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For Immediate Release
September 29, 2016
ABA Media Contact: Blair Bernstein
(202) 663-5468
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Acting FinCEN Director, Treasury Officials to Address 28th Annual Money Laundering Enforcement Conference


​WASHINGTON —The American Bankers Association and the American Bar Association will bring together the nation’s top experts to address the latest in money laundering, fraud and terrorist financing concerns at the 28th annual ABA/ABA Money Laundering Enforcement Conference. The event will be held Nov. 13-15 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. 
The conference will feature a series of robust panel discussions with the nation’s leading experts in banking, legal, regulatory and law enforcement as well as key note addresses from top government officials, including:
  • Jamal El-Hindi, acting director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
  • Adam Szubin, acting under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Juan C. Zarate, chairman and co-founder, The Financial Integrity Network
The three-day event is designed to provide critical updates to senior-level BSA/AML compliance officers,  in-house and outside bank counsel, fraud officers and investigators, internal and external bank auditors, regulatory officials and consultants on all aspects of money laundering detection, prevention and compliance. This conference is the industry’s longest running anti-money laundering program and the only meeting hosted by the top financial and legal associations.
Nationally recognized experts from the banking and legal communities will lead more than 25 informative sessions on topics that include:
  • What is Keeping AML Officers Up at Night?;
  • Panama Papers – What is the Meaning For Your Institution?;
  • Money Laundering in the Virtual World;
  • Beneficial Ownership: So it’s a Final Rule…Now What?;
  • Mitigating Individual Liability Risks;
  • Navigating Increasingly Complex Sanctions Regimes; and
  • Hot Legal Cases and Enforcement Actions: How They Impact Your AML/Fraud Program.
ABA will also offer an optional pre-conference workshop – Lifecycle of the Financial Crimes Investigation Process – on Nov. 12 to help attendees maximize their conference learning experience. The workshop will walk attendees through leading practices in detection, investigation, analysis and reporting.
Most sessions qualify for continuing education credits. Registration is $1,490 for ABA members and $1,890 for non-members. To register, call 1-800-BANKERS or visit
The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $16 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $12 trillion in deposits and extend more than $8 trillion in loans.
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NOTE TO REPORTERS: Complimentary registration to the conference is available for qualified members of the media by contacting Blair Bernstein at or 202-663-5468.