Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots, our weekly snapshot on white-collar, regulatory and compliance news and trends. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing continued for a third day today (following such questions as “define a woman” and “are babies racist?” from the world’s most deliberative body). Read our full coverage here. But today, we’ll focus on the war in Ukraine, speaking with two leading sanctions lawyers about the fallout from the world’s aggressive response to Russia’s invasion. Please get in touch with tips and feedback. Contact me at [email protected] and @AGoudsward on Twitter.

Brandon L. Van Grack(L) and John E. Smith(R) of Morrison Foerster. Courtesy photos

MoFo Lawyers on How the U.S. Government ‘Shattered the Playbook’ in Russia Response

Russia’s war on Ukraine has elicited an unprecedented economic response from Western governments.