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Category:   Section Meetings
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 / 12 noon
Location: Anchorage / Federal Defender Agency 601 W. 5th Avenue, Suite 800
 

US and EU Economic Sanctions.  Jay Seymour will be speaking about economic sanctions at next Wednesday's International Law section meeting.  He will primarily discuss economic sanctions imposed by the US and the EU, but he will also touch on the Arab League's sanctions against Israel and related US blocking legislation.  Jay will focus on the US and EU sanctions against Iran and the severe economic sanctions, civil fines and criminal penalties that can be imposed for violations of those sanctions.  He will also discuss sanctions regimes against Libya, Cuba (and Canadian and EU blocking legislation), Syria, Myanmar, N. Korea, the Sudan, Ivory Coast, and many more.

Finally, Jay will discuss his experiences as an international lawyer both overseas and supporting international clients from the US.  He will provide his perspective on how Alaskan lawyers are a better fit for the international arena than many might think. He will also provide his views on what is "hot" in international law today. 

Jay worked as a lawyer in Alaska from 1986 until accepting a transfer with BP to the Republic of Georgia in 2005.  He opened the BP offices in Tbilisi, Georgia and supported BP in the construction and operation of three export pipelines.  Shortly after returning to the US in 2008, he began advising BP's domestic and international clients on trade sanctions and export control compliance.  Jay has consulted or trained on trade sanctions issues in numerous countries including Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Azerbaijan, the United Kingdom, and many others.  He also occasionally speaks to external groups and will co-chair a two day economic sanctions conference in Frankfurt, Germany in late May.
1 General CLE Credit.

For more information, please contact co-Chairs Andy Haas at yatra@ak.net or 907-235-1007; Nevhiz E. Calik Russell at nevhiz.calik@alaska.gov or 907-269-1994; or Julie Webb at julie.webb@alaska.gov or 907-274-3937.



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