Elaine Banar is currently managing director and Global AML Head for Guggenheim Partners in New York where she manages the firm’s anti-money laundering and anti-bribery compliance program. Her public service included twelve years as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of New York, where she served as chief of Asset Forfeiture and as deputy chief of Asset Forfeiture and Narcotics. Previously, Banar was a special agent with the U.S. Customs Service specializing in international money laundering and weapons smuggling investigations, and also worked undercover. In 2001, she was appointed as the special legal adviser on organized crime matters for the UN Mission in Kosovo, where she spearheaded a group of international lawyers and police officials who drafted laws to address serious and organized crime. She was also instrumental in establishing the first witness protection program in the Balkans, persuading both U.S. and UK government officials to provide financial support to build a safe site for high-risk witnesses. From 2002 to 2004, Banar was asked to join a U.S. Department of Defense and Department of State law enforcement training team that worked with police and prosecutors in the Balkans to develop investigations and prosecutions using undercover and controlled delivery operations.
Fighting Serious Crimes is a unique resource for anyone battling serious crimes in societies seeking to avoid conflict, to escape from violence, or to recover and rebuild. Packed with practical guidance, this volume includes real-world examples from more than twenty of today’s conflict zones