Federal defense attorney David Haas has been chosen as a speaker for the 15th annual AML/Compliance & Financial Crime Conference being held in the Cayman Islands, Oct. 10 – 11, 2019. Sponsored by GCS Advisory (formerly Global Compliance Solutions), the conference features experts in compliance, corruption, fraud, and related fields presenting on the latest issues facing financial services professionals.
Haas, along with attorney Dan Eckhart, will be speaking on two significant, timely topics: whistleblowers and cryptocurrency. The presentation on the first topic will include a compelling discussion of offshore banking and U.S. tax compliance; the second presentation will provide a practical look at how cryptocurrency has modernized financial crimes and regulations.
As a former state and federal prosecutor, Haas is well positioned to speak with authority on anti-money laundering, compliance and financial crime topics. As a Florida state prosecutor, he was Chief of the Economic/Environmental Crimes Division responsible for the investigation, intake, and prosecution of complex financial crimes. He also gained significant experience in handling cybercrime and cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) prosecutions, including the prosecution of individuals who trafficked in controlled substances on the internet and on TOR (The Onion Router) accessed markets.
As a federal prosecutor, Haas handled complex white-collar crimes, including fraud, money laundering, FOREX trading, and Ponzi/investment schemes. He received awards and commendations for his work with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General.
Presently, Haas leverages his extensive experience as a state and federal prosecutor to help defend his clients against allegations of criminal offenses, including fraud, money laundering, racketeering, and tax crimes. He will also leverage his practical and legal experience in presenting the most up-to-date, useful information on whistleblowers and cryptocurrency at the AML/Compliance & Financial Crime Conference next week.