Director, Sanctions and Trade Compliance in Washington, DC

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5 - 7 years

Posted 8 weeks ago


Refinitiv seeks a dynamic Director of Sanctions and Trade Compliance to join our global Legal and Compliance team in a leadership position, with responsibility over the company's sanctions and export controls compliance functions. The position will ideally be based in Washington, DC.


  • Serve as main contact point for company personnel, including senior company leaders (e.g., Chief Compliance Officer, Regional Heads of Sales), on sanctions and export controls issues
  • Supervise and conduct customer and third-party due diligence/sanctions screening and resolution using Refinitiv's World-Check product and other research tools
  • Manage Refinitiv's relationship with relevant regulators/enforcement agencies (e.g., OFAC, US BIS, UK OFSI, UK HMT) and Refinitiv's banking partners
  • Supervise outside law firm(s) and any outside consultants assisting in sanctions and export control compliance matters
  • Ensure company's policies and procedures on sanctions, export controls, antiboycott, embargoes and any related laws/regulations are up to date and consistent with OFAC, DOJ, and other authorities' compliance program guidance
  • Develop and provide trainings on sanctions and export compliance issues
  • Lead/support investigations into sanctions and export control compliance issues
  • Monitor and prepare summaries for senior stakeholders about trade policy changes and trends that may impact Refinitiv's business; identify opportunities to comment on proposed legislation and lead Refinitiv's approach to the same
  • Advise on sanctions and export-control language in customer and third-party contracts
  • Manage and continually enhance export controls clearance processes and provide advice tostaff on same
  • Lead periodic sanctions and export controls risk assessments and audits and direct programenhancements as appropriate
  • Lead periodic re-assessment of export controls classifications for Refinitiv product offerings

Experience and Qualifications

  • 5+ years in Sanctions/Trade Compliance role, preferably including time at a multinational company and/or in governmen
  • Bachelor's degree
  • J.D. and/or ACAMS or other certifications in fraud/AML/sanctions matters a plus
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience working with US sanctions laws and regulations (UK/EU sanctions knowledge a plus)
  • Knowledge of US export control requirements and classifications (UK/EU sanctions knowledge a plus) and experience applying for export licenses
  • Experience conducting customer due diligence and using World-Check/other due diligence and research tools
  • Familiarity with OFAC guidance on compliance programs
  • Strong writing/communication skills; ability to draft external communications as needed and to communicate succinctly and clearly, including with senior leaders
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate with stakeholders in different functions and locations
  • Excellent judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to drive projects to completion
  • Comfort working on high-stakes matters