Day 1 - Wednesday, October 12, 2022

A Complete Roadmap to the Crypto Industry, Key Players and What to Expect in the Next 1-3 Years

Oct 12, 2022 9:00am – 12:00pm

Speakers

Wee Ming Choon
Deputy General Counsel
Ava Labs

Jason Gottlieb
Partner
Morrison Cohen LLP

Cathy Yoon
Chief Legal Officer
MPCH

1:00
Co-Chair Opening Remarks
1:15

In-House Executive Roundtable

Perspectives on Managing the Latest Emerging Opportunities and Risks Confronting the Crypto Industry
2:00
OFAC and FinCEN Updates: Trends and Priorities for Virtual Currency
3:00
Networking Break
3:15
The Latest and Greatest in New Customer On-Boarding: Best Practices for Mitigating Heightened AML Challenges Risks
4:00
Optimizing Economic Sanctions Screening: Special Industry-Specific Know-How for Implementing and Sustaining a Robust Program
4:45

Government Alumni Panel

Former Government Officials Offer Unique Insight into the Changing Regulatory Landscape and Grey Areas
5:30
Networking Reception

Day 2 - Thursday, October 13, 2022

8:45
Co-Chair Opening Remarks
9:00

Regulatory Oversight

How the DOJ, SEC & DFS are Prioritizing Virtual Currency Compliance and Enforcement
10:00
The Evolving Role of Financial Institutions: How Do Banks Fit into the Digital Asset Ecosystem and Work with the Crypto Industry
10:45
Networking Break
11:00
The Expected (and Unexpected) Lessons from Recent Enforcement Actions: Key Takeaways on the Agencies’ Areas of Focus and the Impact on Your Compliance Strategy
11:45
Crypto and Payments: How are Money Transfers Regulated and Will Crypto Be Accepted in Many More Retail Locations Soon?
12:30
Lunch
1:45
Navigating NFTs: How the Industry is Addressing Unique Compliance Challenges Posed by Non-Fungible Tokens
2:30
Working Together: Concrete Examples of Cooperation Between the Crypto Community and Law Enforcement
3:15
Refreshment Break
3:30
What’s Next: Predictions and More Practical Takeaways: What to Expect in the Next 6 Months and Beyond
4:15
End of Conference

Day 1 - Wednesday, October 12, 2022

1:00
Co-Chair Opening Remarks

Jason Gottlieb
Partner
Morrison Cohen LLP

1:15

In-House Executive Roundtable

Perspectives on Managing the Latest Emerging Opportunities and Risks Confronting the Crypto Industry

Duncan DeVille
Head of Compliance of the Americas and Global Head of Financial Crime
Crypto.com

Court Hillman
BSA Officer
Coinbase

Jeff Horowitz
Chief Compliance Officer
BitGo

Carlton Greene
Partner
Crowell & Moring LLP

Gerard Monusky
Associate General Counsel - Financial Crimes
Coinbase

  • Navigating a volatile market
  • Impact of Russia Sanctions
  • How to gain market acceptance of crypto
  • Future of stable coins
  • Large institutional investors are entering this market
  • Ensuring sophisticated crypto-specific detection capabilities is key

2:00
OFAC and FinCEN Updates: Trends and Priorities for Virtual Currency

Kevin O’Connor
Section Chief, Virtual Assets and Emerging Technology
Department of the Treasury/Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

Eytan Fisch
Partner
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Jess Houghton
Sanctions Compliance Officer
Office of Foreign Assets Control

U.S. Department of the Treasury

  • FinCEN 2022 Illicit Finance Strategy
  • New FinCEN alerts and red flags
  • Impact of OFAC Virtual Currency guidance and ransomware advisory
  • Need for risk-based approach based on companies’ exposure
  • Impact of many virtual currency designations

3:00
Networking Break
3:15
The Latest and Greatest in New Customer On-Boarding: Best Practices for Mitigating Heightened AML Challenges Risks

Hon. Manisha Singh
Senior Advisor
FinClusive
Former Assistant Secretary of State

  • Performing an effective risk assessment
  • Identifying where your customers are coming from
  • Verifying the source of the funds
  • Adhering to FATF updated guidance for preventing money laundering and terrorist financing

4:00
Optimizing Economic Sanctions Screening: Special Industry-Specific Know-How for Implementing and Sustaining a Robust Program

Amir Fadavi
Senior Director
K2 Integrity

Timothy O’Toole
Partner
Miller & Chevalier (US)

Anna Chenoweth
Sanctions Manager
Coinbase

  • Screening for exchanges and mixers
  • Need to look back at all transactions processed with published virtual currency addresses
  • Straight through onboarding by optimizing the client screening
    • Thresholds
    • Auto-resolution rules
    • Comprehensiveness of the screening
  • Digital quality and screening
  • In-house vs external screening tolls

4:45

Government Alumni Panel

Former Government Officials Offer Unique Insight into the Changing Regulatory Landscape and Grey Areas

Elizabeth Boison
Partner
Hogan Lovells US LLP

Alex Wilson
Partner
Jones Day

During this highly anticipated session, former government officials will provide unique insight on the evolution of enforcement and penalty risks for the crypto industry, anticipated trends moving forward and critical takeaways for meeting regulators’ expectations.

5:30
Networking Reception

Day 2 - Thursday, October 13, 2022

8:45
Co-Chair Opening Remarks

Jorge Pesok
Chief Legal Counsel
HBAR Foundation

9:00

Regulatory Oversight

How the DOJ, SEC & DFS are Prioritizing Virtual Currency Compliance and Enforcement

Andrew Adams
Director, Task Force KlepoCapture
Office of the Deputy Attorney

U.S. Department of Justice

Hailey Lennon
Partner
Brown Rudnick LLP

Jerome Tomas
Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

  • Impact of March 9th Executive order on crypto
  • Role and priorities of the Klptocapture taskforce
  • How the agencies are working together on crypto investigations
  • Creating a legal framework for crypto

10:00
The Evolving Role of Financial Institutions: How Do Banks Fit into the Digital Asset Ecosystem and Work with the Crypto Industry

Alma Angotti
Partner
Guidebouse

Pamela Calaquian
Director Compliance and Controls Assets Servicing and Digital
BNY Mellon

Renata K. Szkoda
CFO
INX

  • Custodial accounts for exchanges or fintech’s
  • How does a bank engage in banking crypto companies US and abroad?
  • Due diligence best practices and lessons learned
  • OCC vs DFS regulatory requirements

10:45
Networking Break
11:00
The Expected (and Unexpected) Lessons from Recent Enforcement Actions: Key Takeaways on the Agencies’ Areas of Focus and the Impact on Your Compliance Strategy

William Barry
Member
Miller & Chevalier

Cristina Brayton-Lewis
Partner
White & Case LLP

Sarah Breslow
Regulatory Counsel
Paxos

  • Understanding the mechanics of enforcement actions (e.g., how do you get one, best practices for responding)
  • Reviewing recent enforcement actions on VASPs and identifying key themes
  • Distilling lessons learned and exploring tactics for avoiding enforcement actions
  • Examining strategies for managing remediation and operating under an enforcement action

11:45
Crypto and Payments: How are Money Transfers Regulated and Will Crypto Be Accepted in Many More Retail Locations Soon?

Jenny Cieplak
Partner
Latham & Watkins LLP

Michelle Gitlitz
General Counsel
Flexa

  • Does crypto fall under the definition of money in different states?
  • State Consumer protection laws
  • Patchwork of FinCEN and state licenses
  • Partnering with retail companies to accept crypto
  • Where is crypto currently accepted?

12:30
Lunch
1:45
Navigating NFTs: How the Industry is Addressing Unique Compliance Challenges Posed by Non-Fungible Tokens

Kayvan Ghaffari
General Counsel
Makersplace

Joseph Ciccolo
President
BitAML

  • Compliance do’s and don’ts for NFTs
  • NFT and financial crime considerations
  • Differences between NFT and traditional AML investigations
  • Practical financial crime tools and techniques

2:30
Working Together: Concrete Examples of Cooperation Between the Crypto Community and Law Enforcement

Kevin Hendricks
Dark Web Subject Matter Expert
StopDarkwebDrugs.com

Gabriella Kusz
Chief Executive Officer
Global Digital Asset & Cryptocurrency Association

Anthony Villacorta
Supervisory Special Agent
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

  • Forging effective partnerships with law enforcement to strengthen the industry
  • Fostering enhanced communication
  • Need for crypto exchanges to incorporate surveillance into their infrastructure
  • Success stories

3:15
Refreshment Break
3:30
What’s Next: Predictions and More Practical Takeaways: What to Expect in the Next 6 Months and Beyond

Richard Widdman
Head of Strategy, Digital Assets
Google

Jorge Pesok
Chief Legal Counsel
HBAR Foundation

  • Enterprise adoption of crypto
  • Proliferation of use cases
  • Continued focus on the industry from regulators and legislators
  • New fundamental questions raised by use of the technology

4:15
End of Conference

A Complete Roadmap to the Crypto Industry, Key Players and What to Expect in the Next 1-3 Years

Oct 12, 2022 9:00am – 12:00pm

Wee Ming Choon
Deputy General Counsel
Ava Labs

Jason Gottlieb
Partner
Morrison Cohen LLP

Cathy Yoon
Chief Legal Officer
MPCH

What is it about?

This in-depth workshop is for those both new to crypto as well as experienced professionals looking for a refresher on the intricacies and practical considerations of this exciting industry. This program will be interactive so bring your questions as you broaden your knowledge:

  • Overview of the digital ecosystem and understanding the key regulatory bodies overseeing crypto
  • Introduction to blockchain technology, smart contacts and tokenization of assets as well as the differences between personal wallets and cutodial wallets
  • Learn what it means for a transaction to be peer-to-peer
  • How to define “decentralization”
  • Why scrutinizing the nature of a cryptoasset should be the first step in evaluating
  • What regulations should apply
  • Discover how these concepts are critical for AML/CFT and sanctions regulation