Event Calendar

Tuesday, August 6, 2024

BSA / AML Mile High Summit | In-person or Livestream

Start Date: 8/6/2024 8:00 AM MDT
End Date: 8/6/2024 4:30 PM MDT

Venue Name: Granite Tower

Organization Name: Independent Community Bankers of Colorado

Maelynn Lewis
Email: mlewis@icbcolo.org
Phone: (303) 832-2000

8:00 – 8:25 am             Registration
8:25 – 8:30 am             Opening Remarks
8:30 – 9:30 am             Regulator Panel Discussion
Representatives from each of the federal regulatory agencies and the Colorado Division of Banking have been invited to provide a review of their agencies’ current philosophies and practices. They will provide an overview of their agency’s current approach to BSA/AML examinations, and you will have an opportunity to ask questions and participate in give and take discussions. This is your chance to discover what the focal point of your next on-site examination might be.
Moderator:  John Podvin, Partner, Otteson Shapiro LLP
9:30 – 9:40 am             Break
9:40 – 10:40 am           The State of Cannabis and the Safe Banking Act
Joshua Weiss, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
10:40 – 10:50 am          Break
10:50 – 11:50 am          2024 Trends, Tactics, and Cyber Fraud
Check, cyber, crypto, credit card, oh my! This session will take a deep dive into the latest cyber fraud trends and tactics including ransomware, digital assets, credit card skimming,
Derek Booth, Supervisory Special Agent, United States Secret Service
11:50 – 1:00 pm           Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm             Trends in Terrorism in 2024
The international terrorist landscape is dramatically changing. It is more diverse and complex than it has ever been. The threats posed by foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs) and transnational criminal groups have metastasized and grown more dire in many parts of the world. At the same time, the threat posed by violent extremists remains constant. Both homegrown violent extremists, espousing foreign jihadist ideology, and domestic violent extremists, espousing right and left wing ideologies, are every bit as concerning as the threat posed by FTOs. The threat in 2024 has become more fragmented than ever before. This session will break down the threat environment and focus on one commonality, the need for financing.
Dennis Lormel, Principal, DML Associates
2:00 – 2:10 pm             Break
2:10 – 3:10 pm             TBD
3:10-3:20 pm                Break
3:20 – 4:15 pm             Title TBD
Zane Gilmer, Partner, STINSON LLP
4:15 pm                       Adjourn
Schedule subject to change
Who Should Attend
This Summit is designed for new and seasoned compliance officers, those responsible for management and/or functional-level responsibilities for BSA/AML compliance and/or operations. Individuals with retail banking, risk management, compliance, audit, operational, corporate banking, bank presidents and directors, and training responsibilities will benefit from this program.
In Person
ICBC Education Program Member $350 Each additional registrant from same organization $300
ICBC and ACAMS Members $400 Each additional registrant from same organization $350
ICBC Non-Members $550 Each additional registrant from same organization $500
Live Stream
ICBC Education Program Member $500    
ICBC and ACAMS Members $550    
ICBC Non-Members $650    
Professional Continuing Education Credit
ICBC has applied for ABA Professional Continuing Education credit and has applied for Colorado Supreme Court CLE divisional continuing education credit. In the past, ACAMS has approved the Summit for 6 CAMS credits and theColorado Supreme Court for 6 general CLE credits.
Non-ACAMS sponsored credits: These are earned from any source other than ACAMS. These are not added automatically to members' profiles. Instead, members are responsible for providing their proof of participation to ACAMS. The Summit meets the criteria for an external activity to count for non-ACAMS credits is outlined below:
? Be related to the subject matter; AFC – AML/CTF, Sanctions, etc.
? Meet a minimum of one hour of continuous learning.
? Provide proof of participation after completion. All documentation submitted to ACAMS needs to clearly state the participant's name, the training's title, date, and the number of credits.
? Be completed before the end of the recertification cycle.
? The activity must be synchronous. No asynchronous activities will be accepted.
To learn more visit: https://www.acams.org/sites/default/files/2022-05/Non-ACAMS%20Credits.%20Policies%20and%20Eligibility%20Criteria.pdf
Live Stream
The Summit will be streamed live via Zoom and will not be recorded. After registration you will receive connection information and Summit materials.
Numerous hotels are near the venue.
Dress for the Summit is business causal.
Registration Deadline
Friday, August 2, 2024
Special Requests
If you or someone in your party requires special assistance, dietary accommodation, or other needs, contact Maelynn Lewis at 720.607.7937 to make arrangements. Please provide as much advance notice as possible.
Summit Speakers
Derek Booth, Special Agent, U.S. Secret Service
U.S. Secret Service (USSS) Special Agent Derek Booth is one of the founding members and now the Supervisor of the Mountain West Cyber Fraud Task Force (MWCFTF) in Denver, Colorado which began in 2012. The MWCFTF consists of 200+ members of federal, state and local law enforcement, private business, and academia partners. The goal of the MWCFTF is to support our partners in cybercrime investigations including Ransomware, Network Intrusion, Credit Card Skimming, and Computer/Cellphone Forensics. Derek started working in the New Haven, Connecticut, office in 1999, and then spent 5 years protecting President George W. Bush and his family in Washington DC. He was assigned to the Denver Field Office in 2007 and has been assigned to John McCain, Sarah & Todd Palin, Mitt & Ann Romney, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders protection details during his time in Denver. You might say having Derek work on your protection detail is a bad omen if you’re running for President. Derek is originally from St. George, Utah, and graduated from Southern Utah University with a Master’s Degree in Accounting.
Zane A. Gilmer, Partner, STINSON LLP
With a background in securities, banking and compliance, Zane is an experienced litigator representing financial services firms and others in highly regulated industries. Clients seek his advice on emerging legal issues to learn how existing frameworks will apply to new industries. Zane represents individuals and companies in high-stakes litigation matters across the country and regularly advises financial institutions on various BSA and AML issues. Zane is a regular author and speaker on developing areas of the law.
Dennis Lormel, Founder and President, DML Associates, LLC
Dennis M. Lormel has 50 years of distinguished professional experience fighting fraud, money laundering, terrorist financing and related challenges.  He spent 31 years in federal government service, 28 as an FBI Special Agent.  For the past 19 years, he has been a consultant.  Mr. Lormel is the founder and President of DML Associates, LLC.  He provides risk advisory consulting services and training related to terrorist financing, money laundering, fraud, financial crimes, corruption and related compliance considerations.  Mr. Lormel is the President of the Society of Former FBI Special Agents.  He is also a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Specialists (ACAMS) Advisory Board.  During his illustrious FBI career, Mr. Lormel amassed extensive major case investigative experience.  Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, he established and led the elite Terrorist Financing Operations Section.  For his visionary contributions in planning progressive investigative methodologies, Mr. Lormel received the U.S. Department of Justice Award for Investigative Initiative and the George H. W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, from the Central Intelligence Agency.
F. John Podvin, Jr., Partner, Otteson Shapiro LLC
John Podvin is a partner in the firm with over 30 years of regulatory agency, law firm, and corporate experience. He is based in Dallas, Texas, where he works nationally with the firm’s clients. His practice areas include banking and financial services, corporate governance, financial crisis advisory and litigation, financial regulatory, government relations strategy, regulatory enforcement actions and investigations, and mergers and acquisitions. As outside counsel, Mr. Podvin works closely with the firm’s banking and financial services clients in combating money laundering, cyber security and data breach issues, and developing new products and services, including electronic banking and internet services. Prior to private practice, Mr. Podvin was in-house with an NYSE-listed parent company to a $16B bank. There, he advised the board and management on legal compliance issues, anti-money laundering, fair lending practices, affiliate transactions, ethics, privacy, insider lending, data security, and legal lending limits. Serving as Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Mr. Podvin was responsible for the development of enterprise-wide policies. He also served as a member of the public company’s disclosure committee. Mr. Podvin was elected Chair of the Texas Business Law Foundation for a two-year term from 2021-2022.
Joshua Weiss, Shareholder, Brownstein
Joshua Weiss has built a unique practice pairing litigation with high-level government relations and policy expertise. From the courtroom to the Capitol, Joshua gets results for his clients. As a litigator, Joshua represents a broad range of companies in federal and state courts, administrative and regulatory proceedings, mediation and arbitration. Joshua is sought by clients across industries, including construction, banking, health care, real estate, homeowners’ associations and cannabis/hemp. He brings hard-won expertise to highly regulated industries nationwide. Joshua is also one of the few litigators in Colorado who has extensive experience shaping policy at every level of government. As a policy advocate, he has drafted government cannabis regulations and influenced important discussions on methane emissions, federal regulations and banking policy. Prior to Brownstein, Joshua was a litigation associate at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C.