July 11, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Law partners with leading anti-money laundering association to offer intensive five-day course


In response to a growing need for well-trained anti-money laundering (AML) professionals, Case Western Reserve University School of Law in conjunction with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) will offer a five-day course for compliance officers, auditors, lawyers, AML professionals and others interested in the AML field. The course will be offered August 11-15 at the School of Law, 11075 East Blvd.

The five-day course, entitled "Fundamentals of Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism: International Standards and U.S. Law and Practice," includes a detailed examination of the Financial Action Task Force's 40 + 9 Recommendations on AML/CFT, relevant U.S. laws/rules, and examples from other countries.

While all aspects of AML/CFT are examined, the course focuses on preventive measures as they relate to regulated financial institutions.

The course is being presented by the Center for Business Law and Regulation and cosponsored by. Up to 25 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be available, pending approval by the Supreme Court of Ohio.

"A partnership with ACAMS seemed obvious, as it is one of the only organizations dedicated to professional AML training and accreditation as well as highly respected the world-over," said associate professor Richard Gordon, one of the instructors in the AML/CFT course. Gordon also serves as consultant to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. "I don't think many universities are offering such a comprehensive program devoted to enhancing awareness and developing expertise in the area of anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism."

The final day will be a preparation seminar for the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) Examination. The exam is designed to test a well-defined body of knowledge representative of professional practice in the AML field and awards successful candidates with the most respected and globally recognized credential in the industry.

Read more for information on the speakers, readings and topic lists and to register for the course.

For more information contact Jason Tirotta, 216.368.6890.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, July 11, 2008 11:34 AM | News Topics: Conferences/Symposia, Events, Faculty, HeadlinesMain, Provost Initiatives, School of Law, news

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