22nd Annual Money Laundering Enforcement Conference to be Hosted by _ and American Bankers Association

CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2010 — More than 800 lawyers, bankers and regulatory officials will gather for the 22nd Annual Money Laundering Enforcement Conference, Oct. 17 – 19. Sponsored by the _ Criminal Justice Section and the American Bankers Association, the three-day conference will provide in-depth information on a variety of timely money laundering-related issues. Conference headquarters will be at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

James H. Freis Jr., director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, will provide the conference keynote address on Oct. 18 at 8:15 a.m. Freis is expected to provide insight into managing the growing risks and scrutiny that banks face in their anti-money laundering efforts.

Notable programs include:

  • “New Iranian Sanctions Law” will focus on the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act of 2010, and its impact on financial institutions, particularly in the area of correspondent banking: Sunday, Oct. 17.
  • “Trends in Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement Actions” will include discussion on the growing trend of ponzi schemes and other similarly fraudulent activities: Monday, Oct. 18.
  • “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act” will provide an overview of the FCPA, recent cases, several international corrupt practices initiatives and effective FCPA compliance program design: Monday, Oct. 18.
  • “Ask the Regulators” will offer a unique opportunity to engage in a “Q&A” with senior agency officials, featuring representatives from banking regulatory agencies and the Securities and Exchange Commission: Tuesday, Oct. 19

Complete details on the conference, including the schedule and pre-conference news, are available online.

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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