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ACSS Editorial Task Force

Seeking Qualified OFAC/Sanctions Officers

Are you a sanctions expert who is passionate about writing?

We are seeking qualified sanctions officers from corporations, government agencies, international organizations, and financial institutions to contribute to ACSS Editorial Taskforce.

Editorial Task Force members are the collective “brain trust” in helping write ACSS editorial content, such as articles for our website –www.sanctionsassociation.org – and our newsletters.

The scope of this volunteer activity is spread throughout the year. The term of service is for one year, potentially renewable. The time commitment is manageable and spread throughout the planning process of our editorial calendar. The Task Force has quarterly conference calls of 60 minutes.

Task Force Qualifications

  • Required: Currently a member of ACSS.
  • Likes to write!
  • Willing to submit one article of approximately 800 words per quarter
  • Help recruit other members of the sanctions community to submit articles or for interviews, or “your words” section of our newsletter

Members of Editorial Task Force

NameJob TitleOrganizationCityEdTF Member since
Alex HainesBarristerOuter Temple ChambersLondonApril 2019
Thomas NollnerIndependent ConsultantChicagoMarch 2019
Scott NancePrincipalLangley Compliance ConsultingWashington, D.C.March 2019
Robert WilliamsIndependent ConsultantNew York CityMay 2020
Daniel MartinPartner – International TradeHFWLondonMay 2020
Miranda HearnSenior AssociateCommodity TradersLondonSept 2020
Amir Fadavi ArdekaniSanctions SpecialistBNP ParibasParisSept 2020

Recent Articles by Editorial Task Force Members

The U.K.’s Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020 and the U.K.’s first steps as an autonomous International Sanctioning Body

October 8, 2020
By: Daniel Martin, Partner, HFW*

Earlier this summer, having left the E.U. in January, the U.K. took its first steps as a fully autonomous sanctions body. The U.K. has always been a leading state in the implementation and enforcement of sanctions, in many respects second only to the U.S. Even before the E.U. referendum, the U.K. was already taking steps to increase its global sanctions credentials and strengthen the Government's sanctions machinery, for example through the creation of the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation ('OFSI') in 2016. (more…)

UK Enforcement Update: OFSI Shows its Teeth as Penalties for Sanctions Violations Jump into the Millions

July 18, 2020
By: Daniel Martin, Partner, HFW*

After a slow start, the U.K. sanctions authority - The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) - has now begun to show its teeth. However, having seen the size of the penalties imposed by OFAC in the last ten years, sanctions compliance suites should not be at all surprised to see the U.K. now taking a leaf out of the U.S. sanctions enforcement book. (more…)

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