Art & Antiquities; Beneficial Owners; Foreign Corruption — and More

We are really pleased to be moderating, once again, the Practising Law Institute’s 2021 Anti-Money Laundering Conference on May 11, 2021, starting at 9 a.m. This year’s conference again will be entirely virtual — but it will be as informative, interesting and timely as always.  Our conference co-chair, Nicole S. Healy of Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley PC in San Francisco, will conduct a similar program on May 14, 2021.

Once again, we are lucky to have a fantastic line-up of experienced and knowledgeable panelists:

  • Mary Butler, Chief of the International Unit of the Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section of the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Tess Davis, Executive Director of the Antiquities Coalition
  • Elizabeth Davy, Partner and Co-Head of the Economic Sanctions and Financial Crime Group at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Mia Levine, Bank Secrecy Act Officer and Head of U.S. Anti-Money Laundering in the Global AML function at TD Bank Group
  • Michael McCullough, Founding Partner of Pearlstein & McCullough LLP
  • Evelyn Sheehan, partner at the Miami office of Kobre & Kim

Many thanks also to Mary Treanor and Alexis Levy of Ballard Spahr’s AML Team for their excellent work on panel materials for the conference.

The conference will tackle many critical issues in BSA/AML compliance and money laundering enforcement.  The three panels will be:

Art and Antiquities: An “Ideal Playing Ground” for Money Laundering?

The potential role of high-end art and antiquities in money laundering schemes has attracted increasing attention over the last several years.  A tightening global enforcement and regulatory net has rendered other possible avenues for money laundering increasingly less attractive, and some have criticized the art world as lacking transparency.  The panel will discuss: