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Former OFAC Official and Sanctions Compliance Professional to Major Global Financial Institutions Joins Ferrari & Associates as Director of Investigations

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 1, 2021) – Ferrari & Associates, a leading U.S. sanctions law firm, is excited to announce that Jean-Paul Duvivier has joined the Firm as Director of Investigations & Compliance. Mr. Duvivier brings to the Firm over 20 years of experience in the sanctions and anti-money laundering space, including 12 years as an official in the United States Department of the Treasury where he served as an Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Sanctions Compliance Officer and Sanctions Investigator, as well as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes. During his tenure at the U.S. Treasury, Mr. Duvivier was responsible for identifying and imposing sanctions against national security threats, developing and implementing anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing policies, and conducting numerous sanctions investigations, including sanctions audits on several major international money remittance businesses.

During the past eight years, Mr. Duvivier has served in senior positions at major global financial institutions, including Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, and National Australia Bank where he worked in roles directing sanctions compliance and anti-money laundering efforts. Specifically, in those roles Mr. Duvivier coordinated sanctions investigations, drafted and revised sanctions compliance policies and procedures, performed risk assessments, directed operations with respect to the use of sanctions screening platforms and intelligence tools, and managed responses to audit findings and implementation of actions.

“JP brings knowledge and experience to our Investigations & Compliance group that will greatly enhance the value we can offer to our clientele, particularly those financial institutions that we represent. Beyond that, he also greatly bolsters our investigative capabilities, given his background of being at both Treasury and with major global financial institutions,” said Erich Ferrari, the Ferrari & Associates Founder and Principal. “JP’s addition will further expand our ability to ensure that the compliance advice and counseling we provide to our clientele is at a level that is both at the cutting edge of developments in sanctions compliance, and yet practical.”

“I am excited to join Mr. Ferrari’s team and support the needs of clients on sanctions and financial crime compliance issues,” explained Mr. Duvivier. The Firm will leverage Mr. Duvivier’s extensive knowledge of sanctions detection and compliance, as well as his experience in conducting sanctions and AML/CTF investigations to augment the firm’s capabilities to represent financial institutions, and other clients, with respect to compliance and sanctions enforcement matters.

Mr. Duvivier joins a growing list of former OFAC officials to join Ferrari & Associates. The Firm continues to be a leader in the field of U.S. economic sanctions, and Mr. Duvivier’s addition will be a boon for the Firm’s clients seeking assistance on OFAC compliance and enforcement matters. 

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