ACAMS 14th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference

Sep 28, 2015 ‐ Sep 30, 2015

This is the must-attend conference for AML and financial crime prevention and detection professionals seeking to learn from the world's great minds and connect with local private and public sector peers. The ACAMS annual conference in Las Vegas brings together the largest faculty of industry experts, offers the most extensive selection of educational tracks to meet your sector-specific needs, an provides unmatched networking opportunities to build strategic partnerships. Get up-to-speed on today's organized crime trends, AML advanced training and emerging technologies.


Welcome Remarks iconWelcome Remarks

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Welcome Remarks

Sep 28, 2015 9:00am ‐ Sep 28, 2015 9:15am

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Keynote Address (Monday) iconKeynote Address (Monday)

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Keynote Address (Monday)

Sep 28, 2015 9:15am ‐ Sep 28, 2015 9:45am

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  • John E. Smith, Co-head, Morrison & Foerster’s National Security Practice

Achieving Positive Resolutions to Annual Examinations

Sep 28, 2015 9:45am ‐ Sep 28, 2015 11:00am

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• Soliciting input to determine potential examiner issues and develop appropriate institutional responses
• Communicating with your examiner to determine regulatory expectations and mitigate disputes and misunderstandings
• Negotiating corrective action plans for matters requiring attention

  • Rick A. Small, CAMS, Executive Vice President, Director Financial Crimes Program,, Truist
  • Lisa D. Arquette, CAMS, Associate Director, Division of Risk Management Supervision, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Koko Ives, Manager, BSA/AML Compliance Section, Division of Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Board
  • Spencer W. Doak, NBE, Director for BSA/AML Policy, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Christine Ring, CAMS, Managing Director of AML/ ATF Assessment Program, AML and Compliance Division, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)
  • Greg Lisa, Chief of the Money Services Businesses and Casinos Section, Enforcement Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
  • John J. Byrne, CAMS, Esq., Vice Chairman, AML Rightsource

Special Presentation and Q&A iconSpecial Presentation and Q&A

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Special Presentation and Q&A

Sep 28, 2015 11:30am ‐ Sep 28, 2015 12:00pm

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Managing Real-Time and Ongoing Customer Risk Assessment (Presented by NICE Actimize)

Sep 28, 2015 1:15pm ‐ Sep 28, 2015 2:30pm

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• How to address beneficial ownership from on-boarding through the customer life cycle
• Use of internal and external data for alert remediation
• Best practices for proactive risk rating

  • William Ward, CAMS, Executive Vice President, Chief BSA/AML & Security Officer, First Republic Bank
  • Micah Willbrand, Global Head, Anti-Bribery and Corruption Solutions, NICE Actimize
  • Kelvin Dickenson, Vice President of Compliance Solutions, Alacra
  • Devesh Desai, Principal, Financial Crime Unit, PwC

Practical Methods to Meet Enhanced AML Expectations for Casinos

Sep 28, 2015 1:15pm ‐ Sep 28, 2015 2:30pm

Identification: MIT1

• Developing effective working relationships with banks by ensuring comprehensive due diligence and other AML compliance processes
• Instituting comprehensive front line training programs in KYC and suspicious activity identification
• Forging alliances with law enforcement to gain access to relevant trends and improve financial crime investigations 

  • Chuck Taylor, CAMS, Executive Vice President, Head of Financial Crimes Advisory, AML RightSource
  • Kevin S. Rosenberg, Chair of the Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation Group, Goldberg, Lowenstein & Weatherwax
  • Jim Dowling, Managing Director, Dowling Advisory Group
  • Benjamin M. Floyd, CAMS, Senior Vice President, Corporate AML Officer, Caesars Entertainment

MSBs Finding and Retaining Banking Services for MSBs

Sep 28, 2015 1:15pm ‐ Sep 28, 2015 2:30pm

Identification: MIT2

• Developing KYC policies and risk management systems to satisfy banker expectations
• Organizing and providing documentation to aid due diligence and risk assessment processes
• Negotiating terms of relationship management, including procedures for account monitoring for successful bank/MSB relationships

  • Christopher Bagnall, CAMS, CFE, Risk and Policy Manager, MB Financial Bank
  • Waheed Rathore, "Executive Vice President, Group Chief of Compliance and AML ", Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
  • Melina Tapiz, CAMS, "Compliance Manager Enhanced Due Diligence Center Financial Crimes Risk Management ", Wells Fargo
  • Barbara Keller, CAMS, AML Consultant

Initiating "Whitelisting" to Safely Manage Transaction Alerts

Sep 28, 2015 1:15pm ‐ Sep 28, 2015 2:30pm

Identification: CT1

• Developing parameters for “whitelisting” trusted customers to reduce unnecessary alerts
• Creating data analytics and a methodology to ensure whitelisting serves your institution’s needs
• Learning implementation strategies to successfully utilize whitelisting methodology at your institution 

  • Timothy Cullen, CAMS, MBA, Chief Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer, INTL FC Stone
  • Tim Lutz, Director, Financial Intelligence Unit, US Bank
  • Cathy Nanos, CAMS, Senior Director Technology and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance | Consultant, Ally Financial
  • Trish Emerson, Compliance Director, Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), Capital One

The Billion-Dollar Hacking Heist - Lessons for Your Institution

Sep 28, 2015 1:15pm ‐ Sep 28, 2015 2:30pm

Identification: OC1

• Tracking how cybercrime gangs have infiltrated institutions and ATMs through malware and remote access tools
• Establishing processes to closely monitor cybersecurity policies and procedures at professional services partners that host your data
• Bridging the gap between management and IT to make cyber security an enterprise-wide effort


The Joint is Jumpin': Practical Coping Strategies for Ever-Shifting Marijuana Laws

Sep 28, 2015 1:15pm ‐ Sep 28, 2015 2:30pm

Identification: CS1

• Applying due diligence to customers with possible indirect ties to marijuana related businesses
• Identifying structuring and other potential means of moving marijuana proceeds into your institution
• Apprising potential regulatory shift directly impacting financial service providers

  • Courtney Linn, Partner, Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe, LLP
  • Stacey Ivie, Detective, Tactical Flight Officer, Washington/Baltimore HIDTA Task Force
  • Alison K. Jimenez, CAMS, President and Founder, Dynamic Securities Analytics
  • Colby Adams, Managing Editor, ACAMS