Economic sanctions in a post-Brexit world: What role should the official sector and the private sector play?
FIRST PANEL: Sanctions development, implementation, and enforcement after Brexit – The View from the Government
Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
US Department of the Treasury
Ambassador Daniel Fried
Deputy Head, Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI)
Hogan Lovells LLP
SECOND PANEL: How can the private sector prepare for and contribute to the post-Brexit sanctions landscape?
Global Sanctions Director
Counsel, International Trade Regulations
Principal Global Trade Counsel
Partner – Financial Crimes Unit and Global Financial Services Sanctions Leader
Hogan Lovells LLP
Please join the Atlantic Council’s Economic Sanctions Initiative for a half-day conference discussing the impact of Brexit on the design, implementation, and enforcement of economic sanctions.
Cooperation across borders and sectors is vital for the success of current and future US and EU sanctions. Governments and the private sector on both sides of the Atlantic must find opportunities for improved coordination and cooperation on economic sanctions. The conference will cover a wide variety of pressing issues including the lessons learned from current sanctions regimes and the most promising mechanisms to alleviate business, legal, and reputational risk for the private sector.
John Smith: Mr. Smith was formally appointed the director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control in March 2017, having been the acting director for approximately two years previously. Mr. Smith has been employed at the US Treasury’s OFAC since 2007, and has served as associate director from 2007 to 2014, and deputy director from 2014 to 2015. Before joining the US Treasury, Mr. Smith was an expert in the United Nation’s Al-Qaida-Taliban Sanctions Committee from 2004 to 2007 and a trial attorney at the US Department of Justice from 1999 to 2004. Mr. Smith holds a JD degree from Columbia Law School in New York, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Ambassador Daniel Fried: Over the course of his forty-year Foreign Service career, Ambassador Fried played a key role in designing and implementing American policy in Europe after the fall of the Soviet Union. As special assistant and NSC senior director for Presidents Clinton and Bush, ambassador to Poland, and assistant secretary of state for Europe (2005-09), Ambassador Fried crafted the policy of NATO enlargement to Central European nations and NATO-Russia relations. Ambassador Fried helped lead the West’s response to Moscow’s aggression against Ukraine starting in 2014 and as State Department coordinator for sanctions policy, he crafted US sanctions against Russia, the largest US sanctions program to date, and negotiated the imposition of similar sanctions by Europe, Canada, Japan, and Australia.
David McLean: Mr. McLean is joint Deputy Head of the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation and Head of their Compliance and Operations branches. His portfolio includes helping people and companies comply with the law on financial sanctions, and working across Government and law enforcement to prevent attempts to break the law and ensure breaches are fairly, proportionately and robustly enforced. Before joining OFSI in 2016, David was Investment Deputy Director at UK Trade & Investment, working to help overseas companies bring their high-quality capital to the UK. Much of his career has been in the tax advisory, compliance and fiscal crime fields for HM Revenue & Customs. David is a qualified investigator, and holds post-graduate qualifications in Advanced Investigative Practice, Company Direction and several financial crime disciplines.
Dorothy Bennett: Ms. Bennett is the head of Global Sanctions Compliance at JPMorgan Chase. She began her career at Chase in October 2011. Before JPMC, Ms. Bennett was a Senior Sanctions Advisor at the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. Before OFAC, she worked in Compliance at both Lehman Brothers and Barclays advising on OFAC compliance issues. Ms. Bennett was an associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel advising clients on anti-money laundering and OFAC compliance. Before that, she worked as an attorney at the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. Ms. Bennett received her JD from The George Washington University School of Law, and a Finance degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Kathleen Palma: Ms. Palma leads GE’s legal shared service for international trade compliance, which was formed in 2015. The GE ITC COE is responsible for the global trade compliance programs for all GE Industrial businesses: GE Aviation, Energy Management, Global Research, Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Power & Water and Transportation. Previously, Kathleen led the international trade compliance function for GE Aviation and served as ITC Counsel for GE. She currently serves as the Vice Chair the President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration. Kathleen is also the current chair of the Aerospace Industries Association Export Controls subcommittee. Prior to joining GE, she was an associate in the International Trade Practice of Dewey Ballantine LLP. Ms. Palma graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School where she also served as an editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. She also graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service.
Neena Shenai: Ms. Shenai is Principal Global Trade Counsel at Medtronic. She formerly served as Trade Counsel for the Committee on Ways and Means in the US House of Representatives where she advised on global market access, services, investment, and sanctions issues. Ms. Shenai was involved in the passage of the 2015 Trade Promotion Authority package as well as 2011 legislation implementing the US-Panama free trade agreement and reauthorizing Trade Adjustment Assistance. Previously, Ms. Shenai served as Banking, Commerce, Transportation, & Trade Counsel for the US Senate Republican Policy Committee and Senior Advisor in the Bureau of Industry & Security at the US Department of Commerce. She was an attorney in the international trade group of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, a professional trainee in the Rules Division of the World Trade Organization, and a judicial law clerk with the Hon. Evan J. Wallach of the US Court of International Trade. Ms. Shenai has a JD from Vanderbilt University, an MPhil in International Relations from St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, and a BA with High Honors from Swarthmore College.
Daniel Tannebaum: Mr. Tannebaum is a Principal in PwC’s Financial Crimes Unit and the Leader of the Global Financial Services Sanctions Practice. At PwC, Dan has supported numerous global financial institutions through their sanctions violations in the US. He’s led Sanctions Compliance Program Remediations for European and Asian financial institutions including the design of target operating models, policies and procedures, and communication strategies. Previously Dan served as the Head of Compliance for the Americas and Global Sanctions Champion at Travelex. In this capacity, he directed a staff of over 30 Compliance professionals in the US, Canada and Brazil. Before joining Travelex, Dan was the OFAC Compliance Coordinator for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he advised on OFAC issues. Dan began his career in Compliance when he served as a Compliance Officer with the Office of Foreign Assets Control, US Department of the Treasury. He was an instructor at the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center course on International Banking and Money Laundering, and has trained Federal Reserve national supervisory examiners and FDIC examiners on OFAC regulations and policies.