Center for Strategic Communication

You are invited to attend the next meeting of the


Financial Intelligence and Information Sharing (FIIS) Working Group


An element of the American Security Project’s Threat Finance and Financial Intelligence research program.


The meeting will take place at

American Bar Association

740 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005


December 4, 2012

9:00 am to 1:00 pm


Registration information is forthcoming.

This meeting can be attended in person or via conference call.  To maximize members’ participation, the ABA has made its operator-assisted conference line available to the FIIS for a nominal per-attendee fee of $25, which can be paid during the RSVP process.  RSVPs will be made through the ABA (registration information forthcoming).  Please note that RSVPs are required for all participants, both callers and in person attendees, and cannot be submitted directly to the FIIS co-chairs, or to the American Security Project.

We look forward to seeing you on December 4th.

Speakers and topics will include:

Russia’s Banking System: An Overview and Structural Weaknesses

Carroll Colley, Director
Eurasia Practice

Wells Fargo AML and Observed Trends

Les Joseph, Manager, Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group
Wells Fargo and Company

Virtual Currencies

Alden Pelker, FIC Money Laundering Team
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Shell Companies and New Fraud Trends

John Walsh, CEO

About the Financial Intelligence and Information Sharing Working Group:
The goal of the FIIS WG is to provide the financial services industry and the U.S. Government (USG) community with a forum to informally discuss relevant topics, including protection of critical financial infrastructure, prevention of fraud, and obstruction of terror finance and money laundering. FIIS meetings and the relationships formed at those events facilitate information flow and bridge cultural gaps between government and industry. The FIIS began in 2010 as a public-private partnerships pilot project out of the USG; grew into a free-standing, member-supported community; and is now an element of the the American Security Project. Members include hundreds of representatives of both public and private-sector entities, including regulatory, intelligence, defense, and law enforcement agencies; financial institutions; think tanks; consultancies; and colleges and universities; among others.

The FIIS Working Group is the parent of the FININT Dispatch mailing list.

About the American Security Project
The American Security Project is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy and research organization dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of a range of national security issues, promoting debate about the appropriate use of American power, and cultivating strategic responses to 21st century challenges. For more information, visit