SAR Focus: Optimizing Suspicious Activity Reports’ Value to Law Enforcement

  • When: February 26, 2020
  • Time: 12PM – 2PM ET
  • Level: All

Suspicious activity reports (SARs) are an invaluable tool for law enforcement and can foster the public/private collaboration that strengthens anti-financial crime (AFC) efforts. However, with more than two million SARs filed annually, it’s essential that SARs be not just fact-packed but also compact. In this panel, investigators and financial institutions detail practical strategies to ensure SARs serve the interests of both private institutions and public agencies in the fight against financial crime.

Learning Objectives

  • Outlining SAR management and review practices of investigative agencies to gain insights into law enforcement priorities and information needs
  • Reviewing cases of SAR-initiated investigations to obtain insights into narrative elements that best serve interests of investigative authorities
  • Communicating with law enforcement to critique previously filed SARs and jointly develop strategies to enhance quality and usefulness of reports going forward

Who Should Attend

  • AFC Personnel
  • Law Enforcement
  • FIU/Investigative Specialists
  • Risk Management Officers
  • Legal Advisors


  • Global
  • Banking
  • Securities
  • MSBs
  • Casinos
  • Law Enforcement


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  • Paul Camacho, CAMS

  • Vice President, AML Compliance
  • Station Casinos LLC


Bill Dayhoff
  • William Dayhoff

  • Retired Special Agent
  • FBI

Marcy Forman
  • Marcy Forman, CAMS

  • Managing Director, Global Investigations Unit, AML Compliance
  • Citigroup

Terri Lutrell
  • Terri Luttrell, CAMS-Audit

  • Compliance & Engagement Director
  • Abrigo


Terri Luttrell is a seasoned AML professional with over 20 years in the banking industry, working both in medium and large community banks. She started her banking career in commercial lending, moving to deposit operations and the compliance/fraud arenas where she was Director and AML/ OFAC Officer. Terri is currently Compliance & Engagement Director with Abrigo and is CAMS-Audit certified.