Webinar Host Profile: Jon Abernethy (Cohen & Gresser LLP)

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in partnership with AltaClaro, Jon Abernethy and Chris Everdell of Cohen & Gresser LLP presented a CLE webinar, “Current Trends in Anti-Money Laundering Enforcement.” The former federal prosecutors discussed trends and lessons learned from recent high-profile anti-money laundering (AML) cases as well as developments in blockchain and distributed ledger technology that have the potential to enhance and streamline AML compliance and reporting.

View Jon’s webinar trailer and professional bio, below.

Jon Abernethy is a white-collar crime and regulatory specialist, practicing as a Partner at Cohen & Gresser LLP in Manhattan. His practice focuses on criminal and regulatory investigations, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation. He is a recognized authority on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and regularly advises global companies on FCPA matters. Additionally, he represents companies and individuals in sensitive investigations and prosecutions involving securities fraud, money laundering, wire and mail fraud, public corruption, antitrust, commodities fraud, health care fraud, and other white- collar matters.

Jon also has extensive experience with various U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the Department of Justice, the SEC, the CFTC, the New York Attorney General’s Office, and the Manhattan D.A.’s Office. Prior to joining the Cohen & Gresser, Jon served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he was a lead prosecutor on numerous high profile FCPA, money laundering, and financial fraud cases.

Since 2013, Jon has been recognized in Chambers USA’s White Collar and Government Investigations category. He is also recognized in Legal 500’s 2016 United States coverage for White-Collar Criminal Defense and has been named one of New York’s Super Lawyers for Criminal Defense: White Collar each year since 2010. Jon is a frequent lecturer and has written articles for the New York Law Journal, the ABA Securities Litigation Journal, and other publications. Jon is a graduate of Stanford University and Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

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