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ACSS Editorial Task Force

Seeking Sanctions Specialists with a Passion for Writing

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 Zoltek Experience: Six Lessons for U.S. Companies with Foreign Subsidiaries

February 4, 2019 By: Scott Nance and George Voloshin

On December 20, 2018, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a penalty notice and settlement agreement with Zoltek Companies, Inc., a U.S. producer of carbon fiber. OFAC found that Zoltek had violated U.S. sanctions laws due to its Hungarian subsidiary, Zoltek ZRT, having purchased inputs from a Specially Designated National (SDN) in Belarus. Zoltek agreed to pay a substantial fine of $7,772,102 and to implement various measures to ensure it would not commit future violations.

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World Bank Group: The Forgotten Sanctions Players in the International Arena

January 9, 2019 By: Alex Haines, Outer Temple Chambers*

Most compliance officers are familiar with sanctions imposed by the UN, EU, US, Canada, and other countries. These international organizations and states impose targeted financial sanctions– such as asset freezes, arms embargoes and travel bans – in order to achieve a desired outcome. A lesser known form of sanctions is one that belongs to Multilateral Development Banks (MDB) like the World Bank Group.

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