Speaker Faculty

Michaela Arndt

Michaela Arndt

Head, Sanctions Compliance, Americas and Group Head, US Sanctions Standard, Chartered Bank

Michaela Arndt is Head, Sanctions Compliance, Americas and Group Head, US Sanctions at Standard Chartered Bank in New York. Ms. Arndt is responsible for the overall development, maintenance and oversight of US Sanctions and anti-boycott compliance efforts.

Samar Aziz

Samar Aziz

Director: PwC

Samar is a director with PwC’s Export Controls and Trade Sanctions Services practice. She specializes in providing export compliance solutions for companies around the globe.

Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt

Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt

Member, Panel of Experts: United Nations Security Council (UNSC)

Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt is the Finance Expert on the UN Panel of Experts established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1874 (2009).

Jennifer Ambuehl

Jennifer Ambuehl

Senior Trial Attorney | Bank Integrity Unit, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section – U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

Jennifer Ambuehl is a Senior Trial Attorney in the Bank Integrity Unit of the Department of Justice’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section in Washington, DC.

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.

John Boscariol

John Boscariol

Heads International Trade & Investment Law Group: McCarthy Tétrault

Mr. Boscariol heads the International Trade & Investment Law Group at McCarthy Tétrault. He focuses on economic sanctions and trade embargoes, export, import and technology transfer controls, defence trade controls, and more.

Lynn Van Buren

Lynn Van Buren

Associate General Counsel: Global Trade Compliance at Verizon

In this role, Ms. Van Buren is responsible for providing legal advice and training relating to export,import and sanctions issues worldwide. Prior to joining Verizon, Ms. Van Buren was in private practice, counseling clients across various industries on export control, sanctions and related compliance issues.

Matthew Bell

Matthew Bell

Chief Compliance Officer & Legal Counsel: ZTE Corporation, USA

Matt Bell is the Chief Export Compliance Officer & Legal Counsel for ZTE Corporation and the Chief Compliance Officer & Legal Counsel for ZTE USA – in this dual role, he splits his time between Texas and China.

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.

Jeannette Chu

Jeannette Chu

Managing Director: PwC

Jeannette Chu co-leads PwC’s national security regulatory compliance practice focusing on Export Controls and Trade Sanctions. This team of subject matter specialists assists U.S.

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.

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).

Elika Eftekhari

Elika Eftekhari

Director of Trade Compliance & Government Relations: United States-Iran Chamber of Commerce

Elika Eftekhari is an attorney who serves as the Director of Trade Compliance & Government Relations for the United States-Iran Chamber of Commerce.

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.

Howard Fields

Howard Fields

Senior Vice President/Group Head – AML, Trade Sanctions and Export Controls/Compliance Counsel: MasterCard

Mr. Fields is a Senior Regulatory Compliance Attorney with broad experience in corporate ethics, sanctions, trade controls and compliance programs.

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.

Victoria Fimea

Victoria Fimea

SVP Legal Counsel and Head of Regulatory Department North America Artex Risk Solutions, Inc.

Victoria E. Fimea is Senior Vice President, Legal Counsel and Head of Regulatory Department – North America, for Artex Risk Solutions, Inc. She manages and leads the regulatory and claims departments and is a member of the senior management team.

Andy Gelinas

Andy Gelinas

Executive Director Global Financial Crimes Legal Advisory Group: Morgan Stanley

Andy is an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley’s Global Financial Crimes Legal Advisory Group, where he focuses on economic sanctions advisory and compliance across all of the firm’s lines of business.

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.

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.

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.

Tyler Hand

Tyler Hand

VP – Head of Global Sanctions and Interdiction Western Union

Tyler Hand is Western Union’s Vice President, Head of Global Sanctions and Interdiction. Tyler’s responsibilities with Western Union include overseeing the company’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and other government sanctions compliance programs.

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.

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.

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.

Susan Kovarovics

Susan Kovarovics

Partner: Bryan Cave

Susan Kovarovicsis co-leader of the International Trade Client Service Group. She has more than 20 years of experience providing practical solutions to legal and compliance issues.

Meryl Lutsky

Meryl Lutsky

Former Chief of Money Laundering Unit: New York State Office of the Attorney General

Meryl has been the Chief of both the Money Laundering Unit of the New York State Attorney General’s Office and the New York State Crime Proceeds Strike Force since 2004.

David McLean

David McLean

Deputy Head & Head of Enforcement and Engagement: Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) in the U.K.

David McLean is Deputy Head of the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation and leads OFSI’s Enforcement & Compliance, Counter-terrorism, and Engagement functions.

Marie McCormack

Marie McCormack

Deputy Chief Compliance Officer & Associate General Counsel: AIG

Marie serves as Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Associate General Counsel for American International Group, Inc. Marie has extensive experience in developing, implementing and managing economic sanctions, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering compliance programs in a U.S. based, global multi-national corporate environment.

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.

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.

Richard Nephew

Richard Nephew

Adjunct Professor & Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs: Columbia University

Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, Richard Nephew is a nonresident senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Program and affiliated with the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative housed within the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence.

Anders Rodenberg

Anders Rodenberg

Head of Financial Institutions and Advisory: Bureau van Dijk

Anders Rodenberg has led multiple compliance projects, specializing in AML, OFAC Sanctions, FATCA and FCPA with the aim of improving compliance levels at various financial institutions, insurance companies and traditional companies.

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.

Karen Robertson

Karen Robertson

Global Trade Compliance Manager: Uber Technologies, Inc.

Karen H. Robertson is Global Trade Compliance Manager at Uber Technologies, Inc. based in San Francisco, California. She launched a global sanctions screening effort to ensure compliance for Uber’s 2.5 million (and growing!) partner base of individual drivers, UberEATS restaurants, fleets, merchants, and couriers.

Saskia Rietbroek

Saskia Rietbroek

Principal: SanctionsAlert.com

Saskia has over 15 years of AML experience, in the USA, Latin America and Europe. Stemming from her global footprint, she applies valuable expertise and insight into international training, and financial crime compliance projects.

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

VP/Head of Global Financial Crimes Compliance Paypal.

David Szuchman is the VP/Head of Global Financial Crimes Compliance at Paypal. Previously, he was Executive Assistant District Attorney and Chief of the Investigation Division at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

Edward Starishevsky

Edward Starishevsky

Global Head of Sanctions, FIU Strategic Investigations, and SAR Quality: American Express

Ted joined American Express in 2015 and is its Global Head of Sanctions and Anti-Corruption. American Express’ Global Sanctions and Anti-Corruption programs are responsible for ensuring that American Express complies with U.S. and applicable international sanctions regimes and anti-corruption laws across the enterprise.

Hera Uy Smith

Hera Uy Smith

Global Sanctions Compliance Officer: Associated Foreign Exchange (AFEX), Inc.

Hera U. Smith is currently the Global Sanctions Compliance Officer at Associated Foreign Exchange Inc. (AFEX) – one of the leading global payments and risk management solutions provider – where she is responsible for overseeing the legal, technological, and operational matters of the company’s sanctions programs in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

Jeff Schwartz

Jeff Schwartz

Senior Global Trade Counsel, Ethics and Compliance Office, Office of the General Counsel: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Jeff is the Senior Global Trade Counsel at HPE, a multinational enterprise information technology company. Based in the Washington, DC area, Jeff has broad experience in import, export, and sanctions laws and is the attorney in Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Office.

Liana Sebastian

Liana Sebastian

Export Compliance Counsel: Google

Liana Sebastian is currently senior export compliance counsel at Google and specializes in US export controls and trade sanctions compliance. She has been in that role for 9.5 years.

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

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.

Darren Tapp

Darren Tapp

Partner & Regulatory Enforcement Services Leader: PwC

Darren Tapp is a U.S. Partner in PwC’s Forensic Services practice and leads the Regulatory Enforcement services team. He brings over 25 years of experience working with attorneys, audit committees, and company personnel in the areas of regulatory compliance with export controls and trade sanctions/embargo laws and regulations.

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.

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.

Bob Walsh

Bob Walsh

Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Global Financial Crime Officer: AXA Group

Bob Walsh is the Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Global Financial Crime Officer for AXA Group. AXA provides insurance, investment management and banking in over 50 countries. Bob is based in New York.

Julie Myers Wood

Julie Myers Wood

Chief Executive Officer: Guidepost Solutions LLC

Julie Myers Wood is the chief executive officer of Guidepost Solutions where she focuses on regulatory compliance and investigative work and regularly conducts trade, government contracting, immigration and anti-corruption due diligence risk assessments, and third-party audits.

Kevin Wolf

Kevin Wolf

Partner: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

Kevin J. Wolf is a partner in the international trade practice. His experience encompasses the laws, regulations, policies and international arrangements pertaining to national security, foreign policy and other controls over the export, reexport and transfer of military, dual-use and other commodities, technologies, software and services to various destinations, end uses and end users.

Saam Youssefi-Rad

Saam Youssefi-Rad

Director, Head of OFAC and Sanctions Compliance: Deutsche Bank