Speaking Engagement

ACAMS Europe Conference

Russian Repercussions: Reassuring the Sanctions Risk Landscape

14 Jun 2022 03:50 p.m. - 04:40 p.m.

The SQUARE Convention | Centre Glass Entrance
Monte des Arts/Kunstberg, B 1000
Brussels, Belgium,


Join John Smith, partner and co-chair of Morrison Foerster’s National Security practice and former director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), at the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Europe Conference in Brussels on June 14–15, 2022. John will be participating in a session titled “Russian Repercussions: Reassuring the Sanctions Risk Landscape,” alongside Chloe Cina, Head of Global Sanctions Advisory, Deutsche Bank, and Alina Nedea, Head of Unit, Sanctions, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), European Commission.

The session will focus on:

  • Reviewing the scope of existing sanctions programs, international priorities, and future trajectory;
  • Assessing how an intelligence-led approach can support detection and prevention of sanctions evasion;
  • Detailing how sanctions programs have integrated risks of “dark money,” kleptocracy, and international efforts to target oligarch assets; and
  • Examining the need for preparedness to evolving threats, including cyber activities, ransomware, and other criminal activity.



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