FTI & ACSS Webinar: Sanctions Screening Tuning and Best Practices - Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists

Sanctions Screening Tuning and Best Practices

December 7, 2023 | 09:00 AM – 10:15 AM NYC

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75 minutes


  • Michelle Gallagher, Director | FTI
  • Ian Robinson, Director | FTI


Alexander Witt CSS, Sanctions & Export Controls Consultant, ACSS


Thursday, December 7, 2023


  • 09:00 AM – 10:15 AM NYC
  • 02:00 PM – 03:15 PM London
  • 03:00 PM – 04:15 PM Amsterdam


Sanctions screening is crucial for maintaining compliance and mitigating risks. However, the effectiveness of screening systems relies on proper tuning and adherence to best practices. This webinar will delve into the intricacies of sanctions screening, offering practical guidance and strategies for optimizing your screening processes while ensuring regulatory compliance.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • Understanding Sanctions Screening: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the importance of sanctions screening and its role in safeguarding your business from legal, financial, and reputational risks.
  • Testing and Tuning for Accuracy: Discover how to fine-tune your screening systems to enhance accuracy while minimizing false positives, false negatives, and ensuring efficient resource utilization.
  • Best Practices in Data Governance: Learn about best practices for collecting and managing data to ensure accurate screening and compliance.
  • Risk Mitigation Strategies: Explore practical strategies for identifying high-risk entities,managing complex ownership structures, and preventing inadvertent engagement with sanctioned parties.
  • Real-world Case Studies: Delve into real-world case studies that illustrate the consequences of inadequate sanctions screening and highlight the positive outcomes of effective tuning and compliance strategies.
  • Implementing Sanctions Screening Programs: Acquire actionable insights into establishing and maintaining a robust sanctions screening program as a cornerstone of your overall risk management framework.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge of sanctions screening, optimize your systems, and adopt best practices to safeguard your business in an evolving regulatory landscape. Join us for an engaging discussion that will empower you with the tools needed to navigate sanctions compliance effectively.

Certificate of Attendance:

All active ACSS membership will be able to download the certificate from the Learning Management System (under the achievements tab).

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Michelle Gallagher


Michelle Gallagher’s work focuses on compliance with export control laws and economic sanctions regulations.

Michelle supports clients on export control and sanctions compliance program reviews by assessing internal controls, conducting testing of key processes and procedures, and developing recommendations to build and enhance the client’s current compliance program. She also has experience helping clients on all aspects of restricted party screening including evaluation and testing on screening software solutions. Michelle has worked with clients in various industries including financial software services, health care, life sciences, IT automation and security, and technology.

Ian Robinson


Ian Robinson is a Director in the Export Controls, Sanctions, and Trade practice at FTI Consulting, and he is based in New York, NY. Ian has more than six years of experience in international trade matters with a primary focus on export controls compliance.


Alexander Witt CSS

Sanctions & Export Controls Consultant

Alexander Witt is a Sanctions & Export Control Consultant for the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS). He is an expert in EU, US, and German Sanctions and Export Control Laws and Regulations. Previously Alexander worked as a Sanctions & Export Control Consultant at Full Circle Compliance and as an Export Compliance Officer at Fujifilm Europe in the Netherlands.

Customer Testimonials

“I really appreciated the detail and references on the slides, very helpful”.

Scott Kinney, CAMS

Compliance Manager Global Sanctions Group, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

“Great job. Very informative”.

Brianna Long

Senior Compliance Analyst Compliance and Risk Investigations and Analysis, Convera