ACSS NYC Chapter Event
Join us at this ACSS New York Chapter virtual event as we host a discussion between two experts working on these issues within the United States Government.
This timely conversation will touch on current issues facing financial institutions attempting to comply with U.S. export controls and sanctions on China, Burma, and a range of other jurisdictions. In addition, Mr. Manfull and Mr. Smith will discuss how their agencies approach compliance, what they look for in investigations and in interactions with the private sector, and what companies can do to make sure they stay on the right side of U.S. enforcement agencies.
Alexandre Manfull, Dept of Treasury – OFAC
Thomas F Smith, Department of Commerce – BIS
Eric Lorber, K2 Integrity
Thursday, April 08, 2021
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM New York (EST)
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Assistant Director for OFAC’s Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation (SC&E) division Dept of Treasury - OFAC A former banker, Alexandre joined OFAC in 1997 with a background in correspondent banking, and domestic and international operations. He has also worked extensively on cash management, and trust and securities issues.
In his current role, he manages all aspects of SC&E including: providing guidance on the applicability of OFAC-administered sanctions to financial institutions and the international trade community, engaging in outreach to the domestic and international financial services community, and managing OFAC’s financial sector enforcement process.
Thomas F Smith
Special Agent Dept of Commerce - BIS Thomas Smith Began his career in law enforcement in 2001 with the Us Capitol Police as a police officer. After the events of 911 he joined the Federal Air Marshal Service. During that time, he served in various capacities such as Training officer, Lead Firearms instructor, Tactical Communications Program manager. In 2010 he transferred to the Department of Commerce Office of export enforcement where he has been assigned to the New York Field Office. During his tenure he has be the recipient of numerous Department Distinguished Achievement awards, National Counter Intelligence Award of Excellence Awards, and was runner up special agent of the year 2020.
Moderator Managing Director
Eric is the managing director at K2 Integrity, based in Washington, D.C. With nearly a decade of experience advising financial institutions, corporate clients, and law firms on economic sanctions, regulatory enforcement matters, and Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Finance of Terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance, Eric helps financial institutions and multinational companies navigate compliance regimes. He assists C-suite officers in identifying regulatory risk and works with shipping companies, energy companies, insurance firms, manufacturers, and financial institutions to limit and mitigate economic sanctions exposure, including conducting complex investigations and interfacing with regulatory and enforcement authorities on their behalf.
In addition, Eric is the senior director of the Center of Economic and Financial Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, where he speaks and writes regularly about key developments in economic sanctions, AML/CFT initiatives, and other regulatory matters.
Prior to joining K2 Integrity, Eric was a senior advisor to the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he provided strategic guidance on U.S. sanctions and AML/CFT policies. Earlier in his career, he was an attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he advised clients in the areas of international trade regulation, compliance, and anti-corruption.