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Jeremy B. Zucker, Co-Chair, International Trade and Government Regulation Practice, Dechert LLP to Speak at Knowledge Congress Event


New York, NY, March 26, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jeremy B. Zucker, Co-chair, International Trade and Government Regulation Practice, Dechert LLP, will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “New Iranian Sanctions: Understanding the Final Rules LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for June 18, 2013 @ 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET).

About Jeremy B. Zucker

Jeremy Zucker, co-chair of Dechert’s International Trade and Government Regulation practice, advises clients on international trade regulatory compliance matters, including in relation to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), economic sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the anti-money laundering provisions of the USA Patriot Act. Mr. Zucker also has extensive experience advising on national security reviews under Exon-Florio by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). He has represented clients before the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, State and Treasury, as well as at the White House.

Mr. Zucker co-founded and chairs Freedom Now, a non-profit, non-governmental and non-partisan organization working to free prisoners of conscience through legal, political and public relations advocacy efforts.

About Dechert LLP

With 26 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Dechert LLP is an international law firm focused on international trade and regulatory compliance, corporate and securities, complex litigation and international arbitration, financial services and asset management, antitrust/competition, energy, life sciences, labor and employment, business restructuring and reorganization, intellectual property, government affairs, real estate finance and tax law.

For more information about Jeremy B. Zucker and Dechert LLP, please visit: www.dechert.com

Event Synopsis:

The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") issued final rule on December 26, 2012, amending the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR). The amendments focused on the implementation of section 218 of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 ("ITRA") and sections of Executive Order 13622 of July 30, 2012, and Executive Order 13628 of October 9, 2012.

Aside from prohibiting firms from establishing and maintaining business with the Government of Iran or any person subject to the jurisdiction of the Government of Iran, the final rule also clarifies how sanctions will be implemented, what the prohibited transactions are, penalties involved in non-compliance and other significant issues.

In light with these changes, US companies and any foreign entities owned or controlled by U.S. persons, must remain vigilant in terms of compliance or risk costly penalties both civil and criminal.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website: www.knowledgecongress.org
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Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
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Therese Lumbao, Director
Account Management & Member Services
tlumbao@knowledgecongress.org

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