Suspicious Activity Reporting: Current Issues and Updates

Webinar: ID# 1015602
Recorded CD
About This Course:
This webinar covers current Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) issues and cases to inform industry participants of current requirements and regulatory expectations related to their SAR filings.


  • SAR Filing Requirements
  • Filing Voluntary SARs
  • Confidentiality and Disclosure Issues
  • SAR Writing – What Information Is Needed
FinCEN Use of SAR Information
  • SAR Stats
  • High Impact Law Enforcement Matters Related to SAR Filings by Financial Institutions
  • Recent Cases Related to SAR Filing Failures
About The Presenters

Gerald J. Russello
  • Partner at Sidley Austin LLP
  • Has spent almost 15 years representing individual and institutional clients in a variety of securities enforcement and regulatory matters
  • Advises broker-dealers, hedge funds, private equity funds, and accounting firms in matters being investigated by the SEC, FINRA, state securities regulators, and the PCAOB
  • Defended clients in wide range of subjects, including market manipulation, insider trading, portfolio valuation, excessive or unsuitable trading, churning, accounting fraud, document integrity, auditing standards, supervision and internal controls, regulatory compliance, and anti-money laundering (AML)
  • Advises clients on disclosure or self-reporting obligations in connection with possible misconduct
Paul M. Tyrrell
  • Focuses practice on securities and commodities compliance and enforcement matters affecting financial institutions, with an emphasis on sales practice and supervisory rules applicable to broker-dealers and their associated persons
  • Advises clients on their compliance with the USA PATRIOT Act, Bank Secrecy Act and related anti-money laundering requirements
  • Extensive regulatory and litigation experience informs his comprehensive approach to challenges that clients encounter throughout their various lines of business
  • Was a senior special regional counsel at FINRA's (formerly NASD) Boston District Office, managed investigations and filed disciplinary matters arising out of broker-dealer examinations, also counseled Member Regulation staff and industry participants on FINRA and MSRB rules
  • As a senior trial attorney with the CFTC in New York, Paul managed enforcement matters involving commodity futures and option, worked as a senior attorney with the FDIC and taught business law at the University of Massachusetts-Boston
Suspicious Activity Reporting: Current Issues and Updates
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