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How Financial Institutions can Help Catch Human Traffickers
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When: 06/11/2020
11:00 AM
Where: Online
Contact: Tania Maysonet

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Join us to discuss how Banks can leverage data from public-private partnerships and new applications of machine intelligence technologies to better detect the proceeds of human trafficking in their systems. We will look at how banks have traditionally tackled this problem using a combination ofKnow Your Customer and Transaction Monitoringefforts and discuss why these efforts are difficult to apply to the human trafficking problem.We will end with case studies illustrating how data sharing and advances in technology can tackle this problem at a new angle allowing banks to be more proactive rather than reactive in the fight against human trafficking.





Partner, Financial Services

Co-Head, Global Investigations and Compliance



Alma Angotti is a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Global Investigations & Compliance practice. Ms. Angotti is a recognized expert in anti-money laundering (AML), combatting the financing of terrorism (CFT) and economic sanctions compliance.She has counselled her clients in a variety of projects, and managed gap analyses, compliance program reviews, risk assessments, remediation efforts, investigations, and historical transaction reviews. Her clients include large, complex, global financial institutions, global payments institutions, mid-sized banks, broker-dealers, and Fintech and digital assets companies, hedge funds, casinos, and multinational corporations.



Partner, Financial Services



Tim is a member of Guidehouse’s Global Investigations and Compliance (GIC) practice. He leads the technology and data analytics team within GIC which focuses on assisting clients with selection, implementation and review of anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions screening technology platforms. His team works with clients to: incorporate machine learning and artificial intelligence into current AML platforms; evaluate systems governance; review risk coverage for transaction monitoring detection scenarios and sanctions name matching algorithms; perform system tuning to maximize effectiveness while minimizing false positives; perform model validation projects for AML and sanctions systems; and, support data handling and analytics for large scale file and transaction reviews.




Holland & Knight LLP


Barbara A. Martinez is a member of Holland & Knight's Global Compliance and Investigations Team and is based in Miami. After a distinguished career handling an array of significant matters as a federal prosecutor, Ms. Martinez focuses her practice on internal corporate investigations, corporate compliance and training, and white collar criminal defense. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Martinez served as the chief of the Special Prosecutions Section at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida in Miami. In this capacity, she supervised federal prosecutors who handled cases involving international and domestic human trafficking, money laundering, child exploitation, extortion, international kidnappings and other transnational crimes.




Holland & Knight


Josias "Joe" N. Dewey is a financial services and real estate attorney and is considered a thought leader on blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT). Mr. Dewey is the co-author of the book, "The Blockchain: A Guide for Legal and Business Professionals," published by Thomson Reuters. Mr. Dewey formerly served as the leader of Holland & Knight's Miami Real Estate practice group. Mr. Dewey regularly represents a diverse group of banks and other financial institutions, from large international banks to local community banks. Mr. Dewey also represents life insurance companies and investment funds involved in finance transactions. His finance practice encompasses a broad range of asset classes and transaction structures, including real estate financing, healthcare real estate finance and asset-based lending, such as receivable, inventory, equipment and working capital facilities.