October 29-30 The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, VA

Uncover vital insights alongside industry visionaries, regulatory leaders, and peers in your field to ensure you navigate the complex regulatory landscape without missing a step.


2024 Agenda

Day 1 • Tuesday, October 29


Registration & Light Breakfast





Jodie Kelley

Jodie Kelley, CEO, Electronic Transactions Association

101 Level Sessions • 9:00 AM–12:30pm

101 Level Sessions serve as a precursor for the 201 level sessions and provide an overview of the basic laws and regulations governing payments. These sessions are great for those who are new to payments or just want a refresher.


Overview of Regulators

Who are they, what do they do, which laws/regs do they enforce, powers, etc

  • Ed Marshall, Partner, AGG
  • Max Bonici, Counsel, Venable


Bank Secrecy Act/AML/KYC

  • Erin Doyle, Associate, AGG
  • Chris Boone, Counsel, Venable



  • Obrea O. Poindexter, Partner, Cooley LLP
  • Steve Conley, Associate, Wiley



The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is moving to reclassify cannabis as a Schedule III drug under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

  • Bob Durkin, Partner, AGG


Money Transmission

  • Adam Fleisher, Partner, Cooley
  • Erin Doyle, Associate, AGG


Durbin and Reg II

  • Theresa Kananen, Partner, AGG



  • Nicole Meisner, Partner; Chair, Paytech and Payment Systems, Taft
  • Chris Boone, Counsel, Venable



Tables hosted by individual law firms to facilitate deeper discussion.

201 Level Sessions • 1:35 PM–5:00 PM

201 Level Sessions focus on the latest changes to laws and regulations as well as discussion of the current trends to help attendees keep their compliance programs ahead of the curve.


Overview of Regulatory Environment

Regulators are focused on the payments industry with new regulations and enforcement actions. This session will discuss how to think about the regulatory environment in DC and what it means for your company.

  • Ed Marshall, Partner, AGG
  • Ellen Berge, Partner, Venable


The FTC’s Perspective

  • FTC - speaker to be assigned
  • Duane Pozza, Partner, Wiley (moderator)


Surcharging and Cash Discounting

Surcharging and discounting create opportunities and risks. This panel will explore these practices from a compliance standpoint.

  • Theresa Kananen, Partner, AGG
  • Sean Ruff, Partner, Cooley
  • Nicole Meisner, Partner; Chair, Paytech and Payment Systems, Taft


Coffee Break


Dealing with a Regulatory Enforcement Action

The risk of enforcement actions against the industry had increased. Learn about how to avoid them and what to do when your company is facing one.

  • Michell Rogers, Partner, Cooley
  • Ed Marshall, Partner, AGG
  • Lee W. Gilley, Partner, Bradley



More and more states are enacting privacy laws, creating a patchwork and new compliance challenges. This session will provide the latest on privacy laws and how to think about them.

  • Erin Doyle, Associate, AGG
  • Kelley Bastide, Partner, Venable
  • Lee W. Gilley, Partner, Bradley


Artificial Intelligence

AI is strengthening the way payments are conducted. From fraud prevention to customer service, learn how AI is making compliance easier.

  • Allison Raley, Partner, AGG
  • Duane Pozza, Partner, Wiley
  • Federal Reserve (invited)


Money Transmission

New entrants and new services have created compliance challenges for money transmission. This session will explore the new compliance challenges.

  • Adam Fleisher, Partner, Cooley
  • Nicole Meisner, Partner; Chair, Paytech and Payment Systems, Taft


Deeper Dive Conversation

Individual tables hosted by law firms. This is an opportunity to sit with the lawyers for deeper discussions.


Networking Reception/Dinner

Tables hosted by individual law firms.

Day 2 • Wednesday, October 30



Tables hosted by individual law firms.

201 Level Sessions  Continue • 9:00 AM–12:00pm

201 Level Sessions focus on the latest changes to laws and regulations as well as discussion of the current trends to help attendees keep their compliance programs ahead of the curve.


Overview of Politics/Capitol Hill

ETA works with policymakers to deliver the messages of the payments industry. This session will discuss how the 118th Congress is viewing our industry.

Scott Talbott

Scott Talbot, EVP, Electronic Transactions Association


Beneficial Ownership Rule

To help fight financial crimes, the Beneficial Ownership Rule is a requirement from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) which mandates all covered financial institutions collect and verify from certain non-exempt legal entities information about the beneficial owners of the entity at the time a new account is opened. Most companies are covered by the rule. FinCEN began accepting reports on January 1, 2024. This panel will discuss the ins and outs of the Rule.

  • FINCEN–invited


Thinking about the CFPB

The CFPB has ramped up its enforcement, rulemaking and public messaging for payments companies. This session will help compliance executives think about the CFPB.

  • Erin Cass, Counsel, Paul Hastings
  • Lee W. Gilley, Partner, Bradley
  • Antonio Reynolds, Partner, Wiley


State Taxes

States are changing laws related to sales tax. This session will focus on how payments companies should think about these changes.

  • Michele Borens, Partner, Eversheds
  • Maria Todorova, Partner, Eversheds
  • Charlie Kearns, Partner, Eversheds


Compliance from the Industry Perspective

Compliance has many sides. This panel will hear from industry players and how they think about staying on top of compliance issues.

  • Chief Compliance Officer, Bank
  • Chief Compliance Officer, Processor
  • Ellen Berge, Partner, Venable

11:35am -12:00pm

The CFPB’s Agenda

The CFPB has a number of initiatives focused on banks and fintechs. From open banking to supervision of non-banks, this session will hear directly from the CFPB on its payments-related agenda.

  • Amy Zirkle, Senior Program Manager, Payments and Deposits Markets, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Allyson Baker, Partner, Paul Hastings



Tables hosted by individual law firms to facilitate deeper discussion.

Network Compliance • 1:00–4:30pm

These sessions will facilitate deeper discussions about compliance with network rules.


Compliance with Network Rules

Three 20-30 min sessions with each network, including Q&A.

  • VISA: Robert Johnson, Senior Director, Visa Rules Management- US Region
  • MASTERCARD: Jonathan Trivelas, Vice President, Brand Performance Team
  • AMERICAN EXPRESS: Robin Trickel, VP Global Policy & Standards, Global Merchant & Network Services


Coffee Break


Fireside Chat with Three Networks

Three 20-30 min sessions with each network, including Q&A.

  • Ellen Berge, Partner, Venable


Question and Answer Session with Networks


Concluding Remarks


Jodie Kelley

Jodie Kelley, CEO, Electronic Transactions Association


Networking Reception

Event Pricing

$1295 / ETA Member

$1495 / Non-Member


$309 / night + taxes and other charges

The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202

You will be sent a special booking link with your conference registration confirmation. Room block ends October 8, 2024. Limited rooms are available.

Nearest Airport: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Hear From 2023 Attendees

“PCC is a great conference to brush up on the foundations in the current context, and unlike other conferences, I find that the information is very practical and applicable to my work today and not high-level horizon technologies.”

Kelsey Liebe
Director of Compliance, Repay

“PCC keeps me and all attendees apprised of Federal regulations, state laws and card brand rules. In addition, I get to connect with like-minded colleagues.”

Adrienne Gray
SVP Payments Risk & Compliance, Commercial Bank of California

“PCC helps me stay on top of the rules and regulations of both the Federal & State. I also get a chance to build my compliance network.”

Diane Driscoll
Director of Compliance & Risk at US Alliance Group, Inc.

“I am leading payments in a bank new to this industry and PCC gives a good understanding of basic compliance and provides great content I can immediately apply to my professional life.”

Jagdeep Sahota
Chief Payments Officer, EVP, Banc of California

“Information shared at PCC is very valuable, the educational aspect of it is pertinent to my role. It validates what I am doing and helps me easily apply it to help improve my organization’s compliance program.”

Luziane Cavalcanti
Manager – Payments and Special Projects, Cargas Systems

Event Sponsors


Obtain CLE and ETA CPP CE Credits

ETA’s Payments Compliance Conference will be granted 9 CLE credit hours.* CLE States: California, Georgia, Michigan, Washington State, Alabama, New York, Virginia.

This list will be updated as we get approvals from additional states. ETA also allows for Financial Hardship requests and tries to award at least two scholarships to attorneys that qualify. Scholarships include at least a 50% reduction in the cost of the registration course fees. All requests for financial aid should establish the hardship and the specific request for assistance. ETA will determine the scholarship based on the need. Reduced rates are also extended to government employees. To request financial aid or if your state is not on the list, write to us at etacompliance@electran.org and we will be glad to assist you. We will inform you of the final approved CLE credit hours in our post event follow-up.

*Exact number of credits TBD.


The ETA CPP™ certification program sets the standard for professional performance in the payments industry and is a symbol of excellence. It signifies that an individual has demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to perform competently in today’s complex electronic payments environment.

This event is eligible for 9  ETA CPP™ Continuing Education (CE) credits.* Credit is earned at the rate of one credit per 50 minutes of electronic transactions industry-related session time, including questions and answers, excluding lunches and breaks.