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 Expert  724554

Expert in Int'l Trade Law/Regulation, Int'l Political Risk Assessment, Sanctions, AML Terrorism Financing


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
USA
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Expert is an internationally recognized expert in international trade law, and particularly in the application of international economic and trade sanctions, export control measures, and measures dealing with combating international corruption, illicit financial transactions, money laundering and terrorism financing. He is also recognized as an expert in US Foreign Policy and US-European Relations, and with regard to international political risk exposure.

Expert directed the US State Department's export control and sanctions programs for more than a decade. He maintains very close working relations with State Department, Treasury Department, Commerce Department, and Homeland Security Department officials, and with members of Congress. Expert is often called upon to testify before Congressional Committees on his areas of expertise.

Expert is an internationally recognized expert in international trade law, and particularly in the application of international economic and trade sanctions, export control measures, and measures dealing with combating international corruption, illicit financial transactions, money laundering and terrorism financing. He is also recognized as an expert in US Foreign Policy and US-European Relations, and with regard to international political risk exposure.

Expert directed the US State Department's export control and sanctions programs for more than a decade. He maintains very close working relations with State Department, Treasury Department, Commerce Department, and Homeland Security Department officials, and with members of Congress.

After leaving the State Department Expert served as a consultant to the United Nations Security Council on issues related to international terrorism and terrorism financing, and was appointed by the UN Secretary General to serve as one of five international monitors to oversee the measures being taken by all countries to address international terrorism and terrorism financing.

Expert now advises clients on a wide range of issues related to international political risk assessment, risk avoidance, and international disaster and risk mitigation. He also advises client on US, other country, and international economic and trade sanctions laws and regulations, and with regard to US and overseas measures and controls related to terrorism, terrorism financing, international corruption and money laundering. His clients have included the US government, US Defense Department, United Nations, and numerous American companies and law firms. Expert is often called upon to testify before Congressional Committees on his areas of expertise.

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emergency management

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international shipping

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international trade

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North American Free Trade Agreement

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risk characterization

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law

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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida;  Hialeah, Florida;  Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  Hollywood, Florida;  Pembroke Pines, Florida;  Port Saint Lucie, Florida;  Miami Beach, Florida;  West Palm Beach, Florida;  Pompano Beach, Florida;  and Boca Raton, Florida.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1975   LL.M   International Law   Harvard Law School   Cum Laude
1966   J.D.   Law   University of Florida Law Center   Cum Laude
1964   BS   International Relations- Foreign Policy   Georgetown University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2002 to 2004

 

United Nations Security Council

 

International Monitor

 

Appointed by UN Security Council to serve as one of five international monitors charged with overseeing the measures taken by all countries to combat al Qaeda, the Taliban and international terrorism and terrorism financing pursuant to UNSC Resolutions

1967 to 2001

 

US Department of State

 

Senior Foreign Service Officer/Diplomat

 

Ran the State Department's Export Control and Sanctions Programs for over a decade -- See Resume for other Diplomatic and Legal Affairs Postings


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Florida Bar Association, American Foreign Service Association, Order of Coif

Licenses/Certifications

Attorney admitted in Florida, Federal Courts and US Supreme Court


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

More than 100 publications concerning sanctions, terrorism, terrorism financing, US Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and International Political Risk Assessment

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Terrorism Financing and State Responses  
 - US Senate Commerce Committee  
 - US House of Representatives International Relations Committee  
 - International Conference on Terrorism  
 - The Washington Post  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1967 to 2001   U.S. Dept of State   Senior Foreign Service Officer  
2002 to 2004   United Nations Security Council   International Monitor   One of Five International Monitors appointed by the UN Security Council to oversee and report on the implementation by all countries of the measures adopted by the Security Council to combat international terrorism

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Advised Client on the methodology of terrorism financing and the operation of Hawala Systems
  • Advised International Credit Union re international sanctions measures and assisted them in obtaining required OFAC license permitting them to come back into compliance with US regulatory requirements
  • Assisted Company in the establishment of compliance programs re Patriots Act and Bank Secrecy Act requirements
  • Advised various Congressional Committees concerning potential legislation to strengthen sanctions on Iran, North Korea and post-reissue UN Security Council
  • Advised Major International Law Firm concerning possible litigation involving overseas sanctions violations
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on accident involving mini-excavator imported from Japan.
  • USDA labeling expert for consulting on marking rules related to NAFTA.
  • Expert in OFAC Regulations.
  • Expert in aircraft simulator parts for federal criminal case involving ITAR and aircraft parts.
  • Expert witness in SEC independence rules for consulting on SEC auditor independence rules.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1994 to 1996   Yugoslavia   Established first US diplomatic presence in Macedonia, established and opened US Embassy in Skopje and was appointed by President Clinton as first Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassy in Skopie
1985 to 1989   Strasbourg France   U.S. Consul General and U.S. Representative to Council of Europe
1990 to 1991   Canada   Minister Counselor for Science at Technology, US Embassy, Ottawa Canada
1998 to 2000   Canada   Director, Office of Canadian Affairs, US Dept of State

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Professional Proficiency

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Visiting Professor/Diplomat in Residence at University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Taught courses on US Foreign Policy, International Affairs, Sanctions, and Diplomacy.

Other Skills and Services

Provide Assessments, Advice, Legal and Consulting Services with regard to International political and regulatory risks, particularly in the areas of international trade and financial transactions, US and international sanctions measures, Patriot and Bank Secrecy Act, Anti Terrorism Act and other related matters. Also Talk, Lecture and Publish on issues related to US Foreign Policy, Sanctions, and measures to combat international terrorism, terrorism financing, and money laundering.


 

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