Network, advance your career, and share knowledge with colleagues in your region.


Network, advance your career, and share knowledge with colleagues in your region.

The Austin chapter is a direct link to the national organization and promotes ACFCS as a platform for collaboration between public and private sector financial crime specialists to facilitate effective compliance, investigations, and enforcement. Your membership will connect you to industry professionals with a desire to exchange ideas, share inputs, and increase visibility and awareness of Fincrime compliance.
By hosting educational programs and other events of local interest, our chapter offers unique career
development and professional networking opportunities to our members in the Austin area.


“To provide information and resources to help industry professionals detect and prevent financial crime.”
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Adriana Dulic


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Adriana Dulic (Co-Chair) is Chief Compliance Officer at Epoch Payment Solutions, a third-party payment processor, where she is responsible for planning, organizing and leading the implementation of a wide range of legal policies and regulatory compliance including anti-money laundering, sanctions compliance, privacy, data security and consumer protection. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS), Certified Cryptoasset Anti-Financial Crime Specialist (CCAS) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP -both US & Europe). She is a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law and has an undergraduate degree (summa cum laude) in Accounting from University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

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Marie-Caroline Marx


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Marie-Caroline Marx (Co-Chair) is a counsel at eBay for the Sanctions team. Prior to joining eBay, Marie was in-house counsel for BitGo, a startup specialized in the custody of virtual assets. Previously Marie served in the New York Department of Financial Services for four years where she played a leading role in the review and examination of Money Transmitter and Virtual Currency licensees’ compliance programs.

Marie is a New York licensed attorney and holds an LLM from Brooklyn Law School. She is also a member of the Paris Bar and completed her legal studies in France.

Marie lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and daughter. During her free time, she likes hiking, doing yoga and travelling.

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Grant Nichols

Programming Director

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Grant Nichols (Programming Director) is a partner with King & Spalding who focuses on government investigations, independent investigations, and complex white-collar criminal defense matters. A partner in K&S’s Special Matters and Government Investigations practice, Grant defends individuals and multinational companies in a variety of their most sensitive matters, including internal investigations and investigations involving federal and state government authorities.

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Christopher Llanas

Programming Director

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Christopher Llanas (Programming Director) has over 10 years of financial compliance experience. He started his career as a Compliance Officer of a Credit Union in South Texas shortly after graduating from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. His passion for AML led him to his current role as an AML Compliance Director for National Western Life Insurance Company. Christopher has obtained several compliance certifications, including Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE) and Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS).

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Jason Honeycutt

Event Manager

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Daniel Wood

Communications Director

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Daniel Wood (Communications Director) is a Counsel at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman where he advises a broad spectrum of clients on matters relating to regulatory compliance, financial services, privacy, cryptocurrency, and other corporate issues. Previously he was Assistant General Counsel at the Texas Department of Banking where he was mainly responsible for issues relating to money transmitters. Before becoming an attorney, he enjoyed a career in IT and obtained an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.

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Gavin Parrish

Membership Director

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Gavin Parrish (Membership Director) is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting. He has worked extensively in providing advice on complex compliance and regulatory matters for corporations and law firms. An attorney by training, Mr. Parrish focuses on disputes, internal investigations and intelligence gathering, with an emphasis on engagements in Latin America. Since 2014, he has been involved in some of the largest ICC arbitrations and class action securities litigations involving Latin American companies and issuers, primarily emanating from the Car Wash investigation in Brazil. He frequently conducts investigations for in-house and external counsel into allegations of wrongdoing, including fraud, corruption, financial misstatements, price-fixing, self-dealing and other related forms of misconduct.

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Christopher Baker


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Christopher Baker (Treasurer) has been General Counsel to Nations Lending Corporation since 2017, an independent mortgage lender based out of Northern Ohio. Previously, he was Compliance Counsel for another residential mortgage lender based out of Houston, Texas. He resides outside of Austin, Texas, with his spouse and their collection of rescue dogs. Christopher is currently admitted to practice in Texas and registered as corporate counsel in Ohio.

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See What Certified Financial Crime Specialists Are Saying

"The CFCS tests the skills necessary to fight financial crime. It's comprehensive. Passing it should be considered a mark of high achievement, distinguishing qualified experts in this growing specialty area."


(JD, Washington)

"It's a vigorous exam. Anyone passing it should have a great sense of achievement."


(CFCS, Official Superior

de Cumplimiento Cidel

Bank & Trust Inc. Nueva York)

"The exam tests one's ability to apply concepts in practical scenarios. Passing it can be a great asset for professionals in the converging disciplines of financial crime."


(CFCS, Royal Band of

Canada, Montreal)

"The Exam is far-reaching. I love that the questions are scenario based. I recommend it to anyone in the financial crime detection and prevention profession."


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Trainer, FINRA, Member Regulation

Training, Washington, DC)

"This certification comes at a very ripe time. Professionals can no longer get away with having siloed knowledge. Compliance is all-encompassing and enterprise-driven."

Director, Global Risk
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FTI Consulting, Los Angeles