About the Instructors

This logistics-centric course will provide a summary review of international trade controls, economic sanctions, and customs principles from European Union and United States perspectives. Designed for intermediate level practitioners, the curriculum will focus on the differences in EU and U.S. policies, how to recognize and mitigate risks, practical application of compliance controls, global trade compliance trends, and enforcement cases which demonstrate the extra-territorial nature of international trade control laws.

Managing Trade Compliance in a Complex Global Environment Workshop

29 May 2018

KATHY CANAAN, Global Director Trade Compliance, Fluor

SARAH KLEIN, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Kathy Canaan, a Fluor Fellow, serves as Global Director Trade Compliance responsible for planning, directing and managing the company’s international trade compliance program. In prior roles at Fluor, Canaan had responsibility for global functional leadership of Fluor’s logistics personnel as well as project logistics leadership and strategic sourcing roles. Before joining Fluor in 2001, Canaan was a project logistics manager in Houston, Texas.


Fluor Corporation is a global engineering and construction firm that designs and builds some of the world’s most complex projects. The company creates and delivers innovative and integrated solutions in engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, maintenance, and project management on a global basis. For more than a century, Fluor has served clients in the energy, chemicals, government, industrial, infrastructure, mining and power market sectors. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 136 on the FORTUNE 500 list. With 40,000 employees worldwide, the company’s revenue for 2014 was $21.5 billion.

Sarah Klein is a partner in the international litigation and arbitration group in London, where her practice is focused primarily on white collar and corporate crime matters. Klein represents clients in government and internal investigations and regularly advises on UK Bribery Act compliance, sanctions compliance, data protection and anti-money laundering issues. Previously, she worked as an investigative lawyer at the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), where she specialised in the prosecution of complex, multi-jurisdictional bribery and corruption cases. In addition to her white collar crime practice, she also regularly represents clients in both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations around the world.


For more than 100 years, Kirkland has provided exceptional service to clients around the world in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property, restructuring and counseling matters. Approximately 2,000 lawyers in varying practice areas work together as multidisciplinary teams to provide full-service capabilities for the firm’s clients. Kirkland emphasizes attorney training that combines a legal practice with a year-round series of hands-on development programs through the Kirkland Institute, and is committed to community service through pro bono services and the Kirkland & Ellis Foundation.

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