Business Implications of the Biden Administration's Iran Strategy

Event Description

Join us for this interesting discussion regarding potential JCOPA sanctions relief, how the sanctions programs have changed over the intervening four years, and what we might expect from the Biden Administration under various scenarios. 


Thursday, February 25, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Adam Smith
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Former Senior Advisor, OFAC
Department of Treasury

Adam Smith is an experienced international lawyer with a focus on international trade compliance and white-collar investigations, including with respect to federal and state economic sanctions enforcement, CFIUS, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, embargoes, and export controls.  In 2019 and 2020, Mr. Smith was ranked nationally by Chambers USA as a leading attorney in International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions. Mr. Smith was also identified by Global Investigations Review as one of the leading sanctions practitioners in Washington, DC.

Brian O'Toole
Director of Sanctions and Screening, Truist Financial Group
Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council
Former Senior Advisor, OFAC
Department of Treasury

Brian O’Toole is an accomplished expert on economic sanctions and foreign policy with substantial experience across public and private sectors. Brian is the senior vice president and director of sanctions and screening at Truist Financial Corporation, the sixth-largest bank in the United States formed from the merger of BB&T and SunTrust. In that capacity, he oversees the corporation’s sanctions compliance efforts and politically exposed persons screening across the bank and its subsidiary businesses.