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Keep ahead of the moving target. Don’t miss the 13th National Symposium on Money Laundering and Financial Crimes.

If you are involved in the challenging work of combatting money laundering and financial crimes or defending those accused of these crimes, you know you must not only be up-to-date but ahead of the curve on recent trends, enforcement policies, investigation techniques, money laundering schemes, penalties and cryptocurrency.

This OsgoodePD National Forum on Money Laundering and Financial Crimes – now in its 13th year – once again brings together an experienced faculty to equip you with the knowledge and practical strategies you need to tackle the complex issues, including:

  • Canada as a money laundering haven?
  • Key case law update
  • Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain; laundering threats and responses in decentralized finance
  • Law of crypto seizure and forfeiture
  • Asset forfeiture law



  • Ian Bulmer, Deputy Director, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario), Crown Law Office – Criminal
  • Naomi Lutes, Greenspan Humphrey Weinstein LLP

Keynote Speaker

  • Stefan D. Cassella, CEO Asset Forfeiture Law, LLC, former Federal prosecutor, former Deputy Chief of the U.S. Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section


  • Melissa Adams, Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario), Crown Law Office – Criminal
  • James Cohen, Executive Director, Transparency International Canada
  • Mitchell Flagg, Crown Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario), Serious Fraud Office
  • Dwayne King, Senior Manager, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Luke MacAulay, RCMP Asset Recovery Interagency Network (ARIN) National Coordinator and Point of Contact
  • Dina Mainville, CipherTrace
  • Matthew McGuire, The AML Shop
  • Erin Pancer, Assistant Crown Attorney, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario), Guns and Gangs
  • Catherine Alden Pelker, Trial Attorney USDOJ Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section
  • Lawrence Ritchie, Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP


Fees include online attendance and 120-day access to the program archive.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 21 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 21 days notice, a $150 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Mary Park at mpark@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

May 21, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Online Replay
June 25, 2021
Register for Online Replay


Online - Live, interactive

Fee per Delegate

$495 + HST

Newly Licensed Rate (2018-Present): $247.50 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Law enforcement investigators
  • Lawyers
  • Regulatory fraud investigators
  • Financial institution fraud and anti-money laundering investigators and compliance officers
  • Crypto compliance officers
  • Provincial Security Exchange lawyers, and investigators
  • Forensic accountants
  • Money exchange and casino legal compliance managers

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