Managing Sanctions and Supply Chain Regulatory Risk for the Communications Sector

June 1, 2022

Join experts from Kharon and Wilkinson Barker Knauer for a strategic discussion on new regulatory challenges confronting the telecommunications sector.
Economic sanctions are a mainstay of global security policy, where the private sector is the front line of implementation. The evolving multinational sanctions regime targeting Russia includes globally integrated enterprises and high-net-worth individuals with material touch points to the telecom sector. In addition to sanctions, the communications sector is subject to compliance requirements set forth in Section 2 of the Secure Networks Act, which imposes restrictions on a number of Chinese and Russian enterprises on the FCC’s “covered list.”
The panelists also address the U.S. Commerce Department’s ICTS rule, which will create a new framework for regulating ICTS transactions with “foreign adversaries” such as Russia and China.


Howard Mendelsohn
Chief Client Officer, Kharon

Kit Conklin
Vice President of Global Client Engagement, Kharon

Clete Johnson
Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer

Robert Mayer
Senior Vice President of Cybersecurity, USTelecom
Co-Chair, ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force

Kathryn Condello
Senior Director of National Security / Emergency Preparedness, Lumen Technologies
Co-Chair, ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force's Working Group on Information Sharing

Gregory Gonzalez
Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer