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Thomas E. Crocker, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP to Speak at KC’s AML/BSA and OFAC Compliance: Practical Guidance for Banks and Financial Institutions Live Webcast

New York, NY, October 18, 2013 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Thomas E. Crocker, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “AML/BSA and OFAC Compliance: Practical Guidance for Banks and Financial Institutions.” This event is scheduled for December 5, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Thomas E. Crocker

Mr. Crocker's practice focuses on regulatory and enforcement aspects of international business. Mr. Crocker has over 30 years' specialization in sanctions, export controls, foreign direct investment reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), anti-money laundering, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and technology cooperation issues. He has particular expertise in the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations, Export Administration Regulations (EARs) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Mr. Crocker has assisted some of the largest global financial institutions, as well as foreign and domestic companies in the technology, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemicals, telecommunications and defense sectors, in policy counseling, regulatory interpretation, compliance, internal investigations and civil/criminal enforcement matters before the Departments of the Treasury, Commerce, State, Homeland Security, Defense and Justice. He also represents clients before Congress.

About Alston & Bird LLP

With more than 800 attorneys, Alston & Bird is a leading national AmLaw 50 firm. The firm's core practice areas are intellectual property, complex litigation, corporate and tax, with national industry focuses in energy and sustainability, health care, financial services and public policy. The firm has built a reputation as one of the country's best employers, appearing on FORTUNE magazine's ranking of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" 14 consecutive years, an unprecedented accomplishment among law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Brussels, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Research Triangle, Silicon Valley, Ventura County and Washington, D.C.

Event Synopsis:

Given the current economic environment, virtually every business transaction could pose significant & systemic risks for banks and other financial institutions. Adding to the challenge is stepped up enforcement by regulators. To help financial executives navigate through the myriad of challenges facing them, The Knowledge Group is producing “AML/BSA and OFAC Compliance: Practical Guidance for Banks and Financial Institutions LIVE Webcast.”

This two-hour Live webcast is aimed at offering step-by-step practical guide in developing and/or improving your AML/BSA and OFAC model by addressing the following key topics:

• AML/BSA and OFAC System Reviews
• Identify and Understand Risk Appetite
• Compliance Program for a Financial Institution
• Remodeling an Effective OFAC Policy
• BSA Examiner's Checklist
• Setting up Risk Policy Guidelines and Internal Controls
• Regulatory Issues and Best Practices

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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