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Virtual Anti-Money Laundering Summit

September 24, 2020

Paul Hastings White Colllar and Investigations Practice


On September 24 and 25, 2020, Paul Hastings hosted an Anti-Money Laundering Summit, featuring a keynote address from CFTC Commissioner Dan Berkovitz.

This virtual program will occurred over two morning sessions, which were presented to a global audience and featured more than two dozen speakers from the world’s leading financial institutions and various financial regulators—including current and former senior attorneys from the SEC, DOJ, and DANY, as well as senior Legal and Compliance officers from Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Standard Chartered, Gemini, Barclays, Bridgewater Associates, PayPal and Guggenheim Partners—provided attendees with unparalleled insight into the AML risks faced by institutions in the pre- and post-COVID landscape.

Topics covered addressed recent enforcement trends, AML investigations for non-U.S. organizations, best practices for addressing AML issues and compliance, corruption and sanctions activity as a predicate offense, and a deep-dive into special situations involving cryptocurrency.

Day One

Agenda and Panel Topics:

September 24

8:00 – 11:00 am ET

  • Introductory Remarks – Barry Sher, Partner, Paul Hastings
  • Keynote Speaker – CFTC Commissioner Dan Berkovitz (15-30 minutes)
  • Panel 1 - A Year in Review: A review of the key issues and topics in AML compliance, a number of which will be discussed in greater detail on separate panels (60 minutes)
  • Panel 2 – The non-U.S. Perspective: Focusing on AML investigations of non-U.S. institutions, this panel will address the pursuit of non-U.S. entities and AML investigations and activity in non-U.S. jurisdictions (90 minutes)

Day Two

Agenda and Panel Topics:

September 25

8:30 am – 12:30 pm ET

  • Panel 3 – AML & Compliance in 2020: This panel will serve as a deep dive into best practices for addressing AML and compliance issues, including AML and compliance in the era of COVID-19, ultimate beneficial ownership, and other topics (90 Minutes)
    • Panelists:
      • Michael Sachs, Head of Global Investigations, PayPal
      • Donna Hill, Senior Legal Counsel, Standard Chartered
      • Elena Hughes, Director, Compliance Advisory, Gemini
      • Evan Weitz, Financial Crime Controls Leader, Corporate and Investment Banking, Wells Fargo
      • Jeremy Warren, Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer Commercial Banking & Head of CIB & CB GFCC, JPMorgan Chase
      • Frederick Reynolds, Managing Director, Global Head of Financial Crime, Employment and Competition Legal, Barclays
      • Michael Kitson, Senior Compliance Officer and Counsel, Bridgewater 
      • Larry Kaplan, Of Counsel, Paul Hastings
      • Anthony Antonelli, Partner, Paul Hastings
    • Moderator – John Nowak, Partner, Paul Hastings