MIAMI, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI professional association, has added a special panel session on the global impact of the Panama Papers to its 2016 Financial Crime Conference. The session will be held June 1, 3:45-4:30 p.m. EDT at the Yale Club of New York City.
This relevant and important discussion, Breaking the Shells – Assessing the Fallout of the Panama Papers for Compliance, Investigations and Policy, will bring together current and former federal prosecutors, legal experts and policy advocates to go inside this historic leak and explore its far-reaching impacts.
- Jason Cowley, assistant U.S. Attorney and head of the asset forfeiture and money laundering unit for the Southern District of New York
- Daniel Levy, principal with McKool Smith and former federal prosecutor who led groundbreaking prosecutions of Swiss banks for offshore tax evasion
- Heather Lowe, legal counsel with Global Financial Integrity
- David Massey, former federal prosecutor who led numerous high-profile cases related to offshore banking and financial crime
This session will provide guidance on how information contained in the papers can – and likely will – trigger investigations, how financial institutions should react, and what the expected legislative and regulatory response from the United State and other governments may be.
"The 11.2 million documents, 2.6 terabytes of data, and 40 year's worth of history that make up the Panama Papers have already focused unprecedented attention on anonymous corporations and secrecy havens, led to the resignation of world leaders, and sent aftershocks through the worlds of financial crime compliance, enforcement and regulation," said ACFCS Executive Director Garry Clement. "We're exceptionally excited to feature this group of high profile and knowledgeable experts to analyze this watershed event and relate to participants what the multitude of outcomes may be in the world of finance."
The Panama Papers session complements a conference agenda that includes 20 panels, workshops and roundtable sessions covering the present and future of financial crime trends, threats and issues. Experts from compliance, law enforcement and regulatory agencies will give insights on trade-based money laundering, trends in social engineering and cyberattacks, Chinese underground finance, combating ISIS funding, and much more.
The Financial Crime Conference will be held June 1-2 in New York City at the Yale Club with a virtual conference offering a deeper dive into the content June 8-9. Conference attendees are invited to participate in a special post-conference seminar, Financial Crime 101 on June 3. This full-day session examines the diverse forms of financial crime, and mirrors the content covered on the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) examination.
SOURCE Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists