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Bates Group Welcomes New Managing Director Hank Sanchez

Bates News, Industry News  |  02-11-19

Bates Group Welcomes New Managing Director Hank Sanchez

Bates is proud to welcome Hank Sanchez, Esq. as a Managing Director. Hank is a seasoned compliance and legal professional as well as a former regulator with both the SEC and FINRA.

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FINRA Announces 2019 Regulatory and Examination Priorities

Bates News, Bates Research, Industry News  |  01-22-19

FINRA Announces 2019 Regulatory and Examination Priorities

FINRA has announced their regulatory and examination priorities letter for 2019.

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Bates Group Welcomes New Expert and Consultant Sheila Murphy

Bates News, Industry News  |  01-18-19

Bates Group Welcomes New Expert and Consultant Sheila Murphy

Bates is proud to welcome Sheila Murphy as a new Expert and Consultant. Ms. Murphy brings over 30 years of legal, insurance, regulatory and retail litigation experience. Prior to joining Bates, Ms. Murphy served MetLife in various legal roles.

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Bates Group at the 2019 NYSBA Annual Meeting

Bates News, Industry News  |  01-14-19

Bates Group at the 2019 NYSBA Annual Meeting

Bates is proud to be a Bronze Sponsor of the NY State Bar Association’s Women In Leadership Section Symposium at the 2019 Annual Meeting, Tuesday, January 15 in New York City. Bates Group NY/NJ Managing Director Susan Harper, Esq. will give the welcoming remarks and co-chair a panel. On Wednesday, January 16th, Susan will also participate on the NYSBA Presidential Summit.

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SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Announces 2019 Examination Priorities

Bates Research, Industry News  |  12-21-18

SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Announces 2019 Examination Priorities

SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) has announced their exam priorities for the upcoming year. You can read the press release here.

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New Book On Becoming a Financial Industry Expert From Bates Group’s Michael Weiner Now Available

Bates News, Industry News  |  12-04-18

New Book On Becoming a Financial Industry Expert From Bates Group’s Michael Weiner Now Available

Renowned Bates Expert Michael D. Weiner discusses his newly published book, In My Expert Opinion: Becoming an Effective Expert in the Financial Services Industry. Working as an expert witness, he saw "the good, the bad and the ugly" in his counterparts, and from that experience grew a desire to aid both aspiring experts and their counsel. In My Expert Opinion was written to train experts in the positive aspects of expert witness work, to point out the pitfalls, and to provide a roadmap to a successful career.

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Susan Harper to Speak at PLI’s 2018 Securities Arbitration Program on Use of Experts

Bates News, Industry News  |  09-24-18

Susan Harper to Speak at PLI’s 2018 Securities Arbitration Program on Use of Experts

Bates Group Managing Director NY/NJ Susan L. Harper will be speaking on the Practicing Law Institute’s Securities Arbitration 2018 panel, “A Practicum on the Use of Experts,” in New York City, September 26, 2018.

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FinCEN, NFA and Congress: Customer Due Diligence and AML, BSA Developments

Bates Research, Industry News  |  06-20-18

FinCEN, NFA and Congress: Customer Due Diligence and AML, BSA Developments

Since the Customer Due Diligence Rule (CDD) became effective on May 11, NFA proposed incorporating CDD provisions into their anti-money laundering compliance rules; two House legislators co-sponsored a bill that would increase the reporting thresholds for covered financial institutions and provide a temporary safe harbor for CDD violations; and FinCEN issued a detailed advisory reminding U.S. financial institutions of their obligations concerning senior foreign political figures and suspicious activity reporting.

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This Week: Bates Leaders and Experts to Speak at ACFE Global Fraud Conference

Bates News, Industry News  |  06-17-18

This Week: Bates Leaders and Experts to Speak at ACFE Global Fraud Conference

Connect with Bates group at the 29th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference. Bates Director Alex Russell, CFE, CFA, will be presenting the Data Analytics and Anti-Fraud panel “Errors, Biases and Algorithms: How to Interpret Automated Results,” while Financial Crimes Director Geoff WInkler, CFE, will moderate the Emerging Issues Panel "How to Detect and Prevent Fraud in Loyalty Programs." Fraud Expert Jacqueline Bloink, CFE, RHIA, will also be speaking on the Best Practices panel “Forensic Medical Coding and Billing for the CFE.”

June 17-22, 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

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Special Report – Fraud in the Workplace: New Data Reveals Top Controls to Detect and Prevent Fraud

Bates Research, Industry News  |  06-14-18

Special Report – Fraud in the Workplace: New Data Reveals Top Controls to Detect and Prevent Fraud

Last month, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) issued its 2018 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse ("Global Fraud Study"). In the Global Fraud Study, the ACFE analyzed 2,690 cases reported by Certified Fraud Examiners from January 2016 through October 2017, covering 125 countries and over $7.1 billion in losses. The findings of the Global Fraud Study are concerning given the limited focus that most businesses place on fraud prevention. Bates Financial Crimes Director Geoff Winkler looks into the Report's details.

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