Webinar: Crisis-Ready Compliance – How to Build an Agile Fincrime Program

September 24, 2020 •  Online, Worldwide

Please join us for a webinar on September 24 at 2:00 pm EDT/11:00 am PDT.

Crisis-Ready Compliance

How to Build an Agile Fincrime Program

In July, US unemployment claims soared past 50 million, an economic catastrophe demanding the rapid distribution of trillions in federal funding. Across financial services, fincrime and compliance departments are struggling: Fraud and other financial crimes are being committed at unheard levels and using zero-day techniques. Traditional fincrime programs are being stretched to capacity. Agility is no longer a luxury: it’s a necessity.

In Crisis-Ready Compliance, you’ll hear directly from leading FIs, fintech, and tech companies and learn how they are responding to the unprecedented challenges of this crisis. During the panel and Q&A, our experts will tackle the most pressing questions fincrime professionals are facing:

  • How can my firm adopt an agile fincrime program?
  • What innovation opportunities has this crisis created?
  • What enduring lessons should fincrime professionals learn?
  • How can my firm build a crisis-ready fincrime program?

This interactive webinar will give you the latest insights on how to adapt your fincrime program to successfully navigate this crisis and beyond.


If you are unable to make it live, we’ll provide the recording to everyone who registers. 


Ben Gray

Chief Compliance Officer and Regulatory Counsel

Square, Inc.

Ben Gray is Square Inc.'s Chief Compliance Officer, Bank Secrecy Act Officer, and Regulatory Counsel. Ben leads Square's global compliance team of more than 100 people across the globe in administering the company's anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing, sanctions, and anti-bribery compliance programs and advising on Square's payments and regulatory legal issues. Ben also guides Square's financial crimes technical function, including data science and engineering teams. Prior to joining Square, Ben practiced law at Schwartz & Ballen LLP, a Washington, DC based boutique financial services and banking regulatory law firm. At the firm, Ben advised traditional financial institutions and fintech Fortune 500 companies on anti-money laundering compliance, licensing, enforcement, policy drafting, reporting, and record keeping. Prior to private practice, Ben worked as a federal financial regulator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Washington, DC reviewing banks for compliance with federal lending statutes and regulations.

Ben graduated from The George Washington University Law School and Brown University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. Ben is CAMS certified, a member of the District of Columbia Bar, and a member of the California Bar.

Sarah Elliott

Chief Compliance Officer


Sarah is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer (GC/CCO) and founding team member at One, a digital banking service that has put spending, saving, sharing, and borrowing into one account. Before joining One, Sarah was GC/CCO at Azlo, a bank-owned tech company providing banking services to small businesses, and Head of Compliance at Blend, a Silicon Valley digital application platform for banking products. Before moving to SF, Sarah worked at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Buckley law firm, and Promontory Financial Group in Washington, DC. In addition to enjoying law and fintech, Sarah is a pianist and poet.

Matt Van Buskirk



Matt Van Buskirk is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Hummingbird Regtech. Hummingbird aims to give superpowers to the people fighting financial crime. It’s service is designed to enhance anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing investigations by reducing cumbersome paperwork, providing insightful analytics, and enabling collaboration for compliance professionals and law enforcement agents.

Steve Cohen


Basis Technology

Steve co-founded Basis Technology in 1995 and oversees the firm's business operations. With his engineering background, Steve seeks to move the dial on real-world problems by finding achievable waypoints between academic thinking and production-grade technology.

In the mid-90s, Steve recognized a common need among major search engines—Infoseek, Lycos, Google, Yahoo!—and led the company to develop its first text analytics products. With the success of these products, the company started building AI applications for mission-critical operations for national security. Steve is now working to bring the technology developed for the US Intelligence community back to the commercial sector for risk management and opportunity building applications.

Prior to Basis Technology, Steve was an engineering manager for Cognex Corporation in Tokyo and development manager for SMT device inspection. He also consulted on software internationalization engineering and developed software for embedded systems and electronic test equipment. Steve has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from MIT and studied at Waseda University in Tokyo. He actively mentors startup companies at Mass Challenge and other incubators.