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Mintz Attorney Steve Ganis to Speak at Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists Annual Conference & Exhibition

Steve Ganis, Of Counsel in the Litigation Section of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., will speak at two sessions at the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS) Annual Conference and Exhibition.  The conference will take place April 19-21 at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York, NY.

On Monday, April 20th Mr. Ganis will moderate a panel is entitled, “Oh, What a Tangled Web of Sanctions – Effective Compliance in an Era of Complexity and High-Stakes Enforcement.”  This session unpacks the major changes in sanctions regimes from the US, European Union, and other nations targeting Russia, the Ukraine, Iran, and Cuba. Panelists will hone in on unprecedented developments related to Russian sanctions, examine the lessons that can be drawn from recent enforcement actions, and give advice on complying at a time in which many argue that sanctions have become a form of “economic warfare.”

On Tuesday, April 21st Mr. Ganis will give a presentation entitled, “The Financial Crime Landscape for the Securities Industry.” This interactive session will addresses key emerging issues and risk areas in the securities field, including AML challenges and suspicious activity reporting in microcap transactions and issues in the alternative and complex product spaces. It also examines recent enforcement trends and priorities by FINRA and the SEC.

The ACFCS Financial Crime Conference equips public and private sector professionals with critical skills and insights to confront proliferating threats and be ready for expanding regulatory expectations. The Conference is uniquely focused on guiding attendees to leverage tools and share best practices across disciplines, including AML, fraud, corruption, tax evasion, cybersecurity and others. Leading experts will provide practical knowledge on how to improve results in compliance, investigations and regulation, in a hands-on format that allows the audience to guide the discussion.

Mr. Ganis has over 20 years of experience as a government and private-sector lawyer practicing financial services law, specializing in the federal banking, securities, and derivatives laws. He is internationally recognized for his knowledge of anti-money laundering (AML), counter financing of terrorism, anti-corruption and sanctions regulations. He handles a wide range of enforcement, compliance and transactional matters for institutions and financial services executives involving regulation of clearing and introducing broker-dealers, mutual funds, hedge funds, transfer agents, private equity funds, institutional investors, banks, thrifts, insurance companies, futures commission merchants, commodity trading advisors, commodity pool operators, foreign exchange and over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives dealers, money services businesses, clearing agencies, alternative trading systems, and futures and options exchanges.