Stay Ahead of Emerging Trends: Practical Advice from Peers & Industry Experts

  • When: May 28, 2020
  • Time: 12PM-1PM ET
  • Level: All

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted existing weaknesses in current anti-financial crime approaches and the inflexibility of legacy detection systems to keep pace with evolving criminal activity. The need for scalable, agile solutions that can quickly adapt to emerging financial crimes has never been more acute.

In this roundtable-style discussion financial institution representatives, and industry and technology experts will discuss cases studies outlining what they are doing to stay ahead of emerging trends and evolving crimes. The panel will share success stories and practical advice for institutions to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of financial crime management programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examining real-life case studies and lessons learned from recent fraud and money laundering investigations, including COVID-19-related crimes.
  • Outlining best practices to improve effectiveness of anti-financial crime efforts when reacting to emerging financial crime trends.
  • Sharing key takeaways for financial institutions on planning for the future of financial crime management.

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Personnel
  • Risk Assessment Managers
  • Relationship Managers
  • Legal Advisers
  • Industry Consultants


  • Financial institutions
  • Fraud Detection
  • Banking
  • Regulatory/Law Enforcement
  • Legal




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Brendan Brothers
  • Brendan Brothers

  • Co-founder, Verafin
  • Anti-Financial Crimes Specialist


Brendan Brothers is a co-founder of Verafin, the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financial crime management software with nearly 3000 financial institutions across North America using the platform to help them comply with regulations and fight financial crime. Brendan is a computer engineer with specialized knowledge and deep expertise in advanced analytics. He is widely recognized as an anti-financial crime subject matter expert and is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and events. Brendan is also the principal presenter for Verafin’s thought leadership webinar series on emerging industry topics in the areas of fraud detection, anti-money laundering, high-risk customer management and 314(b) information sharing.

Patrick Dutton
  • Patrick Dutton

  • Regional Head, Intelligence, Analytics, and Systems Delivery
  • HSBC


Jim Richards
  • Jim Richards

  • Founder and Principal, RegTech Consulting LLC
  • Former Executive Vice-President and Director of Financial Crimes Risk Management, Wells Fargo
  • Senior Strategic Advisor, Verafin


Jim Richards is the Principal and Founder of RegTech Consulting, a private consultancy aimed at developing the next generation of BSA/AML and financial crimes professionals, technologies, and programs. Prior to founding RegTech Consulting, Jim worked for over worked for over 10 years at Wells Fargo & Co as the BSA Officer, and Global Head of Financial Crimes Risk Management. He was a founding member of the ACAMS Advisory Board, and is the author of Transnational Criminal Organizations, Cybercrime, and Money Laundering. Jim is currently working with Verafin in a role as Senior Strategic Advisor.

Stephanie Zirin
  • Stephanie Zirin

  • VP, Operational Fraud Analytics
  • Eastern Bank


Stephanie Zirin has been with the Eastern Bank Fraud Department for over 6 years. She leverages emerging technologies to develop various fraud prevention strategies, process improvements and workflows, and has grown an extensive fraud knowledge base through her experience in managing various payment channels, including: ACH, wires, deposits, checks, and debit card. Most recently, Stephanie has developed a comprehensive program to mitigate Online Account Takeovers.