On December 3, 2018, Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group partner and Regulatory Section Leader John M. Geiringer presented at the ABA/ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The American Bankers Association and the American Bar Association have been at the forefront of addressing financial crimes for the past 30 years and partnered to produce this in-depth, exclusively bank-focused conference. This premier educational event has become a trusted source of insights and tactics designed to protect banks.

Legal Support: Maximizing In-House and External Legal Department Support and Partnerships (Single Session) 
Monday, December 3 | 2:15 - 3:30 PM

This session examined the strong internal and external partnership – no matter the size of a bank – between the AML team and legal support, a critical component of a strong AML Program. From benchmarking and interpreting regulation, to supporting internal investigations, the panel explored how to maximize this relationship.

Megan D. Hodge, CAMS, Executive Compliance Director, BSA/AML Officer
Enterprise Compliance Regulatory Affairs, Ally Bank

John M. Geiringer, Partner and Regulatory Section Leader, Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
Debra A. Roberts, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA

Other Topics Included:

  • Fraud
  • OFAC Compliance & Sanctions
  • Cyber-enabled financial crimes

About the American Bankers Association

Since 1875, the American Bankers Association (ABA) has been the united voice of America's small, regional and large banks. Holding nearly $17 trillion in assets, $13 trillion in deposits and extending more than $10 trillion in loans – ABA members represent institutions of all sizes. With ABA support, members nationwide take on the critical role banks play in energizing the economy and helping communities thrive.

About the American Bar Association

Founded in 1878, the American Bar Association (ABA) is one of the largest voluntary professional associations, with over 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities. The ABA is committed to advancing the rule of law across the U.S. and around the world by providing practical resources for legal professionals, law school accreditation, model ethics codes, improving the administration of justice and more.

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