AML/BSA 101: Essential Training for Compliance Professionals

Financial institutions of all sizes continually struggle to effectively govern their compliance programs and demonstrate to examiners and auditors that they understand their organization’s risk. This one-day interactive seminar addresses core international AML practices, obligations to key US regulations, the four pillars of AML/BSA, mandatory elements of a solid compliance program and provides recognized strategies to design an effective risk management program.

Fortify Your Essential Compliance Skills Through:

  • Learning detailed practical AML principles and skills for immediate application
  • Examining real-life scenarios, engaging in guided discussions
  • Acquiring the skills for implementing proper internal controls and risk management practices, policies and procedures


7:45 AM – 8:45 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome Remarks
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Exploring the Evolution of Money Laundering and Financial Crime
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Networking and Refreshment Break
10:15 AM – 12:00 PM Examining The Pillars of AML/BSA Programs
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM Interactive Q&A
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Networking Luncheon
1:15 PM – 3:00 PM Laying a Solid Foundation for your AML Operation with an Effective Risk Assessment Program
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Networking and Refreshment Break
3:15 PM – 4:45 PM Analyzing Key Elements of a Robust AML Program
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM Q&A and Closing Remarks


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CAMS Credits

This seminar is worth 6 CAMS credits.

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Martin Cunningham
  • Martin A. Cunningham, CAMS

  • Global Head of Correspondant Banking Due Diligence
  • Regional Head of Business & Client Intelligence Unit
  • Deutsche Bank Americas


Martin A. Cunningham is the Head of the Business Intelligence Unit for Deutsche Bank Americas. Prior to joining Deutsche he was the Americas Head of Financial Crime Intelligence for Standard Chartered Bank. Before moving into the banking sector Martin served as a Deputy Team Chief in the Counter Threat Finance branch of the U.S. Special Operations Command where he managed the Counter Terror Finance training program. Martin is a former adjunct professor at the Joint Special Operations University and has also served as a guest lecturer at various institutions, including the Navy War College and the Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. Additionally, Martin Cunningham is military intelligence officer with the United States Navy.

Meryl Lutsky
  • Meryl Lutsky

  • Former Chief, Crime Proceeds Strike Force
  • Criminal Enforcement and Financial Crimes Bureau
  • Office of the New York State Attorney General


Meryl Lutsky served as a local, state and federal prosecuting attorney for more than 20 years, the last 12 of which she spent leading the Statewide Crime Proceeds Strike Force and Money Laundering Units for the New York State Attorney General’s Office. In this position, she created multi-agency and multi-disciplinary task forces, consisting of local, state and federal attorneys, investigators, auditors and analysts, and partnered with state and federal banking regulators to identify, investigate, prosecute, and remediate complex Money Laundering crimes and violations of the Banking and Tax Laws, including those related to Cyber Hacking, Identity Theft, Human Trafficking, Public Corruption, Sanctions Violations, and Terrorist Financing.

Meryl is a noted public speaker on money laundering trends and typologies at money laundering and financial fraud conferences throughout the United States and has been actively involved in educating and training financial institutions in how to protect themselves from financial fraud. She is Co-Chair of the ACAMS New York Chapter, which was recognized in 2016 as ACAMS Chapter of the Year and is a past recipient of the ACAMS AML Professional of the Year Award