Broadcast Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


Staying compliant with the evolving regulatory landscape of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) has always been challenging. With the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year 2021, increased scrutiny and heightened penalties are expected. Amidst these changes, financial institutions also grapple with imminent credit and liquidity risks which, if not mitigated, could significantly affect operations and revenue.

Now, more than ever, financial service providers need to strengthen their BSA/AML compliance approaches and improve their transaction monitoring systems. To be able to seamlessly navigate these complexities, integrating an AML technology solution designed to increase efficiency, compliance, and profitability becomes imperative.

Join financial services regulation practitioners Evan T. Abrams (Steptoe & Johnson LLP) and Simon Moss (Symphony AyasdiAI) as they provide a comprehensive discussion on how financial institutions can leverage the use of technology to meet their BSA/AML obligations. Speakers will also share practical risk-based approaches to thwart perils and maximize the opportunities in this fast-paced regulatory climate.

This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following:

  • Trends and Developments in BSA/AML Regulation
  • Top Financial Crimes: Trends and Statistics
  • Essentials of Effective Money Laundering Technology Service
  • Leveraging Opportunities
  • A 2022 Outlook

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize key trends and developments in BSA/AML enforcement and compliance process.
  • Identify the pros and cons of using different technology options for providing an effective BSA/AML service.
  • Grasp understanding of the Corporate Transparency Act.
  • Be informed of the upcoming AMLA/CTA implementation.
  • Identify pitfalls and proactively respond to potential risks.


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast, Group-Internet Based



General knowledge of banking and finance laws


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Area of Professional Practice


NASBA Field of Study:

Business Law – Technical


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

1.0 CPE (Not eligible for QAS (On-demand) CPE credit)

Speaker Panel:

Simon Moss, Chief Executive Officer
Symphony AyasdiAI

Simon is the chief executive officer of Symphony AyasdiAI with strategic and P&L leadership responsibility. He brings three decades of market-recognized business experience in financial crime, risk, and compliance, and patented leadership in financial services technology innovation in network and edge computing, cognitive analytics, and AI. Previously, Simon led Mantas, a firm that defined the founding phase of anti-money laundering (AML) and compliance behavior detection, led multiple other firms as founder, CEO, or board director, and most recently was global head of AI and automation for Infosys Consulting. He delivers a unique balance of strong leadership, deep subject expertise, and focused technology knowledge.

Evan T. Abrams, Attorney
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Evan Abrams counsels financial institutions, multinational corporations, and individuals on a variety of international regulatory and compliance matters. He regularly advises clients on issues related to anti-money laundering (AML), economic sanctions, export controls, foreign anti-corruption, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). Among other sectors, his practice focuses on emerging technology, including financial technology (FinTech) where he leverages his deep understanding of business trends and technological developments to help clients achieve their commercial objectives while complying with complex regulatory regimes.


Simon Moss, Chief Executive Officer

Symphony AyasdiAI

  • Risk mitigation is directly correlated to transparency of operations. That transparency is directly correlated to the "yield" of information that can be cost effectively and clearly discovered within the diverse and distributed data that represent those operations. Without effective informational yield, transparency is opaque and as a result risk increases, as does the opportunity for competitiveness and top line growth.
  • The "data debt" in modern financial institutions remains challenging for effective, timely risk decisions. As a result, organizations remain vulnerable to attacks both from within and without, and particularly vulnerable to being arbitraged to facilitate the financial underpinnings of global organized crime, rogue states, terror and the narco-economy.
  • To solve these challenges new innovations are coming online - in data management, in deep discovery and in maximizing transparency in the customer, employee, market, process and product risk. A lot of promises are being made. Too many, and resulting failures are often preventing the realization of this potential, and at worst institutionalizing the very risks intended to be addressed.
  • But some successes are leading the way in driving transparency into the organization. The result is not just solid, balanced risk decisions, but an optimization of the competitive and customer posture of the institution.

Evan T. AbramsAttorney

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

  • On January 1, 2021, the United States enacted the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (“NDAA”), which contained within it the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (“AMLA”), containing the most significant amendments to US AML laws since 2001.
  • The changes cover topics ranging from whistleblowers to beneficial ownership disclosure to digital assets.
  • A number of the changes were effective upon enactment of the AMLA, but others require regulatory action by FinCEN or other government agencies.
  • Given the number of recent changes and changes likely in the months ahead, it is a particularly important time for financial institutions to track these developments and understand how their compliance obligations may have changed or be likely to change.
  • Among other topics, the Webinar will aim to cover key changes in the AMLA, ongoing AML rulemakings, and what to watch for in the months ahead.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • AML/BSA Officers
  • AML/BSA Compliance Officers
  • Chief AML Officers
  • Chief Compliance Officers
  • In-House and Outside Counsel
  • Risk Managers
  • Internal Auditors
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Other C-Level Executives
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Symphony Ayasdi


Simon MossChief Executive Officer
Symphony AyasdiAI
Evan T. AbramsAttorney
Steptoe & Johnson LLP



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