John Byrne

Mr. Byrne serves as Vice Chairman of AML RightSource. He is an internationally known regulatory and legislative attorney with more than 30 years of experience in banking and financial crimes. Mr. Byrne has particular expertise in all aspects of regulatory management, anti-money laundering (AML) issues and has served in leadership positions at trade associations, financial services industry groups, and government working groups. Mr. Byrne earned his undergraduate degree at Marquette University and his juris doctor at George Mason University School of Law. He currently serves as a special advisor to the ACAMS Advisory board and on Marquette University’s Commercial Banking Board.

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The Song Remains the Same*

AML Professionals simply want the BSA to work..

Whether in open hearings before Congress, at conferences, or in closed-door sessions such as our recent AML RightSource Symposium, when AML community leaders discuss their challenges, the themes are...

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The Heat is On*

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Time?*

4th Quarter of 2019—What will it take for useful action?

As we approach the Labor Day weekend and the unofficial end to summer, the 2019 calendar...

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Can you take statements to the bank Risk-Focused BSA Showdown

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Can you take “statements” to the bank? Risk-Focused BSA? “Showdown.”*

“Banks that operate in compliance with applicable law, properly manage customer relationships and effectively mitigate risks by implementing controls...

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We Can Change the World*

Working together always works

While I have always believed that what we do in the AML community makes a difference, the past two years (at least)...

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Scales of Justice

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Work to Do*

How to Assess Corporate Compliance: DOJ weighs in…

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Where do we go from here?*

House moving on AML Reform—Can it both occur, and be valuable this year?!

Since the enactment of the Money Laundering Control Act in 1986, the United...

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Don’t Come Around Here No More*

Looting and Trafficking of Cultural Artifacts and Art Enables Terrorism (and many other crimes)

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Beware of Darkness

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Beware of Darkness*

AML legislation as a light?

Despite universal A.D.D. in all aspects of policy debate, and the consistent chase for the shiny object, for the first...

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What were once vices are now habits A review of “Dark Commerce”

Age old corruption still exists and is really part of the economic fabric

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What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits*

A review of “Dark Commerce”

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“Do you want to know a secret?”

One of the most essential activities the AML community can engage in is sharing information, best practices and expertise on the myriad of challenges...

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Beginnings*

Beginnings*

Only just a start

Congress starts on a bipartisan basis

There have been a few posts and stories (to say the least) about how the change...

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Maybe there will be a balanced report on the state of money laundering… In the Year 2525*

Every time a report is issued in late December, you have to wonder about impact.

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The 2019 AML List!

As I have done in previous years, will be looking ahead to 2019 and what may be in store for the AML/CTF/Financial Crime Prevention community. With...

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Give Me Just a Little More Time*

Give Me Just a Little More Time*

For 2019 AML Predictions?

For no other reason than the calendar, it is time to start preparing for whatever 2019...

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Interview of Susan Galli by John Byrne

Interview of Susan Galli by John Byrne

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Inaugural AML RightSource Symposium

Inaugural AML RightSource Symposium

Do You Want to Know a Secret!*

Close to twenty current and former bankers who are leaders in the AML/Financial...

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No Lookin Back*

No Lookin Back*

Expansion of AML is not going to stop

Nor Should It

AML, just like technology, started slowly but in the past 5-10 years has either...

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Shades of Gray*?

Shades of Gray*?

A Recent History of Relevant Congressional Investigations for the AML Community: Informative but Not Nuanced

Having been in the AML...

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Tell Her (or Him) No*

Tell Her (or Him) No*

Buying or Selling Antiquities Can Assist Terrorism

After so many years of following the AML community and being a part of that...

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“Get Together”*

"Get Together"*

A Call for Partnership to Battle Human Trafficking

Last week I was able to attend the roll-out of a new report by the leader in...

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