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
|Name||Job Title||Organization||City||EdTF Member since|
|Alex Haines||Barrister||Outer Temple Chambers||London||April 2019|
|Thomas Nollner||Independent Consultant||Chicago||March 2019|
|Scott Nance||Principal||Langley Compliance Consulting||Washington, D.C.||March 2019|
|Robert Williams||Independent Consultant||New York City||May 2020|
|Daniel Martin||Partner – International Trade||HFW||London||May 2020|
|Miranda Hearn||Senior Associate||Commodity Traders||London||Sept 2020|
|Amir Fadavi Ardekani||Sanctions Specialist||BNP Paribas||Paris||Sept 2020|
Recent Articles by Editorial Task Force Members
A commonly held misconception within the sanctions industry is that Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions programs only apply to financial institutions. Recent large civil liability settlements between OFAC and several large banking companies support this misconception. As published in the international press, Standard Chartered Bank reached a settlement agreement with OFAC in April 2019 for an apparent violation by paying OFAC $639 million; Societé Génerale S.A. in November 2018 reached a settlement agreement for the same type of apparent violation by paying OFAC $53 million; and J.P. Morgan Chase in October 2018 paid $5 million to OFAC for an apparent violation.
The U.S. and Cuba have always seemed to be at odds. Ever since the Cold War era, when the U.S. severed political ties with Cuba, there has been tension between the two governments.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Unintended Consequences of Sanctions from a Population Perspective
The U.S. currently maintains economic sanctions against many countries. Frequently criticized and often viewed as a paradox of U.S. foreign policy, economic sanctions are nevertheless quickly becoming the tool of choice for many countries. Sanctions are so popular in fact that many states and municipalities within the U.S. have also begun to implement their own sanctions regimes. In 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held in Crosby v. National Foreign Trade Council that a Massachusetts law restricting state transactions with firms doing business in Burma was preempted by federal statute.