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Michael F. Zeldin, Principal, Forensic & Dispute Services Practice, Deloitte to Speak at KC’s Event on 4th Annual Anti Money Laundering on 4/16/2009

New York, NY, March 04, 2009 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts announced today that Michael F. Zeldin, Principal, Forensic & Dispute Services Practice, Global Leader, Anti-Money Laundering/Trade Sanctions Practice of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “4th Annual Anti Money Laundering.” This 2-hour event is scheduled on April 16, 2009, Thursday, at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

Since the promulgation of the US Patriot Act, the extent of US economic sanctions have been expanded by the implementation of the AML Law. Current requirements and regulations bolstered existing compliance obligations, and imposed new ones on previously unregulated industries. Financial institutions have been required to update their policies and procedures to adapt to the new regulations. Strict compliance must be observed otherwise, the danger of non-compliance could be tremendous.

The Knowledge Congress is producing a follow up to its highly successful webinar held in May. To help enlighten the public, a panel of distinguished professionals and key regulators will present their expert opinions in a two-hour webcast.

About Michael Zeldin

Michael Zeldin is a principal in the Forensic & Dispute Services practice at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP (Deloitte FAS) and is the global leader of the Anti-Money Laundering/Economic and Trade Sanctions (AML/ETS) Service Line.

The AML/ETS service line is recognized internationally for its work in assisting financial institutions and non-financial institutions comply with global AML and sanctions laws, particularly OFAC. Mr. Zeldin has lectured throughout the U.S. and abroad on these topics. He is an often quoted subject matter expert and appears frequently as commentator on network news, cable television and radio. He has testified in federal courts and before the US House of Representatives.

Before joining Deloitte FAS, Mr. Zeldin served in various executive positions in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, including: Deputy Chief, Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Section; Chief, Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Offices; and, Special Counsel to the Criminal Division for money laundering matters. In that role, he was responsible to the Assistant Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General for the implementation of money laundering policy.

Mr. Zeldin has experience in conducting due diligence investigations with respect to financial institution mergers and acquisitions. The AML/ETS practice works in close concert with those Deloitte practices specializing in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Interstate Transportation of Arms Regulations (ITAR), and Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

Mr. Zeldin holds his LLM from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow in Criminal Law/Trial Advocacy;, his JD from George Washington Law School and his BA from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

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