Meryl Lutsky, Managing Director of Investigations, will participate in a workshop and two presentation sessions at the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) 24th Annual International AML & Financial Crime Conference - The Power of Knowledge: Mastering the Reinvention of AML, taking place April 15-17, 2019 in Hollywood, Florida.
On Sunday, April 14, she will participate in a workshop entitled "Inside the Criminal Mind: To Catch a Fraudster, Think Like One." During this workshop, attendees will examine the psychological profiles of financial criminals and their common motivations for committing fraudulent acts. The methods by which fraudsters identify opportunities will be discussed and the rationales they employ to justify their actions will be analyzed. Since catching fraudsters requires thinking like one, this workshop will provide useful insights into fraud detection, protection and prevention.
On Monday, April 15, Ms. Lutsky will present during a session entitled "SARs from a Law Enforcement Perspective," which will outline suspicious activity report (SAR) management practices by investigative agencies to gain insights into law enforcement review processes and priorities; examine examples of SAR-initiated investigations to gain insights into making SARs of optimal use to law enforcement; and review best practices for creating and maintaining outreach programs with law enforcement to foster collaborative AML and financial crime prevention efforts.
Ms. Lutsky's second session on Monday is entitled "Write On: A Guide to Composing and Editing SAR Narratives," and it will include an overview of the process of developing and delivering clean, concise, chronological and comprehensive SARs that meet regulatory expectations.