Reality of Risk Summit 2018
Join Worth to explore today’s complex matters of risk. Gain critical insights from industry thought-leaders on how the best-prepared businesses are employing new strategies, resources and behavioral adjustments to stay ahead of the evolving risk landscape. Topics include cyber security, reputational risk, regulatory and compliance risk and the emergence of crypto currencies.
- Jun 13, 2018
- The Yale Club, New York
Thomas Bock, an executive managing director and leader of K2 Intelligence’s Regulatory Compliance practice, has more than 20 years of global experience assisting clients with complex Anti-Money Laundering (AML), sanctions, regulatory compliance, fraud investigations, and risk management matters. Tom works with clients to evaluate their existing AML procedures, develop new solutions to minimize risk and costs, and implement new programs to ensure regulatory compliance. His areas of expertise include ensuring compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions, and transaction monitoring.Prior to joining K2 Intelligence, Tom was an independent consultant at CIT Group LLC, where he managed a team that designed and implemented a global transaction monitoring system that risk-ranked customers, screened for sanctions, and monitored transactions in order to identify suspected money laundering and terrorist-financed operations. Tom also served as executive director at Daylight Forensic & Advisory LLC, where he was a member of the senior leadership team responsible for business development, product development, and client service activities. Tom spent nine years at KPMG, where he led AML engagements for multinational financial institutions. He also developed and implemented an AML transaction monitoring and case management system to help global financial institutions comply with the BSA’s suspicious activity reporting laws. Tom also served as a financial fraud investigator for Republic National Bank of New York. In this role, he conducted branch investigations, performed due diligence for private banking proposals, and implemented fraud-prevention systems. Tom is a graduate of Utica College, where he earned an M.S. in economic crime management. He has a B.S. in computer information systems and finance from Manhattan College.
Journalist and Author – and Founder of Court TV, The American Lawyer Magazine, American Lawyer Media, Brill’s Content Magazine, Journalism Online, and The Yale Journalism Initiative Areas of particular expertise: The media business and journalism practices; law, law firms, the Justice Department, criminal justice; homeland security; Trump businesses; education reform; health care.
Author of Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America’s Fifty-Year Fall – and Those Fighting to Reverse It, to be published by Knopf in May 2018.
Co-Founder in 2018 of NewsGuard, Inc, which rates the reliability of news and information websites.
Author of the New York Times best-seller: America’s Bitter Pill (January 5, 2015, Random House)
Author of 15-part DucuSerial™ and Podcast, published by Huffington Post: “America’s Most Admired Law Breaker”
Author of investigation of Trump University (TIME, November 2015)
Author of “Are We Any Safer” (special report in The Atlantic, September 2016)
Founder: Journalism Online, LLC, conceived in 2009 to create a new, viable business model for journalism to flourish online. More than 500 newspaper and magazines launched their paid content initiatives on Journalism Online’s Press+ platform. The company was sold to RR Donnelley in 2011.
Feature writer: TIME magazine cover story “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills are Killing Us” (March 4, 2013); Columnist: TIME magazine (2013-14)
“Bitter Pill” awarded the National Magazine Award for Public Service (May 2014)
Feature articles also published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, New York Times Magazine, TIME, Esquire, New York Magazine, and Harpers
Adjunct professor: Yale College
Author: The Teamsters (a New York Times best-seller); Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America’s Schools, and AFTER: How America Confronted the September 12th Era
Founder, CEO, Verified Identity Pass, Inc., the first US biometric Voluntary Credentialing Program
Adjunct professor: Yale Law School
Founder, CEO and Editor In Chief: Brill’s Content Magazine
Founder, CEO and Editor In Chief: Court TV
Founder, CEO and Editor In Chief: The American Lawyer Magazine and American Lawyer Media (10 related legal periodicals)
Assistant to New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay, concentrating on law enforcement issues (while enrolled at Yale Law School)
Graduate (summa cum laude) of Yale College and Yale Law School
Winner of multiple National Magazine Awards, beginning in 1982 and most recently in 2014.
Seminar leader, founder, and outside coordinator: The Yale Journalism Initiative
Endowed by Brill and his wife, Cynthia, the Yale Journalism Initiative has trained and motivated more than 100 Yale Journalism Scholars who are employed at some of the world’s most prestigious news organizations and who help newly-graduated Scholars as they enter this network.
1) encourages talented young people to consider the journalism profession;
2) offers training for the profession (through seminars and funded internships);
3) provides career guidance (via a funded on-campus career counselor); and
4) gives graduates a credential (“Yale Journalism Scholar”) that will help them obtain employment as journalists.
Chris Brummer is the Agnes N. Williams Research Professor and Director of Georgetown University's Institute of International Economic Law. Professor Brummer has taught at several leading universities as a visiting professor including the universities of Basel, Heidelberg, and the London School of Economics. He also recently concluded a three year term as a member of FINRA's National Adjudicatory Council, where his work was praised as making a significant contribution to advancing investor protection.
Professor Brummer is the founder of Washington DC’s Fintech Week (dcfintechweek.org), an annual event with regulators and market participants, and routinely provides financial regulatory analysis for nonprofits, financial institutions, international standard setters and legislative bodies around the world.
Charles Cascarilla is the CEO and co-founder of Paxos. With 15+ years of experience in financial services, Charles has a unique perspective and interest in integrating blockchain technology with traditional systems. Since 2005, he has been a partner and co-founder at institutional asset management complex Cedar Hill Capital Partners LLC (and its venture capital subsidiary, Liberty City Ventures LLC, founded in 2012). Earlier in his career, he was a portfolio manager at Claiborne Capital and worked at both Bank of America Securities LLC and Goldman Sachs & Co. He also serves on the board of several charities and private companies including Project ALS and The Centurion Foundation. Charles holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and is a CFA charterholder.
Christina Guerola Sarchio focuses her practice on general commercial litigation, class actions and white collar defense, with significant experience in the consumer products, financial, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, sports and transportation industries. A former prosecutor and an experienced trial lawyer, Ms. Sarchio has successfully tried several jury trials before federal and state courts. She also regularly appears before a number of agencies and regulators, including the DOJ, FDA, SEC and various U.S. Attorney offices.
Ms. Sarchio has been recognized as a leading lawyer for her work in general commercial disputes in The Legal 500 U.S. 2017. She was also recently selected as a 2017 Rainmaker by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) and named among the Top 250 Women in Litigation in the U.S. for 2017 by Benchmark Litigation, where she is also listed as a D.C. litigation star.
Ms. Sarchio serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at The George Washington University Law School.
Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Sarchio served as a partner at another international law firm where she acted as chair of the class action strike team as well as a member of the board of directors. Her previous experience includes serving as prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.
Lucas Nelson is a managing director at Lytical Ventures, a Corporate Intelligence focused early stage venture fund. He focuses on cybersecurity, crypto currencies, and enterprise application technologies and brings over two decades of investment, operational and entrepreneurial experience to his role.
Lucas is a proud geek; a hacker turned VC. He brings a unique mix of technical depth and business knowledge to bear when Lytical works with a company and is excited by companies that are trying to use technology to make a dent in the universe.
In the year prior to joining Lytical Ventures, Lucas was a principal at Evolution Equity, an international venture capital investor leveraging deep sector expertise to help exceptional entrepreneurs develop market-leading companies. The firm has a focus on cyber-security, enterprise software and consumer related opportunities and brings significant resources to companies seeking to expand in international markets.
Before Evolution, Lucas spent over 5 years with DFJ Gotham, an early stage technology investor focused on the New York ecosystem. While at Gotham Ventures Lucas sat on the board of Adstruc, Verterra, and Widetronix and was a board observer of Yipit Data and StellaService.
Prior to working as a venture investor Lucas held several operational security roles at companies including Adobe and Symantec. He worked as a penetration tester, legally breaking into computers, and a security consultant helping banks and technology companies secure their applications and networks.
He started his career at a series of startups, each of which was acquired.
Lucas co-authored The Art of Software Security Testing and chaired DefCon – the largest hacking convention in the US – for 10 years. He has been a member of the NY tech community since 1999. He is also an adjunct professor at NYU teaching the class “Entrepreneurship for Hackers”, and is a mentor at Singularity University.
Lucas received a B.S. in computer science from Purdue University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Lucas is a is a Kauffman Fellow and sits on the NJ EDC Venture Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of Health Assessment Labs, an organization whose goal to advance the state-of-the-art tools for monitoring health care services and health outcomes from the patient / consumer point of view.
Lucas lives in Queens with his wife Jeannie and their son Milo. He is also world ranked pinball player and still manages to code once in a while.
Benjamin Reeves is a contributing editor at Worth magazine and a freelance journalist and documentary director and producer. Previously, he was senior editor at the magazine, and his work has appeared in a range of publications including The New York Times, Miami Herald, Vice, The Los Angeles Review of Books, McClatchyDC, USAToday, PRI's The World and GlobalPost, among others. He is also a contributor at Columbia Business School's thought-leadership publication, Ideas At Work. He holds an MA in Humanities & Social Thought from New York University, a BA in Latin and History from Knox College, and is an MFA candidate at Brooklyn College's Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema.
Follow him on Twitter: @bpreeves
Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjamin-reeves-01/
Sarah Levinson Rothman is a Managing Director at the Entertainment PR powerhouse 42West where she currently oversees the Strategic Communications division based out of 42West's headquarters in New York. She advises a wide range of entertainment, media and consumer product companies, individuals, and organizations on their day-to-day communications activities, including corporate communications, brand strategies, public affairs, events, and crisis management. Rothman brings to her role at 42West close to 20 years of PR experience working in the media and entertainment industry.
Rothman's clients at 42West have included Adidas, The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Anonymous Content, Lady Gaga's Born this Way Foundation, Cinemark, Facebook, Francis Ford Coppola's wineries and resorts, Illumination, Alicia Keys' Keep A Child Alive Foundation, March for Our Lives, Michael Kors, Netflix, PepsiCo, Producers Guild of America, RealD, Revolt TV, Rolex, Ryan Seacrest Productions and Time's Up. Before joining 42West, Rothman spent eight years working for Miramax and then at The Weinstein Company, most recently as the company's Vice President of Corporate Communications, serving as the spokesperson for the company and managing the department.
Rothman graduated cum laude with a B.A. degree in Communications from North Carolina State University and earned a master's degree in Strategic Communications from Columbia University.
- 7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Richard Bradley, Editor in Chief, Chief Content Officer, Worth
Jeremy Kroll, President, CEO & Co-Founder, K2 Intelligence
Regulatory and Compliance Risks Across the Business Spectrum
Moderator: Chris Brummer, Agnes N. Williams Research Professor & Director, Georgetown University’s Institute of International Economic Law
Thomas Bock, Executive Managing Director, K2 Intelligence
Craig Lifschutz, Managing Director, Lyrical Partners L.P.
Daniel Alter, Partner, Murphy & McGonigle P.C.
Avner Mendelson, President & CEO, Bank Leumi USA
David S. Cohen, Partner & Chair of Financial & Business Integrity Practice, WilmerHale
What's at the Intersection of Cyber and Physical Security?
Moderator: Ben Reeves, Contributing Editor, Worth
Jordan Arnold, Executive Managing Director, K2 Intelligence
Anna Brusco, VP New Product Development, AIG Private Client Group
Robert Chefitz, Managing Partner, Egis Capital Partners
Joseph Lawlor, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
- 10:30am – 10:45am Break
10:45am – 11:30am
Crypto Currency-Brilliant Long Term Play or Great Risk?
Moderator: Thomas H. Glocer, Executive Chairman, BlueVoyant & Director, K2 Intelligence
Jon Najarian, Co-Founder, Najarian Family Office & CNBC Host
Brandon Lee, Associate Managing Director, K2 Intelligence
Charles Cascarilla, CEO & Co-Founder, Paxos
The War on Fake News: An Interview with Steven Brill by Richard Bradley
Steven Brill, Co-CEO, NewsGuard Technologies, Inc.
- 12:15pm – 1:15pm Luncheon
1:30pm – 2:15pm
Exposed in the Digital Age- High Profile Reputational Risk
Moderator: Ben Reeves, Contributing Editor, Worth
Sarah Rothman, Managing Director, 42West
DeMaurice F. Smith, Executive Director, NFL Players Association
Mike Paul, President, The Reputation Doctor
Christina Sarchio, Partner, Dechert
A Keynote Address- The Risk Landscape
Jeh Johnson, Partner, Paul, Weiss & United States Secretary of Homeland Security, 2013-2017
Cyber Risk- The Current Threat to Executives and their Organizations
Moderator: Jeremy Kroll, President, CEO & Co-founder, K2 Intelligence
Dan Ennis, Head of Threat Intelligence, BlueVoyant & Former Director of Threat Operations Center, NSA
John Metz, Managing Director & Head of Infrastructure Software & Security, Jefferies Technology Investment Banking Division
Lucas Nelson, Partner, Lytical Ventures
Alexander N.M. Niejelow, Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity Coordination and Advocacy, Mastercard
- 3:45pm – 4:00pm Closing Remarks
- 4:00pm Cocktail Reception