Speaker Faculty

Babak Hoghooghi

Babak Hoghooghi

Counsel at Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe LLP

Mr. Hoghooghi’s practice is focused on U.S. economic sanctions laws, domestic and international commercial and business transactions, corporate law, energy and project finance, and construction law.

Nadiya Nychay

Nadiya Nychay

Partner at Dentons

Ms. Nychay is a Partner in the Brussels office of Dentons, and an expert on international trade law, dispute resolution, including in the WTO, and regulatory matters.

Jonathan Brewer, Ph.D.

Jonathan Brewer, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor, King’s College London, UK

Dr Brewer is a visiting Professor at King’s College, London, an Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, London, and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, Washington, DC.

Salvatore Scotto

Salvatore Scotto

Sanctions Forensics and FCC Advisory Services, LLC

Salvatore provides sanctions consulting services to financial institutions, law firms, US government, and commercial enterprises. He was the former Head of US Economic Sanctions at HSBC North America Holdings, where he built a comprehensive sanctions program with centralized client and transactional sanction alert clearing teams

Peter Jeydel

Peter Jeydel

Associate at Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Mr. Jeydel’s practice focuses on US economic sanctions and export controls, including the sanctions regulations of the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the export control regulations of the Departments of Commerce and State.

Bryan Early, Ph.D.

Bryan Early, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Political Science Department, University at Albany

Early is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department, the Director of the Center for Policy Research (CPR), and the founding Director of the Project on International Security, Commerce, and Economic Statecraft (PISCES).

Francisco Rapp

Francisco Rapp

Chief Sanctions Officer Citigroup

Mr. Rapp heads Citi’s Global Sanctions and Anti-Bribery & Corruption Compliance programs.  In his role, he manages a global team responsible for the design and implementation of uniform Anti-bribery and Sanctions enterprise-wide risk-management frameworks.

Babar Shameem

Babar Shameem

Managing Partner TruPoint, LLC

Babar Shameem is Managing Partner at TruPoint, LLC, a boutique consulting firm specializing in Compliance Technology with particular focus on Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Sanctions, and Anti-Bribery & Corruption (AB&C).

David Szuchman

David Szuchman

Executive Assistant District Attorney, Chief of the Investigation Division

Mr. Szuchman is an Executive Assistant District Attorney and Chief of the Investigation Division at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

Jan J.H. Verloop

Jan J.H. Verloop

Trade Control Officer (retired) at Shell International

Mr.Verloop graduated in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration, before he joined Shell in 1975.Until September 2016, he was Trade Control Officer at Shell International.

Debra Geister

Debra Geister

Principal Navigator Consulting Group, LLC

Ms. Geister has spent 15 years in a leadership role in banking compliance and in a vendor capacity. She launched Navigator Consulting Group, LLC. to help companies focus on identifying improved processes surrounding analysis and detection of risk and opportunities.

Joshua Fruth

Joshua Fruth

Director of AML, Navigator Consulting Group, LLC

Mr. Fruth is a law enforcement and intelligence subject matter expert with a background conducting a wide range of national security, criminal, and corporate investigations.

Carlton Greene

Carlton Greene

Partner in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C.

Carlton Greene is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s International Trade and White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement groups. He provides strategic advice to clients on U.S. economic sanctions, Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering (AML) laws and regulations, export controls, and anti-corruption/anti-bribery laws and regulations.

Perry Bechky

Perry Bechky

Principal International Trade & Investment Law PLLC (I TI Law).

Mr. Bechky began his career at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he worked for the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Customs Service, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Before founding ITI Law in 2013, Perry also practiced for over thirteen years at two global law firms and taught for five years at two universities.

Theodore Curtin

Theodore Curtin

Foreign Policy Division, Office of Nonproliferation & Treaty Compliance, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce

Ted Curtin is a Senior Policy Analyst and licensing officer at the Department of Commerce, Foreign Policy Division. In over 11 years at Commerce, Ted has helped exporters work through numerous challenging embargo related problems, completed thousands of applications for exports and reexports to sanctioned destinations.

Ross Marrazzo

Ross Marrazzo

Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer, Treliant Risk Advisors.

Mr. Marrazzohas over 34 years of domestic and international experience in the design, oversight, and assessment of corporate and regulatory compliance, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML), economic sanctions/OFAC, anti-bribery/anti-corruption and fraud programs, and related internal controls.

Jeroen Jochems

Jeroen Jochems

Director Trade Controls Compliance at Royal DSM (Netherlands)

Since 2014, Mr. Jochems is Director Trade Controls Compliance at Royal DSM, a Dutch multinational active in the fields of health, nutrition and materials, with 20,750 employees in 50 countries.

Andres "Andy" Fernandez

Andres "Andy" Fernandez

Partner, Holland & Knight Miami office

Mr. Fernandez is leader of the Holland & Knight’s Cuba Action Team. He practices in the area of banking law and financial services, with a focus on licensing, regulatory and compliance matters.

John S. Karansky

John S. Karansky

BSA Risk Examiner, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta – Miami Branch

John Karansky is a BSA/AML risk specialist on the risk team in the Supervision and Regulation Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Karansky is responsible for leading or participating on BSA/AML examinations of US operations for foreign banks, large regional banks, community banks, and bank holding companies.

Stephanie Schumacher

Stephanie Schumacher

OFAC Officer and Director of BSA Compliance MetaBank

Stephanie Schumacher is the Director of Compliance, BSA for MetaBank where she also serves as the OFAC Officer. A Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Ms. Schumacher has spent the past 15 years in banking and other financial services.

Aymee Doris Valdivia

Aymee Doris Valdivia

Attorney in the International and Cross-Border Transactions Team of Holland & Knight's Business Group and a member of Holland & Knight’s Cuba Action Team

Aymee Doris Valdivia is an attorney in the International and Cross-Border Transactions Team of Holland & Knight’s Business Group and a member of Holland & Knight’s Cuba Action Team. Ms. Valdivia focuses her practice on corporate and international law, representing foreign and domestic clients.