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Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering Conference

2020 (Canceled)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate, there have been many changes to our Nation’s everyday operations. There is understandably a sense of uncertainty surrounding large scale events.

HSI, DEA, FBI, USSS and IRS-CI have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering Conference that was scheduled to take place July 28-30, 2020, in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we appreciate your support of the MAAML conference each year.

Thank you for your continued collaboration as we continue the fight against financial crimes.

We look forward to seeing you at next year’s MAAML conference.

To learn more about MAAML please contact Cornerstone@ice.dhs.gov

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Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering Conference

2019

HSI and Federal Law Enforcement partners hosted the 13th Annual MAAML Conference, July 23 – 25, 2019. This year’s conference concluded with a renewed commitment to the sharing of information and strengthening of public and private sector relationships to further combat the threats posed by money launderers and the transnational criminal organizations that they support.

This annual conference brought together government officials and industry members to share the latest trends and discuss the challenges pertaining to illicit finance threats and money laundering operations. In addition to discussions and presentations, the event included recent case studies and panel discussions related to significant criminal, terrorist and cyber threats relevant to financial crimes. Participants enjoyed the opportunity to build relationships with their private and public counterparts as well as network with various stakeholders in the financial sector. Industry participants at this year’s conference included representatives from financial institutions, money service businesses, crypto currency exchangers, blockchain technology companies and law enforcement partners.

2018

HSI and Federal Law Enforcement partners hosted the 12th Annual MAAML Conference in Arlington, Virginia July 24 – 26, 2018. HSI Executive Associate Director Derek Benner closed out the conference with a presentation on increasing the partnerships and collaboration moving forward as well as a challenge for everyone to think about “What if….” as a way to improve our respective operations and partnerships.

This annual conference brings together government officials and industry members to share the latest trends and discuss the challenges pertaining to illicit finance threats and money laundering operations. In addition to discussions and presentations, the event included recent case studies and panel discussions related to significant criminal, terrorist and cyber threats relevant to financial crimes. Participants enjoyed the opportunity to build relationships with their private and public counterparts as well as network with various stakeholders in the financial sector. Industry participants at this year’s conference included representatives from financial institutions, money remittance businesses, cryptocurrency exchangers, blockchain technology companies and law enforcement partners.

2017

The HSI Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crimes Unit (IFPCU) recently organized the 11th Annual MAAML Conference which took place in Arlington, Virginia, Aug. 7-9. HSI, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Secret Service and the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation, hosted the conference.

This year’s MAAML Conference was commenced by HSI Division Chief Michael Prado, who as Master of Ceremony welcomed participants from the government, private sector and introduced the ICE Color Guard for their Presentation of Colors. Opening remarks were made by HSI Assistant Director of Investigative Programs, Matthew C. Allen. Mr. Allen emphasized the importance of the collaboration between law enforcement and the private financial sector in combating worldwide money laundering and its emerging trends. This year’s MAAML key note speakers included Juan Zarate, Chairman and Co-founder of the Financial Integrity Network, Joe Markel, a Compliance Manager, at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and Daniel Silver, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

The conference was attended by approximately 600 U.S. law enforcement and anti-money laundering professionals within the U.S. financial industry. The conference focused on intelligence briefings from the sponsoring agencies related to significant criminal and terrorist threats, current money laundering trends, successful investigations, regulatory and compliance issues, cyber threats, as well as lessons learned. It additionally served as an opportunity for law enforcement and industry partners to network and establish working relationships that will help secure the country and close down vulnerabilities within the financial and economic sectors.

2016

The 10th Annual MAAML Conference took place at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, Virginia, 22202, July 26 through 28, 2016.

This conference focused on intelligence briefings from the sponsoring agencies related to significant criminal and terrorist threats, current money laundering trends, successful investigations, regulatory issues, cyber threats, as well as lessons learned. The conference additionally served as an opportunity for law enforcement and industry partners to network and establish working relationships that will help secure our country and shutdown vulnerabilities within the financial and economic sectors.

The sponsoring agencies for this 10th annual conference included ICE HSI, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the United States Secret Service (USSS) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - Criminal Investigation and was restricted to government officials and approved members of the financial industry.

2015

The Ninth Annual Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering (MAAML) Conference took place at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, Virginia, 22202, July 28 and 29, 2015.

This conference focused on current money laundering trends, successful investigations as well as lessons learned. The conference additionally served as an opportunity for law enforcement and industry partners to network and establish working relationships that will help secure our country and shutdown vulnerabilities within the financial and economic sectors.

The sponsoring agencies for this ninth annual conference included the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the United States Secret Service.

For information on the latest trends and typologies related to money laundering, please visit https://www.ice.gov/cornerstone.

This conference was restricted to government officials and approved members of the financial industry.

2015 Conference Details

  • July 27, 2015 early check in 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • July 28, 2015 check in 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • July 28 to July 29, 2015 conference dates - 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

2014

The 8th Annual MAAML Conference took place Aug. 11-14, 2014 at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC 20023.

This conference focused on current money laundering trends, successful investigations as well as lessons learned. The conference additionally served as an opportunity for law enforcement and industry partners to network and establish working relationships that will help secure our country and shutdown vulnerabilities within the financial and economic sectors.

The sponsoring agencies for this eighth annual conference include ICE HSI, FBI, DEA, USSS and IRS.

2012

The 7th Annual MAAML Conference took place at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes Street, in Arlington, Va., from July 30 through Aug. 2, 2012. This conference focused on current money laundering trends, successful investigations and lessons learned. It served as an opportunity for law enforcement agencies and industry partners to network and establish lasting relationships that will help secure our country and shutdown vulnerabilities within the financial and economic sectors.

The sponsoring agencies for the seventh annual conference included ICE, FBI, DEA and USSS.

2011

Paul Cogswell, Closed Loop Financial Products and Organized Crime (PDF | 2.1 MB)

Hal Crawford, Trade Based Money Laundering (PDF | 940 KB)

John Davidson, AML Typologies (PDF | 74 KB)

Phil DeLuca, Issue Based-Typology Driven Investigations (PDF | 125 KB)

Doug Leff, Emerging Money Laundering Threats (PDF | 99 KB)

Jerry Livigni, OFAC & Life Comes at You Fast (PDF | 602 KB)

Marta McClure, MoneyGram Fraud Prevention Efforts (PDF | 1.4 MB)

Edwige Sacco, Risk Management: Integrating AML and Anti-Fraud Efforts (PDF | 117 KB)

Ken Smith, Leveraging Financial Intelligence – Unleashing the Power of Cooperative Relationships with Financial Institutions (PDF | 836 KB)

Harry Wedewer, Commodities Futures Trading Commission: Brief Introduction (PDF | 212 KB)

Evan Weitz, Forfeiting Assets and the Black Market Peso Exchange (BMPE) (PDF | 359 KB)

T. Jack Williams, Mobile Payments and the Global Remittance of Funds (PDF | 3.5 MB)

2010

The 5th Annual MAAML Conference was held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, from July 27, through July 29, 2010. The purpose of this conference each year is to focus on current money laundering trends, successful investigations and lessons learned. The conference is an opportunity for law enforcement agencies and private industry partners in the financial community to network and establish lasting working relationships that will help to secure the homeland and shut down potential and existing vulnerabilities within the financial and economic sector.

For the past five years, this event has been hosted by ICE, FBI, DEA, and IRS-Criminal Investigations.

Selected presentations from the 2010 conference are available for downloading below in PDF format.

  • Alma Angotti, Enforcement, FINRA, Master-Sub Account Arrangements (PDF | 244 KB)
  • Alma Angotti, Enforcement, FINRA, Regulatory Update (PDF | 135 KB)
  • Darren Donovan, KPMG: Preventing Fraud, Detecting Waste, Responding to Abuse, Creating Transparency and Ensuring Accountability (PDF | 585 KB)
  • Deborah Morrisey, ICE: Foreign Corruption (PDF | 2.3 MB)
  • Debra Novak, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDF | 135 KB)
  • Don W. Randall, Bank of London (PDF | 80 KB)
  • Gerard LiVigni, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Ethics and Risk for OFAC: Two Aspects of One Compliance Reality (PDF | 275 KB)
  • Jason L. Nestelroad, SSA FBI, Cyber Division, Cyber Criminal Section, Financial Threat Focus Cell (PDF | 2.5 MB)
  • Jeff Ross, Chief Compliance Officer, Green Dot Corporation (PDF | 1.7 MB)
  • Jessica Gomel-Veksland, Vice President and Compliance Manager, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Assessing Risk Across Borders: KYC Feedback (PDF | 27 KB)
  • John Wagner, Director for BSA/AML Compliance, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (PDF | 145 KB)
  • Marion Percell, Chief, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Unit, U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey, Money Transmitting Businesses (PDF | 720 KB)
  • Maurice Clark, IRS Criminal Investigation, SAR Review Program: A National Perspective (PDF | 176 KB)
  • Nina Nichols, Assistant Director, Compliance Risk, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (PDF | 87 KB)
  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Prepaid Access (PDF | 232 KB)

2009

The 4th Annual MAAML Conference was held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, from September 22 – 24, 2009. The purpose of this conference each year is to focus on current money laundering trends, successful investigations and lessons learned. The conference is an opportunity for law enforcement agencies and private industry partners in the financial community to network and establish lasting working relationships that will help to secure the homeland and shut down potential and existing vulnerabilities within the financial and economic sector.

For the past four years, this event has been hosted by ICE, FBI, DEA, and IRS-Criminal Investigations.

Selected presentations from the 2009 conference are available for downloading below in PDF format.

  • Darren Donovan, KPMG: Current Anti-Money Laundering Issues (PDF | 49 KB)
  • David Levenberg, Deutsche Bank: Challenges of AML Laundering in International Correspondent Banking (PDF | 44 KB)
  • David Murray, U.S. Treasury Dept.: Misuse of Open Loop Prepaid Cards (PDF | 602 KB)
  • T. Jack Williams, Paymentcard Services Inc.: Prepaid Debit Card Overview (PDF | 1.2 MB)
  • Dr. John Zdanowicz, Florida International University: Trade-Based Money Laundering (PDF | 1.2 MB)
  • Elliot Leary, KPMG: Banking and Finance Integrity Survey Results (PDF | 539 KB)
  • Gerard LiVigni, U.S. Treasury Dept.: Office of Foreign Asset Control Report (PDF | 2.1 MB)
  • Lisa Arquette, FDIC: Bank Life Cycle (PDF | 155 KB)
Updated: 10/23/2020