On September 30, President Biden signed the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Extension Act of 2022, reauthorizing the SBIR and STTR programs through September 30, 2025.

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I will join Lexia Krown, Vice President Global Trade Compliance at ESAB Corporation to present a workshop titled “The Ins and Outs of EAR Licensing Exceptions: How to Determine If, When and How They Apply” on Thursday, October 20 from 1:00-4:30 pm  ET as part of the ACI Proficiency Series: Export Administration Regulations.

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I am looking forward to co-presenting on a panel titled “Economic Sanctions, FCPA-and the Impact on Distributor and More Third-Party Relationships: Leveraging Screening and Compliance Resources to Reduce DoJ, SEC and OFAC Penalty Risks” at the FCPA & Anti-Corruption for the Life Sciences Industry Conference presented by The American Conference Institute. The conference will take place July 21-22, 2022 at the Omni Parker House in Boston, Massachusetts. I will be presenting with Channing Landreth of LabCorp and J. Patrick Rowan of McGuireWoods.
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I am looking forward to presenting a panel titled “US Sanctions Update: Russia and Other Hot Topics” alongside Phil Smith of Booking.com on April 12, 2022.

The US government continues to aggressively implement and enforce economic sanctions. Russia is the current focal point, and has been the subject of an unprecedented, coordinated series of actions

I will join a host of presenters including Josh Frank (RSM Federal), Thomas Mercer (US Army Corps of Engineers), JW Cole (Tennessee Valley Authority) and Veronica Clark (UT PTAC) for the West Tennessee Procurement Opportunities Virtual Conference on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. The virtual conference will take place from 9 A.M – 2 P.M CST

We are looking forward to presenting a training webinar titled, “Nuts and Bolts of Teaming Agreements” for the Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Maryland PTAC). In this one-hour webinar, you will get answers to questions such as:

  • Joint venture or subcontract?
  • Mentor/protégé?
  • Will my company still be eligible for a set aside if I team?

I am looking forward to joining Marc Latman and John McCarthy from SGR’s Aviation Team for another engaging webinar on Russian Sanctions for the Aviation sector. The webinar will take place on Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 8 A.M – 9 A.M PT / 11 A.M – 12 P.M. ET / 4 P.M – 5 P.M London and Dublin Time.

Through its March 18, 2022 press release, the U.S. Commerce Department, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) put the world on notice that it intends to vigorously administer the export restrictions it announced February 24 and again on March 2, 2022 related to aircraft and aviation-related items destined for Russia/Belarus. While the March 18 press release only lists 100 aircraft, it sets the stage for future listings that could cover a much larger number of aircraft and potentially aircraft engines. These restrictions could be applied to companies and individuals, regardless of nationality, anywhere in the world. Further, March 28, 2022 marks the end of the EU-mandated wind-down period for terminating existing aviation transactions with Russian airlines.

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I am looking forward to presenting a panel titled “Intellectual Property” at the UT Procurement Technical Assistance Center’s Spring 2022 Small Business Innovation Conference on May 5, 2022. The conference is sponsored by The University of Tennessee in cooperation with the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Defense.


I am looking forward to participating in the Labor & Employment panel as part of the Pub K Annual Review 2022. I will be presenting with Nichole Atallah (PilieroMazza PLLC), Howard Wolf-Rodda (Abrahams Wolf-Rodda) and Michael Schrier (Husch Blackwell). Our panel will take place on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. EST and highlights