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Babak Hoghooghi, Partner, Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe LLP, to Speak at KCís Iranian Sanctions and the JCPOA: Updates in 2015 & Beyond Live Webcast

New York, NY, September 05, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today Babak Hoghooghi, Partner, Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe LLP, will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Iranian Sanctions and the JCPOA: Updates in 2015 & Beyond LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 9, 2015 @ 3:00 to 5:00 PM (ET)

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About Babak Hoghooghi

Babak Hoghooghi’s practice is focused on U.S. economic sanctions laws, domestic and international commercial and business transactions, corporate law, energy and project finance, and construction law. Mr. Hoghooghi has represented Fortune 500 companies as well as small to medium size businesses on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters and has had extensive experience on matters relating to U.S. economic sanctions laws, particularly vis-a-vis Iran, involving compliance and enforcement issues and on a policy level.

Mr. Hoghooghi earned his law degree from Georgetown University in 1994, and practiced at the law firm of Skadden Arps for 12 years. Subsequently, he co-founded and was the first Executive Director of PAAIA, a non-profit educational and advocacy group representing Iranian Americans. Mr. Hoghooghi was also a founding Board Member and the first President of the Iranian American Bar Association, and a founding Trustee and Board Member of the Iranian American Political Action Committee. He is fluent in spoken and written Persian (Farsi).

About Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe LLP

Berliner Corcoran & Rowe is a boutique law firm focused on international law, export controls and sanctions, litigation, government contracts, corporate law as well as domestic and international business transactions. With offices in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, the firm serves an international, national, and local clientele including foreign governments, major corporations, small and emerging businesses, and individuals.

With over a hundred years of collective experience, the firm’s Export Controls and Sanctions Group is among the most experienced in the world. BCR represents clients in all aspects of U.S. export controls, embargoes, economic sanctions, and anti-boycott laws. Its attorneys are well respected for their substantive knowledge and credibility by regulators and enforcement officials at all relevant agencies. The firm’s advocacy and expert advice has included testifying before Congress, advising the Executive Branch on export control regulations, legislation, and policy, and providing expert testimony in dispute resolution proceedings.

Event Synopsis:
The US government has imposed economic sanctions in one form or another on Iran since the Iranian Revolution of 1979. The most recent round of sanctions originated in 2006 when the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1696[2], imposed sanctions after Iran refused to stop its uranium enrichment program. Recently however, a deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was brokered among Iran, the US, and five other major world powers that may ultimately end certain sanctions on Iran and allow international nuclear inspectors back in the country. The United Nations followed suit shortly thereafter with its own resolution to lift the sanctions.

While the JCPOA could potentially represent a tectonic shift in US – Iran diplomatic relations, many questions surrounding its implementation remain. The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners to provide a robust and insightful discussion of the JCPOA and how it may affect Iran, the US, and its international counterparts in 2015 and beyond.

Key topics to be discussed will include:

· An overview of prohibitions and restrictions imposed under current U.S. and EU sanctions vis-à-vis Iran.
· An overview of recent enforcement actions for violations of the Iran sanctions.
· An overview of the provisions of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed upon by Iran, the United States and other P5+1 countries on July 14th as it relates to the easing of U.S. and EU sanctions on Iran, the extent to which such sanctions will potentially be removed, and the conditions and timeline for the implementation of such provisions.
· Assuming the provisions of the JCPOA with respect to the easing of U.S. and EU sanctions on Iran are in fact implemented, and Iran complies with its obligations, what will be the scope of permissible commercial activities in or relating to Iran by U.S. Persons and their foreign subsidiaries or affiliates and by their EU competitors?
· Until such time when the provisions of the JCPOA with respect to the easing of U.S. sanctions on Iran are in fact implemented, what will be the scope of permissible activities by U.S. Persons and their foreign subsidiaries or affiliates (as well as their EU competitors) who may be interested in exploring or pursuing commercial opportunities in or related to Iran?

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The Knowledge Congress 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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