When:  July 28, 2020
Time:    3:30pm ET; 2:30pm CT; 1:30pm MT; 12:30pm PT
Who:    Open to all PIABA Members
Cost:    $95
CLE:     One (1) Hour, where approved    
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What federal and state laws, rules, and regulations do brokers have to take into account before reporting potential elder financial exploitation? What new actions can brokers take to respond to potential elder financial exploitation? What kind of things can brokers and investment advisers do to detect potential elder financial exploitation? What is going on at the state and federal level to make detecting and reporting elder financial exploitation easier for brokers and advisers?

The webinar is open to all PIABA members. This program does include one (1) hour continuing education credit where approved.

Scheduled for 60 minutes, the webinar will begin at 3:30 pm edt; 2:30 pm cdt; 1:30 pm mdt; 12:30 pm pdt.

Lisa Braganca   Lisa Bleier   Jilenne Gunther
Celiza Braganca
Braganca Law LLC
Skokie, IL
Lisa Bleier
Jilenne Gunther
AARP BankSafe Initiative

Celiza (Lisa) Bragança recovers investment losses and represents individuals in federal and state financial regulatory investigations. She served as an SEC Branch Chief in the Division of Enforcement where she handled investigations of accounting fraud, Ponzi schemes, insider trading, churning, and unsuitable investments. Since leaving the SEC, Lisa has helped recover millions of dollars in investment losses in court and in FINRA arbitrations. She has represented individuals and entities in numerous investigations by the SEC and other regulators of cryptocurrencies and token offerings, insider trading, trading practices, financial fraud by public companies, and other conduct.

Lisa is a PIABA Foundation Board Member and active on several PIABA Committees. Lisa is a former Chair of the CBA Securities Law Committee and a member of the Women's White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA) as well as a member of the Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


Lisa J. Bleier is Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at SIFMA, and head of the Private Client, Retirement & State Government Affairs teams. In this capacity, she supervises and coordinates SIFMA’s outreach to members of Congress and government regulators on retirement and senior investor matters, as well as managing the teams engaged in state issues and retail issues.

Ms. Bleier is on the Board of the NAPSA National Institute on Elder Financial Exploitation, Co-Chair SIFMA’s Senior Investor Protection Initiative, and the Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Section on Taxation Employee Benefits Legislation and Litigation Subcommittee.  She is on the planning board for the National Aging and Legal Conference.  She has testified on retirement plan matters in Oregon and Connecticut and on ERISA fiduciary matters in Nevada and Maryland.

Ms. Bleier holds a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.


Jilenne Gunther is on a mission to solve policy problems and implement solutions to protect the finances of older Americans and their families.  As the national director of AARP’s BankSafe Initiative, Jilenne is leveraging her expertise to focus on the intersection between financial exploitation, dementia, caregiving and the accessibility of the banking environment for older adults. Core to that effort is her work leading the development of a game-changing financial exploitation prevention training program that is leading financial institutions nationwide to curb exploitation.

She’s spent the last 15 years developing programs and conducting groundbreaking research that have advanced financial exploitation prevention across the country, including the creation of the nation’s first banking account feature to help family and caregivers prevent exploitation. She holds a Masters in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Utah.