Julieta V. Lozano
Bureau Chief, Major Economic Crimes Bureau
New York County District Attorney’s Office
Government & Enforcement
US Department of Justice (DOJ)
Before assuming his roles on the task force and strike force, David served as a Trial Attorney in the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (CES) of the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division, where he investigated and prosecuted federal crimes related to national security, specializing in export controls and economic sanctions. Before joining CES, David served as Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division where he oversaw the national security and international law portfolios. David began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. David received a Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University College of Law, a Master of Art in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Boston University.
US Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of New York
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
Christopher has been a Special Agent for the U.S. Government since 2010. Christopher has been a Special Agent with the Office of Export Enforcement since 2016 where he is primarily responsible for conducting criminal and administrative investigations concerning the illicit procurement of export-controlled commodities and technologies. Christopher began his federal law enforcement career as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations where he was responsible for the protection of, and conducting counterintelligence investigations pertaining to, Air Force and Department of Defense Research, Development, and Acquisition programs.
Christopher is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He holds a Master’s in Public Administration (Administration of Justice) with a Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, and Security Studies from George Mason University; a Master’s in Criminal Justice with an Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies from John Jay College of Criminal Justice; and a Master’s in International Crime and Justice with an Advanced Certificate in Transnational Organized Crime from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Christopher is a recipient of the Office of Export Enforcement David R. Nardella – Special Agent of the Year Award for 2022. Christopher is a recipient of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Special Projects (PJ) Civilian Agent of the Year Award for 2014.
Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
Ms. (Dipl. Ing.) Tatjana Dobrovolny
Raiffeisen Bank International Group
Ms. Tatjana Dobrovolny is a Senior Expert for Compliance programs and system solutions for Financial Crime Prevention and Detection. Her expertise covers Anti Money Laundering (AML), Combating Terrorism Financing / Financial Sanctions (CTF/FiSa) and Monitoring of Securities Transactions in Raiffeisen Bank International Group including CEE and CIS subsidiaries. Ms. Dobrovolny is also Chairman/Chairwomen of the Raiffeisen Change Advisory Board for Compliance solutions and Chief Product Owner for implementation of the Financial Crime Prevention and Detection systems. Her focus includes design and implementation of a range of policies, procedures and effective IT systems for Sanctions screening and AML monitoring of transactions.
Ms. Dobrovolny is with Raiffeisen Compliance for over 15 years serving also in sensitive data analytics and forensic investigations, having a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade.
Pete previously worked as a financial crimes compliance manager at a Big Four accounting firm, where he aided financial institution clients with enhancing and optimizing AML and sanctions programs and conducting program remediations. Earlier in his career, Pete practiced as an attorney where he worked primarily on behalf of institutional investors in securities litigation matters.
Pete currently serves on the Digital Assets and Payment Transparency working groups for the Wolfsberg Group. He is a member of the bar in several US state and federal jurisdictions and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
Bank of the West
She is in charge of Sanctions risk oversight, investigations, reporting and Global Sanctions risk assessment. She is the predominant lead in regulatory examinations and audit reviews, and supports other key initiatives to enhance the Bank’s Sanctions Compliance Program.
Prior to joining Bank of the West, she worked at BNP Paribas in their Group Financial Security Department where she was the Head of Sanctions Training. She was in charge of the creation, segmentation and implementation of the Group’s OFAC Sanctions training curriculum. During her tenure, she has organized hundreds of face-to-face and remote training sessions for Compliance Officers and Relationship Managers all over the world.
Donlin is a founding member of the Women in Sanctions Network (WSN) Group. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law teaching economic Sanctions; has guest lectured at Columbia’s graduate School of International and Public Affairs and is a frequent speaker at various industry events.
Heidi is currently the Director, Global Sanctions in Scotiabank’s AML Risk Group, based in Toronto, Canada. In this role, she leads a team that is responsible for facilitating enterprise-wide compliance with Canadian and OFAC sanctions by providing expert advice and counsel on Scotiabank’s enterprise-wide sanctions program, client and transaction sanctions exposure, business line procedures and controls, the design of new products and services, as well as by delivering enterprise-wide advisory documents and guidance tools and business-specific sanctions training.
Before joining Scotiabank’s AML Risk Group, Heidi was Senior Legal Counsel in Scotiabank’s Legal Department supporting the Canadian retail bank and enterprise-wide insurance businesses.
Heidi holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School (York University) and is called to the Ontario Bar.
Bank Secrecy/Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions
Senior Vice President
Bank of China
Deutsche Bank USA Core Corporation
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.
Bob Walsh is the Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Global Financial Crime Officer for AXA Group. AXA provides insurance, investment management and banking in over 50 countries. His main focus is ensuring compliance with international laws on anti-money laundering, international sanctions, bribery and cross-border tax evasion.
His outside activities include:
1. Industry consultation to the Financial Action Task Force and the US Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group
2. The Financial Crime Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors
3. Chairing the Sanctions in Insurance Roundtable, comprised of most major global insurance companies
Bob started his career at an international bank, and had subsequent roles as a securities regulator, and as an executive at an innovative technology firm.
Bob has a Political Science degree from McGill University, a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business. He is based in New York.
Law Firms & Consultancies
Prior to joining Treliant, John oversaw Kroll’s Financial Crimes Consulting and Risk unit leading teams experienced in analyzing and investigating transaction monitoring alerts, detecting suspicious activity, and identifying money laundering typologies, particularly for high-risk rated customers. This group also focused on developing and assessing AML policies and procedures, determining legal entity beneficial ownership, as well as conducting effective sanction screening as it relates to verifying customers.
Before joining Kroll, John had a distinguished 27 year career with the U.S. Department of Justice/Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), where he served as a Senior Executive Service (SES) member leading numerous global initiatives focused on disrupting and dismantling transnational organized crime syndicates, with an emphasis on their money laundering and other illicit activities.
In this role John served as DEA’s Chief of Global Financial Investigations, with responsibility for directing, overseeing and augmenting the organizations global strategies and objectives as they related to criminal investigations around the world. Additionally, in this capacity he represented DEA to OFAC, FinCEN, and FATF as it relates to providing strategic insight relating to regulatory and enforcement activity, as well as policy development.
Mr. Baker leads the customs and trade service offerings in the U.S by adding value for his clients through tariff impact studies, duty reduction strategies, responding to U.S. Customs inquiries (audits, prior disclosures, administrative protests, penalty allegations), and compliance procedure enhancements. He is experienced in identifying and implementing cost saving improvements such as first sale for export, tariff engineering, valuation planning, free trade agreement eligibility, and special program applications such as foreign trade zones.
Equally knowledgeable in export control and sanctions matters, Mr. Baker offers comprehensive assistance on compliance with the EAR (dual use export controls, proliferation controls, denied persons and entities, anti-boycott), OFAC regulations (embargoes and sanctions, specially designated nationals, and blocked persons), and ITAR. He routinely performs training on the deployment of import and export compliance policies for clients around the globe.
Mr. Baker works with companies to navigate the challenging landscape of civil and criminal international trade investigations including defense against alleged fraudulent imports, antidumping duty circumvention, smuggling and transshipment, and violation of U.S. export control rules. He also supports the assessment and monitoring of ongoing corrective actions as required by agreements with various U.S. government agencies and judicial branches.
Mr. Baker draws upon his experience as a petrochemical engineer to better provide technical guidance on product classification, licensing, and the testing of trade compliance controls. Prior to FTI Consulting, Mr. Baker started his international trade career with a boutique law firm specializing in import and export regulatory matters and was most recently a member of a Big 4 consultancy’s global trade practice.
Mr. Bell helps his clients build or enhance their trade compliance programs through procedural enhancements, audits, and trainings that are properly benchmarked to leading practices. Mr. Bell also has experience overseeing large and highly complex global investigations in some of the most challenging regions of the world. His specialization is honed through his experience as a senior in-house counsel for several organizations that committed significant resources to designing and implementing world-class trade compliance programs. As a result, he advises his clients from a unique perspective that balances compliance with these highly complex laws and regulations with the practical realities of implementing his advice in the day-to-day operations of the company.
Mr. Bell has extensive experience advising clients on the complex regulations related to encryption controls, de miminis analyses, second incorporation rule application, and sanctions regulations, especially as they apply to avoiding business in sanctioned jurisdictions or with sanctioned parties, as well as in wind-down of operations in sanctioned jurisdictions. His expertise spans across several industries including energy, telecommunications, technology, and aerospace/defense, as well as for both US and non-US companies with extensive global operations.
Mr. Bell has made his career building best-in-class compliance programs under intense government scrutiny including extensive experience working with the US Departments of Justice, Commerce, and Treasury as part of government investigations, civil and criminal settlements, and helping companies through the rigors of government-mandated audits and monitorships. Mr. Bell also advises on compliance with the export control regulations administered by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy, and Department of State.
Prior to FTI Consulting, Mr. Bell held senior legal and compliance positions in major multi-national companies in the telecommunications and energy industries, including having served as a chief compliance officer, senior global anticorruption counsel, global trade compliance counsel, and regional compliance counsel for these organizations. Much of his work with these companies occurred during investigations related to and as a result of record-setting settlements with various US government agencies related to FCPA, export controls, and sanctions violations. Mr. Bell started his career in consulting with international trade practices in two of the Big 4 consultancies.
Mr. Bell is an active member in the American Bar Association, Section of International Law and serves on advisory committees for both Trace International and the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists.
Institute of International Banking Law & Practice (IIBLP)
National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC)
Torres Trade Law
Derrick Kyle is a Senior Associate at Torres Trade Law. He regularly assists clients with all facets of global trade and national security, including matters related to export controls governed by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, customs, and sanctions.
Mr. Kyle has extensive experience in export classification, preparing export licenses, and developing export compliance manuals and programs. He also advises clients in a variety of industries on risks presented by U.S. economic sanctions administered by the Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). On the import side, Mr. Kyle has experience classifying products within the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, completing prior disclosures with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and submitting protests with CBP and obtaining favorable results for clients.
Mr. Kyle also has extensive experience in conducting detailed investigations pursuant to government disclosures with the above regulatory agencies. Additionally, Mr. Kyle advises clients regarding the clearance of transactions subject to the jurisdiction of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Mr. Kyle regularly speaks and writes on international trade and national security topics.
- Preparing Successful Customs Ruling, Protests, and Prior Disclosures, National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc., webinar, (October 15, 2020).
- 2021 Updates on the Current Embargo and Sanctions Programs, U.S. Commercial Service and NEI Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series II, webinar, (April 20, 2021).
- Export and Economic Sanctions Due Diligence: Practical Considerations, Torres Webinar Series, (July 15, 2021).
- Preparing Successful Commodity Jurisdictions and CCATS Requests, International Compliance Professionals Association 2021 Summer Conference, Orlando, Florida, (July 25, 2021).
- Preparing Successful Commodity Jurisdictions and CCATS Requests, 2022 International Compliance Professionals Association Annual Conference, San Diego, California, (March 1, 2022).
- Preparing for CBP Audits, Lorman Education Services, webinar, OnDemand course, (October 11, 2022).
- Effective Solutions to “bridge the gap” for investors to the United States, SelectUSA, Toronto, Ontario, (November 9, 2022).
- Export Sanctions Panel – Ukraine/Russia/China, American Association of Exporters and Importers Road Show, Dallas, TX (November 10, 2022).*
- Exporting with the Experts, University of Texas at Arlington (March 2023)
- A Primer on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS): Are You Ready for Increased Enforcement?, International Law Section of the State Bar of Texas Annual Institute, Dallas, Texas (April 20, 2023)
Anne Marie LaCourse
AML Right Source
Prior to establishing her independent consulting firm, Ms. Pesce spent 13 years as a Principal in KPMG’s Forensic Advisory Services, serving as Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering and Head of the firm’s Financial Crimes Solution. She has spearheaded engagements for financial institutions in addressing numerous financial crimes and sanctions issues, including assisting clients facing regulatory enforcement actions, both private and public. She has often been called upon to report directly to law enforcement agents and prosecutors, regulatory agencies and Boards of Directors.
Before joining KPMG, Ms. Pesce was Executive Vice President and AML Director for the North American operations HSBC North America. She joined the bank to build out the AML compliance function for all business lines in response to a regulatory order imposed in 2003 and lifted by the OCC during her tenure in 2006.
Prior to joining HSBC, Ms. Pesce was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, serving as Chief of the Major Crimes Unit, and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. From 1999 through 2003, Terry was responsible for supervision and oversight of all money-laundering and tax prosecutions and worked closely with law enforcement and the financial regulatory agencies responsible for oversight of AML enforcement. During her tenure at the US Attorney’s office, she investigated and prosecuted numerous cases involving and charging money laundering.
Ms. Pesce serves as a Lecturer for the Case Western School of Law, Masters of Financial Integrity program. She lectures on a variety of subjects relevant to anti-money laundering enforcement and compliance.
Ms. Pesce holds a BA from Columbia University, where she graduated magna cum laud, Phi Beta Kappa, and she holds a JD from Columbia University School of Law where she served as Managing Editor of the Law Review and received prizes in Constitutional Law and Trial Advocacy.
Saskia Rietbroek, CSS
She is a frequent speaker in English, Spanish and Dutch on a variety of ﬁnancial crime topics.
She earned law degrees from Leiden University (Netherlands) and Universidad La Católica (Lima, Peru), and was admitted to the Lima Bar Association. She also holds an international MBA from Florida International University. She speaks ﬂuent Dutch, English and Spanish, as well as basic German.