Mr. Paner is Of Counsel at Holland & Hart's Washington, DC office. His practice focuses on economic and trade sanctions compliance issues, in addition to general white collar criminal and regulatory investigations. Mr. Paner leverages his sophisticated governmental experience to deliver valuable risk analysis and compliance and avoidance advice to private clients.
Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Mr. Paner was the New York State Department of Financial Services appointed independent economic sanctions monitor of a major international financial institution. He was responsible for providing remedial enhancements to the economic sanctions compliance program throughout the bank's worldwide operations. Mr. Paner enhanced the bank's Know Your Customer (KYC) and Customer Due Diligence (CDD) procedures and he improved its sanctions filter screening and escalation procedures to better manage evolving risk. Mr. Paner also enriched the bank's economic sanctions training and OFAC risk assessment programs. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Paner specifically focused on enhancing the compliance program of the international trade business unit to effectively reduce the bank's overall sanctions compliance risk.