June 13, 2014 | 9 AM – 4:30 PM | New York Hilton Midtown
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 Miami, Fla. – June 5, 2014 – With less than a month until the US Foreign Account Compliance Act comes into effect, financial institutions across the world are preparing to take on new reporting and tax withholding duties. On July 1, will you and your organization be ready to comply with FATCA?

Quell any doubts and get ready at the ACFCS FATCA Essentials Seminar. This one-day seminar will focus on providing you with practical, expert-led guidance on FATCA implementation for financial institutions and the full range of US and non-US corporations that will be subject to new withholding duties and the new standards of customer due diligence and compliance the law demands.


  • Learn about the most urgent compliance steps to take before the July 1 deadline
  • The vital role of AML programs for FATCA compliance
  • Best practices for US and non-US institutions to register, review accounts, verify customers and prepare for FATCA reporting
  • The global impact of “intergovernmental agreements” on your obligations
  • Repercussions of FATCA across the spectrum of financial crime


Top experts in the field will provide unparalleled guidance

Kelvin Dickenson, Managing Director, Global Compliance Solutions, D&B, New York

A compliance expert with extensive experience in both the financial services and financial crime solutions fields, he leads Compliance Solutions for D&B. He has over 25 years experience managing risk in financial services. He manages D&B’s Governance, Risk Management and Compliance, AML, and OFAC solutions, as well as Counterparty Management, Investment Risk Management, Legal Entity Identification, Corporate Actions and Capital Markets products.


Eric Halper, Principal, McKool Smith, New York

Principal in the New York office of McKool Smith, his practice includes white collar criminal defense, securities enforcement actions, securities and derivative litigation, accounting malpractice and fraud actions, and complex commercial litigation. He was previously a Special Assistant District Attorney in Kings County, Brooklyn, New York. where he acted as lead prosecutor or co-counsel in several felony jury trials, including homicide, assault, robbery, weapons possession, and narcotics cases.


Natasha Taft, Chief Compliance Officer, Bank Hapoalim, New York

A compliance professional with 14 years of experience in the U.S. and overseas, she brings a global perspective to her job as Chief Compliance Officer at Bank Hapoalim, in New York, the largest bank in Israel. As CCO, her duties cover a full range of financial crime controls, including money laundering, and commercial banking services, corporate credit, investment services, foreign exchange and correspondent banking. She has also served at other major financial Institutions and firms, including Citigroup, Deloitte and Ernst & Young.

Jeffrey B. Locke, Director, Navigant, New York
A Director in Navigant’s Global Investigations and Compliance’s AML practice, he has more than fifteen years’ experience in regulatory compliance and financial investigations. He is a former prosecutor of white collar crime. In regulatory compliance, he specializes in FATCA and AML. At the international level, he has conducted investigations into war crimes, corruption and organized crime. He is currently advising financial institutions in the United States and internationally concerning FATCA compliance.




Contact Debbie Pelland at to register you or your group.

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