Industry experts who are distinguished lecturers in the MAFI program or have supervised capstones.
Since January 2020, Ms. Abramowski has served as the Chief Compliance Officer for Community Federal Savings Bank, a full-service bank focused on retail and payment solutions. She is also the founder and principal of PARC Solutions LLC, which provides risk/compliance advisory services and strategic subject matter expertise on any scale, with Fintech Startups, financial institutions, and payments firms.
Ms. Abramowski serves as a member of the Board of Directors as an Independent Director since August 2018 for FinTech Acquisition Corp. III, a special purpose acquisition company focused on financial technology business. Since 2018, Ms. Abramowski has served as an Advisory Director for Quantaverse, a technology firm providing artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and data analytics tools in the financial crimes area. Ms. Abramowski has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law and Chair of the Executive Committee of the Advisory Board at Case Western Reserve University School of Law’s Financial Integrity Institute and served as an Academic Director from 2018 to 2019.
She served as the Managing Director, Head of Financial Crimes Risk Management and Interim Chief Compliance Officer at Bancorp from 2014 to 2017 and Interim Chief Compliance Officer at Bancorp from 2016 to 2017. Prior to joining Bancorp, from 2006 to 2014, Ms. Abramowski held senior level roles at wall street firms in New York City. Before that she spent three years working in the technology sector and over eight years in the public sector in an investigative and intelligence capacity with municipal, state and federal agencies ending with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
She holds an MBA in Management from Adelphi University Robert B. Willumstad School of Business where she has been on the Dean’s Advisory Board since 2019; and an MA in Government and Politics and a BA in Public Administration from St. John’s University. Since 2015 she has also served on the Women’s Board of City Year New York, and since September 2019 has served as the Co-Chair of the Women’s Board extending the mission of the nonprofit that partners with public schools in high-poverty communities helping to close gaps in high-need schools by supporting students’ academic and social-emotional development.
Police officer with the rank of colonel, Ministry of Interior. Faculty member at Law Department in Saad Al-Abdullah Academy for Security Sciences (Assistant Professor). SJD degree in financial integrity (combat money-laundering and terrorist financing), Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Visiting professor at Nayef Arab University, Detective at General Department of Investigations, Ministry of Interior, from June 2011 to September 2018.
Alma Angotti is a Partner and Co-Head of the Global Investigations & Compliance practice at Guidehouse. Ms. Angotti is a recognized expert in anti-money laundering (AML), combatting the financing of terrorism (CFT) and economic sanctions compliance. She has counselled her clients in a variety of projects, and managed gap analyses, compliance program reviews, risk assessments, remediation efforts, investigations, and historical transaction reviews. Her clients include large, complex, global financial institutions, global payments institutions, mid-sized banks, brokerdealers, and Fintech and digital assets companies, hedge funds, casinos, and multinational corporations.
Ms. Angotti has held interim senior compliance leadership positions at several global and regional financial institutions providing day-to-day management of their compliance programs and assisting them with remediation efforts, often in the context of a regulatory or criminal enforcement action. She has trained and advised the financial services industry and regulators and government officials worldwide on AML, sanctions, CFT and other regulatory compliance issues. With over 25 years of experience in regulation and enforcement, Ms. Angotti has held senior enforcement positions at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). In these positions, she was responsible for investigations and enforcement of the Bank Secrecy Act, the federal securities laws, and FINRA rules. At FinCEN and FINRA, she designed and lead the AML enforcement programs.
Saleh Awadallah has been an attorney since 1994, and an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office since 1998. Saleh currently supervises the Major Trial Homicide Unit, where he is responsible for the intake, charging, supervision, and assignment of all homicide, including capital murder cases in Cuyahoga County.
Saleh has first chaired numerous jury trials, including child sexual and physical abuse cases, rape cases, and aggravated murder cases. Saleh has extensive experience in reviewing and coordinating complex criminal investigations. Saleh has argued before the Eighth District Court of Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court.
Saleh has lectured and instructed for the Cleveland Division of Police, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office and other organizations. He spoken across the country on various topics for the National Association of Attorney Generals (NAAG), National District Attorney’s Association (NDAA), the National Black Prosecutors Association and the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association (OPAA). Saleh has also addressed the Ohio Summit for Wrongful Convictions sponsored by Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the Ohio Innocence Project.
Saleh received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Baldwin-Wallace College and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve Law School, where he served as Editor in Chief of the Canada-US Law Journal. In 2011, Saleh won the Prosecutor of the Year Award from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. And in 2015 he was awarded the Excellence in Management Award for Outstanding Performance in Leadership and Management, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. He is admitted to the bars of the State of Ohio, the Northern District of Ohio Federal Court and the United States Supreme Court.
Dr. Henry Balani is a financial services executive and academic with over 25 years’ financial services experience in the regulatory technology and consulting industries. In his current role as Head of Delivery Services at Encompass, a leading Know Your Customer (KYC) Anti-Money Laundering (AML) automation platform, he is responsible for client related delivery activities. In his role as Global Head of Strategic Affairs at Accuity, he advised banks, money services businesses and financial technology firms on implementing compliance solutions related to AML, Bank Secrecy Act, KYC and OFAC sanctions interdiction processes and solutions. Dr. Balani has also focused on the impact of Blockchain and Crypto technologies on financial services. As Head of Innovation, he introduced AML sanction screening solutions for the banking and trade industries. He also provided oversight for Accuity’s Compliance Group that included Product Management and Professional Services related to all Regulatory Compliance solutions. Accuity is part of the RELX Group, a global provider of payments and compliance solutions with clients in the Financial Services, Legal and Corporate sectors.
Dr. Balani speaks at major regulatory compliance conferences globally. He has advised U.S. government agencies on the operational impact of AML and OFAC regulations in the financial services industry as well as acting as a consultant to several international government agencies, including the IMF and the World Bank. Apart from providing expertise in identifying money laundering through traditional channels, Dr. Balani has provided guidance on emerging money laundering channels including Trade Finance, Crypto currency, Real Estate, and High value assets. He has conducted panel sessions on OFAC with senior US and EU government officials as well as provided input into the development of the fifth EU AML Directive.
In his capacity as an academic, Dr. Balani lectures, and publishes research related to the impact of AML penalties and regulations on banking sector valuations in the US and Europe. Previously published papers include identifying the impact of faster payments on AML compliance and measuring trade-based money laundering in Asia. He lectures on International Trade & Economics and regulatory compliance including at Cambridge University & Case Western Reserve Law School, where he instructs compliance officers and regulators in developing effective compliance programs in the banking sector.
Dr. Balani holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, an MBA from Northern Illinois University and BS in Economics, International Trade and Development from the London School of Economics, University of London. He has previously held certifications as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) and a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.
Professor Benza received his Bachelor of Arts (1986) and law degree (1992) from Case Western Reserve University. He also received a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology (1988) from Pepperdine University. He was the 1992 Biskind Fellow from CWRU School of Law and spent a year working for the Legal Resources Centre, a civil and human rights law firm in South Africa. Upon returning to the States, he spent four years in the Capital Defense Unit at the Office of the Ohio Public Defender. He was assistant counsel at the Cleveland Bar Association working with the Certified Grievance Committee as well as other committees. Professor Benza teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure I, Death Penalty Issues, the Death Penalty Lab, Federal Prisoner Rights, International Perspectives on the Death Penalty, as well as coaching the International Criminal Court moot court team and he previously coached the Mock Trial team. Professor Benza is also Associate Director of the Master of Arts in Financial Integrity program. The Student Bar Association selected Professor Benza as the Professor of the Year in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2018 and 2019. In 2009 Professor Benza was elected as an alumni member to the Society of Benchers.
Professor Benza continues to represent death row inmates in state courts and federal habeas proceedings. He has litigated capital cases in state trial courts, state appellate and post-conviction courts, and federal courts including arguing Smith v.Spisak, 130 S.Ct. 676(2010), before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Jean- Pierre Brun has been working at the World Bank since 2008, specializing in anti-money laundering policies and technical assistance, and Stolen Asset Recovery. He is the lead author of five books published by the World Bank, including the “ Asset Recovery Handbook,” “Public Wrongs, Private Actions,” “Identification and Quantification of the proceeds of Bribery,” “Barriers to Asset Recovery,” and “ Going For Broke.” Previously, Mr. Brun was a French Prosecutor and Investigating Judge specializing in white collar crime. He also was a chief auditor at the French Government Auditing Court, and worked as a Director for Deloitte in Paris.
Janet Curtis Clark is Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at KeyBank National Association. She is a consumer regulatory attorney managing a team of attorneys and paralegals supporting Key’s Consumer Bank. She advises senior leaders on significant legal and regulatory matters related to all aspects of consumer financial services. Her responsibilities also include providing legal advice for anti-money laundering, fraud, and sanctions matters.
Janet has over 25 years of experience in banking. She started her career at Key as a legal intern before joining Key’s Law Group after graduating from law school. She has provided consumer and anti-money laundering advice for much of her tenure at KeyBank. Janet has a proven ability as a strong leader, leveraging her deep understanding of the banking industry and regulatory environment.
Janet is a Distinguished Lecturer of Law at Case Western Reserve School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio. She teaches in the Master of Arts Financial Integrity Program, which provides students with a unique, comprehensive, and practical education in all aspects of preventing illicit international financial flows.
Janet serves as Vice President and Board Member of Roots of American Music, a charitable organization providing arts-integrated education and participation programs to diverse communities while preserving traditional American music. She is a current member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and former Co-Chair of the Business and Banking Section. She has participated as a volunteer in the Rights, Responsibilities and Realities (3Rs) partnership program with the Cleveland Metropolitan and East Cleveland School Districts.
Janet received a Master of Arts in Financial Integrity and her Jurisprudence Degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from the University of Michigan. She is a Certified Anti-Money Specialist (CAMS).
Bill Cloninger has been a Senior Investigator in KeyBank’s AML Investigations Unit since 2005. This "second career" follows over 20 years of wide-ranging banking managerial experience with Wells Fargo Bank, Crocker National Bank, Western States Bankcard Association and Bracton Corporation, a merchant banking and private equity firm owned by the UK clearing bank, Midland Bank plc. Mr. Cloninger is the founder and a director of the ACAMS Northern Ohio Chapter, founded in 2014. The chapter was awarded the ACAMS Chapter of the Year Award in 2017. ACAMS also honored Mr. Cloninger in 2016 by naming him the “ACAMS Professional of the Month” for April 2016. In 2020, Bill was honored by ACAMS Today with their Article of the Year Award, “Virtual Currency Investigations: A Primer for BSA and Compliance Professionals.” Outside of banking, Mr. Cloninger is a World and U.S. National record-setting hot air balloon pilot and an avid bicyclist.
Mr. Delston is an independent Washington, DC - based attorney, expert witness, Certified Anti - Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and former banking regulator (FDIC) who has specialized in Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and AML / CFT issues for over 19 years. He has been a consultant to the IMF on AML / CFT and banking issues for 24 years and has participated in the AML / CFT assessments of nine offshore financial centers. Representative engagements include participating in two monitorships (AIG and BNP Paribas) involving international banking, CDD / KYC, and sanctions, including OFAC; five annual independent AML audits of a publicly - held MSB; and acting as an expert witness and / or litigation consultant on BSA/ AML compliance in numerous civil cases in Federal and state courts, including a civil forfeiture case as an expert for the U.S. Attorney’s Office (SDNY). Delston is co - author of two law review articles on trade - based money laundering and has been quoted in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, American Banker, Hindu Business Line (India), and the Nikkei (Japan). Previously, he was a Consulting Counsel, IMF, specializing in AML / CFT issues; Of Counsel, Jones Day; Assistant General Counsel, Assisted Acquisitions, FDIC; and Counsel, US Export - Import Bank.
Mr. DeLuca is Senior Vice President and Director of Compliance Controls at U.S. Bank. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, he led the AML investigations department of a large global bank where he and his team pioneered the use of issue-based typology driven investigations. Mr. DeLuca has over 30 years of financial services investigations management experience and has conducted and managed numerous high profile/sensitive anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing investigations. He has partnered with all levels of law enforcement to develop leading-edge investigative strategies and has been recognized by the highest levels of government for his leadership and expertise in leveraging an issue-based investigation approach to identifying data characteristics that are potentially indicative of human trafficking. In 2012, Mr. DeLuca was invited to present at the White House Forum to Combat Human Trafficking with a panel of colleagues from law enforcement and the technology industry. Mr. DeLuca regularly advises industry, government, and law enforcement agencies on typology development and data interrogation techniques to be more proactive and productive in detecting illicit financial activity.
Dmitrii Demydov is the Project Leader at Crime Stoppers International (CSI, https://csiworld.org/), a non-profit umbrella organization for a global network of more than 800 national and local Crime Stoppers programs operating in 29 countries across seven geographic regions. He represents CSI at Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime (Brussels https://www.gcffc.
As CEO of the NGO “CRIME STOPPERS Ukraine”, he is also responsible for coordinating actions with the National Agency of Ukraine for the search, tracking and management of assets obtained as a result of corruption and other crimes https://arma.gov.ua/en, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the National Police for tracking, detection of assets that are subject to seizure and which must be seized and returned back to Ukraine; conducting the forensic investigations of the financial crimes in Ukraine both in fiat and cryptocurrencies.
Sue Eckert is a consultant to the World Bank and manages its Stakeholder Dialogue on Derisking, an initiative to address financial exclusion of nonprofit organizations, based on her previous research for the 2017 report, Financial Access for U.S. Nonprofits. She is also adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, a Washington, DC think-tank where she focuses on issues at the intersection of economics and international security: sanctions, AML/CFT policies, and proliferation financing, and visiting senior researcher at Kings College London.
She was appointed by President Clinton and confirmed by the US Senate as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration responsible for dual-use export control and sanctions policies. Previously, she was a member of the professional staff of the U.S. House of Representative's Committee on Foreign Affairs, where she oversaw national security/ nonproliferation, and international economic issues.
From 1998-2016, Ms. Eckert was Senior Fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, directing projects on UN targeted sanctions and terrorist financing. She co-led the Targeted Sanctions Consortium, an international research initiative of more than 50 scholars and practitioners examining the impacts and effectiveness of United Nations targeted sanctions, resulting in the creation of two new databases, a new online tool (SanctionsApp) and the book, Targeted Sanctions: The Impacts and Effectiveness of UN Action.
She has worked extensively with governments and international bodies to enhance instruments of collective security, having co-authored The Compendium of the High Level Review of UN Sanctions, Targeted Financial Sanctions: A Manual for Design and Implementation, and the series of “Watson Reports” addressing due process concerns in sanctions designations, and organized workshops, simulations, and training for the Security Council and Member States.
Abdelsattar Elnagar is the Deputy Manager of the International Cooperation Department at the Egyptian Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Combating Unit (EMLCU). He is responsible for coordinating with domestic regulatory and law enforcement authorities, concerned foreign authorities, and international organizations in issues relating to Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (ML/TF),
Mr. Elnagar is the Chair of the Membership, Support, and Compliance Working Group in Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units (MSCWG); with special focus on monitoring the compliance of the FIUs and providing technical assistance to member FIUs to help them overcome any non-compliance issues. Elnagar has participated in the sponsorship of many Arab and African FIUs of strategic significance to fulfill their obligations to join the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units and build their tactical and strategic analysis capabilities.
Mr. Elnagar is AML/CFT financial investigations expert at UNODC delivering training and consultations to financial analysts and investigators at FIUs and Public Prosecution Offices, and Law Enforcement Agencies on enhancing parallel financial investigation in the AML/CFT arena.
CAMS certified, Mr. Elnagar delivers courses in the field of AML/CFT, Compliance, and FATCA at the Egyptian Banking Institute, Saudi Institute of Finance (SAMA), Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS), Financial Services Institute, Insurance Institute, and Leadership and Management Development Center (LMDC), and the Administrative Control Authority (ACA), He gained an in-depth experience due to being one of the EMLCU staff as well as participating in drafting AML/CFT legislative amendments, Customer Due Diligence Rules circulated by EMLCU to all financial institutions operating in Egypt, and FATCA Guidelines, and basically participating in the drafting of the AML/CFT National Strategy and Egypt’s National Anti-Corruption Strategy.
Alek El Kamhawy serves as program director of the MAFI in Saudi Arabia Program. In the United States, Mr. El Kamhawy is a criminal defense attorney, representing clients in both federal and state courts, where he specializes in complex litigation, including terrorism, terrorism financing, and related matters. He is also Honorary Professor of Law and Director of the American Common Law Center at the Law Faculty, Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv, Ukraine, where he teaches courses in the prevention of public corruption, money laundering, and terrorism financing. He is fluent in English, Arabic, and Russian, and has a master’s degree from Ohio State University and a J.D. from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law.
Ari Gabinet has spent more than 30 years in the securities law field as a trial lawyer, senior securities regulator with the SEC, and financial services general counsel. After twenty years with major international law firms, from 2002 to 2005, Gabinet was the head of the SEC’s Philadelphia office, managing a staff of more than 100 lawyers and finance professionals running the Commission’s enforcement and regulatory examination program in the mid-Atlantic region. After leaving the SEC, he spent five years in Vanguard’s legal department, where he was responsible for the areas of securities regulation, broker-dealer, tax, international, and litigation. From 2010 through 2015, he was general counsel of OppenheimerFunds, overseeing the legal, compliance, and internal audit functions. He has been a frequent speaker on issues of securities regulation, leadership and management, and innovation in legal department operations.
Jennifer Gachiri, a Harvard Law School graduate, served for four years as a federal prosecutor in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. In that role, she investigated and prosecuted numerous white collar felony matters involving international money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act and sanctions violations, tax evasion, cybercrime, wire fraud, and public corruption. Outside of court, she prepared and delivered presentations to foreign legal dignitaries regarding, among other things, the Sentencing Guidelines and advanced investigative techniques. She also participated in pioneering initiatives, including serving as a founding member of the Office’s Diversity Advisory Board, and referring young, non-violent defendants to a pilot diversionary program providing counseling, treatment, and access to employment as an alternative to incarceration.
Previously, Professor Gachiri worked as a senior associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP, where she assisted trial counsel for a Fortune 50 client in an $150M FINRA arbitration involving disputed securities claims. She maintained an active pro bono practice at the firm. For example, she obtained a Botswanan refugee’s release from immigration detention; represented indigent criminal defendants in motions and plea hearings; and managed an internal investigation of child abuse on behalf of a national affiliate of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Prior to Paul, Weiss, Professor Gachiri clerked for the Honorable Richard W. Roberts of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and for the Honorable Damon J. Keith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Today, she serves as a Visiting Faculty Member at Harvard Law School, a Board Member of EDSnaps and FedKids, and Secretary of the Civil Rights Committee of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association. Her recent speaking engagements include “Seeking Justice” at the Cooper Hewitt Museum; “Self Love” at MM.LaFleur; “A Tribute to Lila Fenwick” at the Pierre Hotel; and jury addresses in the “Case of the Missing Cookie,” presented to a class of second graders in a federal courtroom.
Andrea Gacki is the Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. OFAC is the federal agency charged with implementing and enforcing economic sanctions on behalf of the U.S. government.
Ms. Gacki previously served as the Deputy Director of OFAC, starting in March 2017. She also served contemporaneously as the acting Deputy Director and as the Associate Director for Compliance and Enforcement at OFAC from 2014 until March 2017. She also served as OFAC’s Assistant Director for Licensing from 2010 to 2014. Ms. Gacki first joined OFAC in March 2008 as the Senior Sanctions Advisor for Program Policy & Implementation.
Prior to joining OFAC, Ms. Gacki was a trial attorney in the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she litigated a broad range of constitutional matters at the district court level, but also importantly represented OFAC by, among other things, defending against designation challenges brought by the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation and the Islamic American Relief Agency. Ms. Gacki also served as a senior member of the Justice Department’s Terrorist Designation Team. Before joining the Justice Department, Ms. Gacki was an associate at the law firm of Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells LLP), and she clerked for the Honorable Avern Cohn on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Mark Gamin is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review. In his thirty-year career, Mark Gamin has practiced law at a large corporate law firm, served as in-house counsel at a major insurance company, and worked for the FDIC.
In private practice, Mr. Gamin litigated many cases involving banks and banking law (among other areas of commercial and corporate law) in jurisdictions around the country, including the United States Supreme Court.
He later joined Progressive Insurance Company’s Professional Liability Unit. There, he supervised the handling of claims under the Financial Institution Bond for community banks around the country, for losses caused by such things as employee dishonesty, check-kiting, cybercrime of various sorts, and a great variety of other frauds. He regularly advised banks on how to deal with and limit these losses, and has often addressed banking and insurance industry groups in seminars, conferences, and CLE-type presentations.
At the FDIC, Mr. Gamin conducted special investigations of bank officers and directors, as well as other institutionally-affiliated parties (attorneys, accountants, appraisers, and other professionals) for alleged wrongdoing under the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and related rules and regulations. He assessed bank governance issues under the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering laws and otherwise and, thereafter, made and defended recommendations as to a course of action in connection with the subject banks and insiders (e.g., removal and prohibition, imposition of civil money penalties, etc.), the overarching goal being prompt, fair, and consistent regulatory treatment.
As the Regulatory Section Leader of the Financial Institutions Group at the Chicago law firm of Barack Ferrazzano, Mr. Geiringer concentrates his practice on regulatory, governance, and investigative matters involving financial institutions.
He is a frequent speaker and author in the financial institutions area on issues surrounding banking regulations, examinations, and enforcement actions. He teaches banking law and regulation at Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Graduate Program in Financial Services Law and serves on the board of advisors of its Institute for Compliance. He is the co-editor of the two-volume edition, Advising Illinois Financial Institutions, in which he wrote a chapter on bank enforcement issues, and is the co-author of the chapter “Bank Examination and Enforcement” in The Keys to Banking Law: A Handbook for Lawyers (2017). Mr. Geiringer is a vice-chair of the American Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee and a past chairman of its Enforcement, Insider Liability and Troubled Banks Subcommittee and its Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Subcommittee. He also is a former chairman of the Chicago Bar Association’s Financial Institutions Committee.
Mr. Geiringer also devotes significant time to Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering issues. He is on the advisory board of the Anti-Money Laundering Association and is the president of its Midwest Chapter. He has frequently lectured on the subject, including at Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies, Boston University School of Law, and Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he serves as a co-director of its Center for National Security and Human Rights Law. He is the editor and author of a chapter in the upcoming book, Countering the Financing of Terrorism: Law and Policy, and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
Prior to joining the Firm in 1999, Mr. Geiringer was both a bank regulator and a compliance consultant. He served as legal counsel for the Illinois bank regulatory agency. Mr. Geiringer also obtained practical experience with respect to bank operations and compliance issues as a regulatory consultant with a regional accounting firm, performing compliance reviews and training for a variety of financial institutions.
Ms. Goepp is Senior Policy Counsel, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice. Since 2005, Ms. Goepp has been first policy counsel and then senior policy counsel there. She has extensive experience with asset forfeiture laws on a national level in their development, their structure, and how they have been applied, as well as how the program administration works and the policy implications both domestically and internationally. She has given presentations and training on forfeiture topics for a broad range of audiences. As a member of the policy unit, she has provided direct support to Criminal Division sections on numerous money laundering topics. She continues regularly to teach a section on the criminalization of money laundering and how the Bank Secrecy Act reporting requirements fit into that structure, as well as one on emerging payment methods and how they relate money laundering. She was was responsible for developing, clearing, and providing support to educate members of Congress on the Administration’s legislative package on amendments for forfeiture and money laundering statutes, as part of the Administration’s Strategy to Address Transnational Organized Crime issued in July 2011.
Richard Gordon is Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he is the Founding Director of the Financial Integrity Institute and an Associate Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center. He teaches courses on financial integrity and international taxation. Prior to coming to Case Western Reserve, Professor Gordon practiced international tax law in Washington, DC, and later taught courses in tax and corporate governance at the Harvard Law School, where he served as deputy director of the International Tax Program. After leaving Harvard, Professor Gordon joined the staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where as senior counsel and senior financial sector expert he worked on sovereign debt restructuring, state anti-corruption, and financial integrity issues.
Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, Professor Gordon served on the select IMF Task Force on Terrorism Finance and co-led the IMF and World Bank’s involvement in anti-money laundering and terrorism financing. He was the principal draftsperson of the preventive measures section of the first compliance assessment methodology for the Financial Action Task Force 40 Recommendations. He has participated in a number of FATF 40 compliance assessments in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Southeast Asia, and provides technical assistance to a number of countries in improving their financial integrity policies and practices. He has published numerous scholarly articles, book chapters and research studies with respect to financial integrity and taxation.
Theodore Greenberg, attorney and author, is a veteran of the U.S. Department of Justice and the World Bank with extensive, valued expertise in fighting fraud, corruption, and financial crimes. As Founder and President of TG Global, LLC, Mr. Greenberg provides consulting and litigation services on anti-money laundering, terrorist financing, asset forfeiture, mutual legal assistance, asset recovery, fraud, FCPA, sanctions, anti-corruption, forfeiture and financial institution compliance programs.
Mr. Greenberg served as a federal career prosecutor for 30 years with the U.S. Department of Justice. He was the lead prosecutor on fraud, corruption and Defense Department procurement cases while serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. At the U.S. Justice Department, among other positions, he was Chief of the Money Laundering Section, Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section. He helped create the DOJ policy on global settlements and the Justice/DoD Voluntary Disclosure Program.
Upon leaving DOJ, Mr. Greenberg served 10 years as Senior Counsel and Senior Financial Specialist to the World Bank. While there, he was a member of the U.S. and World Bank Delegations to the global Financial Action Task Force and helped write the International Standards on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism & Proliferation, and the methodology for assessing compliance. Among other areas, he focused on issues related to the identification and reporting of suspicious financial transactions, efforts to enhance customer due diligence, the need for identification of politically exposed persons, and the requirement to disclose beneficial ownership.
At the World Bank, Mr. Greenberg helped to design AML/CFT regimes, deliver technical assistance to member countries and assess their compliance. He also helped lead the effort to develop the World Bank/UNODC Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (“StAR”) and to establish the International Consortium to Combat Wildlife Crime.
After leaving the World Bank, Mr. Greenberg founded TG Global, LLC, putting his strategic judgment and creative problem solving to work for business, agencies and governments. He has developed policies and procedures, written manuals and delivered training programs for executives and staff members. He also served as the Court Appointed Independent Monitor in State of Arizona vs. Western Union Financial Services. Among other work the Monitor Team developed a state of the art enterprise-wide AML/CFT regime with policies, procedures and reporting requirements.
Mr. Greenberg is a member of APCO Worldwide’s International Advisory Council. He has co-authored several books, including: “Stolen Asset Recovery: A Good Practices Guide for Non-Conviction Based Asset Forfeiture” (April 2009); “Politically Exposed Persons: Preventive Measures for the Banking Sector” (April 2010); and “Improving Criminal Justice: Efforts to Combat Illegal Logging” (March 2012). He also played a key role in the revision of the Financial Action Task Force’s “40 Recommendations on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.” He helped to establish the “International Coalition to Protect Egyptian Antiquities” including a site survey in Egypt with a select group of Egyptologists and is a contributor to the report, “Human Trafficking: Customer and Financial Traits That May Present Risk”, Bankers’ Alliance, Thomson Reuters Foundation and the NY District Attorney’s Office (February 2014)”.
Mr. Greenberg has a B.A. from Drew University, and a J.D. from South Texas College of Law. He is admitted to practice in Texas, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Michael’s practice focuses on the representation of broker-dealers, investment advisor firms, and registered persons operating in the financial services industry. As a former litigation and regional attorney for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Michael provides his clients with a 360-degree view of the complex regulatory landscape and challenges that impact their businesses on a day-to-day basis. He works proactively to help clients avoid, address, and mitigate the impact of regulatory issues, customer complaints, and other costly compliance-related matters. He has significant experience representing clients in examinations, investigations, and disciplinary proceedings brought by FINRA, the SEC, and state securities regulators, including the Florida Office of Financial Regulation. He also has considerable experience representing clients in civil disputes, including countless FINRA arbitrations.
Michael has successfully represented clients in cases involving a wide variety of issues, ranging from alleged sales practice and related supervisory violations (such as claims of fraud, unsuitability, churning, and sales of unregistered securities) to industry specific matters (such as anti-money laundering (AML), Forms U4/5 disclosures, licensing, and registration matters) to expungement and employment matters. He also has successfully handled cases involving a range of investment products, including stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds, ETFs, UITs, private placement offerings, variable and other annuities, and structured products.
Dr. Togzhan Kassenova is a senior fellow with the Project on International Security, Commerce, and Economic Statecraft (PISCES) at the Center for Policy Research, SUNY-Albany. She is an expert on nuclear politics, WMD nonproliferation, strategic trade controls, sanctions implementation, and financial crime prevention. She currently works on issues related to proliferation financing controls, exploring ways to minimize the access of proliferators to the global financial system. Kassenova holds a Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Leeds and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). She recently completed an executive MA degree in Financial Integrity from the School of Law at Case Western Reserve University. Kassenova is adjunct faculty at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, as well as a non-resident fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. From 2011 to 2015 Kassenova served on the UN secretary general’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.
Eliot Kennedy is the Director of Kennedy AML/CFT Consulting Pty Ltd, a company established in December 2019 following his retirement from the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) secretariat in August 2019.
Kennedy AML Consulting offers expert strategic advice in relation to the international standards against money laundering (ML) and terrorist/proliferation financing (TF/PF).
Prior to establishing Kennedy AML/CFT Consulting, Mr. Kennedy was the Deputy Executive Secretary of the APG secretariat for a number of years, having joined the secretariat in March 2001. The APG is a multi-lateral organisation of 41 jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region responsible for the implementation of the international standards against ML, TF and PF.
Mr. Kennedy has participated in 15 APG and Financial Action Task Force (FATF) evaluations, including four under the FATF assessment methodology issued in 2013. As a senior member of the APG secretariat, Mr. Kennedy was involved in all aspects of the APG’s work programme, including strategic planning and management issues, liaison with the FATF and attendance at FATF meetings, technical assistance and training, overseeing the APG's mutual evaluation programme and conducting mutual evaluations of APG members to test their compliance with the international standards, and overseeing the APG’s typologies (methods and trends) work.
Prior to joining the APG, Mr. Kennedy held various Australian Public Service positions, including as Deputy Registrar of Refugee Review Tribunal from 1993 to 2001, and various policy positions in the Australian National Crime Authority between 1985 and 1993.
Mr. Kennedy has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Sydney University, a Graduate Diploma in Communication Management, and an Advanced Diploma of Management. He lives in Sydney, Australia.
Formerly Assistant General Counsel (Monetary and Financial Law) at the South African Reserve Bank, and Senior Counsel in the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund (‘IMF’) in Washington DC, Hermann has served as General Counsel and Head of Compliance of Grobank Limited (South Africa) for the past 11 years. He was admitted as Advocate of the High Court of South Africa in 1981.
He started his legal career as a State Prosecutor, and later as State Advocate, with the South African Justice Department. Hermann held several positions at the South African Reserve Bank, including that of Division Head: Bank Supervision Department. His experience further includes the position of Director: Group Compliance of the Standard Bank Group Limited. He has also been a consultant for the World Bank and the IMF for anti-money laundering and banking legislation reform. His teaching experience includes lecturing as Adjunct Professor in Banking Law and Financial Sector Integrity at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio); as guest lecturer in Law of Evidence (University of Natal/Pietermaritzburg), and in Mercantile Law, Anti-Money Laundering, and Regulation of Cryptocurrency (University of Pretoria).
Hermann has completed 5 Comrades Marathons, but nowadays prefers to exercise his musical and creative writing skills.
Ellen Lafferty is an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law, a member of its Advisory Board for Compliance Programs, a Guest Lecturer at various law schools, and a contributing author to the 2020 edition of the Complete Compliance and Ethics Manual.
From 2017 through mid-2019, Ms. Lafferty was the US Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption at HSBC. Ms. Lafferty joined HSBC from Deutsche Bank where she was a founding member of the global Anti-Bribery & Corruption group and the Americas Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption. In that role she was primarily responsible for establishing and implementing a dedicated anti-bribery and corruption program for the Americas. Prior to becoming the Americas Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption at Deutsche Bank, Ellen was an AML Compliance Officer for the Global Transaction Bank and the Interim Head of AML for Deutsche Bank Cayman. Ms. Lafferty was previously a litigation attorney in private practice for eleven years at two different international law firms. Ellen specialized in complex commercial litigation and also advised clients on FCPA and OFAC sanctions issues.
Ellen received her B.S. in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning. She received her J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law where she was a Stein Scholar in Public Interest Law and Ethics.
Mr. Lormel retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) following over 30 years of government service, for almost 28 years of which he was a Special Agent in the FBI. In December 2000, Mr. Lormel was promoted to Chief of the FBI’s Financial Crimes Program. Immediately following the terrorist attacks of September 2001, Mr. Lormel formulated, established and directed the FBI’s comprehensive terrorist financing initiative. He developed and implemented a variety of proactive and progressive investigative methodologies. These efforts evolved into the formation of a formal Section within the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI, known as The Terrorist Financing Operations Section. Mr. Lormel has received numerous commendations and awards including the Department of Justice, Criminal Division’s Award for Investigative Initiative, and the Central Intelligence Agency’s George H. W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism. Over the last ten years Mr. Lormel has provided risk advisory consulting services. He is the founder and President of DML Associates, LLC, a full service investigative consultancy. Mr. Lormel provides consulting services and training related to terrorist financing, money laundering, fraud, financial crimes, suspicious activity and due diligence. He also offers financial intelligence services through case studies and trend analysis. Mr. Lormel was presented with the 2010 Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists Volunteer of the Year Award.
Bronwen Macro is a Senior Examiner and Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Compliance Risk Management Specialist with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. As part of the Large Institutions Supervision Coordinating Committee (LISCC) team, Ms. Macro leads BSA/AML examinations and evaluates BSA/AML and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) enforcement action remediation of the largest global financial institutions operating in the US. She is also lead instructor for the Anti-Money Laundering Examination Seminar, a week-long course offered as part of the Board of Governors’ Foreign Technical Assistance program for financial institution supervisors. Ms. Macro has also served as the BSA/AML Risk Coordinator for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, where she identified and monitored emerging BSA/AML and OFAC risks and supervisory issues, provided guidance and consultative services to supervisory staff, and worked with counterparts throughout the Federal Reserve System to develop and deploy regulatory guidance. Prior to joining the San Francisco FRB, Ms. Macro was a Risk Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Ms. Macro is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, a graduate of Brown University, and holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Michigan.
Willie Maddox is Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at Atlantic Community Bankers Bank. She joined the Bank in 2019 and oversees its Risk and Compliance function. Willie chairs the Bank’s internal Risk Management Committee and is focused on evolving the company’s risk management framework and capabilities.
Prior to this role, Willie was Senior Vice President, Business Risk and Compliance Manager at Fulton Financial Corporation and was responsible for the Consumer vertical where she provided risk management and compliance oversight. Preceding this role, she was Vice President, Senior Mortgage / Retail Credit Lending Compliance and Risk Manager.
Willie’s breadth and depth of banking experience is inclusive of strategic planning, business development, healthcare underwriting, and accounting. She has been actively involved with compliance and enterprise risk management since 2005.
In 2010, Willie was awarded the 1Key Chairman Achievement Award in her role at KeyCorp in NE Ohio; this notable award underscored her contribution to KeyCorp’s ERM Program and Policy.
Willie is a Distinguished Lecturer of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, OH. She teaches in the Master of Arts Financial Integrity degree program, which is an in-depth curriculum offering students a unique and comprehensive education in anti-money laundering, counterterrorism, and related integrity initiatives.
Willie also serves as a Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence Examiner (MAAPE), a Baldrige-based awards program that serves PA, NJ, and DE. This program helps organizations improve their performance and outcomes in seven areas defined by the Baldrige Excellence Framework: leadership; strategy; customers; measurements, analysis, and knowledge management; workforce; operations; and results.
Willie received her MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Arts from Lakeland College, Sheboygan, WI. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).
Mr. Rick McDonell is principal and co-owner of McDonell-Nadeau Consultants specializing in financial integrity particularly anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CFT). McDonell-Nadeau Consultants offers the full spectrum of AML/CFT strategic and technical expertise and advice to countries and the private sector.
In addition, Mr. McDonell is Executive Director of ACAMS, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists which provides highly regarded AML/CFT and Sanctions certification and training globally.
Mr. McDonell was the FATF Executive Secretary from 2007 to 2016. During his tenure the FATF standards were comprehensively revised, a new compliance assessment methodology to measure the level of effectiveness of countries was adopted, and the current round of country evaluations was begun. He oversaw the expansion of the FATF Global Network to nine FATF‐Style Regional Bodies (FSRBs) comprising over 190 countries.
Before his FATF role, Mr. McDonell was the Chief of the UN Global Programme against Money Laundering (GPML) and prior to that, the founder and inaugural Executive Secretary of the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) from 1998 until 2005. Mr. McDonell has had extensive experience as a prosecutor and investigator leading complex multidisciplinary investigation Task Forces into organised crime cases both nationally and internationally. He has also had experience in private legal practice.
In other fields, Mr. McDonell is a member of the Advisory Board on the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing being conducted through the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), UK and a Council Member of the Sports Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA), an independent global body which has set financial and governance integrity standards for sporting organizations and will soon begin a voluntary compliance assessment process.
Mr. McDonell is a lawyer with a BA, LLB and Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law from Monash University, Australia.
Saverio Mirarchi is a lawyer and Compliance professional with over 40 years’ experience encompassing international work in over 30 countries. Currently an Independent Compliance Consultant, he has served as a litigation associate with major NYC law firms, in-house bank counsel, Chief Compliance Officer for major financial institutions, and regulatory risk and compliance consultant. His experience includes positions with the consulting firms Protiviti and Treliant Risk Advisors; in-house Compliance leadership roles with Northern Trust, CIBC, The Bank of New York, and American Express; and project consultant with the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force where he developed a capacity building program for Member States to implement Security Council Resolutions on the designation of terrorists and seizing of terrorist assets.
His consulting and Compliance Officer experience includes extensive work with financial institutions to address regulatory enforcement actions related to Compliance risk management programs, including structure; governance; roles and responsibilities; risk identification, assessment, mitigation and internal reporting and escalation; training; and third-party risk management. As a consultant, he led reviews of retail sales incentive programs to determine their appropriateness and assess them for regulatory and reputational risk; assessed the Compliance program at a major global institution in connection with an FX market manipulation investigation; and participated in a monitorship to oversee an institution’s compliance with a Consent Order relating to manipulation of LIBOR and other Inter-Bank Offered Rate submissions. As Chief Compliance Officer for Northern Trust, The Bank of New York, and American Express Bank, he led the development and implementation of responses to Consent Orders and other enforcement actions; created, implemented and enhanced global compliance programs, with emphasis on Financial Crimes Compliance, including AML, Sanctions and Conduct; and participated in internal investigations. He has interacted extensively with federal and state regulators in connection with his work.
Mr. Mirarchi earned his law degree from Georgetown Law Center and his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College. He studied French law in Lyon, France on a Rotary International Graduate Fellowship and completed his final year of legal studies at Harvard Law School.
John Moody, III is the AML Manager and Vice President of the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Operations Governance group at Huntington National Bank. He is a longstanding resident of the greater Cleveland Ohio area and is a proficient anti-money laundering professional. He bears both Certified AML Specialist (CAMS) and the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) designations. Mr. Moody is a founding director of the Northern Ohio Chapter of Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and continues to serve Chapter members through his Co-Chair role. He is always willing to dig into how and why and to engage with other peoples and cultures to expand his thinking and explore new ways of doing.
Mr. Moody’s extensive career includes roles as Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) officer, senior compliance auditor, compliance officer, bank branch manager, accountant, compliance officer, and mortgage loan officer. His financial services and compliance experience were gained through these various roles at nine different U.S. financial institutions ranging from large regional banks, small local banks, and thrift institutions. His notable accomplishments have been in the area of business initiative AML risk assessment that included assessments of the AML programs of financial institutions and recognizing the acquisition and integration risks related to customers and account portfolios to the acquiring financial institution.
Mr. Moody’s financial integrity has made him a highly respected and experienced AML professional in the AML field. He is dedicated to the development of AML professionals who will safeguard the financial industry and the communities they serve from financial crimes and the financing of terrorism.
Joseph (Jody) Myers is Chief Risk Officer of the Western Union Company, where he is responsible for global enterprise risk management, including operational, information security, and compliance risks, as well as crisis preparedness and incident response. Previously, he was assistant general counsel and head of the Financial Integrity Group in the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund, which supported IMF surveillance, program lending, and technical assistance programs, and which represented the IMF at the Financial Action Task Force and the G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group. Prior to joining the Fund in 2005, he worked on financial crime, corruption and terrorism issues as a director at the National Security Council at the White House, as a senior advisor to the Under Secretary of the Department of the Treasury, as assistant director and deputy chief counsel of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and in private law practice. Mr. Myers is a graduate of Yale College and Vanderbilt University Law School.
Ms Josée Nadeau is principal and co-owner of McDonell-Nadeau Consultants specializing in financial integrity, particularly anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CFT). McDonell-Nadeau Consultants offers the full spectrum of AML/CFT strategic and technical expertise and advice to countries and the private sector.
Ms. Nadeau was the Head of the Canadian delegation to the FATF and to its regional bodies in the Caribbean, South America and the Asia Pacific regions from 2009 to 2016. She led Canada in the FATF’s revision of the global AML/CFT standards in 2012 including the development of the compliance assessment methodology to measure the level of effectiveness of countries. She also led the development of Canada’s National Risk Assessment and the 2016 FATF mutual evaluation of Canada.
Ms. Nadeau has extensive executive leadership and policy experience in the Canadian government and internationally in various fora. She worked for many years at the Canadian Department of Finance and at the Bank of Canada, primarily in anti-financial crime, tax, trade and macroeconomic policies. She has long experience in coordinating numerous government agencies and working with international organizations, including the FATF, OECD, the G7/8, the G20, the United Nations and WTO and is an AML/CFT consultant expert for the International Monetary Fund. Ms. Nadeau is a graduate of Université de Montréal with a B.Sc and M.Sc. in Economics.
Nikos Passas is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University, where he served for a number of years as Co-Director of the Institute for Security and Public Policy. He is also Co- Chair of the Steering Committee for the University of Geneva Anti-Corruption Academy (GENACA), Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies and Law School, University of Birmingham, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Beijing Normal University Law School; Distinguished Practitioner in Financial Integrity and Senior Fellow of the Financial Integrity Institute at Case Western Reserve Law School, and Chair of the Academic Council of the Anti-Corruption Academy in India. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing at the University of Birmingham, the Global Advisory Board of the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT), the Advisory Board of the Global Risk Profile in Geneva, the International Panel of Advisors at the Institute for Australia India Engagement in Brisbane and the Board of Directors of Compliance and Capacity Skills International in New York..
His law degree is from the Univ. of Athens (LL.B.), his Master’s from the University of Paris- Paris II (D.E.A.) and his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh Faculty of Law. He is a member of the Athens Bar (Greece). He specializes in the study of international criminal law and conventions, corruption, illicit financial/trade flows, sanctions, informal fund transfers, remittances, terrorism, white-collar crime, financial regulation, organized crime and international crimes. He has more than 240 publications in 15 languages. Passas offers training to law enforcement, intelligence and private sector officials on regulatory and financial crime subjects. He regularly serves as expert witness in court cases or public hearings and consults with government agencies, law firms, financial institutions, consulting companies and
Teresa (Terry) Pesce is a principal in KPMG's Forensic Advisory Services practice and has served as the Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Services and Head of Financial Crimes Solution since 2007. Ms. Pesce has spearheaded engagements for financial institutions in addressing numerous financial crimes and sanctions issues, including assisting clients facing regulatory enforcement actions, both private and public. She has often been called upon to report directly to regulatory agencies and Boards of Directors.
Before joining KPMG in early 2007, Ms. Pesce was Executive Vice President and AML Director for the North American operations HSBC North America, joining the bank to build out the AML compliance function for all business lines in response to a regulatory order imposed in 2003 and lifted by the OCC during her tenure in 2006.
From 1992-2003, Ms. Pesce was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, serving as Chief of the Major Crimes Unit, and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. From 1999 through 2003, Ms. Pesce was responsible for supervision and oversight of all money-laundering and tax prosecutions and worked closely with law enforcement and the financial regulatory agencies responsible for oversight of AML enforcement.
Ms. Pesce holds a BA from Columbia University, where she graduated magna cum laud, Phi Beta Kappa, and she holds a JD from Columbia University School of Law where she received prizes in Constitutional Law and Trial Advocacy. She is a recognized industry speaker and has published numerous pieces on financial crimes and enforcement.
Gary E. Peterson is the Global Banking Manager Director at Crowe LLP in New York, NY. He joined Crowe LLP in 2016 where he provides senior level AML and sanctions advisory services to global and international banks especially in the area of complex regulatory remediation. He is also actively engaged in the leveraging of advanced data analytics into AML and sanctions platform design.
Mr. Peterson is best known as the founder and President of IMAG Consulting Services LLC, a consulting and advisory firm specializing in culture change, AML, BSA, sanctions and wholesale and retail banking compliance and is a frequent industry speaker related to these industries. In 2010, he was seconded to HSBC North America as AML Director to lead its large-scale remediation of the AML and sanctions program required under Federal regulatory orders and Monitor requirements. He was subsequently appointed HSBC USA Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer in 2012, responsible for managing the activities of over 1,800 AML, general banking compliance and securities compliance staff in the U.S. In this role, he appeared before the US Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation and the Department of Justice relating to the remediation of the HSBC Compliance Program. He returned to IMAG in early 2014 and assumed leading AML and compliance roles for major global financial institutions which were dealing with significant regulatory compliance remediation issues.
Prior to forming IMAG, he was Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff, General Counsel and Head of Compliance of Midland Bank plc USA from 1985-1992 and was responsible for legal, regulatory and compliance oversight over retail, corporate and commercial banking, treasury and capital markets, trade finance, wealth management services, securities, asset management and investment banking businesses. Upon HSBC's acquisition of Midland, he was appointed HSBC’s Regional Compliance Director for Western Hemisphere Operations and Secretary of HSBC’s U.S. bank holding company. Prior to 1985 he was General Counsel for Midland Bank’s US Trade Finance business.
Mr. Peterson has also served as a Director and Head of the Board Compliance Committee and subsequently Chairman of the Board Risk Committee of Hope Bancorp, the largest Korean superregional bank in the US.
Mr. Peterson is a summa cum laude graduate of Lehigh University and received his JD from the School of Law of Case Western Reserve University. He is a member of the New York State and Federal bars
Daniel M. Polar joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in 2005. He is responsible for defining strategies in the United States and Canada that deliver innovative compliance technology combined with comprehensive financial intelligence that enable financial institutions and corporate clients to efficiently and effectively comply with relevant governmental regulations.
He maximizes the company’s core capabilities including vast data assets in both the physical and digital realms. By leveraging industry-leading big data technology, the solutions are designed and implemented to uncover hidden and indirect risks in customer portfolios. This information is used to streamline and automate customer acquisition and monitoring functions based on a holistic view of each customer record.
Prior to joining LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, Daniel worked in the banking industry and focused on commercial and consumer underwriting, compliance, and fraud prevention with an emphasis on BSA/AML Compliance.
Susan Pond M.S.C., is a highly respected bilingual executive with more than 30 years of experience working with international organizations and the Canadian government. She is the architect of NATO’s good governance program Building Integrity (BI) strengthening transparency, accountability and integrity in the defense sector. Her pioneering efforts resulted in the NATO policy on good governance endorsed by NATO Heads of State and provided the foundation for the conclusion of a NATO-EU agreement to promote good governance. She continues to advocate for good governance and teaches global affairs at York University (Toronto). In 2002 she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for outstanding public service. In 2019 the Governor-General of Canada presented the Canadian Meritorious Service Cross to Ms. Pond; this honor granted by the Queen “recognizes great Canadians for exceptional deeds that bring honor to our country.”
Mr. Rajwani is currently the SVP, Chief Operating Officer at Scotiabank, leading the bank’s Financial Crime remediation activities including transaction monitoring, screening, investigations and intelligence activities. Mr. Rajwani also has global responsibility for AML Intelligence, Threat Research as well as the Enterprise Project Management Office and the AML Solution Delivery Team.
Mr. Rajwani was previously the AML Advisor at various Fintech firms and Major Financial Institutions. Prior to that was he was the Global Head of Financial Crime Investigations and Intelligence, the Global Head of Financial Crime Technology Strategy, and the UK Money Laundering Reporting Officer at Deutsche Bank. In this role Mr. Rajwani was also responsible for the AML remediation program in response to regulatory actions as well as major client investigations.
Mr. Rajwani was the Chief Anti-Money Laundering officer for the RBC Financial Group (RBC), where he oversaw the design, implementation and the day to day management of the Anti Money Laundering, Sanctions, Anti Bribery and Corruption and High Risk Client Management Programs for more than 15 years. In addition, he was responsible for the AML Compliance, Investigations and Data Science teams globally.
Mr. Rajwani has 40 years of risk management, compliance, audit and financial accounting experience. Mr. Rajwani was also a member of the Advisory Council on National Security for the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada between 2009 and 2012, he created and Co-Chaired the Canadian Chapter of the Association of Certified Anti Money Specialists (ACAMS) and is a member of the Advisory Board of ACAMS.
In addition to his risk management experience, Mr. Rajwani is a Chartered Accountant both in Canada as well as the UK and has worked for various Financial Institutions, Chartered Accounting and Management Consulting firms. In these roles, he has overseen the implementation of a number of enterprise-wide risk management and compliance initiatives.
The Honorable John J. Russo is the immediate Past Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Ohio in Cuyahoga County. Judge Russo had been unanimously elected by his colleagues to lead the Court from 2014-2019. He was responsible for appointing committees, coordinating the development of Court policies, and overseeing the administration and dockets of the General Division, the highest-level trial court in the state.
Additionally, Judge Russo oversees the Veteran Treatment Court in Cuyahoga County since 2019 and has chaired or participated in numerous justice system boards and committees since beginning his judicial career in 2005 on the Common Pleas Court. They include: 1st Vice-Chair of the Ohio Judicial Conference; Co-Chair of the Ohio Judicial Conference Court Administration Committee and Past-Chair of the Judicial Education Committee for the Ohio Judicial Conference; Trustee, Cleveland Marshall Law Alumni Association where in 2018 was inducted into CM/Law Hall of Fame and in 2019 was CMLAA Alumni of the year; Trustee, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association; Review Board and Committee Person for the Trends in State Court Publication (appointed by the National Center for State Courts); Member of the Public Health, Death Penalty and Bail Bond Reform Task Force (all appointed by the Ohio Chief Justice); and Past Chair, Lawyers Fund for Client Protection (appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court); Past President, Legal Eagles St. Edward High School Community.
In 2016, Judge Russo served as president of the National Association for Presiding Judges and Court Executive Officers (NAPCO), a national organization of court chief judges and court executives. He was elected in 2019 to serve as NAPCO’s Chair of the Board of Directors. In addition, he has taught at numerous court conclaves, judges’ conferences, community programs, and bar association CLE programs.
Judge is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Bar Association, Westshore Bar Association, and Cleveland Marshall Law Alumni Association. Prior to the bench, Judge Russo was a civil and criminal litigator for 12 years in his private practice. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from John Carroll University, he received his Juris Doctor degree at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he currently serves as an Adjunct Professor.
Michael Schidell joined AML RightSource, LLC in 2007 and currently serves as the Director of Training. In this role, Mr. Schidell is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Company’s training department with an emphasis on the development and execution of all new-hire and continuing education curriculums.
Prior to serving as the Director of Training for AML RightSource, he has held several other positions within the Anti-Money Laundering industry, specifically, AML Investigator, Quality Control Specialist, Project Manager and BSA/AML Consultant. In these positions, Mr. Schidell provided a wide array of BSA/AML services, including daily alert monitoring, enhanced due diligence investigations and the preparation of suspicious activity reports. Mr. Schidell has also provided AML program guidance on the development of AML transaction monitoring rules, model validation and optimization, and customer risk rating models.
Mr. Schidell has been a Certified Anti-Money Laundering (CAMS) specialist since 2011 and is a founding member of the ACAMS Northern Ohio Chapter, established in 2014. Mr. Schidell earned both his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and his Bachelor of Science in Education from Youngstown State University.
David Schwartz is President and CEO of the Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA), a nonprofit trade association dedicated to fostering the growth of international banking through education, advocacy and networking. Its membership includes some 70 financial institutions from 18 countries spanning 4 continents, including the largest banks in Europe, the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, that are active in international trade and finance. Prior to joining FIBA, David held executive positions at various financial institutions in the U.S., Europe and Latin America in the areas of Risk Management and Compliance, Wealth Management, Correspondent Banking, Credit and Treasury. Additionally, David is a member of the Board of Managers of QuantaVerse, a leader of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning solutions purpose-built for identifying financial crimes. David received his Juris Doctorate from New York Law School and also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. He has completed foreign studies and training in Hong Kong and Paris, France and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian.
A graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Middlebury College, Jay Shapiro is a partner at White and Williams LLP in the firm’s New York City and Stamford, Connecticut offices. Jay has almost 40 years’ experience as a litigator both in private practice and in government. A prosecutor for two decades who focused on white collar crimes, Jay now represents clients in complex civil litigation and investigations, including corporate internal investigations, and criminal and regulatory enforcement; In addition, Jay is a certified Level 2 ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator. He also represents insurance companies in their affirmative efforts to combat insurance fraud. Jay has represented broker-dealers and financial professionals in FINRA arbitrations and has represented financial services businesses in connection with government inquiries.
Jay began his legal career in the Bronx County District Attorney's Office as a prosecutor for eight years and later spent 12 years with the King's County District Attorney's Office, becoming the Deputy District Attorney in charge of the Rackets Division, before going into private practice.
As a prosecutor, Jay was one of the first participants in the federal Electronic Crimes Task Force, which launched some of the earliest investigations into cybercrimes. He advises clients on the investigation of data breaches, computer trespass and best policies concerning employee utilization of personal electronic devices for business purposes.
Jay has tried more than 35 cases in state and federal courts in New York and has also appeared before courts in California, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington. He has represented clients in relation to investigations conducted by federal and state authorities, including the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, state prosecutors and numerous city and state regulatory agencies. In addition, Jay has represented insurance companies in coverage disputes in numerous state and federal courts and has also represented attorneys, law firms and insurance professionals in professional liability actions.
A frequent lecturer, in 2011, Jay was a speaker in a program in Kiev, Ukraine, addressing official corruption and money laundering. The program was presented by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Jay has written and co-authored numerous publications, including books on trial practice and search and seizure, including a treatise on search and seizure, confession and identification in New York practice, which he co-authored with Professor Lewis R. Katz of CWRU School of Law.
Jay was an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School (1989 to 2004) and served as a Faculty Member of the New York Prosecutors’ Training Institute, the New York City Police Department’s Criminal Investigators’ Course and the New York City Fire Marshal’s Training Program.
Jay is a member of the Executive Committee of the Criminal Justice Section of the New York State Bar Association and co-chair of the Committee on Expungement. He was selected to the CWRU Law School’s Society of Benchers in 2019.
Rick Small is Executive Vice President and Director of the Financial Crimes Program at BB&T Corporation responsible for all aspects of BB&T’s anti-money laundering and sanctions (OFAC) related programs. Mr. Small has been designated by BB&T’s Board of Directors as BB&T’s Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer.
Mr. Small has over 35 years of relevant experience working in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Small’s private sector experience includes: Ernst & Young LLP, Senior Advisor, Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes, Financial Services Office; American Express, Senior Vice President, responsible for Enterprise Wide Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Corruption and International Regulatory Compliance; General Electric(GE Money), Global Anti-Money Laundering Leader; Citigroup, Managing Director responsible for Global Anti-Money Laundering.
Mr. Small’s public sector experience includes: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Deputy Associate Director and Assistant Director; Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation responsible for enforcement and special investigations functions of Federal Reserve, including all Bank Secrecy Act and money laundering matters, as well as responsibility for conducting investigations of complex financial transactions, suspicious activities and related enforcement actions; United States Department of the Treasury, Senior Counsel for Law Enforcement; United States Department of Justice - Federal Prosecutor with the Organized Crime Strike Force and the Antitrust Division.
Mr. Small is currently Chairman of the Advisory Board of ACAMS (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists).
Dan Stipano is a partner with Davis Polk in the Financial Institutions & Regulation Group in Washington DC. Mr. Stipano was formerly the deputy chief counsel for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. He also twice served as the agency’s Acting Chief Counsel, and was the Director of the OCC’s Enforcement and Compliance Division. Mr. Stipano is a member of the D.C. Bar, the Virginia State Bar, and the American Bar Association. He received his JD degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, and a BA degree, summa cum laude, from Union College.
Mr. Stephenson is the Managing Director of Effective Implementation Consulting and is the Residential Advisor on AML/CFT matters for the Government of Seychelles. Prior to working in Seychelles, he was the first Director of the FATF Training and Research Institute in Busan, Korea. Before Busan, he served as the Executive Secretary of the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units; as a Senior Financial Sector Specialist with the Financial Market Integrity Unit at the World Bank; and as an Anti-Corruption advisor for the United National Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste. He also served as the Director of the Financial Intelligence Centre for the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo combating money laundering and terrorism financing. He has also served in US federal law enforcement as a Deputy Attaché for the Department of Homeland Security and a Senior Special Agent at the Department of Treasury, United States Customs Service. He holds a MS in Criminal Justice from the University of Tennessee.
Braddock Stevenson is currently AML and Payments Counsel for O’Melveny & Myers after more than a decade at the US Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), most recently serving as Deputy Associate Director of FinCEN’s Enforcement Division. Mr. Stevenson advises financial institutions and fintech companies on anti-money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance to help them navigate investigations and enforcement matters.
While at FinCEN, Mr. Stevenson oversaw BSA compliance and enforcement for all US financial institutions including banks, virtual currency exchanges, broker-dealers, money transmitters, casinos, and jewelry dealers. Mr. Stevenson led multiple investigations into a broad range of financial institutions and served as the lead negotiator in resolving BSA matters. His work included developing the Department of the Treasury’s BSA supervision strategy for all US financial institutions and advising both private sector and government officials on compliance matters. His responsibilities also included investigating and drafting USA PATRIOT ACT section 311 actions and representing FinCEN in intra-agency task forces. Mr. Stevenson spent four years stationed in the New York High Intensity Financial Crimes Area advising law enforcement on money laundering investigations. Mr. Stevenson worked extensively on developing BSA policy for traditional and emerging payment systems including SWIFT, ACH, Fedwire, CHIPs, mobile payments, prepaid cards, and virtual currency platforms.
Angel Nguyen Swift is Head of Conduct Management for Wells Fargo where she leads a team responsible for ensuring employees act ethically on behalf of Wells Fargo, its customers, and employee base.
Part of the Enterprise Customer Excellence group within the Chief Operations Office, the group provides enterprise-wide conduct functions, including the Ethics program, the Insider Threat program, enterprise investigations, and operational reporting, supporting the company in managing conduct-related issues. Swift is an experienced leader in compliance and financial crimes with more than 18 years helping guide financial institutions in developing, enhancing and remediating financial crime compliance programs.
Before joining Wells Fargo, she held multiple leadership, consulting, and advisory positions, including serving in senior leadership roles focused on financial crimes and compliance with American Express and Enigma Technologies.
She also served as Assistant District Attorney of New York in the Identity Theft Unit where she helped establish a team of prosecutors with expertise in, and responsibility for, prosecution of major cases of identity theft and cyber-crime. Swift is based in New York City and is the Founder and Executive Director of Stand Together Against Trafficking, Inc. (STAT), a non-profit organization that leverages technology and data concepts to share collaborative intelligence on financial indicators of human trafficking.
She also serves on the Board of Directors for Polaris, the leading anti-human trafficking, non-profit organization, which is responsible for operating the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, and deploying data-driven strategy across the industry. She holds a Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law and a Bachelors of Arts in English from the University of Miami.
Dennis G. Terez is presently a law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge William H. Baughman, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Prior to this appointment, he represented individuals through his service on the Criminal Justice Act panels for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He previously served as an assistant federal public defender and then as chief defender for the Northern District of Ohio and as acting chief defender for the Southern District of Ohio. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law and the University of Michigan Law School. Prior to his federal appointments, he was a partner with the international law firm of Squire, Sanders and Dempsey L.L.P. (now Squire Patton Boggs), where he worked as a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice, Technology and Intellectual Property, Business Litigation, and Bankruptcy Practice groups. Prior to his work in Ohio, he was an associate at the Washington, D.C. office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, L.L. P. He clerked for the late Chief Judge Frank J. Battisti, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, from 1985 to 1986.
Mr. Terez earned a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service, summa cum laude, from Georgetown University in 1980, where he was valedictorian, and studied abroad as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Bonn Juristische Fakultat-Law School from 1981 to 1982. He earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, magnum cum laude, in 1985, where he was an Articles Editor of the Michigan Yearbook of International Legal Studies. He recently completed two additional graduate degrees—a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Management with a Specialization in Finance—from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.
Emile Van Der Does De Willebois is Lead Financial Sector Specialist and Global Lead for Financial Market Integrity, since January 2016.
In this role, Emile is responsible for setting and leading the policy dialogue related to the financial markets integrity area on behalf of the Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice.
Emile, a Dutch national, has been with the Bank since 2004, providing policy advice to countries on anti-money laundering, combating the financing of terrorism and asset recovery and building country capacity to conduct financial investigations. Emile specializes in the abuse of legal entities, beneficial ownership issues and the use of non-profit entities for terrorist purposes. Previously he was with the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and in private practice, specializing in banking and securities law. Emile holds degrees in Philosophy and Law from Leiden University.
Jim Vivenzio is the Director for BSA/AML Policy for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in Washington D.C. and is responsible for policy developments in the area of BSA/AML regulation and bank supervision.
Jim first joined the OCC in 1991 and has served in the law department for almost 30 years; the last 13 years as the agency’s Senior Counsel for BSA/AML. In that position, Jim has been the agency’s lead legal expert on all legislative, regulatory, policy and enforcement matters involving BSA/AML, as well as providing legal support and assistance on operational risks and fraud involving payment systems and FinTech.
During his time in the law department, Jim has worked closely with the OCC’s Compliance Risk Policy team on a wide range of policy and supervision actions, including playing a lead role in the OCC’s efforts concerning the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020, collaborating on interagency statements developed by the BSA/AML Regulator Reform Working group, serving on the OCC Large Bank Review Team and the OCC’s Payments Charter and Cryptocurrency working groups, and actively supporting the National Compliance Risk Committee. He has regularly briefed Comptrollers and OCC senior executives on BSA/AML legal and policy issues; served as the OCC’s legal expert on high profile BSA/AML investigations and penalty actions; drafted Congressional testimony; and represented the OCC at conferences and on interagency groups including FS-ISAC and BSAAG working groups. Jim also reviewed and commented on all BSA/AML violations of law, and all enforcement actions taken by the agency.
Since April 2020, Jim has served as the Acting BSA/AML Policy Director, working closely and successfully with the OCC’s policy team and law department on a number of significant BSA/AML letters, guidance documents and interagency statements that were released this past year.
Jim has a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Fordham University and a law degree from Fordham University’s School of Law. Jim is also a Distinguished Lecturer with the Financial Integrity Institute of the Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law. Jim is a member of the New York Bar and the New Jersey Bar.
Prof. Mamdooh Abdelhameed Abdelmottlep (Ph.D.) (SJD), a Professor of Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement, Founder and Executive Chairman of International Police Science Association (IPSA) www.ipsa-police.org has various consultative posts, he is professor in the field of Criminal justice, police, security and law. He participated in countless conferences and symposium, published studies and research. He innovated an international security index which is World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI). www.wispindex.org He received, Expert Excellence Award from UAE's Minister of Interior, and a distinction Excellence Performance Award from H.H Ruler of Sharjah, UAE. In November 2014, an International Prize Award from the UN, awarded to Prof. Dr. Mamdooh the CRIMINOLOGIA.IT for the recognition of his tireless efforts in the development of police sciences.