ACSS New York Chapter
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Global Lead, Sanctions Risk: Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory
Previously, Howard was a Vice President in the Global Sanctions Compliance Department at MUFG, where he collaborated on sanctions compliance program initiatives and worked on wide-ranging projects, including risk assessments, global product reviews, and consulting on complex transactions. Prior to that, he held anti-financial crime roles at Citibank and AIG, where he provided sanctions and compliance subject-matter expertise to global stakeholders.
Before that, Spieler served in the Bloomberg administration for 10 years, with seven of those years as head of compliance at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where he helped develop and maintain its risk-based compliance program, which included managing regulatory reporting as well as the ongoing monitoring and assessment of a $30 billion portfolio of public-private real estate transactions.
Between 2016 and June 2023 Howard served on the volunteer board of the ACAMS New York Chapter, with the last five years as as the Chapter Co-Chair. Howard holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Kean University, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from St. John’s University, and a Bachelor of Arts with a focus on political science from the University at Albany, State University of New York. Additional information about Howard’s education and professional experience may be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/howardspieler.
Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP
Adam previously worked as an associate at an international law firm based in Washington, D.C. His practice focused on complex litigation; white collar criminal defense, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations; international sanctions; and advising U.S. corporations on the extraterritorial application of U.S. laws.
Adam also has extensive experience in Middle East foreign policy, having served as a professional staff member on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee responsible for Middle East and South Asia policy, including towards countries subject to OFAC Sanctions.
Adam received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. from Duke University.
Financial Services Representative
Law Enforcement/Regulatory Representative
King & Wood Mallesons
Aaron has extensive public- and private-sector experience. As a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, he led numerous investigations and prosecutions of global financial institutions for violations of U.S. sanctions laws. He also served as a Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, where he was a member of a trial team that prosecuted fraud and price fixing in the municipal bond industry. Mr. Wolfson also held senior positions in a global investment bank’s Anti-Money Laundering and Economic Sanctions programs.
Aaron appears before both regulatory and criminal-justice agencies, including OFAC, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
In 2009, Mr. Wolfson was honored with the “Department of Justice National Asset Forfeiture Award for Outstanding Investigation.” In 2010, he was awarded the Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General’s “Award for Distinguished Service.
Foreign Financial Institution Representative
Senior Vice President
Bank of China
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