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Brownbag Lunch: Money Laundering via Bitcoin, Ethereum and Other Cryptocurrencies: Regulatory, Law Enforcement and Intel Perspectives
Mayer Brown
1999 K ST NW.
Washington, DC 20006
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST
Category: Events

This program will focus on understanding the use of cryptocurrencies to launder money or finance terrorism. Like any form of monetary value—including coins and currency, credit cards, and precious metals — cryptocurrencies can facilitate a broad range of illicit activities, including the sale of illicit goods and services, fraud schemes, and terrorism.

Come hear our speakers discuss the challenges law enforcement, the intelligence community, and regulators have in collecting, analyzing, and investigating cryptocurrency transactions.

Attendees are eligible to earn 1 CAMS credit at this event. Anyone who wants to earn credit should contact the WHF office at [email protected] or 703-683-4742.

Online registration is now closed as we have reached capacity for this event. However, those interested may attend online or over the phone via WebEx. To participate via WebEx, contact the WHF office at [email protected] or 703-683-4742.


Ross S. Delston, CAMS
Lourdes C. Miranda, CAMS, CFE

Directions: The closest Metro stations are Farragut West (Blue, Orange and Silver Lines) and Farragut North (Red Line)

Cost: Complimentary for WHF members

Speaker Bios:

Ross S. Delston, CAMS, is an independent Washington, DC attorney, expert witness and former Federal banking regulator at the FDIC with over 40 years of experience in the financial sector. He has specialized in BSA/AML issues for the last 17 years. Representative engagements include participating in two monitorships involving international banking (AIG and BNP Paribas); conducting five annual independent AML audits for a publicly held company; and acting as an expert witness on BSA/AML issues in civil cases in Federal and state courts including U.S. v. Prevezon, a civil forfeiture case on behalf of the U.S. Attorney’s Office (SDNY). 

Ross has been a consultant to the IMF on AML/CFT and banking matters since 1997 and has participated in the AML/CFT assessments of nine offshore financial centers, including Saint Vincent (2010) and Bermuda (2008). He has also been a consultant to The World Bank since 1998 on banking regulation, insolvency and systemic crisis issues for numerous countries. Previously, he was a Consulting Counsel, IMF; Of Counsel, Jones Day; Assistant General Counsel, FDIC and Counsel, U.S. Export-Import Bank.

Ross is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences throughout the world and has been quoted in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the American Banker, Bloomberg, and McClatchy. He is also an adjunct law professor in the Case Western M.A. in Financial Integrity Program and a member of its advisory board.

Lourdes C. Miranda, CAMS, CFE, is an independent Washington, D.C. financial intelligence analyst, fraud investigator and former Federal employee. She has over 25 years of government and corporate experience in compliance; cyber security; risk management; fraud investigations; financial intelligence; counter threat finance; counterterrorism and counterintelligence collection and analysis covering Africa, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia for the CIA, the FBI, Treasury, Homeland Security, the State Department, local and state law enforcement as well as in the private sector.

Ms. Miranda is highly skilled in threat mitigation, all-source intelligence research, collection, investigations, strategic and operational analysis, briefing, field collection, legal research and task force leadership while leading, mentoring, teaching, and training. 

For 23 years, Ms. Miranda voluntarily mentored Utica College (UC) students; and from 2012 – 2016, she was a board member with UC’s Economic Crime & Cybersecurity Institute (ECCI). During her time on the ECCI board, she was a keynote speaker, a guest lecturer, and contributed extensively to building UC’s first intelligence and national security program.

For questions on the program content, please contact Ross S. Delston at [email protected] and Lourdes C. Miranda at [email protected]. Please call the WHF office with any other questions.

Not a member? Call WHF at 703-683-4742 and we would be happy to assist in getting you signed up for membership.