As a US federal prosecutor for over 30 years, Stefan D. Cassella was one of the country’s leading experts on asset forfeiture and money laundering law. He now serves as an expert witness and consultant to law enforcement agencies and the private sector as the CEO of Asset Forfeiture Law, LLC. As a Deputy Chief of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section and later as the Chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baltimore, Maryland, Stef litigated some of the Government’s most significant forfeiture and money laundering cases and drafted many of the federal forfeiture and money laundering statutes. Mr. Cassella is the author of two treatises — Federal Money Laundering: Crimes and Forfeiture and Asset Forfeiture Law in the United States — which lead the practitioner, prosecutor, judge and policy maker through the labyrinth of statutes, rules and cases that govern these dynamic areas of the law. He has also authored some 50 law review articles on money laundering and forfeiture. Stef has trained prosecutors and agents in the U.S. and in numerous foreign countries.
Raheel Humayun has held senior leadership positions in oversight, compliance, regulation, and law enforcement. He has led procedural fairness investigations under legislative authority and has contributed to policy change at ministries, universities, health authorities, self-regulating professional organizations, local governments, and other public agencies. Mr. Humayun served in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as a civilian forensic investigator and has delivered expert witness testimony in Canadian courts. He delivers professional development training to police officers at the Justice Institute of British Columbia.A member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, he holds an undergraduate degree in science from the University of British Columbia.
Douglas A. LePard, is an independent consultant providing services in the criminal justice sector. After 35 years, he retired as a Deputy Chief in the Vancouver Police Department, then served for 2.5 years as the Chief of the Metro Vancouver Transit Police. He holds a B.A. in Criminology and an M.A. in Criminal Justice. Doug has authored or co-authored articles, textbook chapters and major reports on a variety of policing issues, including wrongful convictions and serial murder investigations. He is also a member of the Mental Health Review Board and faculty at the University of the Fraser Valley. His awards include the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Governor General’s Academic Medal, the Lieutenant Governor’s Merit Award, and the Gold Medal of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law. He is an Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.
Following a 24-year career with the RCMP, Jerome Malysh joined an international forensic accounting firm before starting his own private practise in 2005. Jerome is a subject matter expert on money laundering derived from his experience in law enforcement and from providing AML compliance services to his clients. He has developed AML compliance regimes for clients in Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. Jerome holds professional designations of Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics, and Certified Fraud Examiner. He has provided expert witness testimony in money laundering, fraud, and accounting in criminal prosecutions and civil ligation before the Supreme Court of B.C.
Adam Ross is the principal of White Label Insights Ltd, a business intelligence and investigations firm based in Vancouver. Prior to founding the firm in 2013, he spent several years in the UK with a leading risk management consultancy and a non-governmental organization investigating corruption and white-collar crime. Adam is an active member of Transparency International Canada and is the author of two reports for that organization addressing money laundering risk and beneficial ownership of real estate in Canada. He holds an MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria.