Harvard Law School Panel on U.S. and E.U. Economic Sanctions

February 27
Cambridge, Massachusetts

On February 27, Mr. Willscher participated in a panel at Harvard Law School that addressed the development and mechanics of U.S. and E.U. economic sanctions, as well as the legal and ethical implications of their enforcement extraterritorially. Mr. Willscher's remarks focused on the continuing trend toward record-setting fines and precedent-setting criminal prosecutions, and enforcement actions against financial institutions and other companies (and the individuals who run them) for violations of U.S. sanctions laws. Mr. Willscher further addressed companies’ increasing focus on compliance and risk-management as a response to the increased risk environment and heightened expectations of regulators and enforcement agencies.