As BSA Officer for TD Bank US Holding and the Deputy GAMLO for US P&C, Love implements the BSA program for TD Bank and is responsible for building the AML program in the US. With more than 20 years of AML and investigative experience, he was previously Vice President of Compliance at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation and AML/BSA Officer for the Depository Warehouse Trust. Love developed and implemented the AML program for the Warehouse Trust and was responsible for overseeing the compliance risk assessment and Know Your Customer program. He began his career as a Special Agent for the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS where he conducted and supervised numerous AML investigations. Love has held senior compliance positions at GE Commercial Finance and PayPal where he served as the Global AML officer for each. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of New Haven. He currently represents TD on the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group and is a member of TD’S Diversity Leadership team and is the chairperson for the Minority Leadership Subcommittee.
A retired IRS Criminal Investigation Division special agent, he is also the former coordinator of the South Florida Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) and supervisor of the South Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force. He has trained thousands of state, local and international law enforcement and intelligence officers on money laundering and diverse financial crimes. In 1980, he helped found the pioneering Operation Greenback, the first multi-agency money laundering task force, which recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in assets from drug traffickers. Since retiring, he has advised foreign governments on their proceeds of crime and asset forfeiture laws and procedures.
Paul E. Pelletier | Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, Washington | Member
As deputy chief of the Fraud Section of the US Department of Justice, he directed and supervised some of the Justice Department’s most important financial crime cases of the past decade, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, fraud and other white collar crime cases. He led the prosecution leading to the conviction of mega-fraudster Allen Stanford for his $7 billion Ponzi scheme, and the fraud prosecutions involving PNC, AIG, General Reinsurance and BP. Under his leadership, the Justice Department’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act offensive increased the number of corporate and individual prosecutions and logged a ten-fold increase in fines and penalties. He is now a member of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, in Washington, DC, specializing in FCPA and white collar crime matters. Before joining the Justice Department, Paul was Chief of the Economic Crimes Section of the US Attorney’s Office in Miami, the Southern District of Florida.
George W. Prokop | Price Waterhouse Cooper | Managing Director
Leading PwC’s Threat Management practice, Prokop is responsible for advising clients in both the public and private sector on leading practices in managing governance, risk, and compliance. He has more than 20 years of experience helping clients’ direct efforts to design, develop, and monitor corporate compliance programs targeted at mitigating risks of economic crime. He is frequently retained to conduct trans-national investigations into accounting irregularities; assess allegations of corporate misconduct; examine incidents of fraud, waste, and abuse; analyze allegations of bribery and corruption; perform compliance-oriented due diligence on third parties; and evaluate money laundering activities and terrorist financing matters. His collective experience in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia have given him a unique understanding of the distinct threats facing multi-national companies seeking to operate in complex and opaque environments. He earned a M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland.
James R. Richards | Wells Fargo, San Francisco |Executive Vice President, BSA Officer
A widely respected and recognized thought-leader in financial crime, he created the concept of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) in financial institutions. He has championed the ability of bank FIUs to coordinate company-wide approaches to preventing and controlling money laundering and financial crime through proactive due diligence and convergence. He oversees the FIU, Bank Secrecy Act and money laundering control operations of Wells Fargo in San Francisco. He served as a top money laundering executive at Bank of America. As one of the most creative minds on financial crime training, he is well known for his mesmerizing presentations on mining the hidden treasures of the so-called invisible Internet to detect or prevent financial crime.
Edward Sander | NICE Actimize | Global Vice President and General Manager
As Global VP and General Manager, he leads the NICE Actimize Anti-Money Laundering line of business, overseeing product creation, solution delivery, go-to-market planning, and client relationship management activities across all Actimize AML solutions. As the leader of the AML business, he is responsible for growing our market-leading position and ensuring continuous innovation, decision making, and agility to meet the needs of financial services firms around the world. He brings a decade of global enterprise software experience for high-growth markets, with expertise in portfolio management and new product development across analytics, audit-compliance, business process management, and customer relationship management solutions for the banking, insurance, energy, and life sciences markets. Prior to his current role, he was Chief Product Officer at NICE Actimize; Senior Vice President, Product Marketing at IntraLinks; Vice President, New Product Introduction at SAP; and Global Director, Product Marketing for SAP’s entire CRM product line. He holds an MS degree from Columbia University’s Technology Management program.
Donald C. Semesky | Financial Operations Consultants, Baltimore | Principal
The widely acclaimed architect of pursuit structures and procedures to attack money laundering, he is the immediate past Chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Office of Financial Operations – an office he pioneered – where he launched initiatives that in 2007 alone led to the seizure of more than $730 million in assets in the US and more than $1 billion internationally from drug trafficking organizations. He boasts decades of law enforcement experience and has testified as an expert or modus operandi witness in more than 45 trials in 23 Federal Judicial Districts on money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act reporting requirements. Previously, he spent 30 years in the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division in various senior leadership positions.
Jeffrey Sklar | SHC Consulting, New York | Managing Director
The Managing Director at the New York financial crime consulting firm, SHC Consulting and Managing Partner of Sklar, Heyman, Hirshfield & Kantor LLP, CPAs, he is a leading expert in anti-money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act compliance and controls at non-bank financial institutions. He has developed AML compliance and training programs for many money service businesses, broker-dealers, insurance companies, casinos and traditional banking institutions. He frequently lectures and conducts seminars in the US and other countries and testifies in cases as a valuation expert. He is a member of the Charter Class of CFCS-Certified specialists, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified in Financial Forensics.
John F. Walsh | SightSpan Inc., Charlotte | President
A highly regarded industry leader on the subjects of risk management, financial crime risk management, security, anti-money laundering and combating terrorist financing, John has been the CEO of SightSpan Inc, since 2007. He has also held numerous high-level positions within the financial services industry, including leadership roles at Wachovia Bank, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch along with multiple international trading entities which he managed for the majority of his career. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, both within the USA and in high risk countries throughout the Middle East, Europe and Latin America, his expertise and insight into international business management, compliance, security and overall operational risk management have earned him the reputation as a leader in the financial crime field.
Bruce Zagaris | Berliner, Corcoran and Rowe, Washington, D.C. | Partner
A distinguished expert on international financial crime with decades of experience in criminal trials and consultancy work for the public and private sector, he is a partner at the firm of Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe and the editor of International Enforcement Law Reporter, a respected monthly publication. He has worked as a consultant and counsel for fourteen governments and the United Nations on tax enforcement and international criminal law issues. His private practice includes counseling corporations and individuals on extradition and international evidence gathering cases, and counseling witnesses for grand jury investigations, and he has testified before Congress on multiple occasions. He was the chair of the Committee on International Criminal Law, American Bar Association, and is co-chair of the Committee on Public International and Criminal Law, International Law Section, DC Bar Association, and has been an adjunct professor at Fordham University Law School, American University, and the Washington College of Law. A prolific writer, he has authored and edited several books and hundreds of articles on international law