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2022 Program

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2022 Virtual Program

  • Roundtables

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Bonus Content

Roundtables

JANUARY 26, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

January Roundtable Discussion

FEBRUARY 16, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

February Roundtable Discussion

MARCH 2, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

March Roundtable Discussion



Day 1

 

GENERAL SESSION

State of the Industry

  • Rob Nichols, President and CEO, American Bankers Association

 

Innovations and Solutions in the Marketplace
Your conference experience isn’t complete until you visit our corporate partners in the marketplace. Get to know this year’s exhibitors who offer the full array of essential advisory services and innovative software.

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS – SERIES 1
Select one of these breakouts offered concurrently. If you can’t view it at this time, you can watch later! All of these sessions will be available for on-demand viewing later in the day. 

1A- The New Beneficial Ownership Registry: What Does it Mean for Your Bank?
Top experts in beneficial ownership issues will dig deep into how the new beneficial ownership registry is expected to function. We’ll also examine how banks should anticipate using the registry in tandem with their own CDD rules, as well as anticipated changes to existing beneficial ownership requirements.

  • Jim Arndts, CAMS, Head of Financial Crimes Center of Excellence – Americas, Managing Director, MUFG
  • Kelly Cooper, CAMS, Senior Vice President, AML Compliance Emerging Risks and Industry Engagement Citigroup
  • Moderator: Daniel P. Stipano, Partner, Financial Institutions, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 

1B- Staying Ahead and Combating COVID-19 Fraud
The COVID-19 pandemic and related federal relief programs have led to an extensive amount of fraudulent conduct, as well an unprecedented effort by the Department of Justice and federal law enforcement agencies to rapidly investigate and prosecute COVID-related fraud cases.  This session will provide an overview of the different types of fraud schemes relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, and address how banks can proactively identify and mitigate COVID-19 fraud risks going forward.  The panelists will discuss lessons that can be learned from the COVID-related fraud cases that the Department of Justice has already investigated and prosecuted, and provide practical suggestions and insights on how banks can improve their internal processes to better prevent and deter future similar emergency/disaster response related fraud, and to assist the government’s efforts to investigate such fraudulent conduct.

  • Debbie Kossuth, Senior Director, Head of Fraud Risk, KeyBank
  • Mark J. Cipolletti, Assistant Chief, Market Integrity and Major Frauds Unit, Criminal Division, Fraud Section, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Moderator: Julian L. Andre, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

This session is eligible for CPE and MCLE credits. View all eligible sessions

1C- Data Governance and BSA
This session will take a look at data governance and its intersection with the BSA. We’ll discuss BSA Reporting, Systems Validation, understanding your data before technology purchases and we’ll walk through identifying critical stakeholders needed for proper data governance. Depending on the outcome of the federal infrastructure bill, we will also include a discussion of the proposed reporting rule. 

  • Ayana Richards, Director of Strategic Data Management, Arvest Bank
  • Joshua Fretto, BSA and OFAC Officer, Director of Financial Intelligence Division, Lone Star National Bank
  • Moderator: Julio Roman, CAMS, CERP, CAFP, Chief Risk Officer, Executive Vice President, Lone Star National Bank

1D- Assessing the Risks and Documenting Decisions in a New Era of Regulatory Scrutiny
With any change of administration comes an increased scrutiny of banks policies and procedures.  This session will walk through a risk-based approach to how you assess risk and document your decisions to satisfy regulatory concerns.  We’ll also discuss liability concerns from both the bank and individual perspectives.

  • Michael Cho, Managing Director, BSA Officer/Head of Financial Crimes Compliance for the Americas, MUFG
  • James Sayko, Financial Crimes Leader, Corporate and Investment Banking, Wells Fargo
  • Moderator: Miranda Clark, CPA, CFF, CAMS, Senior Director, AML Advisory Team, Capital One

1E- Managing the Risks of Complex Customer Relationships
If anything we learned from the Pandora Papers is that high risk customers are not all the same requiring strong risk rating methodologies and controls.  Our experts will discuss the latest trends in managing high risk customer relationships including components of continuous adverse monitoring, setting risk tolerances and controls, communicating with your regulators and more.

  • Maria de Lourdes Jimenez, Esq., CAMS (Marilu), President, FINCAdvisors
  • John Dunning, Senior Vice President, Director of EFCC Enterprise Program
  • Moderator/Speaker: Sepideh Rowland, Esq., CCBCO, CAFP, Managing Director

This session is eligible for CPE and MCLE credits. View all eligible sessions

1F- International Extremism and Terrorist Financing
This session will cover the emerging threats from international terrorist organizations and how they are financing their operations.   Note that domestic extremism will be covered in a separate session.

  • Alan Ketley, Executive Secretary, The Wolfsberg Group
  • Daniel L. Glaser, Global Head Jurisdictional Services and Head of Washington, DC Office, K2 Integrity
  • Moderator: Katherine Bauer, Senior Fellow, Blumenstein-Katz Family Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy 

1G- Crypto and Virtual Currency Risks
This session will examine the full range of crypto and virtual currency risks and related mitigation strategies. We’ll also cover regulatory concerns and enforcement risks as well as sanctions related and terrorist financing risks.  Finally, we’ll delve into emerging uses of crypto (eg. Stablecoin, decentralized finance) and the risks they pose to banks.

  • Pamela A. Clegg, CAMS, Vice President, Financial Investigations, CipherTrace
  • Jeremy Warren, Managing Director, Deputy Global Head of Global Financial Crimes Compliance, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Moderator/Speaker: Gabriel Hidalgo, Esq., Managing Director, K2 Integrity

 

Take A Break
Grab a few minutes for yourself or take advantage of some of our short, on-demand videos and podcasts, which range from educational to fun to health focused.

 

Table Talk and Solutions in the Marketplace
Take this time to visit the following companies offering innovations and solutions focused on BSA / AML / Risk Management: 10-D, K2 Integrity, Mercadien, Quantifind, Thomson Reuters, and Treliant. Videos and resources have been loaded to their digital booth and you can ask questions directly in the chat feature. Now is also a great time to watch the Innovation Showcases or listen to the Podcasts.

 

Take A Break
Grab a few minutes for yourself or take advantage of some of our short, on-demand videos and podcasts, which range from educational to fun to health focused.

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS – SERIES 2
Select one of these breakouts offered concurrently. If you can’t view it at this time, you can watch later! All of these sessions will be available for on-demand viewing later in the day. 

2A- Updating Your Control Framework for Scam Threats
Because scams are technically considered an ‘authorized’ fraud, banks have to treat them differently than other types of fraud.  This session will cover what comprises a strong scam control framework.  We’ll define the activities that qualify as scams, discuss the controls banks need to have in place and provide insights into effective reporting.  

  • Allen Love, Head of Fraud Risk Management and Global Security and Investigations, TD Bank
  • Moderator: James Hitchcock, Vice President, Fraud Mitigation and Security, American Bankers Association

2B- AML Act of 2020 – New Legal Frontiers in Whistleblowing
With the AML Act of 2020 comes new whistleblower provisions.  This must-see session will detail the whistleblower provisions of the new law, provide insights into the potential impacts of this provision on banks and actions banks should do now in response to these changes.  

  • Douglas Krause, Vice Chairman and Chief Corporate Officer, East West Bank
  • Thomas H. Bienert, Jr., Partner, Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP
  • Moderator: Gordon Greenberg, Partner, McDermott Will and Emery

This session is eligible for CPE and MCLE credits. View all eligible sessions

2C- Implications of the National Priorities on SAR Reporting
This session will focus on how national priorities connect with the risk assessment process and how banks should consider reprioritizing focus within their SAR program.

  • Rachel Kaufman, Global Financial Crimes Compliance, Head of SAR Program & Financial Intelligence Unit, JPMorgan Chase
  • Clint Stinger, Principal, US Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Practice Leader, Deloitte
  • Moderator: Daniel P. Stipano, Partner, Financial Institutions, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 

This session is eligible for CPE and MCLE credits. View all eligible sessions

2D- International AML Risks
This annual and popular session will focus specifically on two main topics:  Chinese money laundering concerns and trade based money laundering concerns.  

  • Marcy Forman, CAMS, CGSS, Managing Director, Global Financial Crime Investigations and Intelligence Head, Citi
  • Thomas J. Welch, Unit Chief, Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Moderator/Speaker: Lester M. Joseph, Senior Vice President, Manager, Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group; Wells Fargo & Company

2E- The Ever-Changing Landscape of OFAC and Sanctions 
In this fast-paced session, we will cover all of the latest updates including ransomware and sanctions as well as supply chain business practices and human rights violations. We’ll also cover how the regulatory guidance on Model Governance applies and we'll also discuss specific hot spots, such as Afghanistan.

  • Ilya Shulman, Head of Sanctions Legal for JPMC
  • Will Schisa, Counsel, Davis Polk
  • Moderator: Debra A. Roberts, Managing Director General Counsel for Global Financial Crimes and Political Law, JPMorgan Chase Bank 

2F- Data Bias In Machine Learning for BSA and Fraud Monitoring and Investigations
Join our experts as they discuss the latest concerns surrounding machine learning data bias, providing some leading practices to mitigate the risk.  

  • Matthew Van Buskirk, CoFounder and Co-CEO, Hummingbird
  • Zafar Iqbal, Adaptive Digital and FinTech Product Leader, DriveWealth

 

Take A Break
Grab a few minutes for yourself or take advantage of some of our short, on-demand videos and podcasts, which range from educational to fun to health focused.

 

GENERAL SESSION

DOJ and Regulatory Enforcement Trends in the New Administration
Join us for a critical discussion on BSA and fraud enforcement trends and risk mitigation strategies you can deploy now.  You’ll walk away understanding DOJ and regulators’ priorities and areas of risk applicable to banks.

  • Deborah Connor, Chief, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section
  • Micah Breimhorst, Senior Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking Financial Crimes Risk,  Wells Fargo
  • Alessio D. Evangelista, Associate Director for Enforcement and Compliance, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Moderator: Michael (Mike) J. Leotta, Partner, WilmerHale

 

Day 1 Concludes

Day 2

 

GENERAL SESSION

Untangling the Web of Ransomware, Crypto & Application of Financial Crime Regulation
In 2021, authorities, industry, and the public saw a dramatic increase in publicly acknowledged ransomware attacks. From critical infrastructure to healthcare systems to local governments, the attacks are growing more severe and frequent, and no sector or industry seems invulnerable to these attacks. Cryptocurrency has been the payment means of choice by many of the attackers, raising questions as to whether cryptocurrency is an enabler of such attacks or if crypto analytics provide an opportunity to track and trace payments. Regulators and policymakers have issued guidance and marshaled task forces to address the growing concern around the risk of ransomware to the US economy.  But what is next, and is the response to date enough to stem the growth in ransomware attacks?  With the rise in ransomware and the adoption of cryptocurrency in the legitimate economy, how should regulators, financial institutions, law enforcement, and the virtual asset community respond, and are there more creative, collaborative ways to address this 21st century risk?

  • Juan C. Zarate, Global Co-Managing Partner and Chief Strategy Officer, K2 Integrity

 

Table Talk and Solutions in the Marketplace
Take this time to visit the following companies offering innovations and solutions focused on BSA / AML / Risk Management:  Technology: ABA Endorsed Solutions and Compliance.ai.  Videos and resources have been loaded to their digital booth and you can ask questions directly in the chat feature.  Now is also a great time to watch the Innovation Showcases or listen to the Podcasts.

 

Take A Break
Grab a few minutes for yourself or take advantage of some of our short, on-demand videos and podcasts, which range from educational to fun to health focused.

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS – SERIES 3
Select one of these breakouts offered concurrently. If you can’t view it at this time, you can watch later! All of these sessions will be available for on-demand viewing later in the day. 

3A- Post-COVID Financial Crimes Strategy
While it is difficult to review pandemic response while still facing its numerous challenges, we are bringing to you a session that provides a framework for evaluating your current monitoring and controls, based on lessons learned from the pandemic.

  • Raymond (Ray) Villanueva, (SES), CAMS, Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations, Department of Homeland Security 
  • Moderator: Raymond Dookhie, CPA, Managing Director, K2 Integrity

3B- Growing SAR Category of “Cyber Enabled Crime”
The volume of SAR submissions categorized as “cyber-enabled” crime is ever-increasing – but are you sure your SAR reporting is correct?  Join our experts as they define what is classified as “Cyber-Enabled” (i.e., Account Take Over, BEC, etc.) and outline the information required for the SAR that would be most useful for law enforcement and prosecutors.  

  • Eric T. Brown, Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations, Los Angeles Cyber Group, US Department of Homeland Security
  • William J. Voorhees; MFA, C.F.E., CAMS, Senior Vice President | Senior  Director, BSA/AML Financial Intelligence Unit, BB&T, Now TRUIST
  • Moderator: Megan D. Hodge, CAMS, Executive Compliance Director, BSA/AML Officer, Enterprise Compliance Regulatory Affairs, Ally Bank

3C- Taking Your Law Enforcement Partnership to the Next Level
As financial crimes become more intertwined and complex, it is critical to have a strong working relationship with law enforcement. This session will not only discuss advances in successful partnerships but also explore getting stakeholder buy-in on the value of these partnerships across the enterprise. We’ll also talk about how to leverage the resources you have, no matter the asset size.   

  • Dale Kasprzyk, M&T Bank – Head of Financial Investigations Unit, M&T Bank
  • Allan Rains, Special Agent, FBI Buffalo Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Moderator: Matthew S. Haslinger, Senior Vice President, BSA/AML Officer 

This session is eligible for CPE and MCLE credits. View all eligible sessions

3D- Detecting and Disrupting Fraud in Elder and Vulnerable Populations
This session will cover current elder fraud trends, red flags and ideas for detection.

  • Dayna Kendall, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Jacqueline M. Blaesi-Freed, Assistant Director, Consumer Protection Branch, US Department of Justice
  • Jennell Huff, Relationship Executive, Community Outreach Coordinator, Bank of the Rockies
  • Moderator: Sepideh Rowland, Esq., CCBCO, CAFP, Managing Director 

This session is eligible for CPE and MCLE credits. View all eligible sessions

3E- Understanding the Business Side of Ransomware
This session will focus on what the bank should do when it discovers a customer has made a ransomware payment. This will include thoughts on timeline, course of action, communications with customer and internally, considerations on future customer relationship and SAR impact and law enforcement communications. Also, we will discuss OFAC’s advisory on sanctions risks for facilitating ransomware payments.  

  • Neil Eisenstadt, Assistant General Counsel, Global Financial Crimes Legal, JPMorgan Chase
  • Sharon Cohen Levin, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Moderator/Speaker: Heather Allen, CAMS, CRCM, CAFP, First Vice President, BSA Officer, Peoples Bank

3F- When to Buy & When to Wait: Machine Learning & AI Considerations
One of the most difficult decisions any size bank has to make revolves around the purchase of Machine Learning and AI systems. In fact, this decision is more complicated because of the expectation that system purchases would lead to staff size reductions. Further, there is a lot of misperceptions of the benefits and what systems can and cannot do. Join us for a thoughtful conversation focused on risks, pitfalls, setbacks and benefits of one of the largest investments a bank can make.

  • Harsh R. Pandya, President, Giant Oak
  • Moderator/Speaker: Heather Allen, CAMS, CRCM, CAFP, First Vice President, BSA Officer, Peoples Bank

 

Take A Break
Grab a few minutes for yourself or take advantage of some of our short, on-demand videos and podcasts, which range from educational to fun to health focused.

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS – SERIES 4 
Select one of these breakouts offered concurrently. If you can’t view it at this time, you can watch later! All of these sessions will be available for on-demand viewing later in the day. 

4A- Developing Meaningful KRIs
Whether it is Fraud or AML, it is important to develop a set of meaningful Key Risk Indicators. This session will explore how to identify critical risks and manage through them. We’ll also talk about dashboarding these risks in a format meaningful and valuable to the board, CRO and line managers. 

  • Clayton J. Mitchell, CAMS, Principal, Crowe, LLP
  • Moderator/Speaker: C. Jeanne Applegate, CRCM, CAMS, AMLP, BSA Director, Arvest Bank 

4B- Human Trafficking: Domestic and International Red Flags and Trends
This conference has covered Human Trafficking for over a decade – with our first session in 2010 sharing DHS’s Blue Campaign’s launch. 11 years later, the issues are more urgent and complex. We will discuss current trends, specific ways to monitor transactions for HT and how to use business intelligence, law enforcement and non-profits to identify criminal activity. 

  • Gary Hartwig, Senior Vice President, Director of Anti-Money Laundering Investigations, U.S. Bancorp
  • Tracy Raggs, Acting Operations Chief, DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking – TDY, Department of Homeland Security
  • Moderator/Speaker: Ian T. Mitchell, Founder, the Knoble

This session is eligible for CPE and MCLE credits. View all eligible sessions

4C- Fraud Management: Organizational Design and Governance
When was the last time you reviewed your internal fraud management organizational design and governance to be sure it covers internal fraud risk?  Join our experts as they provide insights into effective governance practices that will improve your overall internal fraud management controls to mitigate internal fraud risk.

  • Julio Roman, CAFP, CERP, CAMS, Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Lone Star National Bank 
  • Moderator/Speaker: Michael C. Raffa, Global Head, AML, State Street Corporation

4D- ESG for Financial Crimes Professionals
Financial Crimes Professionals are just now beginning to explore what ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) means for their units. This session will provide insights into the impact of developing and implementing ESG strategies on financial crimes management.  

  • Ken Rivlin, Partner,  Allen & Overy
  • Robert McDonough, Director, ESG and Regulatory Initiatives, Angel Oak Capital
  • Moderator: Joseph Pigg, Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel, ESG & Mortgage Finance 

4E- Tax Fraud Trends
The Pandora Papers shined a light on potential tax fraud schemes that touch U.S. financial institutions.  Even in the midst of the pandemic, the IRS issued their annual report in November 2020 on criminal enforcement of tax fraud where they stated they launched 1,600 investigations and identified $2.3 in tax fraud schemes. Join us as we check in with experts in tax fraud to discuss recent trends and what you can do to fine-tune your surveillance to identify tax-related fraud risks.

  • Caroline D. Ciraolo, Partner, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP
  • Moderator: Stephanie Brooker, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

This session is eligible for CPE and MCLE credits. View all eligible sessions

4F- Operational Risks in AML
How do we bridge tried and true BSA/AML practices with new and evolving trends, regulations, and practices? For instance, how do you decide between risk-based reviews vs. trigger events or trying different ways to identify new risks? This session will focus on how to look at the risk drivers and create a risk-based program instead of a schedule-based program.  We’ll also discuss leveraging KRIs and KPIs to identify future operational risks in AML. 

  • Dr. Brent Crider, AML/BSA Officer, Synovus
  • James Larkins, Director, Promontory an IBM Company
  • Moderator/Speaker: C. Jeanne Applegate, CRCM, CAMS, AMLP, BSA Director, Arvest Bank

4G- DEI and Financial Crimes: Continuing the Conversation Part 1
We are picking up where we left off last year by taking our DEI conversation to the next level.  In this two part series, (Part 2 is in series 5), we’ll touch on a variety of new and emerging issues including a conversation about the NASDAQ’s Diversity Rule, the divergence between business side diversity and legal/compliance diversity, leveraging limited resources to implement a strong DEI program. We’ll also discuss the interrelatedness between succession planning and diversity planning, especially as it relates to regulatory expectations. Finally, we’ll revisit and update you on the current thoughts surrounding talent management – from implementing and institutionalizing inclusive behaviors to creating more opportunities across the employee base to hiring considerations to create a diverse and impactful team.

  • Richard H. Harvey, Jr., Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Director of Compliance Risk, Beneficial State Bank 
  • Francis Janes, Industry Relations and Partnerships Director, Beneficial State Foundation, Shareholder
  • Moderator: Naomi Mercer, Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, American Bankers Association

4H- Case Management – Connecting the Dots Between Fraud and AML

  • Brendan Brothers, Anti-Financial Crimes Specialist and Co-Founder, Verafin
  • Ashley Wisdom, Managing Director, BSA Administration, Bank OZK
  • Jon Stockton, SVP, Director of Financial Crimes Risk Management, BSA Officer, Columbia Bank

 

Table Talk and Solutions in the Marketplace
Take this time to visit the following companies offering innovations and solutions focused on Legal/Advisory: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Arnold & Porter, and Davis Polk & Wardwell. Videos and resources have been loaded to their digital booth and you can ask questions directly in the chat feature. Now is also a great time to watch the Innovation Showcases or listen to the Podcasts.

 

GENERAL SESSION

A Conversation with Ken Blanco, Financial Crimes Chief Compliance Officer, Citigroup
The Former Director of FinCEN will talk about his new role at Citi and his vision for Risk and Control Transformation across the organization.

  • Kenneth A. Blanco, Financial Crimes Chief Compliance Officer, Citigroup 
  • Moderator: Ryan Rasske, Senior Vice President, Risk and Compliance Markets, American Bankers Association 

 

Day 2 Concludes

Day 3

 

GENERAL SESSIONS

Keynote by Himamauli Das, Acting Director, FinCEN & Regulatory Roundtable

  • Himamauli Das, Acting Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, US Department of Treasury

Regulatory Roundtable
Join us for our annual regulatory roundtable which has been an annual highlight of this conference. Expect discussions surrounding the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020, exam trends and expectations and other updates.

  • James Martinelli, Director, Office of Regulatory Policy, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
  • Donna Murphy, Deputy Comptroller for Compliance Risk Policy,  Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
  • Lisa D. Arquette, Associate Director, Division of Risk Management Supervision, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Suzanne L. Williams, Deputy Associate Director, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Moderator: Robert G. Rowe (Rob), III, Vice President & Senior Counsel, Regulatory Compliance Policy, American Bankers Association

 

Table Talk and Solutions in the Marketplace
Take this time to visit the following companies offering innovations and solutions focused on Crypto/Data & Analytics/FRAML: Elliptic, FTI Consulting, and NICE Actimize. Videos and resources have been loaded to their digital booth and you can ask questions directly in the chat feature. Now is also a great time to watch the Innovation Showcases or listen to the Podcasts.

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS – SERIES 5
Select one of these breakouts offered concurrently. If you can’t view it at this time, you can watch later! All of these sessions will be available for on-demand viewing later in the day. 

5A- Money Mule Threats and Detection
FinCEN’s recent advisory on imposter scams and money mule schemes focused in particular on  vulnerabilities exposed by the pandemic.  This session will walk through trends and typologies demonstrating how to detect, investigate, and report mule accounts including steps to partner with and assist law enforcement investigations.

  • Andrew Innocenti, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigations
  • Lisa E. Feldman, Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office, Cyber & Intellectual Property Crimes Section
  • Moderator: Heidi D. Ponder, CAMS, CAFP, BSA Officer, Centier Bank

This session is eligible for CPE and MCLE credits. View all eligible sessions

5B- DEI and Financial Crimes: Continuing the Conversation Part 2
We are picking up where we left off last year by taking our DEI conversation to the next level. In this two-part series, (Part 1 is in series 4), we’ll touch on a variety of new and emerging issues including a conversation about the NASDAQ’s Diversity Rule, the divergence between business side diversity and legal/compliance diversity, leveraging limited resources to implement a strong DEI program. We’ll also discuss the interrelatedness between succession planning and diversity planning, especially as it relates to regulatory expectations. Finally, we’ll revisit and update you on the current thoughts surrounding talent management – from implementing and institutionalizing inclusive behaviors to creating more opportunities across the employee base to hiring considerations to create a diverse and impactful team.

  • Richard H. Harvey, Jr., Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Director of Compliance Risk, Beneficial State Bank 
  • Francis Janes, Industry Relations and Partnerships Director, Beneficial State Foundation
  • Moderator: Naomi Mercer, Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, American Bankers Association

This session is eligible for CPE and MCLE credits. View all eligible sessions

5C- Sports Betting Apps: AML and Fraud Risks
There’s been a significant increase in the legalization of sports app gaming.  What are the AML/Fraud controls that banks should consider?  This session will review risks, monitoring and controls.

  • Louis Frascogna, Senior Counsel, Corporate Compliance Officer, Churchill Downs, Inc.
  • Alex Morgan III, CAMS, Vice President – US Financial Compliance, MGM Resorts International
  • Moderator: Bryan A. Conner, Director, Investigations · Data Analytics · Compliance Solutions, K2 Integrity

5D- Combatting Instant Payments Fraud Together
Listen to Michael Timoney and Stephanie Miracle of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston share insights on fraud relative to instant payments and how fighting fraud has evolved. They will discuss strategies and tactics to reduce risk and how involving everyone in the payment chain is pivotal to success. They will also share insights about the FedNow Service, the forthcoming instant payments solution from the Federal Reserve Banks, and the vision for enabling sending and receiving FIs to work with the network to reduce fraud exposure.

  • Michael Timoney, Vice President of Secure Payments, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Stephanie Miracle, Product Management, FedNow Service, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Moderator/Speaker: Steve Kenneally, Senior Vice President, Payments, American Bankers Association

5E- Priorities for Anti-Fraud Investments in 2022 and Beyond
As new frauds continue to emerge, is your fraud surveillance and management systems keeping up?  How do you make the right anti-fraud investments at the right time?  This session will provide insights into recommended near-term anti-fraud investments and longer-range planning.

  • Christopher Starr, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase
  • Moderator/Speaker: Terry Pesce, President and CEO, Terry Pesce & Co., LLC

 

Take A Break
Grab a few minutes for yourself or take advantage of some of our short, on-demand videos and podcasts, which range from educational to fun to health focused.

 

GENERAL SESSION

BSA Reform – A New Era
A conversation with Jamal El-Hindi on BSA Reform and 2022 Enforcement Concerns

  • Jamal El-Hindi, Counsel, Americas Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice, Clifford Chance
  • Moderator: Robert G. Rowe (Rob), III, Vice President & Senior Counsel, Regulatory Compliance Policy, American Bankers Association

BSA Reform & AML Act 2020: Regulatory Shifts in Innovation & Technology
In the last days of 2020, the president signed the Anti-Money Laundering Act, widely regarded as the most significant AML reform since the Patriot Act passed two decades ago, right after 9/11.  At its heart, this is a technology bill, laced throughout with provisions that require, encourage or nudge new use of tech in ways that will transform both FinCEN and the AML compliance world. This talk will look at coming changes in areas ranging from beneficial ownership and risk-based priority setting, to new ways of sharing data, to creation of SAR feedback loops, to a mandate to set standards for banks' own AML methodologies. AMLA also signals a profound shift in regulatory strategy: By expecting FinCEN to leverage digital age data and technology, the statute moves the system toward focusing on regulatory outcomes, instead of inputs. This innovation could completely change the game on financial crime compliance -- and much more.  Hear innovation and technology expert Jo Ann Barefoot share her thoughts surrounding these important changes and what it means to financial crimes professionals.

  • Jo Ann Barefoot, CEO and Cofounder, Alliance for Innovative Regulation

 

Conference Adjourns

Bonus Content

Bonus Sponsored Content

Fraud Trends Revealed: Unique Insights from the Verafin Cloud
Sponsored by Verafin

Wire fraud and BEC schemes are a growing threat to financial institutions. Join us as anti-financial crime experts Mauriceo Castanheiro and Colin Parsons reveal the results of trend analysis from an immense set of anonymized data from financial institutions in the Verafin Cloud, representing more than $4 trillion in collective assets. Explore unparalleled data-driven insights into the current fraud landscape, as well as useful benchmarks for fraud programs.

  • Mauriceo Castanheiro, Product & Industry Expert, Verafin

Red Flags for Uncovering Cryptocurrency Fraud & Crime Across Payment Rails
Sponsored by CipherTrace

The OCC, FATF & FinCen have provided guidance on how Financial Institutions can identify and mitigate risks.  However, as cryptocurrency adoption increases, so does the incident of cybercrime. How can organizations identify red flags that indicate that suspicious activity is underway?  This presentation will discuss best practices for detecting suspicious activity, fraud and crime.

  • Dave Jevans, CEO, CipherTrace

Know Your VASP: Due Diligence for Customers and Counterparties in Crypto
Sponsored by Elliptic

This webinar will seek to explain the complicated regulatory issues related to onboarding and conducting ongoing due diligence for virtual asset service providers. We will discuss the gatekeeping role that U.S. banks play with regard to the traditional financial system, and how that role continues to evolve as new forms of unintermediated virtual assets proliferate. We will also touch on emerging due diligence issues in the space, such as concerns related to DeFi platforms, mining operations, privacy coins, and privacy wallets.

  • Chris DePow, Senior Advisor for Financial Institution Regulation and Compliance, Elliptic

Reading the Tea Leaves - 2022 FRAML Outlook
Sponsored by NICE Actimize

The quickly changing risk landscape continue to create new vulnerabilities for financial services organizations (FSOs). Gain knowledge from a closer exploration into the anticipated fraud and financial crime trends for 2022 and what FSOs can expect to face as they shape their long-term risk management efforts and technology investment priorities.

  • Andrew Corbett, Solutions Consultant, NICE Actimize
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