U.S. Economic Sanctions and Export Controls – 6703
The course will examine the U.S. legal architecture for regulating the export and release of goods, technology and software. The topics covered will include embargoed destinations under U.S. law (Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria), sanctioned persons (blacklisted individuals and entities), restricted goods, technology and software (defense items, high-technology goods, software and data), and restricted end uses (defense, nuclear, weapons proliferation). By the end of the course, students will be able to: (1) analyze a multinational corporation’s operations and examine the extent of risk of export violations; (2) understand how the U.S. government initiates enforcement action and penalizes export violations; (3) identify and research agency regulations, executive orders, statutes and court cases relevant to particular export-related problems; (4) advise companies and individuals on how to mitigate risk and avoid liability in commercial settings. This course will be of interest to future practitioners in corporate law, white collar defense, government enforcement and those interested in the intersection of U.S. foreign policy and economic commerce.