ACI announces 1st Women Leaders in Financial Services Empowerment Award

American Conference Institute is pleased to announce the nominations for the Women Leaders in Financial Services Empowerment Award.  This award recognizes and celebrates the successes and achievements of women leaders in the financial services community. The winner will be announced at ACI’s 3rd Annual Women Leaders in Financial Services Law and Compliance conference on May…

Just Announced: Co-Chair Zara Reader Takes on New Role with Bill.com

American Conference Institute (ACI) is pleased to announce our Co-Chair, Zara Reader, has taken on a new position as Senior Director, Legal and Compliance at Bill.com. Reader will bring her unique and valuable insights as someone who has recently been through a career change that was inspired, in part, by her participation in last year’s…

Just Confirmed: Bank of China to Keynote at ACI’s Women in Financial Services Law Conference

NEW YORK – March 6, 2017 – PRLog – American Conference Institute (ACI) is pleased to announce that Sabeena Ahmed, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Bank of China International (USA) Holdings Inc. will be the keynote speaker at our 3rd Annual Women Leaders in Financial Services Law and Compliance this year. The…

Sanctions in the News: New Opportunities and Risks in Iran, North Korea and Myanmar

Latest News U.S. Companies Caught in Sanctions Gray-Zone in Myanmar Lew Defends Sanctions, but Cautions on Overuse New U.S. sanctions a headache for companies linked to North Korean gold Publication of Iran-related General License I and related FAQ 9th Advanced Conference on Economic Sanctions Enforcement & Compliance April 27-28, 2016 Westin DC City Center, Washington, DC Expand…

Sanctions in the News: U.S. Business Efforts for Trade With Cuba

Latest News U.S. Rebukes Iran Over Missile Tests, Calling Them Provocative Culture Gap Impedes U.S. Business Efforts for Trade With Cuba Why more UN sanctions on North Korea won’t matter Venezuela’s Maduro leads rally against U.S. sanctions Publication of Updated Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) South Korea considers approval of North Korea tuberculosis aid despite…

United States: 4 Indicted in US on Charges of Violating Iran Sanctions

Latest News Halliburton Atlantic Limited and Halliburton Overseas Limited Settle Potential Civil Liability for Alleged Violations of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations. United States: 4 Indicted in US on Charges of Violating Iran Sanctions Despite Thawing of US-Cuba Relations, Violations of Applicable Regulations Can Result in Enforcement Action Canada Eases Certain Sanctions against Iran 5…

UN Approves Toughest Sanctions on North Korea in 20 Years

By Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press, Published on ABC News on March 2, 2016 The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved the toughest sanctions on North Korea in two decades on Wednesday, reflecting growing anger at Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test and rocket launch in defiance of a ban on all nuclear-related activity. [Read more] Related Event Focus on North…

OFAC fines Barclays $2.5 million for 159 Zimbabwe sanctions violations

By Richard L. Cassin, Published on The FCPA Blog on February 12, 2016 The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said Monday it fined Barclays Bank Plc $2.48 million to resolve potential civil liability for 159 apparent violations of the Zimbabwe sanctions regulations. [Read More] Related Event ACI’s 9th Advanced Forum…

Industry News Roundup – Blockchain

1. Arjun Kharpal & Julia Chatterley, CNBC, Bank of America is Going Big on Blockchain (January 28, 2016) 2. Pete Rizzo, CoinDesk, BitPay Among Latest to Join Microsoft Blockchain Platform (January 5, 2016) 3. PYMNTS, PYMNTS.com, Regulator Urges Blockchain Transaction Fraud Protection (January 26, 2016) 4. Alex Hamilton, IBS Intelligence, Blockchain and Bitcoin Roundup: What’s Current with Cryptocurrency (January 27, 2016)  Live…

Industry News Roundup – Data Breach

  1. Jon Fingas, Engadget, Wendy’s Looks Into Claims of a Credit Card Data Breach (January 27, 2016) 2. Dan Munro, Forbes, Data Breaches In Healthcare Totaled Over 112 Million Records In 2015 (December 31, 2015) 3. Jennifer LeClaire, Top Tech News, Uber Pays $20,000 Fine for Not Reporting Data Breach (January 7, 2016) 4. Sara Heath,  HealthITSecurity, Hacking Accounts for 98%…

Cyber Security and Data Privacy & Protection: Q&A with Conference Co-Chair Jeanette Fitzgerald

Jeanette Fitzgerald, EVP and General Counsel, Epsilon, will be co-chairing ACI’s 18th Advanced Global, Legal and Compliance Forum on Cyber Security & Data Privacy and Protection, January 28-29, 2016 at the Park Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C. In anticipation of the conference, check out our recent Q&A with Jeanette. How will the Wyndham decision affect the way…

Shedding Some Light on the Problem of Medical Data Loss

By:  Heather Landi, Published on Healthcare Informatics on December 16, 2015 While the healthcare industry has the most data breaches involving protected health information (PHI), 90 percent of all industries have experienced a PHI-related data breach in the past 10 years, according to a Verizon Enterprise Solutions study report. Also among the study findings, unencrypted lost and stolen devices,…