Global Movement of People: Kidnap and Ransom Issues

Date: September 19, 2013
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 Place: Kilpatrick & Townsend LLP

Address: 1100 Peachtree St, Ste 2800 A, GA 30309


Please join us on Thursday, Sept.19 at noon at the offices of Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, LLP, Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street, Atlanta for a program on International Kidnap and Ransom Issues. 

This program will address kidnap and ransom issues for international business travelers from the perspective of the traveler as well as the employer.

The charge is $35 for Members of the International Law Section and $45 for others. The fee includes lunch, parking and one hour of CLE. 

Our  speakers are:

  • Andrew R. Young, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Tom Taylor, Executive Vice President, The Home Depot, Inc.
  • Sean Mullis, Hostage Negotiator, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Topics our speakers will cover include:

  • Employer/corporate due diligence to ensure safety of employees traveling abroad.
  • FBI Jurisdiction to investigate kidnapping of U.S. citizens abroad:
    • FBI Crisis Team Response
    • Ransom payment issues (Can the U.S. Government pay? Can the     private sector pay (family, insurance))?
    • Are ransom payments legal under U.S. law (FCPA, terrorist financing     considerations, anti-money laundering statutes, OFAC)?

You may also wish to pre-register for the last program in our “Global Movement Series” for 2013 by clicking here:

  • Nov. 14 at Noon: International Movement of Technology and Knowhow.

Derrick Stanley

International and Taxation Law Sections, ICLE

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