The New Narco-Traffickers

  • When:September 13, 2019
  • Where:New York City
  • Venue: Convene
    The Forum Room
    237 Park Avenue
    New York, NY 10017

In the seamy netherworld of illicit narcotics networks, the flash and cash of Scarface and Miami Vice are being rivaled by the rise of the Dark Web and virtual currencies, dramatically altering how illegal drugs are trafficked—and producing new typologies for laundering the criminal proceeds. ACAMS’ full-day seminar The New Narco-Traffickers offers AML professionals authoritative analysis of how this new ilk of criminal enterprises works as well practical strategies for detecting and disrupting their financial flows and mitigating your institutional risks.

Agenda

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome Remarks
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Anatomy of the Crisis: Mapping the Opiate and Opioid Epidemic
10:30 AM – 10:50 AM Networking and Refreshment Break
10:50 AM – 12:10 PM How Changing Structures of Drug Trafficking Networks Affect AML
12:10 PM – 1:30 PM Networking Luncheon
1:30 PM – 2:50 PM A Perfect Storm: The Dark Web, Cryptocurrency and Laundering Drug Money
2:50 PM – 3:10 PM Networking and Refreshment Break
3:10 PM – 4:40 PM Operation Darkness Falls: Taking Down a Dark Web Fentanyl Market
4:40 PM – 5:00 PM Key Takeaways, Q&A and Closing Remarks

*Agenda subject to change.

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Lead Facilitator:

Gregg Fields
  • Gregg Fields, CAMS

  • Senior Copywriter
  • ACAMS

Bio

Mr. Fields was a research fellow in residence at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard Law School before joining ACAMS. His work focused on systemic causes of the 2008 financial crisis. He spent most of his career as a financial journalist at The Miami Herald, where he covered money laundering and white-collar crime and was a member of the staff that won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Mr. Fields has also taught financial journalism at graduate schools in Beijing and Hong Kong.

Speakers:

  • Anthony Giattino

  • Special Agent
  • US Postal Service, Office of Inspector General

Bio

Special Agent Anthony Giattino of the US Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, has been conducting financial investigations as a federal law enforcement officer since 2012. SA Giattino has also been a criminal investigator for the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and Homeland Security Investigations. Prior to working for the government, SA Giattino worked in Morgan Stanley’s Legal and Compliance Department.


Michael Schidlow
  • Michael S. Schidlow, CAMS-Audit

  • Senior Vice President, Head of FCC and Emerging Risk Audit Development
  • HSBC Bank

Bio

Michael Schidlow currently serves as the Head of Financial Crime Risk Training for HSBC Bank’s Global Internal Audit Function. In this role, Schidlow designs and delivers bespoke training courses on anti-money laundering (AML), terrorist financing, anti-bribery/corruption (ABC), and anti-financial crime best practices across the company’s global footprint. Schidlow also leads the function’s Emerging Risk Advisory for North America, Latin America, and for the Global Financial Crime Risk teams. He consults on audit planning and audit scoping based on regulatory issues, enforcement actions, and external environment monitoring.

Schidlow previously served as an investigator for Bank of America’s Global Financial Crimes Compliance division, specializing in high-profile client compromises, complex fraud, and insider abuse allegations. Schidlow started his career working as an attorney concentrating on regulatory compliance and white collar litigation matters. Schidlow holds the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), ACAMS Advanced Certification in AML Audit (CAMS-Audit), and is a licensed attorney.