Managing Compliance Risks of Banking Marijuana-Related Businesses

  • When: November 14, 2018
  • Time: 12PM – 2PM ET
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced

The continuous changes in state marijuana laws, coupled with significant shifts in federal policy, have led to conflicting signals when it comes to banking marijuana-related businesses (MRBs). This webinar will take a deep dive into the latest developments on MRBs, including reviewing the current state of marijuana regulations, creating transactional review policies and assessing what marijuana legalization in Canada means for the U.S. and cross-border transactions.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiating various state, federal and non-U.S. marijuana laws to effectively analyze unique AML issues regarding MRBs
  • Detailing risks associated with providing banking services to vendors and service providers of MRBs, such as agricultural suppliers and logistics providers
  • Developing agile risk models to ensure robust responses to changing laws and regulatory requirements

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • On-boarding Managers
  • MSB Managers
  • Relationship Managers


  • Global
  • North America
  • Banking
  • MSB
  • Legal


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Alison Jimenez
  • Alison Jimenez, CAMS

  • President/Founder
  • Dynamic Securities Analytics, Inc.


Bill Dayhoff
  • William Dayhoff

  • Retired Special Agent
  • FBI

Steven Kemmerling
  • Steven Kemmerling

  • Founder & CEO
  • MRB Monitor

Jacqueline D. Shinfield
  • Jacqueline D. Shinfield

  • Partner
  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


Jacqueline Shinfield is a Partner in the Financial Services Group at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Jacqueline advises on all aspects of the payments industry including regulatory compliance issues and consumer protection legislation. Jacqueline has extensive experience advising in respect of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act and Canadian sanctions legislation. In this regard, she provides advice on the provisions of this legislation and its application and interpretation, prepares and assists clients in audits of their anti-money laundering and sanctions programs and in preparing industry-specific risk-based risk assessments. Jacqueline also assists clients in making submissions on notices of violation issued by FINTRAC.

Jacqueline has been inducted into the Canadian Payments Hall of Fame and is recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, and Acritas Stars 2018.