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Samantha Mucha

Ms. Mucha is an Associate in the Financial Crimes Advisory Practice. She has experience with transaction monitoring, alert resolution, case investigation, Enhanced Due Diligence ("EDD") reviews, Suspicious Activity Reports ("SAR"), and other AML/BSA projects. Ms. Mucha has participated in multiple projects where she conducted periodic reviews for financial institutions with assets ranging from $1billion to $134 billion. She has also been an integral part of developing AML/BSA transaction monitoring procedures, enterprise-wide BSA/AML risk assessments, and tuning/optimization exercises for BSA/AML software. Ms. Mucha holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Spanish, and Political Science from Baldwin Wallace University and obtained her Juris Doctor from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. Ms. Mucha is a licensed attorney in the state of Ohio, is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and a Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS).

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Crossing the Border: How to Evaluate Countries’ AML Risk

Financial Institutions (“FIs”) are required to take a risk-based approach in their BSA/AML compliance programs. The risk-based approach provides FIs with a large degree of flexibility in determining their risk thresholds for certain types of...

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Strategic BSA/AML Compliance in a Financial Institution Merger

Mergers of Financial Institutions (FIs) are an increasingly common industry trend. A merger creates a number of challenges for Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)...

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AML Legislative Reform: A Global Response to Financial Crime

Financial crimes are a global epidemic, serving as a constant reminder that crime does not discriminate and cannot be contained at the border. If you...

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Daily Fantasy Sports: A Headache for Compliance Professionals

(Originally published in the January 2016 edition of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal)

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