Chapter Meeting - March 23, 2023

Chapter Meeting – Thursday March, 23, 2023

Comedy at the Carlson

50 Carlson Road

Rochester, NY 14610


Sponsored by:

Timothy Dunfey, ESQ


12:30pm – 1:00pm                  Registration

1:00pm – 2:00pm                    Lunch

2:00pm – 3:00pm                    Chapter Business Meeting Updates

                                                Presentation – “Crypto Regulation”

3:00pm – 4:15pm                    Comedy Show

4:30pm – 6:00pm                    Happy Hour next door at Radio Social! First drink is on RIMS!  




“Crypto Regulation”

The presentation will cover the regulatory risk to financial institutions associated with crypto currencies and digital assets in one form or another.  We will go through applicable federal laws, rules and regulations as well as enforcement actions currently that have taken place in the last 12 months.  We will also go through NY State law and the NYDFS as this is the essentially the "model law".  Finally, we will look at crypto/digital assets as a class and "opine" on the future of this unique asset class as well as some use cases which have proven to be effective.



Timothy Dunfey, Esq, Alahambra Compliance

Timothy is a bank regulatory compliance and compliance risk management professional who has more than a decade of industry experience with financial services companies ranging in size from small banks with less than one hundred million dollars to multinationals such as Citibank, American Express and Morgan Stanley.


He has assisted domestic and international financial institutions assess and address various types of compliance risks, developed a plan to mitigate compliance risk and manage communications with federal bank regulators, federal securities regulators and state bank and securities regulators concerning regulatory risk.


He has done some pioneering compliance work in the space of crypto product development and governance of which he will focus on that topic for this talk.



  • Active Chapter Members: Covered by the Chapter
  • Non-Members: $60


  • Cash
  • Credit via PayPal
  • Check payable to “RIMS Upstate NY Chapter” – Please email the Chapter Treasurer if you plan on making this form of payment;

– Mail to:         First American Equipment Finance

                        ATTN: Anna Ziegler

                        211 High Point Drive, 2nd Floor

                        Victor, NY 14564       


If you need to cancel your registration, please email the Chapter Secretary by 5:00pm on the Friday preceding the meeting. Late cancellations will be charged the non-member fee.

Please note: Your registration will include lunch. If you do not plan on staying for the meal, please contact the Chapter Secretary. Help save your chapter money!

If you have any further questions, please contact the Chapter Secretary, Tara Grillo at