Unit 8: Bank Secrecy Act – Regulatory Overview

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Video Length: 22 Minutes
Released: September 26th, 2014
Presenter: Jerry Blanchard
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In the eighth installment of our Online Training Series, Jerry Blanchard, partner with the law firm Bryan Cave LLP in Atlanta, reviews what the Bank Secrecy Act and related anti-money laundering laws require in terms of compliance, common mistakes that banks make in their BSA compliance programs, and the board’s role in making sure that the bank is in compliance with all regulatory requirements.

Topics Include:

  • BSA Enforcement Actions
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Common Mistakes
  • Best Practices

A glossary of banking terms is included with each video unit.

About The Presenter:

Jerry Blanchard is a partner in the law firm of Bryan Cave, LLP in Atlanta where he works in the area of financial institution law, commercial lending, lender liability, bankruptcy and problem loan workouts.  Prior to that he spent 24 years in the Legal Department of Bank of America and its predecessors, starting with The Citizens and Southern National Bank in 1980, where he managed a national team of lawyers providing legal support to the middle market lending, small business lending, private banking and bankruptcy groups.  

He has advised clients on all aspects of bank regulation, commercial and private lending and generally managed all forms of legal risk arising out of lending operations, lender liability claims and fraud.  He has worked with senior management and boards of directors on strategic planning and negotiating enforcement orders with banking regulators. A large part of his practice involves working with credit risk departments on managing legal and reputation risk and with compliance departments to insure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. He is the author of Lender Liability: Law, Practice and Prevention, a three volume treatise published by West and Problem Loan Workouts, a two volume treatise also published by West.  

Mr. Blanchard obtained his B.A. from Berry College and his J.D. from Emory University School of Law. 

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