Harris Beach Partner Constantine P. Lizas is serving as a Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) adviser this week during a TechSprint sponsored by the U.S. government.
Hosted by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and AIR — Alliance for Innovative Regulation, the TechSprint is designed to accelerate the use of technology in countering global public corruption. The goal is to encourage collaboration between government, the private sector and civil society, and the responsible use of technology in the fight against corruption.
Constantine will advise academics, business executives, government leaders and others participating in the Anti-Corruption Solutions through Emerging Technologies (ASET) Global Anti-Corruption TechSprint. The virtual event starts June 21 and runs through June 24 with a particular focus on financial solutions. A total of 330 individuals from 65 countries are participating in the event.
Constantine served in government himself, having joined Harris Beach this year from his role as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) lead Counsel for BSA/AML matters. In his time with the FDIC, Constantine regularly advised senior FDIC leaders on BSA/AML matters and coordinated BSA/AML matters with the Federal Reserve (FRB), Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), National Credit Union Association (NCUA) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).
He also helped implement the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020, the most significant update to the government’s anti-money laundering legal framework since 2001. Before the FDIC, he previously worked in the Department of Justice’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section.