Steven Kuzma and Christian Cooper

Steven Kuzma is a Senior Managing Director in BDO’s Forensic Investigation & Litigation Services practice. He is a former partner at a Big Four firm with more than 41 years of experience assisting clients with complex issues related to corporate compliance, commercial disputes, purchase price and post-acquisition disputes, fraud and forensic investigations, lost profits, bankruptcy and insolvency, insurance claim and business interruption, franchise and dealership disputes, economic valuation and damages analysis. He has testified in deposition, arbitration and in federal and state courts throughout the United States.
Steve’s experience spans a diverse range of industries, including retail, consumer and industrial products, financial services, health care, life sciences, entertainment, real estate, agriculture, utilities and technology.
Christian Cooper is a Managing Director in BDO’s Forensic Investigation & Litigation Services practice. He has more than 15 years of experience working with organizations in developing, assessing and improving corporate compliance programs; conducting fraud and complex accounting investigations; implementing anti-fraud and corruption programs; and designing internal controls and regulatory compliance procedures.
Christian’s forensic experience includes engagements involving bribery and corruption, money laundering, sanctions violations, corporate compliance, acquisition forensic due diligence and other fraud matters. He has led engagements in more than 35 countries around the globe.
Clarity on Sanctions Compliance: Examining OFAC Guidance and Enforcement

With U.S. sanctions compliance fines at a decade high, organizations should be taking note of how to address emerging areas of sanctions risk. BDO’s Steven Kuzma and Christian Cooper offer takeaways from OFAC’s new sanctions compliance framework. As former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty once warned: "If you think compliance is expensive, try noncompliance." The failure to implement and maintain an...

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