AML/BSA 101: Essential Training for Compliance Professionals

  • When:February 28, 2020
  • Where:New York, New York
  • Venue: Convene
    The Forum Room
    237 Park Avenue
    New York, NY 10017

Financial institutions of all sizes are continually challenged to effectively govern their Financial Crimes Compliance programs and demonstrate to their auditors and examiners that they understand how to manage effectively the AML risk of their organization. This one-day interactive seminar discusses core international AML guidance, obligations to key US AML and OFAC regulations and the elements of an effective AML Risk Assessment – all of which contribute to an effective compliance program.

Fortify Your Knowledge Base and Compliance Skills Through:

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


7:45 – 8:50 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:50 – 9:00 AM Welcome Remarks
9:00 – 10:00 AM Exploring the Evolution of Money Laundering and Financial Crime
10:00 – 10:20 AM Networking and Refreshment Break
10:20 AM – 12:10 PM Examining The Pillars of AML/BSA Programs
12:10 – 1:20 PM Networking Luncheon
1:20 – 3:00 PM Laying a Solid Foundation for your AML Operation with an Effective Risk Assessment Program
3:00 – 3:20 PM Networking and Refreshment Break
3:20 – 4:40 PM Sanctions Update: Managing Risks in an Unsettled Sanctions Environment
4:40 – 5:00 PM Q&A and Closing

* Program subject to change.


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Meryl Lutsky
  • Meryl Lutsky, Esq.

  • Vice President & General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer
  • T&M Protection Resources LLC

Meryl Lutsky currently serves as the Managing Director of Investigations at T&M Protection where she supervises and conducts financial crime investigations, serves as monitor, and provides individual attention, training and guidance to individuals and institutions with potential criminal, civil or regulatory liability.

Meryl began her legal career at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office. After conducting felony trials for three years, Meryl was promoted to the Investigations Bureau where she conducted and supervised numerous long-term confidential and sensitive organized crime and fraud investigations.

She next worked at the NYS Organized Crime Task Force where she directed organized crime and financial fraud investigations. She was cross-designated as a Special AUSA in both the Southern and Northern Districts of New York, presenting international criminal findings in federal courts throughout the US and creating successful partnerships with foreign law enforcement and regulatory authorities.

Meryl was promoted to Chief of the Money Laundering Investigations Unit and Chief of the Statewide Crime Proceeds Strike Force. These multi-agency units investigate and prosecute violations of money laundering as well as violations of the Banking and Tax laws. She led a task force of regulatory, civil and criminal investigators, agents, auditors, and attorneys. She maintained Top Secret Clearance while conducting investigations with the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Ms. Lutsky is also a noted public speaker and subject matter expert in the field of money laundering and financial crime, speaking at conferences throughout the United States. She is a past recipient of the ACAMS Anti-Money Laundering Professional of the Year award and is currently Co-Chair of the ACAMS New York Chapter.

Angel Swift
  • Angel Nguyen Swift, CAMS

  • Chief Collaborator
  • ASCollabs

Angel Nguyen Swift is an advisor and independent consultant with Enigma Technologies, a data intelligence company, where she most recently worked as the Vice President of Compliance and Financial Crimes Solutions. She is also the creator of the STAT (Stand Together Against Trafficking) project, which connects the anti-human trafficking community to identify and share financial indicators of human trafficking activity. To further this mission, she has partnered with Polaris, ACAMS (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists) and Enigma, to leverage technology to empower the sharing of these financial indicators across the anti-financial crime community.

At Enigma, she led strategic initiatives focused on bringing augmented intelligence to help financial crime professionals make informed decisions effectively. Her work included helping financial institutions assess their current AML processes to identify areas where technology could strengthen and close gaps in their programs. In addition, Angel has been called upon by financial institutions to assess and develop strategic initiatives to build and restructure their financial intelligence units (including SAR investigations, EDD, KYC Refresh, sanctions/PEP screening and review, transaction monitoring, information sharing program). Angel has also led and advised on product research initiatives to develop Enigma’s Screen product, a watchlist screening engine which deploys a methodology premised on advanced data matching algorithms and machine learning. Research and development included deepdives into sanctions screening processes at financial institutions.

Prior to Enigma, Angel spent nearly a decade building and leading the financial intelligence unit (FIU) at American Express. Under her leadership, the FIU expanded from five people focused on the U.S. card business to nearly 500 people supporting the enterprise in more than 40 countries. As VP of the FIU, Angel was responsible for establishing and maintaining an end-to-end program that supported the suspicious activity reporting process, including transaction monitoring rule development, quality control, sanctions screening and investigations, enhanced due diligence reviews, KYC refresh, anti-corruption and bribery monitoring and investigations, and special investigations. Her responsibilities also included leading development of technology solutions for the FIU, managing regulatory examinations conducted by all federal and state agencies, and spearheading the development, implementation, and presentation of large-scale remediation efforts related to the company’s AML program.