-Prepaid Access Cards
-Correspondent Banking and E-Privacy
-Corruption Investigations in International Development Projects
-Proliferation Finance - Red Flags
For more information - or to host or participate in an event - please contact Committee Co-Chair, Danielle Camner Lindholm.
SAVE THE DATE:
Dr. Matthew Levitt will discuss his new book, Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God, scheduled for fall release. We will have the opportunity to speak with him about Hezbollah's operations, reach, intent, and, of course, financing. Please plan to join us by posting to your calendars now.
September 30th, 2013
Noon - 2pm
Brown bag lunch event (with teleconference option)
American Bar Association HQ in Washington, DC
Registration details will come out about a month before the event.
Dawood Ibrahim and D-Company:
A Case Study of Transnational Crime and Finance
A non-CLE, brown bag program proudly presented by
ABA Section of International Law
International Anti-Money Laundering Committee,
International Criminal Law Committee,
In cooperation with
The Financial Intelligence & Information Sharing Working Group, an element of the American Security Project, and The DC Analysts Roundtable
Friday, March 22, 2013
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM US EST
Meeting begins at 12PM. Discussion begins at 12:30PM.
Live in Person or by Teleconference
American Bar Association
John Marshall Room
740 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Dawood Ibrahim’s D-Company is a hybrid crime-terror network that remains largely unknown in the U.S. -- even among senior policy-makers working on Afghanistan/Pakistan. Those who have heard of the group tend to think of them as Muslim gangsters focused on India, that the U.S. government designated simply to placate New Delhi. Nothing could be further than the truth. As we will discuss, Dawood Ibrahim and his gang represent one of the pre-eminent, globalized crime-terror networks in the world today. Ibrahim himself is one of the world’s richest and most-wanted fugitives. His network manages and moves billions of illicit dollars annually. He is involved in a broad range of illegal activity, from smuggling WMD components and narcotics to financing and masterminding terror attacks. This program will be led by Ms. Gretchen Peters, former investigative journalist and lead associate with Booz Allen Hamilton as the head of its Illicit Network Attack Strategy capability.
Speaker: Gretchen Peters, Booz Allen Hamilton
Author of Seeds of Terror / Affiliate Instructor at the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TRACCC) at George Mason University / Lead Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton supporting the DASD-CN/GT. Ms. Peters does research and analysis work on Dawood Ibrahim, the Haqqani network and a host of other illicit networks in support of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counter-Narcotics and Global Threats. She has served as a subject matter expert (SME) to CENTCOM’s J2 and supported SOCOM’s Transnational Threats office. Ms. Peters is the author of Seeds of Terror, an international best-seller that traced the role the opium trade has played in three decades of conflict in Afghanistan. She has testified before the U.S. Congress about the Haqqanis and is a frequent commentator on television and radio including CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, NPR, Fox, Reuters, and New York Times among others. In a past life, she worked as a foreign correspondent, covering Pakistan and Afghanistan for more than a decade, first for The Associated Press and later for ABC News. Full Bio: http://gretchenpeters.org/about-gretchen
Moderator: Dr. Scott Helfstein, Combating Terrorism Center at the United States Military Academy, West Point
Scott Helfstein, Ph.D. is the Director of Research for the Combating Terrorism Center and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy, West Point. He focuses on the intersection of economics and national security, addressing topics such as network diffusion, economic interdependence, technology, threat finance, terrorism, nonproliferation and crisis decision-making. The transdisciplinary nature of his research is evidenced by publication in journals across economics, political science and public policy. Scott holds a Joint Doctorate in Public Policy and Political Science from the University of Michigan, where he focused on world politics and political economy. He also holds a Master’s Degree in War Studies from King’s College, London, and from 1999 to 2002, he worked as an investment banker focusing on mergers and acquisitions at Credit Suisse First Boston. Prior to that, Scott worked at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in the Banking Supervision and Regulation and Research and Statistics Divisions from 1997 to 1999. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from The George Washington University. Full bio: http://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/experts/mrscott-helfstein
Host: Danielle Camner Lindholm, Technical Director, BAE Systems and Co-Chair, ABA International Anti-Money Laundering Committee
$15 - Section of International Law Members
$15 - Cooperating Organization Members
$25 - SIL Non-Members
*Registration will be waived for in-person attendance for US Government employees; please RSVP directly to Danielle Camner Lindholm at firstname.lastname@example.org*
India's Banking System: A Strategic Overview
Program Date: Feb 21, 2013 LIVE & TELE-CONFERENCE
Program Description: This event presented an overview of India's banking system, of which the government retains approximately 75% control - creating both the stabilizing effects from conservative regulation and inefficiencies resulting from state dominance of the system. Included in the discussion will be regulatory changes in the near term, including the issuance of new bank licenses for the first time in years and the phased adoption of Basel III capital requirements. In the medium term, the government's push to expand banking services to underserved populations - including through the use of technology such as mobile banking will define banks' operating environment. (We thank Weil, Gotshal & Manges, the India Committee, the International Financial Products and Services Committee of the ABA, as well as the U.S.- India Business Council and the Financial Intelligence & Information Sharing Working Group for their support of this program.)
Speaker: Ms. Anjalika Bardalai is an India analyst at Eurasia Group, based in the firm's London office. She focuses on India's international relations and economic and trade policies. Prior to joining Eurasia Group in August 2012, Anjalika spent 12 years with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), most recently as their senior South Asia analyst. In that role, Anjalika was responsible for the EIU's economic and political analysis and forecasting for India and Pakistan; she was also the manager of Country Reports, the EIU's flagship report, and was responsible for producing Country by Country, the company's annual forecasting guide.
Moderator: Ms. Melissa Frakman serves as Senior Manager of the U.S.- India Business Council (USIBC), the premier bilateral business organization dedicated to increasing trade and investment between India and the U.S. In this role, Ms. Frakman is responsible for the Councils financial sector portfolio, including the Financial Services and Real Estate Executive Committees as well as capital markets and tax policy.
Host: Ms. Sylvana Q. Sinha is an associate in Weil's International Arbitration practice group and represents foreign companies in various aspects of commercial litigation and international arbitration.
Financial Intelligence & Information Sharing (FIIS) Working GroupProgram Description: The goal of the FIIS WG is to provide the financial services industry and the U.S. Government (USG) community with a forum to informally discuss relevant topics, including protection of critical financial infrastructure, prevention of fraud, and obstruction of threat finance and money laundering. In cooperation with the American Bar Association’s International Anti-Money Laundering Committee and the American Security Project, we are pleased to present this slate of speakers and topics. The diversity of issues reflects the array of potential threats and vulnerabilities associated with abuses of financial and commercial systems. (We thank The American Security Project and the Financial Intelligence & Information Sharing Working Group for their support of this program.)
Program Date: December 4, 2012 LIVE & TELE-CONFERENCE
- Carroll Colley, Director, Eurasia Practice, Eurasia Group: “Russia’s Banking System: An Overview and Structural Weaknesses”
- Les Joseph, Manager, Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group, Wells Fargo and Company: “Wells Fargo AML and Observed Trends"
- Amit Kumar, Adjunct Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice: “The Revised FATF Standards: Some Highlights and Impact on Global CTF Efforts”
- Alden Pelker, FIC Money Laundering Team, Federal Bureau of Investigation: “Virtual Currencies”
- John Walsh, CEO, SightSpan: “Shell Companies and New Fraud Trends”
- Rich May, OFAC, Iran Sanctions
- Moderators: Lesley Rockwell, Senior Associate, McManis and Monsalve Associates, and Danielle Camner Lindholm, Technical Director, BAE Systems
Careers in Anti-Money Laundering
Program Date: February 6th, 2012 LIVE & TELE-CONFERENCE
Program Description: A panel representing a broad spectrum of practitioners who are focused on anti-money laundering issues will present to law students, new grads and those just interested in learning more about careers in AML. Panelists will share how they arrived at their present positions, what helped to get them there, the type of work they do and what they wish they'd known in law school related to AML careers. (We thank The Washington Foreign Law Society, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, George Washington University, Georgetown University Law - Asia, American University Washington College of Law Business Law Program and International Legal Studies Program, ABA Law Student Division, ABA Law Student, LLM & New Lawyer Outreach Committee (SIL), ABA International Anti-Corruption Committee (SIL) for their support of this program.)
- Truman Butler, Wells Fargo Senior Counsel, BSA Section & AML Compliance
- Bruce Zagaris, Partner, Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP
- Stephanie Brooker, Chief, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia
- Danielle Camner Lindholm, Technical Director, Intelligence & Security, BAE Systems
- Mikhail Reider-Gordon, CAMS, Co-Chair ABA International Anti-Money Laundering Committee (SIL), and Director, Navigant CI
- Michael Buffardi, Special Advisor for Non-Bank Financial Institutions, Regulatory Policy & Programs Division, FinCEN
Audio Recording: Careers in International Anti-Money Laundering (MP3)_______________________________________________________________
Stolen Asset Recovery
Program Date: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
Program Description: Join us for a substantive discussion that will focus on the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR); current efforts to track and trace misappropriated monies from former government officials such as former Tunisian president Ben Ali and former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak; the DOJ?s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative that is now up and running tasked to identify, and recover, the proceeds of foreign official corruption through civil forfeiture; the strength and weaknesses of criminal and civil laws in pursuing the recovery of these assets in foreign jurisdictions; and cooperation and challenges in building these types of asset recovery cases. (We thank The World Bank, the Washington Foreign Law Society, Transparency Internationa, and the ABA Section of International Law Anti-Corruption Committee for their support of this program.)
- Daniel Claman, Assistant Deputy Chief, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
- Claudia Dumas, President & CEO, Transparency International - USA
- Mikhail Reider-Gordon, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Navigant Consulting, Inc.
- Emile van der Does de Willebois, Financial Integrity Unit, World Bank (primary author of the StAR white-paper, "The Puppet Masters")
- Moderator: Sam Witten, Counsel at Arnold & Porter and former Deputy Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State
____________________________________________________________Key Legal Issues & Challenges in Asset Recovery
Program Date: January 26, 2012
Program Description: The ABA Rule of Law Informational Series is hosting the following program on key legal issues and challenges in asset recovery. The program is free and open to all. Panelists will discuss the key legal issues and challenges in tracing stolen assets. Panelists will also address the importance of asset tracing, international standards for asset recovery initiatives, cross-border and jurisdictional issues, and the importance of informal cooperation between authorities. (We thank Paul Hastings LLP for its support of this program.)
- Kenneth Barden, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Senior Anticorruption Advisor in the Office of Democracy and Governance (USAID)
- Tom Lasich, Consultant, International Centre for Asset Recovery
- Phil Matsheza, Anti-Corruption Advisor, UNDP
- Hari Mulukutla, Anti-Corruption, Asset Recovery and Data Management Specialist
- Jack Smith, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and Founder of the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR)
- Mark Vlasic, Adjunct Professor of Law; Senior Fellow, Institute for Law, Science & Global Security, Georgetown and Partner, Ward & Ward PLLC
Money Laundering and the UK's Proceeds of Crime Act: Disclosure Obligations and Other Implications for Foreign Bribery Prosecutions
Program Date: November 4, 2011
Program Description: Often overlooked and frequently misunderstood is the issue of money laundering and the disclosure obligations under the UK's Proceeds of Crime Act (PoCA) along with their implications relating to the UK Bribery Act. Vivian Robinson discusses the role of PoCA in the enforcement of the UK Bribery Act as well as when and where disclosure obligations are triggered under the money laundering provisions. As former first General Counsel to the Serious Fraud Office, Mr. Robinson led the development of the Serious Fraud Office's enforcement policy under the UK Bribery Act.
Vivian Robinson, QC, Partner, McGuire Woods, London
Moderator: Stuart H. Deming, Deming PLLC, Washington, D.C.
Program Audio: Money Laundering and the UK Proceeds of Crime Act (mp3)_______________________________________________________________
Addressing Money Laundering Issues in the Developing WorldProgram Description: Is there a way to meet the standards of the developing world whilst still accommodating local cultures? How do we bridge the gap?
Program Date: December 7, 2011