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ACSS Government Relations Taskforce Webinar: 2022 U.S. Sanctions and Export Controls Outlook

This virtual roundtable is hosted by the ACSS Government Relations Taskforce. The program will covers US sanctions and 4 specific areas related to projected sanctions and export controls developments in 2022:

(1) the 2021 Sanctions Review Report issued by Treasury and the Bank Policy Institute Report on Reforming the US Sanctions Regulatory Regime
(2) pending legislation in US Congress and how that may affect business dealings
(3) recent OFAC guidance, including on Cambodia, virtual currency and ransomware
(4) geographic sanctions targets: what to expect?

For more information on the ACSS Government Relations Taskforce, visit

Duration: 90 minutes

Andrew Keller, Chief Democratic Counsel | DUS Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Charles Steele, Partner | Forensic Risk Alliance

Amber Vitale, Managing Director| FTI
Nicole Sayegh Succar, Economic Sanctions, AML/CTF Counsel | Crowell & Moring LLP

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Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM New York (EST)

03:00 PM – 04:30 PM London (GMT)

04:00 PM – 05:30 PM Amsterdam (CET)

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Andrew Keller

Chief Democratic Counsel

US Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Andrew Keller is the Chief Democratic Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (SFRC). He oversees all legal matters and legislative activity related to U.S. foreign policy and national security, including concerning U.S. sanctions, for Ranking Member Bob Menendez and the Committee’s democratic staff. He previously served as SFRC Chief Counsel and Deputy Chief Counsel to then-Chairman John Kerry from 2009-2013.

Mr. Keller spent a decade at the U.S. Department of State in various senior roles. From 2015-2017, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Sanctions and Counterthreat Finance where he played a key leadership role in the development and implementation of economic sanctions policy concerning Iran, Russia, North Korea, Myanmar, Cuba and other countries, and co-led the U.S. government’s counter-ISIL finance efforts. Before serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary, Mr. Keller twice served in the State Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser: as a Deputy Legal Adviser to the Secretary of State from 2013-2015 and as an Attorney-Adviser from 2002-2009. In those roles, his work included leading priority initiatives on behalf of the Secretary of State, handling counterterrorism, law enforcement, intelligence, and other matters, and leading U.S. delegations in treaty negotiations.

Mr. Keller was a partner in the Hogan Lovells’ International Trade Group, from 2017-2018, where he represented and advised clients on economic sanctions, export controls, and international trade regulation.

Mr. Keller served as a law clerk to the Honorable Royal Furgeson, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. He received a J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law and a B.A. from Swarthmore College

Charles Steele


Forensic Risk Alliance

Charlie Steele is a Partner in Forensic Risk Alliance’s Washington, DC office with more than 30 years of government and private-sector experience in civil and criminal compliance, investigations, enforcement, and litigation matters, in a variety of industries and sectors. For the past 12 years he has specialized primarily in Economic Sanctions and Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) matters. He is a former senior U.S. Treasury Department and Department of Justice official, serving most recently as Chief Counsel for the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). In that role, he led the team of lawyers providing legal advice and support to OFAC and other Treasury Department personnel in the formulation, implementation, and enforcement of U.S. economic sanctions. Charlie also served as Associate Director for Enforcement in OFAC, Deputy Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN, the U.S. Government’s principal BSA/AML agency and the U.S. Financial Intelligence Unit), and Deputy Chief Counsel in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the U.S. supervisor and regulator of national banks). His Justice Department positions included Chief of Staff in the Department’s National Security Division and Chief of Staff to the FBI Director. Charlie earned his JD from the Georgetown University Law Center and a BA in economics from the University of Virginia.

Amber Vitale

Managing Director


Amber Vitale specializes in economic sanctions, anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-bribery/corruption compliance. Her expertise includes conducting OFAC investigations; financial crimes-related regulation and compliance; and risk management and internal controls. Amber is experienced at identifying complex regulatory issues, assessing compliance programs, and developing and implementing tailored compliance solutions for her clients.

Nicole Sayegh Succar

Economic Sanctions, AML/CTF Counsel

Crowell & Moring LLP

Nicole is currently a Counsel with Crowell & Moring LLP’s New York office. She is a member of the International Trade Group and works closely with the White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement (WCRE) Group.

Nicole provides economic sanctions, anti-money laundering (AML), and other U.S. national security legal, risk management and compliance advisory and investigations counseling services.

She was previously the U.S. Head of HSBC North America Holdings, Inc.’s Sanctions Advisory Team, and prior to that a Sanctions Officer with The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control(OFAC).

She is also a graduate of The George Washington University Law School and The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs Graduate School.

Nicole is admitted into the New Jersey and New York bar associations.