Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) under the Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering: What You Need to Know About the Safe Harbor and Limitations to Immunity


This presentation will provide:

-Introduction to Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR)

-Summary of Annunzio-Wylie Anti-Money Laundering Act, 31 U.S.C. § 5318(g)(3)(A)

-Split in authority regarding scope of safe harbor provision (absolute immunity vis-à-vis qualified immunity)

-Plain language of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, its legislative history, and public policy concerns.

-Legislative Fix

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