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James Calder

Vice President, Compliance & Regulatory Programs

I lead Assent’s team of Regulatory Experts, with over 12 years of experience building and improving compliance programs.

Talk to me about:
  • How companies leverage data to satisfy internal policy and external regulatory requirements.
  • Compliance and regulatory program implementation and management.
  • Product compliance, corporate social responsibility and vendor management data requirements.
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Travis Miller

General Counsel

I am an international trade and compliance attorney, handling Assent’s worldwide legal activities.

Talk to me about:
  • The impact of global anti-bribery & anti corruption laws.
  • ITAR/EAR sanctions and what they mean for companies.
  • Legal insight into various conflict minerals, corporate social responsibility, regulatory compliance information security and import/export compliance laws.
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Sarah Carpenter

Manager, Business & Human Rights

I am a human rights practitioner who promotes world-wide business respect for human rights. I have worked with the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) and a wide range of rights-based non-governmental organizations.

Talk to me about:
  • The role businesses play in ensuring human rights are respected throughout the supply chain.
  • The impact of human trafficking and slavery regulations on companies.
  • Human trafficking and slavery regulations like the UK Modern Slavery Act, California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and more.
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Kate Dunbar

Subject Matter Expert, Business & Human Rights

I am a human rights professional, specializing in child protection in emergencies and as a human rights advocate, that has worked with civil society organizations, UN agencies, international NGOs and the private sector in 13 countries across four continents.

Talk to me about:
  • How companies can ensure respect for human rights throughout their operations.
  • Assessing and mitigating the risk of human trafficking and slavery in supply chains.
  • The impact of regulations such as the U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulation, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and more.
  • Speak to me in: English or French.
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Jared Connors

Senior Subject Matter Expert, Corporate Social Responsibility

I am a senior subject matter expert specializing in corporate social responsibility in compliance programs.

Talk to me about:
  • How to achieve CSR goals by understanding and mitigating potential supply chain risk.
  • How companies can take a holistic approach to CSR.
  • Corporate social responsibility-related regulations, such as those pertaining to human trafficking and slavery, conflict minerals, and anti-bribery, anti-corruption.
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Bruce Jarnot

Senior Manager, Product Compliance

I am a board certified toxicologist with over 20 years of experience in global regulatory, materials management and environmental health and safety.

Talk to me about:
  • Global product compliance regulations and how they impact companies.
  • Food and beverage regulations, FDA and USDA standards and how supply chains can be impacted by these laws.
  • Environmental health and safety.
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Valerie Kuntz

Manager, Product Compliance

I am a product compliance expert with over 19 years in industry, specializing in REACH and RoHS program implementation at large companies.

Talk to me about:
  • How companies are meeting REACH and global RoHS product requirements.
  • Product compliance regulations, like Proposition 65, and their impact on supply chains.
  • Product compliance declaration standard development.
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Raj Takhar

Subject Matter Expert, Materials Management & Chemical Reporting

I am a product compliance expert specializing in restricted substances and chemical reporting in Europe.

Talk to me about:
  • How companies implement product compliance programs that adapt to changing regulations.
  • The changing landscape of product compliance regulations like REACH and RoHS.
  • Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) and Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR).
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Abiola Okpechi

Subject Matter Expert, Business & Human Rights

I am a subject matter expert in business and human rights, and hold a Ph.D. in Public Law (Human Rights). Talk to me about:

Talk to me about:
  • Integrating human rights into corporate management frameworks.
  • Supply chain risk analysis.
  • Global corporate social responsibility standards.
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Neil Smith

Manager, Compliance & Regulatory Programs

I have more than 17 years of experience in managing product compliance and sustainability programs, with a focus on environmental, health and safety.

Talk to me about:
  • How companies can work smarter, not harder, to effectively manage their compliance programs.
  • Collaborating to solve your company's compliance and CSR challenges.
  • Optimizing your regulatory and compliance programs.
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Steven Andrews

Subject Matter Expert, Environmental Stewardship & Policy

I am an internationally recognized and long-standing expert in EU policy development, focusing on sustainability, product, waste and recycling legislation.

Talk to me about:
  • How to interpret EU regulations and understand the process of policy development.
  • Best practices for due diligence.
  • Enforcement surrounding regulations such as the RoHS, Battery, and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directives.
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Magnus Piotrowski

Senior Product Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Stewardship Specialist

I am a regulatory expert that specializes in European environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics and their applications in corporate programs.

Talk to me about:
  • Best practices for the circular economy, ecodesign, and product end-of-life management.
  • Environmentally and socially responsible business goals.
  • Requirements that fall under EU REACH, RoHS, and the Waste Framework Directive.
  • Speak to me in: English or German.
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Daniel Zamora

Subject Matter Expert, CSR & Responsible Sourcing

I am the only known smelter library manager in the industry, with extensive experience in responsible sourcing and the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT).

Talk to me about:
  • Country source of origin inquiry data.
  • Smelter risk investigation and validation.
  • Due diligence best practices.
  • CMRT best practices.
  • Speak to me in: English or Spanish.
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Jamie Wallisch

Subject Matter Expert, Screening Solutions Analyst CSR & ESG

I help companies identify risks in their supply chain through indirect screening of adverse media mentions, watchlists, and more. I have extensive experience across the full spectrum of CSR and ESG related issues.

Talk to me about:
  • The U.S. government’s approach to conflict minerals.
  • Forced labor in the supply chain.
  • Screening suppliers and third-party relationships for risk.
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Ben Gross

Legal Counsel, Trade Compliance

I’m an international trade attorney and associate faculty member at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. I have extensive advisory experience in building trade programs and managing audits.

Talk to me about:
  • International trade in a business context.
  • Import/Export classifications.
  • Government reporting.
  • Supply chain risk audits.
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Sue Fortunato-Esbach

Senior Subject Matter Expert, Product Compliance

I’m an experienced compliance professional that helps companies build strong product compliance and EHS programs. I help businesses fulfill their legal requirements by translating complexity into technical efficiency.

Talk to me about:
  • Regulations in the EU.
  • Packaging and ecodesign.
  • Legal regulatory requirements.
  • Product compliance programs.
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Marcus Schneider

Senior Subject Matter Expert, Product Compliance

I’m a materials compliance professional with extensive technical experience in data reporting and analysis. I help people leverage data to not only meet requirements, but improve business operations.

Talk to me about:
  • Digital transformation.
  • Materials compliance processes.
  • Industry standards and compliance.
  • Leveraging compliance data.

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