The broad sanctions imposed by the U.S. on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine are complex on a level we have not seen before, making compliance a real challenge for the people and financial institutions tasked with implementing them.
To better understand this situation and the challenges they present, host Rich Ehisen is joined for this episode of the Deep Dive by Dr. Christopher Swift, a partner and litigator with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of Foley’s Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice, where much of his focus is in the areas of national security and international law. Previous to joining Foley & Lardner, Swift served in U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, where he enforced sanctions targeting rogue states, terrorist syndicates, and weapons proliferators.
In a wide-ranging conversation, Dr. Swift explains why these sanctions are unique and offers practical insights for how financial institutions can best manage this historic situation.
Dr. Swift's full bio is available here.