Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement

Shifting Tides in Anti-Money Laundering Enforcement and Regulation

An Evening Panel on Anti-Money Laundering Enforcement and Regulation

Moderated by Jonathan Rusch, Senior Fellow, Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement

On May 1, 2019 from 6:20 to 8:00 p.m., the NYU Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement hosted a discussion on current issues in anti-money laundering from the differing perspectives of government officials and private industry. Since the start of 2018, the financial sector has seen a pronounced shift in anti-money laundering (AML) enforcement and regulation, across multiple regions of the world.  Australia, the Netherlands, and the United States have meted out nine-figure penalties and fines to top-tier financial institutions, and criminal cases against senior financial executives have increasingly combined both foreign-bribery and money-laundering charges.  In addition, the repercussions of the reports about hundreds of billions of dollars in suspected laundered funds flowing through Danske Bank’s Estonian branch are now being felt by a wide array of European financial institutions, and are prompting calls for enhanced AML regulation and oversight at national and European Union levels. This panel of distinguished AML experts discussed the key features of those trends in AML enforcement and regulation, and provided expert analysis of their likely direction and effects on the U.S. and global financial sectors.

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  • Zachary K. Goldman '09, Senior Associate, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • Ellen Lafferty, Senior Vice President and U.S. Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption, HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
  • Justin Lerer, Counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Matthew L. Levine, Executive Deputy Superintendent for Enforcement, New York State Department of Financial Services
  • Ellen Zimiles, Managing Director and Financial Services Advisory and Compliance Segment Leader, Navigant