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New Speakers Added to CBA’s 2014 BSA/AML Seminar
June 24 in San Francisco and June 26 in Newport Beach

We are pleased to announce that we have added a presentation by special agents of the Department of Homeland Security investigations unit who will discuss how SARs have provided valuable information to help solve and add value to investigations. The special agents will discuss cases that were supported by filed SARs and share red flag indicators with the attendees to help identify criminal activity that flows through financial institutions.

The agencies have put a renewed focus on forcing banks to know their customers’ entire banking relationship, as well as assess their existing and future risk. Just how much banks must know about their clients has been a source of contention for the past 13 years between banks and regulators, with some institutions arguing the agencies expect far too much. Banks failing to do the appropriate due diligence on a customer to comply with the Bank Secrecy Act could be symptomatic of broader compliance problems, including violation of consumer protection laws.

Our speakers include current and former regulators as well as consultants and bankers:

  • Christy Cornell-Pape, Case Manager-Special Activities, FDIC
  • Mark Levy, National Bank Examiner, OCC
  • Tom Jorn, Assistant Deputy Comptroller, OCC (Northern CA)
  • Lawrence Carter, Assistant Deputy Comptroller, OCC (Southern CA)
  • Tom Fleming, former Assistant Director for the Office of Compliance Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
  • Brendan Brothers, Co-Founder, Verafin
  • Fred Casissa, Vice President/Senior Corporate AML Specialist FCRM
  • Elizabeth Slim, CAMS, SVP, BSA Officer, 1st Enterprise Bank
  • Special Agents from the Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)

This special event will be delivered, at the Westin SFO on June 24, 2014, and at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel on June 26, 2014. Register by Friday, May 19 and save $100. Click here for more information or to register for this program.

For questions on this or any other CBA program, please contact John Lingvall at (916) 438-4433 or