American Bar Association
International Anti-Money Laundering Committee

International Anti-Money Laundering Committee

Message From The Chair

CALL FOR PROGRAMS - The International AML Committee welcomes program proposals from Section members and other industry practitioners. Programs can be breakfast meetings, brown bag lunches, telecasts, webcasts, etc. There are a broad range of subjects that fall under the umbrella of AML, from off-shore tax havens, FATCA and BSA compliance to trade-based laundering risks, gatekeeper obligations, and national security-related concerns involving threat financing. If you have a topic that you would like to see covered or you have information to share with your colleagues and are interested in presenting, please contact the committee's co-chairs. Additional information and updates can be found on the Committee's ABA LinkedIn and Listserv feeds. Emily Christiansen and Danielle Lindholm International AML Committee Co-Chairs

Recent and Upcoming Committee Programs

Financial Intelligence & Information Sharing (FIIS) Working Group

Summer Symposium 2015

A non-CLE program proudly presented by

The FIIS WG, an element of the American Security Project

In cooperation with

the American Bar Association Section of International Law, International Anti-Money Laundering Committee, International Criminal Law Committee, and International Financial Products and Services Committee


the FBI's InfraGard NY Metro Members Alliance and the InfraGard National Capital Region Members Alliance

Friday, May 29, 2015

1:00 PM - 5:30 PM US EST

Discussion begins at 1:30 PM.

Live in Person or by Teleconference

BNP Paribas

787 7th Avenue, New York City NY, 10019


The FIIS WG provides the financial services industry, the U.S. Government (USG) community, and other relevant parties with a forum to informally discuss relevant Financial Intelligence (FININT) topics, including protection of critical financial infrastructure, prevention of fraud, and obstruction of terror finance and money laundering. In cooperation with the American Bar Association’s International Anti-Money Laundering Committee, 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.

The FIIS WG began in 2010 as a public-private partnerships pilot project out of the USG; grew into a free-standing, member-supported community; and is now an element of the American Security Project. Members include 100s of representatives of both public and private-sector entities, including regulatory, intelligence, defense, and law enforcement agencies; financial institutions; think tanks; consultancies; and academia.


• SSA John A. Bivona and SA Jeffrey Montanari

FBI, New York Office

“Trends in Cyber-Enabled Balkan Organized Crime”

• Brad Mirkin

Former Senior Litigation Counsel, FINRA Enforcement

"FINRA's Focus on International AML: The View from 2015"

• Eddie Varon Levy, Esq.

Principal, Law Offices of Eddie Varon Levy and Former Assistant Attorney General, Mexico

"Mexico: Changes to Corruption Laws That Institutions and Lawyers Should Know"

• Citigroup Representative


“Citi’s Intelligence-led Approach to Information Security”

• William B. Mack

Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig, LLC

“Chief Compliance Officer Liability: To Name or Not To Name"

• Henri Quintard

General Manager, BNP Paribas Group Financial Security I.S.TBD

“Group Financial Security U.S. and the International Financial Sanctions Compliance Officer ("IFSCO") Certification Project”


• Lesley Rockwell, Co-Chair of the FIIS WG

• Danielle Camner Lindholm, Co-Chair of the FIIS WG and the ABA Intl AML Committee

Registration: This event is free to all participants. Registration, however, is REQUIRED.

REGISTER NOW by emailing your contact information to Please specify whether you will attend IN PERSON (deadline 5/27 for rsvp) or via TELECONFERENCE.


About the Committee

About the International Anti-Money Laundering Committee:

The committee is focused on the domestic and international anti-money laundering (AML) regime. It facilitates discussion and examination of issues including: FATF, financial integrity, international compliance, the recovery of stolen assets, tax havens, the proceeds of crime, gatekeeper obligations, and national security-related concerns involving threat financing. Seeking to educate its members on worldwide developments related to AML, the committee collaborates with outside groups and other ABA committees (e.g., Anti-Corruption Committee, Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Committee). It serves as a vehicle for dialogue among its members and promotes interaction with domestic and foreign organizations, institutions and individuals relating to compliance and to the development and enforcement of AML laws.

Join Us



Healy, Nicole
Lembo, Saverio


Coogan, John
Dixon, Harry
Forbes, Theresa
Higgins, Conan
Kazim, Syeda
Robertson, Christina


Christiansen, Emily

Committee Roster  

Other Links of Interest

Financial Action Task Force
The International Money Laundering Information Network (IMOLIN)
World Bank and UNODC Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR)
International Monetary Fund - Financial Intelligence Units
The Committe of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures (MONEYVAL)
U.K. Proceeds of Crime Act_Guidance
U.S. Treasury_Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
OFAC SDN Instant Search
OFAC Civil Penalties and Enforcement Actions
Global Financial Integrity
The Wolfsberg Group
Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development
Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC)
The Egmont Group
Internal Revenue Service_Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
The Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering
Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism
Canada_Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act
Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) Zentralstelle fur Verdachsanzeigen
France_Traitement du renseigment et action contre les circuits financiers clandestins
Australian Transaction Reports & Analysis Centre
Italy_Unita di Informazione Finanziaria
SEC_Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Source Tool for Broker-Dealers
International Bar Association Anti-Money Laundering Forum
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Counsel Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering InfoBase
FINRA Anti-Money Laundering Tools
Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
Southwest Border Anti-Money Laundering Alliance
UNODC on money-laundering and countering the financing of terrorism
U.N. Office on Drugs and Crimes
Bank for International Settlements
Dubai Financial Services Authority AML Rule Book
SEC AML Source Tool for Broker Dealers
FinCEN SAR Confidentiality Reminder for Internal and External Counsel of Financial Institutions

Publications & Program Materials

Modified by Adam Vogel on July 7, 2015

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