Schillings’ Amy Pope to present at the ABA Annual London White Collar Crime Institute – 14-15 October 2019

09 October 2019

Amy Pope, Partner at Schillings and former U.S. Deputy Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama, will moderate the plenary session “Navigating Sanctions” at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Criminal Justice Eighth Annual White Collar Crime Institute conference to be held in London on 14-15 October 2019.

This past year, fines for US enforcement efforts have hit an all time high. At the same time, the US and the European Union are no longer acting in lock step on several targets. With sanctions impacting business opportunities around the world, clients need clear advice to avoid running afoul of a complicated sanctions regime – or becoming targets themselves.

This high-powered panel will feature insight from both the US and the UK perspective, and from both practitioners and senior government officials. Featuring both heads of the US and UK enforcement authorities, the panel will explore the legal, political, and reputational implications of advising clients on navigating complex and often contradictory sanctions regimes.

Amy Pope advises individual and corporate clients in their most sensitive, complex, and high-profile matters wherever across the globe they might arise. As a seasoned courtroom lawyer and former high-ranking national security official, Amy is a skilled tactician and strategist who is able to navigate the complex interplay of the legal system, the private sector, the media, political leadership, and the court of public opinion.

As the U.S. Deputy Homeland Security Advisor to President Barack Obama, Amy led personnel from across the federal government in such high-profile challenges as managing cyber attacks, terrorist threats, violent extremism, border security threats, and disease outbreaks. She worked with the President and his Advisors, Cabinet Members, national media reporters, and CEOs of Fortune 100 companies. She held the highest-level security clearance, led meetings in the White House Situation Room, navigated the most difficult and multi-dimensional issues, and brokered public-private partnerships and agreements.

Prior to joining President Obama's While House leadership, Amy served as a senior official within the US Department of Justice, Criminal Division and as counsel to both the US Senate Majority Leader and Senate Judiciary Committee.

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