Are Sanctions Fair? Broad Sanctions vs. Humanitarian Exceptions
Date: Friday, May 29, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST
04:30 PM – 05:00 PM London
05:30 PM – 06:00 PM Amsterdam
Duration: 30 minutes
Speaker: Megan Brooks and Todd Maddison
Moderator: Saskia Rietbroek, Executive Director ACSS
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This month’s topic covers how sanctions regimes are sometimes very broad and can have unintended negative consequences. There are humanitarian exceptions, but these are sometimes complex or unknown. Join the discussion about the use of humanitarian exceptions and practical issues that may arise.
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Managing Director, Financial Crimes Risk Management Strategy, Schwab
With over 20 years in the financial services industry, Megan Brooks has spent the last 10 years at Schwab focused solely on financial crimes risk to include overseeing the Fraud Investigations and OFAC & Global Sanctions units, respectively. Megan currently leads the Financial Crimes Strategy team and plays a key role in helping the Firm identify and understand its financial crime risks.
Sanctions Manager, Rabobank
Todd Maddison has been at Rabobank since 2018 and is the New York City-based Sanctions Manager for a St. Louis based team of analysts that conduct the Sanctions and PEP screening for Rabobank’s Wholesale and Agrifinance businesses. Todd and his team also provide sanctions advice and guidance for all of Rabobank’s US businesses. Todd has worked in banking and brokerage for 26 years and before Rabobank, Todd held AML roles at HSBC, UBS and front office and Compliance roles at Dreyfus mutual funds and JP Morgan Chase. Todd has a BA in History from the State University of NY at Oneonta, FINRA Series 6,7,24,63 and 79 licenses, and holds the CAMS, CFCS and CSS certifications. Todd lives in Long Island with his wife and teenage son.