ABA Banking Journal Home
John Byrne

John Byrne

John Byrne is Executive Vice-President of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. ACAMS, with more than 17,000 members, develops anti-money laundering/sanctions/financial crime detection programs and certifies specialists in financial and non-financial businesses and government agencies. Byrne is a nationally known regulatory and legislative attorney with close to 30 years of experience in a vast array of financial services issues, with particular expertise in all aspects of regulatory oversight, policy and management, anti-money laundering (AML), privacy, and consumer compliance. 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. John has received a number of awards, including the Director's Medal for Exceptional Service from the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the ABA's Distinguished Service Award for his career work in the compliance field. Byrne can be e-mailed at
And don't miss John's updates on Twitter! You can find him at @jbacams2011.  Click here to see his wefollow Twitter page.  

Compliance officers find scant comfort
Preconceptions of AML challenges must go, so real change can occur
Simplistic responses to complicated BSA/AML issues never work
Hello 2014: AML practitioners must look ahead and not back
More from ABA/ABA AML conference: Will focus on virtual currency and more remain static? Don’t bet on it!
25 years later, where do we stand? Thoughts from ABA/ABA AML conference
“Offer up your best defense; this is the end of the innocence” *
Don’t succumb—“We can make it happen”*
Book Review: Former D.C. official Zarate offers insider’s AML history
That we can combat terrorism, without access to information and with cuts to government resources
Page 2 of 4


About Us

Connect With Us