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Fraud, Money Laundering and More – What You Need to Know as A Restructuring Professional

Friday, November 8, 2019 - Friday, November 8, 2019
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM CST
Winston & Strawn
35 W Wacker Dr 47th Floor Chicago, IL United States
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 03:30 to 06:30

TMA Chicago/Midwest Chapter Speaking Series with Anita Alvarez and Rachel Crabtree, Alvarez & Marsal, on November 8th.

“Fraud, Money Laundering and More – What You Need to Know as A Restructuring Professional.”

Money laundering and terrorist financing are heavily connected with human trafficking and financial crimes.,  Terrorist organizations not only can generate significant income from human trafficking but can also be well-equipped to facilitate the logistics and supply of the illegal activity.

Join us for this educational session with Anita Alvarez, Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal and former Cook County State's Attorney and Rachel Crabtree, Senior Associate with Alvarez & Marsal as they discuss the following topics that are real issues related to human trafficking that turnaround professionals need to be aware of: 

• Money Laundering:  Case Studies in Following the Money
• Terrorist Financing:  A Reality Unacknowledged
• The Future in Fighting Human Trafficking:  A Perspective for the Restructuring Professional
• Stating Facts and Debunking Myths
• Human Trafficking in Financial Services Industry:  Spotting the Red Flags


Schedule

8:30 am: Registration
9:00 am: Program Beings
10:00 am: Break
10:15 am: Program Resumes
11:30 am: Program Concludes

Speakers

Anita Alvarez, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal
Anita Alvarez is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes & Investigations in Chicago. She specializes in leading complex criminal investigations in the areas of public corruption, financial fraud and violent crimes.

Ms. Alvarez brings more than 30 years of legal and consulting experience including serving as the Cook County State’s Attorney (Chicago, IL) for eight years. In her capacity as State’s Attorney, she managed the second largest prosecutor’s office in the nation with over 1,500 employees and an annual budget of approximately $100 million. Ms. Alvarez oversaw all legal and administrative activities, as well as the criminal prosecution of all felony and misdemeanor cases. Additionally, she served as Chief Legal Counsel for all matters related to county officials in their official capacity. Her extensive experience includes the investigation and prosecution of public corruption, financial fraud, and violent crimes.

In her tenure as State’s Attorney, Ms. Alvarez opened the first ever Human Trafficking Unit focused on combatting human trafficking both in the sex trade and the labor market. This led to the creation of the Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force which is a comprised of both local and federal law enforcement as well as social service providers. This task force has become a model for the country. Additionally, she created the Cook County Regional Organized Crime Task Force (CCROC) as a public/private partnership to combat financial schemes such as fencing, identity theft, money laundering and bank fraud.

Ms. Alvarez earned a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Chicago and a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is a Certified Title IX Investigator and is a member of both the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).



Rachel Crabtree, Senior Associate, Alvarez & Marsal
Rachel Crabtree is a Senior Associate with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations in Washington, DC. She specializes in financial crimes compliance and investigations, which includes AML/BSA, OFAC sanctions programs, and program transformation. With more than four years of investigative experience, Ms. Crabtree has provided sanctions advisory and financial crimes investigative services.

Most recently, Ms. Crabtree collaborated on three fraud-related investigations initiated by claims of embezzlement, payroll, and financial statement fraud. Previously, she performed a sanctions and adverse media program assessment as well as risk screening and due diligence review of the customer base for a Baltic Bank. In the Middle East (Dubai, UAE), she co-lead the sanctions advisory and screening of SWIFT messages to identify the sanctions risk of transactions flowing into/through an Indian bank’s Dubai branch. She has also executed blockchain investigations for a global digital currency exchange and conducted a BSA/AML program assessment for another digital currency exchange to identify regulatory and compliance concerns within their compliance program.

Ms. Crabtree earned her bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Economics from Florida State University and her master’s degree from the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy at Seton Hall University specializing in International Economic Development and Law.  She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Event Cancellation Policy: 


Requests for refunds must be made in writing no later than 48 hours prior to the date of the event (e-mail is acceptable). No cancellations will be accepted within 48 hours of the event. Substitutions are allowed and must be submitted in writing (e-mail is acceptable). The substitute must be from the same firm as the original registrant and, if the substitute is not a TMA Member, the difference in registration fee will be required. Please note that if you register for the event after the cancellation deadline has passed, you will not be eligible for a refund should you need to cancel your registration. The cancellation policy applies to all registrants regardless of when the registration is submitted. Registrants who fail to attend the event and do not provide written notice in accordance with these policies and deadlines are responsible for full payment.

For more information, contact:

Sue Fischer
Assistant Chapter Executive
815-469-2935

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