Christine Duhaime is a financial crime expert and a certified anti-money laundering specialist. She currently works as an expert consultant for Fusion Intelligence, a financial crime intelligence consultancy comprised of former intelligence and law enforcement personnel. She has practical experience in financial crime mitigation, investigations and anti-fraud from working at a national auditing firm in Canada on financial crime and anti-money laundering advisory matters, assisting financial institutions and large institutional clients and from working at a global financial institution to detect, deter and stop fraudulent and suspicious transactions connected to online financial transactions.
Her expertise in financial crime includes expertise in the law of politically exposed persons and the movements of money, asset recovery and investigations. She has consulted for large law firms and government agencies on various legal, regulatory and investigation matters and consulted as a foreign expert in civil and commercial matters in China as well as has acted as lead counsel for asset recovery for Asian financial institutions in asset recovery matters involving financial crime. She has been involved in significant financial crime work particularly in Guernsey, China and Canada.
Christine was an Adjunct Professor of Law and also a moot coach for international arbitration law where, with former Court of Appeal Justice, the Honourable Edward C. Chiasson, she instructed students on legal drafting and written advocacy for complex international proceedings. While at law school, she won two first place awards at an international moot competition. She was on the judicial advisory committee, a committee of the Canadian Bar Association, which assisted Association executives in vetting candidates to become judges in British Columbia. In British Columbia, she launched the ACAMS chapter in that province and led its development and growth as an ACAMS chapter for Western Canada.
She is a frequent speaker on financial crime, having been invited to speak by the US State Department to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, the United Nations UNICTRAL, the Financial Action Task Force and the Asian Development Bank.
She is a member of an EU financial crime and AI scientific research project that seeks to improve suspicious transactional reporting using AI with a consortium of AML experts, banks, an FIU and several federal law enforcement agencies.
Christine has worked on various matters requiring certain security clearance levels including advising on legislative powers of special constables and law enforcement, advising on government owned casino operational matters, training law enforcement in respect of virtual currencies, drafting amendments to government legislation and providing services to government owned casinos.
She is a member of ACAMS, the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators, the Association of Chiefs of Police, the Human Rights Lawyers Association and the Toronto Lawyers’ Association.