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ACFCS 2016 Financial Crime Conference


Date: June 2, 2016

Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Location: Yale Club of New York City, New York, NY

Mintz Levin's Paul Pelletier will be speaking on Day 2 of the ACFCS 2016 Financial Crime Conference in a session entitled "The Rise of 'Hyper-Thematic' Enforcement Actions: ABC and AML in the Modern Enforcement Landscape."

Session Summary:

From politically-exposed persons, to sovereign wealth funds, to their own hiring practices, financial institutions and other organizations are facing a risky landscape when it comes to anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) compliance. At the same time, recent enforcement actions that started as FCPA and other anti-corruption inquiries have led regulators and law enforcement to focus intensive scrutiny on financial crime compliance programs as a whole, not just limited to ABC programs.

This session explores how financial institutions are navigating the challenges of “hyper-thematic” enforcement and risks that blur the lines between AML and ABC. Leading compliance experts and the former DOJ Deputy Chief who helped revive FCPA enforcement provide guidance on trends in the anti-enforcement landscape, discuss how trying to match compliance programs to enforcement is a lost cause, and offer insights on leveraging AML and ABC compliance functions to better safeguard against a range of financial crime risks.