Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Overview of Financial Investigations by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The Customs Law Committe of the American Bar Association is sponsoring a teleconference on Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 1:00-2:00 P.M. EDT. Persons may dial in to hear the teleconference, or attend in person at the law firm of GrayRobinson, 401 East Las Olas Blvd., 10th Floor, Ft.Lauderdale, Florida.

The speakers are:

1) Peter Quinter, Vice Chair, Customs Law Committee and Shareholder in Charge of the Customs and International Trade Law Group at GrayRobinson, P.A.


2) Deborah Morrisey, Citibank, former Assistant Special Agent in Charge for Financial Investigations, Miami Office, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Import and export companies, along with customs brokers and freight forwarders, and banks and other financial institutions are keen to learn how, when, why, and where Special Agents from what is now known as Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) conduct such investigations. The discussion will go way beyond money laundersing investigations, use of Export Enforcement Subpoenas, seizures of merchandise, and seizures of bank accounts, and include cooperation with other Federal law enforcement agencies such as FinCen (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network). Learn from an insider the intracies of financial investigations occur.

To sign up for the teleconference or to attend in person, please contact Jonathan Lewis at or (202) 662-1600.

For any questions, please contact me at:

Peter Quinter, Shareholder
Customs and International Trade Law Group
GrayRobinson, P.A.
1221 Brickell Ave.
16th Floor
Miami, FL 33131

mobile (954) 270-1864
office (305) 416-6960

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