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Nixon Peabody's D. Grayson Yeargin and Alexandra Lopez-Casero to Speak at The Knowledge Group's Export Controls: Significant Issues for 2014 Live Webcast

New York, NY, May 09, 2014 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Nixon Peabody's D. Grayson Yeargin and Alexandra Lopez-Casero will speak at the Knowledge Group's webcast entitled: “Export Controls: Significant Issues for 2014.” This event is scheduled for July 16, 2014 from 10:00am – 12:00pm (ET).

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About D. Grayson Yeargin

Grayson Yeargin concentrates his practice on guiding clients through government investigations and assisting them with compliance with government requirements. He represents government contractors, companies in the private sphere, and individuals involved in disputes with the government.

A significant portion of Mr. Yeargin’s practice involves representing and advising clients concerning U.S. export controls. Mr. Yeargin has extensive experience in assisting companies with compliance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), anti-boycott laws, and the sanctions and embargoes administered by the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC). He regularly represents companies in connection with disclosures and disputes involving OFAC, the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Mr. Yeargin’s experience provides him with advanced knowledge to assist companies in navigating U.S. trade embargoes and exporting high-technology products, information, and services throughout the world.

About Alexandra Lopez-Casero

Alexandra Lopez-Casero concentrates her practice on export controls, economic sanctions, national security reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and the U.S. antiboycott laws and regulations. Ms. Lopez-Casero was born in Germany and began her legal career at Clifford Chance’s office in Frankfurt. After completing a Master of Laws at the University of Pennsylvania, she joined Nixon Peabody in 2004.

Ms. Lopez-Casero counsels U.S. and foreign clients from startups to Fortune 500 companies on a wide range of export control and economic sanctions matters helping them successfully navigate the ever-changing U.S. trade control laws. She assists clients mitigate cross-border compliance risk and optimize their trade compliance procedures through effective, global export compliance strategies involving all phases of export compliance, from the first point of regulatory risk through the entire supply chain process, including post-shipment activities. Ms. Lopez-Casero’s in-depth knowledge of the U.S. trade control laws, coupled with her training as an M&A lawyer in the beginning of her career, allows her to provide hands-on regulatory advice and strategies to deal teams in corporate transactions and due diligence reviews involving trade controls. She focuses on helping clients develop enterprise-wide compliance plans, including technology control plans, and work instruction that are effective, efficient and compliant. Clients also turn to her to conduct in-depth process assessments and gap analysis and to direct and supervise external compliance audits. In addition, Ms. Lopez-Casero regularly represents clients in voluntary disclosure proceedings before the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the U.S. Census Bureau.

About Nixon Peabody LLP

We see 21st century law as a tool to help shape our clients’ futures.

Our focus is on knowing what is important to our clients now and next so we can foresee obstacles and opportunities in their space and smooth the way. We ensure they are equipped with winning legal strategies as they navigate the exciting and challenging times we live in.

Our ability to do this comes from these working principles:
– We’re curious and extremely focused on understanding our clients’ businesses and industries.
– We tap the collective intelligence of Nixon Peabody to deliver the best thinking and create value for our clients throughout the world.
– We lean forward into the future, together with our clients, to see and prepare for what’s ahead.

Working together, our 600+ attorneys across the U.S., Europe and Asia handle complex challenges in litigation, real estate, corporate law, intellectual property and finance anywhere in the world.

Event Synopsis:

In a two hour live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant and latest issues surrounding export controls in 2014.

Key issues include that will be covered in this course are:

Latest Developments in OFAC-Administered Sanctions
The Russian Sanctions – What are they are where are they going?
Best Compliance Policies and Enforcement Trends for OFAC
Cloud Computing and Export Controls: Compliance Challenges and Best Practices
Export Control Reform
Voluntary Self-Disclosures
Differences between ITAR items and 600 Series items
Interpreting “specially designed”
Case study applying 600 Series and/or “specially designed”

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

The Knowledge Group, LLC was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars 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. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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