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ACIR is committed to hosting cutting edge events for its membership. Our diverse program set includes such things as luncheons, conferences, webinars, breakfasts with Atlanta resident Consuls General and more. ACIR encourages you to consider attending one of our upcoming events. 

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Upcoming events

    • 10/12/2020
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • 10/14/2020
    • 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Event



    • 10/15/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar
    • 96

    Cyber Growth Leader Thomas Finan  will present a  webinar on:


    About the Webinar

    In the wake of COVID-19, the percentage of full-time employees working permanently from home will expand 733% over pre-pandemic levels. Cybercriminals are shifting their tactics accordingly, targeting often less-than-secure remote worksites to gain quick access to corporate systems. To protect themselves, organizations must squarely address the human element of cyber risk. Tom Finan of Willis Towers Watson will discuss how CISOs and HR leaders can collaborate to address four key aspects of employee experience that are the foundation of more effective cyber risk cultures. In so doing, they can help ensure their organizations not only survive a cyber incident but also thrive in its aftermath.

    About Thomas Finan

    Tom Finan is a Cyber Growth Leader within Willis Towers Watson’s FINEX Cyber/E&O Practice. In this role, Tom advances the company’s integrated approach to cybersecurity across all aspects of people, capital, and technology risk. Tom previously worked as the Chief Strategy Officer of Ark Network Security Solutions. He also served as Senior Cybersecurity Strategist and Counsel with the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate. While at DHS, Tom established and led the agency’s cybersecurity insurance initiative in support of implementation of Executive Order 13636, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.” To advance that effort, he created DHS’ Cyber Incident Data and Analysis Working Group (CIDAWG), a private-public engagement forum that examined how a cyber incident data repository could help meet the information and analysis requirements of the insurance industry and technical cybersecurity professionals.

    Tom previously served as the Staff Director and Counsel for the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment with the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security. During his time with the Committee, he authored two major reports that informed many of the statutory provisions that he helped develop for Title V of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-53) and the Reducing Over-Classification Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-258). Tom is a former Assistant General Counsel at the FBI. He has also worked in private litigation practice.

    Tom earned his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and B.A. from the University of Virginia.

    • 10/26/2020
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • 10/27/2020
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • A Virtual Summit

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    • 10/29/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar
    • 85

    Bruce Zagaris will present a  webinar on:


    About the Webinar

    Today companies and individuals face a host of white collar crime threats from all over the world. Transnational criminals are taking advantage of the pandemic to develop new frauds in PPE and medicines and acquire businesses. Using encrypted phone networks, they have anonymity to engage in drug and human trafficking. Increasingly, criminals network with each other and converge their crimes. The range of criminals more frequently includes state actors, such as China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran. Governments and companies are challenged to develop their own enforcement networks and regimes to prevent these new crimes, dismantle the criminal networks, and prosecute the criminals.

    About Bruce Zagaris

    Bruce Zagaris is a partner with the law firm of Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP, Washington, D.C. His criminal work has included counseling businesses on anti-corruption and anti-money laundering and preparing due diligence programs. He regularly testifies as an expert in international criminal cases involving evidence gathering, extradition, prisoner transfers, money laundering and tax crimes, and counseling of witnesses for grand jury investigations. Since 1985, he has edited the INTERNATIONAL ENFORCEMENT LAW REPORTER. He has been an adjunct professor of law at several law schools. He has authored and edited several books, including INTERNATIONAL WHITE COLLAR CRIME: CASES AND MATERIALS (2d ed. Cambridge U. Press, 2015), INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW with Jordan Paust et al (4th ed. Carolina Academic Press, 2013) and hundreds of articles on international law.

    He has represented various governments and international organizations on international financial services, transparency, and financial regulatory issues. For several governments he has advised on and participated in negotiations with respect to income tax treaties, tax information exchange agreements, and mutual assistance in criminal matters treaties. Since 1981, he has registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. He has testified several times in Congress on international tax, financial services, and international evidence gathering issues. He has authored FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN U.S. REAL ESTATE (Praeger Press 1979).


the capital city club

The ACIR frequently meets at the Capital City Club located at 7 John Portman Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30303. Please note that the venue is subject to change and will be announced accordingly. Complimentary valet parking is available.

Directions from I-75/I-85 Northbound

Exit at International Boulevard (Exit 249C). Go west four blocks and turn right on Spring Street. Go north one block. Turn right onto John Portman Boulevard at Historic Harris Street. The Capital City Club is on the left. 

Directions from I-75/I-85 Southbound

Exit at Williams Street (Exit 249C). Turn left on John Portman Boulevard at Historic Harris Street. Go east one (1) block, crossing Spring Street. The Capital City Club is on the left.