ACAMS Law Enforcement Seminar

五月 16 - 五月 17, 2022
7 ACAMS Credits

    ACAMS Law Enforcement Seminar Highlights


    Expected Attendees


    Days of On-Demand Recordings


    ACAMS Credits*


    Days of Training

    * ACAMS members automatically receive 7 ACAMS Credits for attending this event.

    Top Sessions

    Best Practices in Organizing and Executing Financial Crime Investigations

    Enhancing Your Subpoena Process for More Effective Financial Investigations

    Forging Public-Private and Inter-Agency Alliances to Foster Information Sharing and Strengthen Investigations

    Addressing Criminal Typologies of FinTech, Crypto and Other Payment Processors


    The program is listed in Eastern Time (ET) and is subject to change

    8:45am - 1:00pm

    Virtual Doors Open

    9:00am - 9:10am

    Welcome Remarks

    Kieran Beer, CAMS, Chief Analyst, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS

    9:10am - 10:00am

    Keynote Fireside Chat


    Jim Lee, Chief, Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI)


    Don Fort, Director of Investigations, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, Former Chief, Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI)

    10:00am - 10:10am


    10:10am - 11:00am

    Best Practices in Organizing and Executing Financial Crime Investigations

    • Understanding how various types of financial investigations require different levels of team member expertise and resources to minimize delays and enhance effectiveness
    • Understanding financial crime investigation stages to optimize potential resources such as BSA data, intelligence tools, forensic accounting, third party data and multi agency collaboration
    • Establishing trust and cooperation to realize best practices for Intelligence Driven Operations including analysis, evaluation of information to further the investigation and feedback into the analysis cycle for further development


    Dennis M. Lormel, CAMS, President and Chief Executive Officer, DML Associates


    Dave Buckley, Special Agent, Office of Domestic Operations, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

    Joshua MacDiarmid, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

    William Walls, Special Agent Senior Analyst, Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI)

    11:00am - 11:10am


    11:10am - 12:00pm

    Understanding the Inner Workings of Financial Institutions’ Anti Financial Programs As An Asset to Your Investigations

    • Surveying financial institutions business lines such as wire transfers, ACH transactions, corporate lending and trade financing to identify activities that generate potential data sources for investigations
    • Reviewing private sector anti financial crime programs including client due diligence, transaction monitoring/data analytics, high risk customer reviews, investigation of suspicious activities and SAR filings
    • Analyzing practical applications for banks intelligence in investigations such as linking activities of high risk individuals and detection of formal money laundering networks


    Joel Payne, CAMS, Assistant Vice President, Global Financial Crimes Division, MUFG

    William J. Voorhees, CAMS, Senior Vice President, Senior Director Financial Intelligence Unit, Truist Financial Corp.

    12:00pm - 12:10pm


    12:10pm - 1:00pm

    Using Seizure Warrants to Support Financial Crime Investigations

    • Delineating how asset seizure can assist in building criminal cases while disrupting illicit activities and conducting pre- and post-seizure analysis to identify additional related assets and co-conspirators
    • Outlining investigatory and strategic considerations on timing, scope, and execution of seizure warrants 
    • Reviewing best practices and key takeaways for writing effective seizure warrants including why assets should be seized and establishing net equity values


    Monique Fields, Special Agent, Senior Analyst, Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI)

    Adrienne E. Rosen, Trial Attorney – Money Laundering and Forfeiture Unit, U.S. Department of Justice

    8:45am - 1:05pm

    Virtual Doors Open

    9:00am - 9:05am

    Opening Remarks

    Lauren Kohr, Senior Director, AML-Americas, ACAMS

    9:05am - 9:55am

    Forging Public Private and Inter Agency Alliances to Foster Information Sharing and Strengthen Investigations

    • Maintaining ongoing relationships with financial institutions to achieve consensus on common values and goals and work jointly to optimize usefulness of shared intelligence such as BSA data
    • Identifying and resolving challenges to public private partnerships including restrictive privacy laws, uncooperative institutions or jurisdictions and lapses in inter agency cooperation
    • Scaling information sharing networks to include non bank enterprises such as NGOs, academia and private industry to enrich quantity and quality of data of investigative value


    Victor R. Cardona, CAMS, Senior Vice President, BSA Officer, Golden State Bank


    Harold Davis, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

    Craig Timm, Managing Director, Financial Crimes Emerging Risk, Strategic Initiatives & Government Liaison, Bank of America

    Raymond Villanueva, CAMS, Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)

    9:55am - 10:05am


    10:05am - 10:55am

    Addressing Criminal Typologies of FinTech, Crypto and Other Payment Processors

    • Understanding alternative payment systems unique characteristics and money laundering risks such as rapid cross border transfers, anonymity, and lack of formal regulation
    • Analyzing financial crime risks of emerging systems particularly De Centralized Finance to resolve challenges such as transactions without traditional financial intermediaries such as banks
    • Reviewing tools including blockchain forensics to track illicit flows of digital currencies and assemble evidence in money laundering and fraud cases


    Frederick Reynolds, Chief Compliance Officer, BREX


    William Capra, Special Agent | Program Manager – Financial Crimes Unit, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)

    Michael P. Moran, CFTIU – Cyber-Fraud Threat Intelligence Unit, United States Secret Service (USSS)

    Angel Nguyen Swift, Senior Vice President, Head of Financial Crime Compliance, BSA/AML Officer, LendingClub

    10:55am - 11:05am


    11:05am - 11:55am

    Enhancing Your Subpoena Process for More Effective Financial Investigations

    • Reviewing potential issues of subpoenaed banks including overly broad or unclear requests, time requirements for compliance and record retention requirements of financial institutions
    • Working with financial institutions to ensure subpoenas cover non-depository transactions, enhanced due diligence, transaction monitoring analysis and high-risk customer reviews
    • Outlining data often not reflected on financial statements including currency exchanges to highlight types of “hidden” transactions that can aid investigations


    Jennifer Ambuehl, Deputy Chief Counsel, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

    Lauren Kohr, Senior Director, AML-Americas, ACAMS

    11:55am - 12:05pm


    12:05pm - 12:55pm

    Building an Effective Financial Fraud and Money Laundering Case for Trial

    • Identifying the importance of financial records in an investigation and assembling and verifying critical financial documents and findings needed to prepare for an indictment, trial, and testimony
    • Organizing your investigative stages and addressing challenges in record management
    • Preparing yourself and your case for trial, including developing a trial strategy and understanding potential holes in your case


    Krista Bradford, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

    Michael Bruno, Anti-Money Laundering Program Manager, United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)

    12:55pm - 1:05pm

    Closing remarks

    Lauren Kohr, Senior Director, AML-Americas, ACAMS

    Speakers and Task Force

    Participating Organizations

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    IRS - Criminal Investigation Logo
    Department of Homeland Security Logo
    LendingClub Logo
    MUFG Logo
    Truist Logo




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