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Economic Sanctions Enforcement and Compliance in Canada and the United States | The Wilson Canada-US Legal Issues Symposium 2023

Date & Time

Nov. 6, 2023
9:00am – 12:30pm ET


6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center
and Online


On November 6, the Wilson Center hosted the inaugural Wilson Canada-United States Legal Issues Symposium in partnership with the Canada-United States Law Institute.

The Symposium focused on economic sanctions enforcement and compliance in Canada and the United States. Both countries have new and novel sanctions mechanisms that will be discussed by leading experts with particular attention to the challenges of compliance for firms operating in both countries. Attendees heard from the architects and practitioners behind contemporary Canadian and US sanctions tools and policies.

Keynote Speakers

Richard Newcomb Headshot

Richard Newcomb

Partner, DLA Piper; Former Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control, US Treasury Department
Stephen Alsace Headshot

Stephen Alsace

Global Head of Economic Sanctions, Royal Bank of Canada


Stephen Burridge Headshot

Stephen Burridge

Director, Sanctions Policy and Operations Division, Global Affairs Canada
Michael Cass-Anthony Headshot

Michael Cass-Antony

Senior Advisor and Team Lead, Sanctions Policy and Implementation, US Department of State
Rachel Fredman Lyngaas Headshot

Rachel Fredman Lyngaas

Chief Sanctions Economist, US Department of Treasury
Jessica Horwitz Headshot

Jessica B. Horwitz

Partner, International Trade and Investment, Bennett Jones LLP
 Michael Milne Headshot

Michael Milne

Partner and Certified Customs Specialist, Cassidy Levy Kent
Chris Sands

Christopher Sands

Director, Canada Institute
Michael Scharf Headshot

Michael Scharf

Co-Dean and Joseph C. Hostetler—Baker Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Hosted By

Canada Institute

The mission of the Wilson Center's Canada Institute is to raise the level of knowledge of Canada in the United States, particularly within the Washington, DC policy community.  Research projects, initiatives, podcasts, and publications cover contemporary Canada, US-Canadian relations, North American political economy, and Canada's global role as it intersects with US national interests.  Read more

Wahba Institute for Strategic Competition

The Wahba Institute for Strategic Competition works to shape conversations and inspire meaningful action to strengthen technology, trade, infrastructure, and energy as part of American economic and global leadership that benefits the nation and the world.  Read more

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