Lynn Van Buren

Lynn Van Buren

Associate General Counsel Global Trade Compliance
Verizon

In this role, Ms. Van Buren is responsible for providing legal advice and training relating to export,import and sanctions issues worldwide.

Prior to joining Verizon, Ms. Van Buren was in private practice, counseling clients across various industries on export control, sanctions and related compliance issues. Ms. Van Buren graduated, Order of the Coif, from the University of Wisconsin Law School and received a MA in International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. In 2011, Ms. Van Buren received the International Labour Organization (ILO) Client Choice Award in the trade and customs category.

She participates in webinars in a personal capacity.

Performing Risk-Based Metrics in Auditing the OFAC/Sanctions Compliance Programs

Aligning audits to OFAC/sanctions risks Functional roles in the auditing process (business units, audit, legal, compliance) Metrics: How to measure the effectiveness and consistency of your audit.  Reporting the results of your review  

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List Matching: Best Practices for Screening and Alert Handling

Tailoring the content and application of watch-lists to the organization’s risk profile and appetite Screening unconventional and previously overlooked areas of sanctions risk Identifying potential gaps and inefficiencies in screening controls Lessons learned from recent enforcement actions

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