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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 hundreds of 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.  

“Don’t want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard.”*
“People talking without speaking, people hearing without listening” *
Déjà vu: We have all been here before*
 FinCEN issues guidance on “tone at the top”—will management listen?
Reflections of a lost opportunity to cooperate
How FATF’s new president can shape themes for 2014-15
“You gotta fight every day to keep mediocrity at bay”*
Either risk-based compliance works or it doesn’t
With all the bad news, AML community appears unified
AML professionals tackle human trafficking
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