Arrangements
  • Making the Toughest Calls on China—Fine Tuning Your Export Compliance Strategy in Response to Tightening Restrictions and an intensifying Geopolitical Landscape
  • How to Build Out an Internal Data Analytics Plan for Export Risk Mitigation Capabilities
  • Evaluating New, Emerging Corporate and Individual Liability Risks for Export and Sanctions Violations: The Most Critical EAR, ITAR, and OFAC Penalty Risks Facing Trade Compliance Management Professionals
  • Behind the Scenes of Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios
  • How Compliance Decision-Makers are Dovetailing Multijurisdictional Export Requirements for Effective Global Compliance Program Customization
  • Aerospace/Defense, Life Sciences, Finance, Technology, Energy: Export Compliance Experts and Managers Share Their Best-Practices in a Closed Door Setting
  • The Next Phase Russia Sanctions and Export Controls Compliance: Positioning Your Program, People, and Training to Tackle the Knowns (and Unknowns) of What’s Ahead
  • The Heightened Interplay of Export Controls and Economic Sanctions-and the Evolution of Your Risk Assessment and Compliance Priorities
  • The Changing Impact of Voluntary Disclosures on Settlement and Penalty Outcomes: What Recent Cases Reveal About the Lengths and Limits of Mitigation
  • Protecting EAR and ITAR-Controlled Technical Data
  • The Unwritten Lessons for Reputational Risk and Crisis Management: Recent Examples of Successes and Missteps, and Hidden Pitfalls to Avoid

The Forum will also feature a keynote address on “Corporate Criminal Enforcement Policies and Priorities” and a “More Predictions of What’s Ahead This Year-and Beyond” closing roundtable.

Blank Rome is pleased to be an Associate Sponsor of the Conference.

For more information, please visit the event webpage or Anthony’s session page.

Anthony Rapa and Dan Clutch speaking at the ACI Advanced Forum on Global Export Controls, February 28, 2024.
Left to right, Anthony Rapa and Dan Clutch speaking at the ACI Advanced Forum on Global Export Controls, February 28, 2024.