Michael Shepard: Art, Sanctions, and Financial Crime
In this episode of the Artmatcher podcast, Michael Shepard, Deloitte’s Global Financial Crime Practice leader, discusses art, sanctions, financial crime, and how good actors can protect themselves in the art market.
About Michael Shepard
Michael is the Global Financial Crime Leader in Global Financial Advisory and a principal in Risk & Financial Advisory, Forensic & Financial Crime in Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP. He has led various anti-money laundering, sanctions, and financial crime-related projects and investigations at numerous global and US financial institutions and within other industry sectors.
From 2004 to 2006, Michael was head of Financial Crime Compliance and Deputy General Counsel at a leading full-service retail national bank. Previously, he was a partner at Blank Rome LLP, concentrating his practice on white-collar criminal defense, AML regulatory matters, asset forfeiture, and internal corporate investigations. From 1987 to 1991, Michael served as a prosecutor for the US Department of Justice Tax Division, Western Criminal Enforcement Section.
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