Financial industry veteran with a deep understanding of how financial institutions work, specializing in payment systems, financial crime/fraud detection and their application software; anti-money laundering (AML); regulatory issues, including Bank Secrecy Act (BSA); compliance solutions; data analytics; software development and implementation; and payment systems. Practice includes both high-level advisory and hands-on work in the public and private sectors including:
1. Application software and how it can be used to effect fraud
2. Risk analysis and mitigation
2. Expert witness reports/testimony
3. Operational strategy development
4. Vendor management, acquisition and competitive intelligence
5. Gap and data analysis
6. Program development, project management and process design
Areas of Expertise
- Fraud Investigation
- Information Technology
- Risk Management
- White Collar Crime
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: B.S. Economics, Cornell University
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: ACAMS
Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: 1. ACFCS International Financial Crime Conference, 2012:
a)“Guarding against the “Enemy Within”—Best Practices in Employee Due Diligence at Onboarding and After You Give Them the Keys”(effects of lack of controls in application software management and back office processes)
b)“How Knowledge Engines, Investigative Systems and Transaction Monitoring Tools Can Beat Financial Crime—Technology to the Rescue”
2. ACFCS webinar, 2012: "The Anatomy of Financial Crime Through the Lens of IT Systems (How seemingly small decisions/changes may signal fraud)"
3. Money Laundering Alert Webinar, 2007: "Improving Transaction Monitoring by capturing the right information”
4.12th Annual International Money Laundering Conference & Exhibition, 2007:
a)“Look-Backs” – the Regulatory Rage that is Making Financial Institutions Crazy”
b)“Improving Transaction Monitoring – and the Chance to Detect Money Laundering – by Capturing the Right Information”
5. Money Laundering Alert (ACAMS) Webinar, 2006: “Technology: AML Program’s Ally for SAR Reporting”
6. Financial Markets World, 2005: “Anti-Money Laundering in the Securities and Investment Industries”
7. 10th Annual Money Laundering Alert’s International Money Laundering Conference, 2005:
a)“Compliance vs. Privacy”
b)“Using AML Technology to the Fullest”
- Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
- A: no
- Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
- A: once
- Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
- A: banking payment systems and fraud
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
- A: 100%
- Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
- A: once
- Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
- A: November, 2013
- Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
- A: still pending
- Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
- A: pending
- Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
- A: 1
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: consulting, reports, testifying
- Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
- A: $200
- Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
- A: $200
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
- A: $300
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
- A: $300
References upon request.