Government Relations Task Force Roundtable
Duration: 75 minutes
Amber Vitale, Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Inc.
Nicole Succar, Counsel, Crowell & Moring
Jennifer Stuart Smith, Sanctions Enterprise Risk Director, Citi
Shaswat Das, Counsel, King & Spalding
David Marr, Head of Global Transactional Compliance, RS Components Ltd.
Moderator: Natasha Bright, Reporter, ACSS
CSS Credits: 1
Date: Thursday, August 05, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM – 01:15 PM New York (EST)
05:00 PM – 06:15 PM London (GMT)
06:00 PM – 07:15 PM Amsterdam (CET)
Attendees will discuss:
- Which sanctions programs they have the most questions or concerns about
- Challenges faced by the securities and capital markets industry in applying and developing a control framework for the increasingly targeted sanctions
- Secondary sanctions and supply chain issues
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Forensic & Litigation Consulting
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Amber worked at the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), including as an Enforcement Section Chief, where she investigated cases involving financial services, oil and gas, shipping, electronics, agricultural, medical, and other industries. She acted as an expert and liaison to federal, state and local agencies, such as the Commerce Department, Department of Justice, and NY District Attorney’s Office.
Previously, Amber was the Senior Compliance Officer for Economic Sanctions and Assistant General Counsel at AIG International and, most recently, Head of Sanctions Advisory at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (BBH), where she was responsible for global sanctions policy and procedures; sanctions investigations; OFAC disclosures and reports; and OFAC guidance and training. At BBH, she also developed enhanced processes and performed analyses (e.g., lists, filter settings, and data for screening) to satisfy DFS Part 504 requirements.
In roles as a consultant, including as a Director at PwC, Amber has provided subject matter advice and led AML and OFAC-related projects. As an Associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, Amber provided legal counsel to banks, broker-dealers, insurance companies, and moneyservice businesses, and other global companies, on AML, OFAC and anti-corruption matters.
Crowell & Moring
Director, Sanctions Enterprise Risk
Jennifer previously served as the Director of Government Affairs for Citi Latin America, leading political engagement and advocacy efforts across 23 countries in the region. She was responsible for helping to foster relationships with government officials, assessing political and policy changes in LATAM, and executing strategies that protect and advance Citi’s interests.
Key policy areas included: Anti-money laundering & sanctions; banking and capital markets regulations; infrastructure financing; FinTech; payments; data privacy & cyber security; fiscal, labor, & pension reforms; rule of law / corruption issues; trade, investment, & market access; consumer protection and financial inclusion.
Jennifer also served as Chief of Staff for Global Government Affairs (GGA), and was the lead on Latin America and Africa policy issues for the team. More broadly, she coordinated GGA’s portfolio of legislative issues and special projects, provided political analysis, managed team communications and financials, and liaised with key internal and external partners.
Prior to joining GGA, Jennifer was a Senior Program Manager with Citi O&T Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). She helped implement the Citi Holdings’ strategy by overseeing acquisition and divestiture activities across operations and technology functional areas, and negotiating and managing the Transition Services Agreements between Citi and the buyer / seller.
She has been with Citi since 2005 when she joined the company as a Management Associate. During the Associate Program, Jennifer worked in Financial Reporting Operations and Risk & Control.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Florida with a master’s degree in International Business. Her undergraduate degrees are in International Economics and Political Science.
King & Spalding