Michael Abate is a Senior Manager within Deloitte’s Risk Advisory practice and was previously part of Omnia, Deloitte’s AI practice. He has a background in computer science and is a CPA. He has 15+ years of experience in supporting clients with their data, analytics and technology journeys. His current focus is the delivery of data, advanced analytics and technology in the risk and compliance spaces.
John is a Partner in the Litigation Group at McCarthy Tétrault LLP and leader of the International Trade & Investment Law Group. He specializes in enforcement, disputes and compliance regarding economic sanctions, anti-corruption law, trade controls, defence goods, services, brokering and technology controls, blocking orders (Cuba), government contracts, national security, anti-dumping/countervail/safeguard, customs, tariffs and border measures. He has developed recognized expertise in advising on the intersection of Canadian sanctions, export and technology transfer controls, and anti-corruption laws with those of the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and other jurisdictions. Past Co-Chair of and the Senior Adviser to the American Bar Association Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee. Past Chair of the Export Committee of the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters. John regularly speaks at conferences and teaches intensive courses on economic sanctions, anti-corruption law and export controls put on by these and other organizations in Canada and internationally. John is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law where he designed and is currently teaching Anti-Corruption Law and its Application in International Business, one of the first courses of its kind to be taught at a Canadian law school. He has testified before Canada’s Parliament on the enforcement of economic sanctions and anti-terrorism laws, and many of his recommendations were adopted in the House of Commons report: “A Coherent and Effective Approach to Canada’s Sanctions Regimes: Sergei Magnitsky and Beyond.”
Paul Burak is a compliance professional working within the crypto space. Specializing in anti-money laundering and securities compliance, Paul leverages over 15 years of experience to develop and implement effective compliance programs for regulated entities. He is a regular De-Fi and crypto user with a passion for innovation and believes that financial sovereignty through technology will empower people to have greater agency over their lives.
Jennifer is the firm’s National AML Services Leader, a Chartered Professional Accountant, a qualified Investigation and Forensic Accountant and a Certified AML Specialist.
Jennifer regularly provides consulting, training and compliance program review services to financial organizations, including banks, credit union organizations, securities dealers and money services businesses.
Jennifer has led the development of our AML compliance program review services, regularly works with regulated entities to address and manage higher money laundering and terrorist financing risk areas and provides recommendations for practical and defensible compliance strategies. Jennifer has had AML as a focus of her professional work for over 20 years.
I have a background in Law Enforcement and Commercial Banking. Having previously worked within AML in the UK, Canada and the US. My experience covers retail, corporates and products and services provided internationally utilizing FIAT and crypto currencies. I spent a number of years in the police where I specialized in financial investigations relating to serious and organized crime and terrorism both locally and internationally. Currently, I work at Wealthsimple as an AML Director where I am responsible for a number of programs including Wealthsimple Crypto’s AML program.