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Elsa Manzanares, Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group's Export Controls: Significant Issues for 2014 Live Webcast

New York, NY, May 16, 2014 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Elsa Manzanares, Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 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 Elsa Manzanares

Elsa Manzanares is a partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, where she co-chairs the Firm’s International Trade Practice. A leader in the international trade and compliance arena, Ms. Manzanares routinely advises clients on compliance with U.S. and international regulations governing export of dual-use commodities, defense articles, and software and technology, including International Traffic in Arms Regulations, U.S. Export Administration Regulations, U.S. Foreign Trade Regulations, and various embargo and sanctions programs administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Additionally, Ms. Manzanares advises clients on import compliance matters including valuation, classification and country of origin/marking issues, seizures of goods by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and antidumping/countervailing duty matters before the Import Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce and trade litigation in the U.S. Court of International Trade. She also advises clients on compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and on transactions before the Treasury Department’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.

About Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, an Am Law 200 firm founded in 1909 and one of the Southwest’s largest full-service law firms, has offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Mexico City. Gardere provides legal services to private and public companies and individuals in the areas of corporate, energy, environmental, financial services, government affairs, hospitality, intellectual property, international, labor and employment, litigation, private equity, real estate and tax.

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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