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Join Shibolet & Co. of Tel Aviv and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a 90 minute webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work in Israel or for the Israeli government, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas. 
The program will include: 
  • A brief overview of Israeli business culture and the government procurement market 
  • Basics of Israeli government procurement rules and regulations, with emphasis on aerospace, defense, and government services procurement 
  • Any key requirements for U.S. companies wishing to sell directly to the Israeli government, including under the U.S. government’s Foreign Military Financing (FMF) program 
  • A brief summary of offset, import and taxation issues relevant to selling to the Israeli government as a foreign company 
  • A brief summary of Israeli ethics and anti-corruption laws relevant to public sector sales, as well as a discussion of U.S. legal considerations applicable to American companies working in or with the Israel and U.S. government procurement rules impacting government-to-government sales 
About Our Presenter ...
Stephen Heifetz, Partner
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Stephen Heifetz helps clients navigate laws and policies at the nexus of international business and security.  Drawing on his experience in the federal government – including positions at the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and CIA – he provides counseling regarding legal compliance and political risk, conducts internal investigations, and defends against government investigations and enforcement actions.  Mr. Heifetz frequently works on national security reviews of foreign investments (CFIUS, FOCI, and Team Telecom), U.S. economic sanctions, anti-money laundering, and anti-corruption laws, and a broad range of interactions with U.S. national security, intelligence, and foreign policy agencies.  He has published extensively in forums such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Bloomberg, and he is a regular contributor to Steptoe’s International Compliance blog:

Andrew D. Irwin, Partner
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Andrew D. Irwin is a partner in Steptoe’s Washington office and has also spent time in our Century City office.  He focuses his practice at the intersection of international regulatory law and government procurement, concentrating primarily on corporate investigations and related compliance counseling.  He has a particular background in laws and regulations that relate to export controls/sanctions, foreign corruption, and government contracting fraud.  He also has considerable experience in general corporate ethics/compliance counseling, as well as ethics/compliance program administration and development.  He has conducted investigations and reviews in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (including on the ground in wartime Iraq).  Prior to coming to Steptoe, Mr. Irwin spent several years as inside counsel for one of the world’s largest engineering and construction companies.
About Our Presenter ...
Amir Iliescu
Shibolet & Co

Amir S. Iliescu practices corporate and commercial law and has diverse Israeli, New York and cross-border transactional and corporate counseling experience.   Mr. Iliescu is a recognized leader in the field of Life Sciences (Who’s Who Legal 2015) and has particular experience (which has been noted by Legal500 (2014)) in counseling clients through their private or public Mergers & Acquisitions or public offerings on TASE, NASDAQ or NYSE.  Mr. Iliescu is a leading expert on complex licensing and technology matters with a particular emphasis on life sciences, pharma, biotechnology and cyber-technology.  As an alumnus of Israeli military intelligence, Mr. Iliescu is well positioned to advise cyber companies on all legal and commercial aspects of their business and his many years of advising on life science related licensing and technology commercialization matters both for and against big pharma companies or other blue-chip corporations are brought to bear in advising clients which currently include The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and Mor Research Applications Ltd., (the technology transfer unit of Israel’s biggest HMO) in their technology commercialization and corporate matters.