writing, training, and consulting.
"Compliance programs must be put into place and—more importantly—communicated repeatedly and enforced properly throughout the entire organization."
-Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell
Ola M. Tucker, JD, CAMS
I am an experienced compliance professional with subject-matter expertise in global anti-financial crimes (AFC) compliance, including anti-money laundering (AML), anti-corruption, and international sanctions laws and regulations. I have worked in the financial services industry for approximately 15 years, and have helped develop and implement corporate compliance programs at international and domestic companies, including Fortune 50 corporations. I also served as the AML/BSA Compliance Officer at a Delaware financial services firm focused on high net-worth clients.
Since 2018, I have been teaching classes on compliance and financial crimes at Widener University Delaware Law School. I have spoken at several industry conferences and conducted a number of webinars. Additionally, I am a contributor to various compliance publications.
I founded Compliance Notes in 2019. I provide freelance writing, compliance training, and consulting to individuals and businesses in the legal and financial services sectors.
For more details about my professional experience, see my resume here.
Contact me to learn more.
I offer freelance writing services focused on compliance & ethics, financial crime, legal, and regulatory issues. I also provide customized compliance training and educational content, as well as compliance consulting. Services include:
Writing & Editing
Training Materials / Educational Content
Expert Witness Testimony & Consultation
Compliance Program Consulting
EXPERTISE - QUALITY - PROFESSIONALISM
The AMLA Targets Anonymous US Shell Companies, But Can It Halt Illicit Fund Flows Globally?, ACAMS Today, (May 28, 2021).
Understanding the Risks and Challenges of Shell Companies in Managing AML Compliance, Journal of Financial Compliance, Vol. 3, No. 4, (Summer, 2020).
The SEC Breaks New Ground with Sanctions, Export Control Penalties in FCPA Action, Bloomberg Law, (December 12, 2019).
The Role of the Board of Directors in AML Compliance, CorporateComplianceInsights.com, (November 4, 2019).
How Shell Companies Might be Circumventing FinCEN's Beneficial Ownership Rule, CorporateComplianceInsights.com, (July 5, 2019).
BLOG POSTS & CONTRIBUTIONS
“Customer Due Diligence: Meeting Regulatory Expectations,” Insights, Alessa, (December 8, 2020).
"The disappearance of office chit-chat," SAI Global, (September 26, 2020).
"Ola Tucker's Training Tips," Sending the Elevator Back Down: What We’ve Learned From Great Women in Compliance, Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley, CCI Press, (October 2020).
PRESENTATIONS & WEBINARS
"Anti-corruption and the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT): what are the challenges for European companies?" Faculté de Droit (FLD), Webinar, June 22, 2021. Speaker.
“Cybercrime and the Recent Wave of Ransomware Attacks.” UNIVALI & Widener University Delaware Law School, Webinar Lecture Series, June 16, 2021. Speaker.
"Best Practices for Conducting Effective Customer Due Diligence." Bermuda Bankers Association, Webinar, March 19, 2021. Speaker.
"Understanding the Board of Directors Role in Effective AML Risk Oversight." Lawline, Webcast, November 6, 2020. Speaker. To purchase a recording of the webinar, click here:
"Law in the Time of COVID-19: Corruption and Money Laundering." UNIVALI & Widener University Delaware Law School, Webinar Lecture Series, May 27, 2020. Speaker.
To view a recording, click here.
"Mastering the Art of Ethical Office Politics for Stronger AFC." ACAMS 25th Annual International AML & Financial Crime Conference, Hollywood, FL, April 20-22, 2020. Panel Moderator. *Conference canceled due to COVID-19.
See the conference brochure here.
"Board of Director Oversight and Responsibilities in Relation to AML Risk." Clear Law Institute, Webinar, March 24, 2020. Speaker.
"Board of Director Oversight of AML Risk." Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, Web Conference, January 23, 2020. Speaker.
To purchase a video recording of the web conference, click here.
"AML Challenges Amid the Rise of the Shell Company." Compliance Week Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., May 20, 2019. Panelist.
“Politically Exposed Person (PEP) Screening.” Webinar, forthcoming July 2021. Presenter.