Using BSA Exam Findings to Strengthen Your Program

Based on his firm’s experience representing over 250 banks around the country, John explores recent BSA examination findings that may be pertinent to your next exam, sharing tips on how to avoid the risk of enforcement actions at your own institution.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Industry trends from recent exams
  • How to avoid common pitfalls and errors financial institutions encounter
  • Preparation methods and tips for upcoming exams
  • The benefits of learning from other institutions similar to yours

This session is eligible for 1.25 hours CRCM

Meet Your Presenter

John Geiringer

Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group

John is a frequent speaker and author in the financial institutions area on issues surrounding banking regulations, examinations and enforcement actions. He teaches banking law and regulation at Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Graduate Program in Financial Services Law and serves on the board of advisors of its Institute for Compliance. He is the co-editor of the two-volume edition, Advising Illinois Financial Institutions, in which he wrote a chapter on bank enforcement issues, and is the co-author of the chapter “Bank Examination and Enforcement” in The Keys to Banking Law: A Handbook for Lawyers (2017). John is a vice-chair of the American Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee and a past chairman of its Enforcement, Insider Liability and Troubled Banks Subcommittee and its Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Subcommittee. He also is a former chairman of the Chicago Bar Association’s Financial Institutions Committee.   John also devotes significant time to Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering issues. He is on the advisory board of the Anti-Money Laundering Association and is the president of its Midwest Chapter. He has frequently lectured on the subject, including at Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies, Boston University School of Law, and Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he serves as a co-director of its Center for National Security and Human Rights Law. He is the editor and author of a chapter in the upcoming book, Countering the Financing of Terrorism: Law and Policy, and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

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