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OFAC’s Recent Additional Targeting of Iran’s Financial Sector

Sanctions Connect

Date: Friday, October 30, 2020

Time: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Duration: 30 minutes

Speaker: Nicole Sayegh Succar

Moderator: Saskia Rietbroek, CSS, Executive Director ACSS

Early October 2020, OFAC identified the Iran financial sector as subject to EO 13902. The action represents an escalation of the sanctions targeting Iran’s financial sector, yet many humanitarian transactions and activities will continue to be authorized.  The primary concern will be for those non-US parties operating wholly outside US.

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  • Learn about practical implications, including on humanitarian trade
  • Discuss actual impact based on US election.
  • Ask your questions live to your fellow ACSS member and former OFAC officer, Nicole Sayegh Succar.

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Nicole Sayegh Succar

Counsel, Crowell & Moring LLP

Nicole Sayegh Succar is a counsel with Crowell & Moring LLP’s New York Office. Nicole provides compliance counseling and investigations services related to U.S. economic sanctions, and the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering (AML) laws and regulations. She is a former sanctions officer with the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). While at OFAC, Nicole handled complex matters relating to U.S. sanctions against Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, and Syria. Before joining Crowell & Moring, she served as a senior vice president and head of U.S. economic sanctions advisory for HSBC North America Holdings, Inc. During her time with the HSBC group Nicole also held regional head positions with remit over the Asia and Latin America sanctions compliance teams. In addition to holding a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, Nicole also holds a Master’s in International Economic Policy from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.