Keynote Speakers Announced for Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference

ABA announced that Sigal Mandelker, the Treasury Department’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes, has joined the list of keynote speakers that will address attendees to this year’s ABA/ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference, set for Dec. 3-5 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Md.

Mandelker joins a lineup that includes acting FinCEN director Jamal El-Hindi and John Smith, director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control. The conference — formerly known as the Money Laundering Enforcement Conference —  brings together top talent in the banking, legal, law enforcement and regulatory communities to deliver banker-focused solutions in several areas including Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering and terrorist financing, fraud, OFAC compliance and sanctions and cybersecurity.

General session topics at this year’s conference include reg tech, regulatory enforcement issues, the dark web and cybercrime, legal implications of fraud and money laundering, and BSA/AML compliance. Meanwhile, numerous concurrent sessions will cover the third line of defense, challenges of legacy transaction monitoring, international AML topics and trade-based money laundering concerns, emerging fraud risks, customer due diligence/beneficial ownership, data quality, sanctions enforcements trends, model governance, derisking, banking non-traditional businesses and more.