ABA/ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference
ABA/ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference

Dec 7-10

ABA/ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference

Washington Marriott Wardman Park | Washington, DC

  • Overview
  • Speaking sessions
  • Thought leadership


KPMG LLP is a Platinum Service Member Associate Member since March 2007.

Two powerhouse organizations at the forefront of financial crimes–the American Bankers Association and American Bar Association–partner to deliver this premier educational event that has become a trusted resource for insights, expertise and tactics to protect your bank.

The ABA/ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference will bring together the nation's top anti-money laundering financial services, legal, and law enforcement experts along with senior regulatory officials. Past conferences convened with over 1,050 attendees. Co-sponsored by the American Bar Association, this is "the" reliable forum where you will find expert guidance designed and delivered by the leading authorities on anti-money laundering strategies and solutions. The sessions focus on all aspects of money laundering and fraud compliance, deterrence and enforcement as well as late-breaking regulatory issues and developments.

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Teresa Pesce

Teresa Pesce

Principal, Advisory, Forensic, KPMG US

+1 212-872-6272
Thomas P. Keegan

Thomas P. Keegan

Principal, Advisory, Forensic, KPMG US

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Speaking sessions

Sunday, December 8, 2019

10:15am-11:30am and 1:30pm - 2:45pm

Deep Dive 1B and 2E: Updating the Outdated: Innovating Transaction Monitoring in Today’s Environment


  • Megan D. Hodge, CAMS, Executive Compliance Director, BSA/AML Officer, Enterprise Compliance Reg Affairs, Ally Bank


  • Thomas P. Keegan, Principal, Advisory, Forensic, KPMG LLP
  • Asim (Sam) Ibrahim, Director - Monitoring Risk Management (MRM), Global Head of Emerging Risk, Citigroup
  • Lisa L. Wheeler, Managing Director, AML Transaction Monitoring Strategy, JPMorgan Chase & CO

This advanced-level session will explore the intersection of innovation and transaction monitoring. Is AI living up to the hype? You'll find out through realistic AI use-cases. What are the regulators saying about innovation? We'll update you on their concerns, including how much parallel testing is necessary vs. required and where model governance fits in. We'll also provide tips on talking to key stakeholders when it is decision time.

10:15am - 11:30am

Deep Dive 1C: Practical Investigative Strategies and Avoiding SAR Mishaps in Investigations — Community Banks


  • Teresa A. Pesce, Principal, Advisory, Forensic, KPMG LLP


  • Julio Roman, CERP, CAFP, Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Lone Star National Bank

1:30pm - 2:45pm

Deep Dive 2B: Practical Investigative Strategies and Avoiding SAR Mishaps in Investigations - Mid-Size/Large Banks


  • Teresa A. Pesce, Principal, Advisory, Forensic, KPMG LLP


  • Gary Hartwig, Senior Vice President, Director, Anti-Money Laundering Investigations, US Bank
  • Matthew S. Haslinger, Group Vice President, M&T Bank Head of FIU & M&T Securities Inc. BSA/AML Officer
  • Bob Kadel, Head of Consumer Financial Crime Compliance Risk Management and Control, Goldman Sachs

This is your one-stop shop for up-to-date leading practices in investigations including scoping, organizational governance, convergence between AML and Fraud, information sharing data across the bank and across institutions, quality review, and more.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

7:30am - 8:30am

Power Hour Breakfast Session:
The Next Generation of Financial Crimes – Making Automated Solutions Business as Usual in Your Financial Crimes Compliance Program


  • John Caruso, Principal, Advisory, Forensic
  • Christopher Jonas, Advisory Managing Director


  • John Caruso, Principal, Advisory, Forensic, KPMG LLP
  • Beth Ciallella, Chief Compliance Officer, Fiduciary Trust
  • M. Kendall Day, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Christopher Jonas, Advisory, Managing Director, KPMG LLP

The “old way” of doing things will no longer carry the day.  With regulatory demands ever-increasing, and budgets challenged, Compliance leadership will be expected to bring technology and automation to all aspects of the Financial Crimes program.  This Panel will discuss some of the ways Automation has already changed Financial Crimes Compliance, and what may be coming next.  We will also explore how to address the regulatory challenges that come with these fundamental changes.

Thought leadership