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Elaine D. Banar

UBS AG
Global Sanctions Head
Stamford, CT, USA


Elaine Banar is the Regional Head for Sanctions and Anti-Corruption Compliance at UBS responsible for addressing legal and reputational risks, providing legal and policy guidance and training strategies to both compliance and business teams. Prior to joining UBS, Elaine served as the Vice President of Global Sanctions at American Express Company. Elaine also served for 12 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York where she served as the Chief of the Asset Forfeiture Section and the Deputy Chief of the Narcotics Section supervising prosecutions involving money laundering, terrorist financing, and U.S. sanctions and export-related violations. Prior to becoming an AUSA, Elaine was a federal agent for 11 year leading investigations involving money laundering, organized crime, the smuggling of weapons and critical technology and also worked undercover. In 2001, Elaine served as the Organized Crime legal advisor to the United Nations Mission in Kosovo where she led a team that drafted criminal statutes on organized crime, wire tapping and witness protection. Elaine is a co-author of ""When Is Enough Enough? The Unforeseen Risks of U.S. Economic Sanctions and Export Controls on Financial Institutions," (2007), and "Combating Serious Crimes in Post Conflict Societies" (2006). 

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