After graduating law school, he served on active duty with the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, during that time Jim received his Masters of Law in International Law from Georgetown University.He has served as a guest lecturer in the fields of Financial Crimes Intelligence Units, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing, Espionage, Cybercrimes, Suspicious Activity Review Teams and Bank Fraud.Your pre-class preparation will begin by drilling down on important AML/Fraud/CTF laws and regulations.
Juan Carlos is the Vice President, Wealth Management BSA/AML Compliance Officer at Mercantil Commercebank (Coral Gables, FL).With more than 9 years of experience in the BSA and AML field, Juan Carlos oversees the BSA/AML and OFAC Compliance Programs of the Wealth Management Division, comprised by two fiduciary banks and one broker-dealer (Mercantil Commercebank Trust Company, N.Prior to that, Jim was the Deputy Criminal Chief (National Security) for the United States Attorney’s Office in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he was responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all national security cases.Before joining the US Attorney’s Office, Jim served 10 years with the Department of Justice in Washington, DC where he served as Senior Trial Attorney with the Department’s elite Counter Espionage Section and Fraud Section.His assignments have included the coordination of international financial investigations while stationed as an assistant DEA attaché to the U. Embassy in Switzerland and overseeing money laundering investigations while assigned to DEA’s Office of Financial Investigations. In this role, Jim supports the Chief AML Officer across all facets of Capital One’s AML program.
After leaving the government, Bill has held analytical and management positions at Wachovia Bank and Citibank, and was a financial investigator for the U. Before joining Capital One, Jim served as the Bank Secrecy Act Officer at Ally Financial, where he was responsible for all Anti-Money Laundering activities and Ally’s Financial Crimes Intelligence Unit as well as other compliance activities.
Michael has amassed a solid foundation of financial services and banking experience throughout his career and attained professional licenses in every field including most recently, the CAMS designation.
He is also a member of the content and grading evaluation committee for the ACAMS CAMS-FCI advanced certification program and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida.
In addition, Juan Carlos was a speaker at the ACAMS 13th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference in Las Vegas NV. Beemer III, APR, CAMS-FCI is the Principal of Corp Comm Solutions, LLC/Compliance Comm, and CEO of Pillar3 Systems, LLC, Arlington, VA.
He has 38 years of experience in technical/financial communications and training and organizational/interpersonal communications. In addition, he currently serves on the ACAMS Today Editorial Advisory Board and is a regular contributor to the magazine.
He is also leading the development of ground-breaking AML personnel assessment and hiring tools. Beemer holds a MS in Public Relations and a BA in International Studies/Public Communications from American University, Washington, D. He has an Accredited Public Relations (APR) certification, and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) with the advanced Financial Crimes Investigations (FCI) certification. He has written over 100 articles on AML, represented the banking industry in this area before Congress, state legislatures and international bodies such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), and appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, the Today Show, and many other media outlets.