On December 20, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order (“Order”) 13818 titled “Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuses or Corruption”. The Order implements the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (“Global Magnitsky Act”), which was signed into law on December 23, 2016 and which targets human rights abusers and corrupt actors globally. This is to be contrasted with the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 (“Magnitsky Act”) targeting human rights abusers in Russia, with respect to which the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) published regulations on December 21, 2017. In addition, OFAC designated a number of individuals and entities as Specially Designated Nationals (“SDNs”) under the Magnitsky Act on December 20, 2017 and under the Global Magnitsky Act on December 21, 2017.
Kerry Contini is a partner in the Firm’s Outbound Trade Practice Group in Washington, DC. She has served as co-chair of the Firm's Pro Bono committee for several years and has managed award-winning pro bono work involving Baker McKenzie professionals in North America, Europe and Asia. She has written on export controls and trade sanctions issues for several publications, including The Export Practitioner and Ethisphere. Kerry is a co-chair of the Export Controls and Sanctions Section of the Association of Women in International Trade. She joined the Firm as a summer associate in 2005 and became a full-time associate in 2006.
Eunkyung Kim Shin is an associate of Baker McKenzie’s International Commercial Practice Group and the International Trade Compliance Sub-Practice Group in the Chicago office. Eunkyung advices clients on various regulatory compliance and trade issues, concentrating on the US export controls such as the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), economic and trade sanctions, US customs and import laws, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and foreign anti-bribery laws.