Best Practices in Banking Fraud Prevention: 2014 and Beyond
Overview:Our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will offer a discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the latest and significant issues surrounding this topic. This LIVE webcast aims to help you to avoid common pitfalls and risk issues surrounding Banking Fraud in 2014 and beyond.
Key issues include that will be covered in this course are:
- Banking fraud in 2014: an overview
- Identifying banking fraudulent transactions and schemes
- Discussions on how banks respond to banking fraud and counterfeiting
- Utilizing effective tools and strategies on banking fraud prevention
- Risk assessment techniques and best practices
- Latest issues and regulatory updates
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
- Requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act, as amended by the USA Patriot Act of 2001 and 2011
- Impact of the Money Laundering Control Act and “Know-Your-Customer” rules on everyday business practices
- Necessity of incorporating OFAC/Global Sanctions List checks into routine compliance checks
- Best practices for banks, financial institutions and other subject firms for complying with these laws and for avoiding being an unwitting victim of bank fraud
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
- Bank fraud cases/investigations in 2014 (including “Operation Choke Point”)
- Fraud detection strategies including data analytics
Who Should Attend:
- Fraud Executives at Banks, Financial Institutions and Related Companies
- Internal Auditors of All Levels
- CEOs and CFOs
- Corporate Financial Officers
- Corporate Security
- And other Related/Interested Professionals
Nicole H. Sprinzen’s practice focuses on criminal defense and related civil litigation, as well as government and internal corporate investigations.
Ms. Sprinzen is an experienced trial attorney who has tried federal and state cases in the District of Columbia and throughout the country, and handled a number of contested sentencings and evidentiary hearings. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sprinzen served as a prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division’s Fraud Section between 2008 and 2012.
Ms. Sprinzen has prosecuted and defended organizations and individuals in securities and commodities fraud cases, as well as procurement fraud, mortgage fraud, health care fraud, bank fraud and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases. As a prosecutor, she also led criminal investigations in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, and in parallel with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Nicole H. Sprinzen’s practice focuses on criminal defense and related civil litigation, as well as government and internal corporate investigations. Ms. …
Robert J. Bittman is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. Mr. Bittman focuses his practice on areas that affect multinational corporations in a globalized economy, including complex frauds, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, international data privacy laws, and corporate governance.
Mr. Bittman regularly represents Fortune 100 companies and individuals around the world in connection with criminal and regulatory investigations before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Departments of Justice, State, Commerce, and Treasury, as well as in parallel civil and administrative proceedings. Additionally, he has experience handling investigations and other enforcement actions brought by the Offices of Inspectors General of various executive agencies.
Mr. Bittman has successfully handled a wide variety of matters involving alleged FCPA and False Claims Act violations, securities fraud, antitrust offenses, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, defense contractor fraud, healthcare fraud, public corruption, and import and export violations. He has managed and conducted comprehensive risk assessments and internal investigations in more than 50 countries around the world. Mr. Bittman also has experience advising executives, boards of directors, board committees, and individual directors and officers on corporate governance, risk assessment, and compliance strategies and initiatives. He regularly advises corporations on the development, evaluation, and implementation of compliance programs.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Bittman practiced in the litigation and white collar group of another international law firm. Before that, he served as deputy independent counsel for the Office of Independent Counsel Ken Starr. In that role, Mr. Bittman was the chief prosecutor in charge of the
Monica Lewinsky investigation, as well as the principal liaison with Congress and with the Department of Justice during President William J. Clinton's impeachment proceedings. He was also a member of the investigative team assigned to the Whitewater case and managed the Office of Independent Counsel's Little Rock office.
Mr. Bittman was also an Assistant State's Attorney in Annapolis, Maryland, where he tried some 40 jury trials for cases that included capital murder, white collar crime, and other felonies.
Mr. Bittman has testified before the Maryland State Legislature on criminal law issues. He has also appeared on numerous national news programs and been quoted in various newspapers, books, and magazines.
Mr. Bittman earned his J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 1987 and his B.A. from the University of Maryland in 1984.
Mr. Bittman is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland.
Robert J. Bittman is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. Mr. Bittman focuses his practice on areas that affect …
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