Fighting Financial Crime During

COVID-19: The New Normal

April 28, 2020, 11:00 a.m. EDT

As a result of coronavirus (COVID-19), financial institutions are under even more pressure than usual in their fight against financial crime.  In fact, since the beginning of the pandemic, clients have already seen an average increase in fraud and alerts of 25% and 35%, respectively. Add to this that some banks did not classify teams conducting fraud reviews and alert adjudication as “essential” in their Business Continuity Plans (BCP) and one can begin to appreciate the spectrum of challenges that banks face vis-à-vis this crisis.

Join our distinguished panel of experts as they discuss:

  • What new risks financial institutions face as workers go remote and criminal activity increases
  • Changes in both consumer and business behavior including how data is being accessed  
  • The mindset of the fraudster – how bad actors are capitalizing on current circumstances
  • Recommendations for managing the new risks and complying with regulators

Who Should Attend

Chief Compliance Officer, Chief BSA/AML Officer, Compliance & Risk Management Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer, Head of Financial Crime, Head of AML, Head of Fraud, Head of Correspondent Banking



Edward Sander, Chief Product Officer, ThetaRay

Ed has two decades of experience in running global software enterprise organizations and is an acknowledged market expert in financial crime, compliance and risk with specific domain expertise in the areas of anti-money laundering (AML), know-your-customer (KYC), customer due diligence (CDD) and enhanced due diligence (EDD). Most recently, Ed served as President of Arachnys. Before Arachnys, he was CEO of Model N, a Silicon Valley-based, cloud software company delivery revenue management solutions to the world’s largest pharmaceutical firms.  In addition, Ed spent five years at NICE Actimize as General Manager of its Anti-Money Laundering business. Ed holds a Master of Science degree from Columbia University in the city of New York.


Jonathan Marks, CPA/CFF, CITP, CGMA, CFE, Partner, Practice Leader – Global Forensic, Compliance & Integrity Services, Baker Tilly

Jonathan has more than 30 years of experience working closely with his clients, their board, senior management and law firms on global and cross-border fraud and misconduct investigations, including bribery, corruption and compliance matters.  Jonathan has led high-profile financial, accounting, compliance and regulatory investigations around the world relating to allegations of accounting irregularities, improper financial disclosures, fraud, noncompliance, bribery, corruption, money laundering, kickbacks, cyber incidents and whistleblower matters. Jonathan has provided expert testimony on accounting, financial, and internal control issues in commercial litigation matters.  He has appeared before the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA), and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to present his findings. Jonathan has also led global compliance initiatives, fraud risk or vulnerability assessments, internal audits, and third-party risk management programs.

James Heinzman, EVP Financial Services Solutions, ThetaRay

Jim oversees strategy for ThetaRay’s financial services solutions and its financial crime analytics platform. James is a highly experienced Risk and Compliance expert with more than 30 years’ experience working with customers and technology in this sector. He has held positions such as Chief Compliance Officer, Head Trader and Senior Operations Director for leading financial services companies. He has also served in senior leadership roles with prominent technology providers to the financial services industry including EVP Risk & Compliance at SunGard and Managing Director Global Compliance Solutions at Nice Actimize. James also served as Managing Director for Global Equities at Bear Sterns, where he was responsible for surveillance, supervision and mitigating regulatory exposure. James holds a BA in Business Administration from National University, San Diego, and is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional (CRCP) by FINRA/Wharton School of Business.

Steven Goldberg, Director, Baker Tilly

A senior professional with more than 25 years’ experience in bringing solutions and change to the global financial sector, Steve focuses his practice in compliance, AML, sanctions and first line of defense. He has administered over and delivered two of the largest AML, sanctions and compliance projects globally.   He has administered over and delivered two of the largest AML, sanctions and compliance projects globally. These assignments involved teams of more than 75 FTE in the successful implementation and restructuring of compliance programs, including AML, sanctions and technology. Steve is known for seamless delivery in very tight budgets and high demands, with a track record of delivery for clients. He has a real understanding of what needs to be done, driven by real experience from business and compliance.

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