Following the Money: DOJ Efforts to Combat Cross-Border Money-Laundering And The Kleptocracy Initiative

April 11, 2013 | 12:15pm | Price: $10-15

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP


Sponsored by: Washington Foreign Law Society, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP

A Special Lunch Program Featuring

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco
Department of Justice, Criminal Division

Moderated by Cadwalader Partner Adam S. Lurie

As a Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Ken oversees several key components of the DOJ Criminal Division, including the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS). Under Ken’s leadership, AFMLS has prosecuted some of the most significant cross-border money laundering cases in recent memory. Ken and AFMLS have also sought to combat cross-border money laundering through close cooperation with foreign law enforcement authorities, including those in Mexico and Colombia. In addition, Ken oversees AFMLS’ Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative, which targets and seeks to recover the proceeds of foreign official corruption that have been laundered into or through the United States. For example, as part of the Kleptocracy Initiative, Ken has supervised AFMLS’s seizure of significant assets in the United States associated with allegedly corrupt leaders in, among other locations, Nigeria, Taiwan and Equatorial Guinea.

Lunch will be provided. Fees are $10.00 for WFLS members and $15.00 for non-members. Advance registration is required. Guests should arrive at Cadwalader by 12:00 p.m. as the program will start promptly at 12:15 p.m.

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