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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kathlyn (Lyn) L. Farrell, Managing Director at Treliant Risk Advisors, Receives ABA Distinguished Service Award

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Washington, DC – June 12, 2012 – Treliant Risk Advisors, a compliance, risk management, and strategic advisory firm specializing in the financial services industry, proudly wishes to share the news that our esteemed colleague Lyn Farrell, Managing Director at Treliant Risk Advisors, received the 2012 Distinguished Service Award at the opening session of American Bankers Association's 26th Annual Regulatory Compliance Conference.

The award, first presented in 1995, recognizes outstanding leadership, initiative, and accomplishment in banking regulatory compliance management. The ABA Compliance Administrative Committee, composed of 12 leading bank executives in the compliance profession, selects the honoree.

"I was elated to be present when Lyn received her award," said Jo Ann S. Barefoot, Co-Chair of Treliant Risk Advisors. "It was great to see her hard work, leadership, expertise, and support to her clients acknowledged with the presentation of this distinguished award. All who know Lyn understand that she is passionate about her work. She has been instrumental in helping institutions solve their complex compliance issues of today while also working with them to implement new processes and procedures for tomorrow. All of us at Treliant congratulate Lyn on her achievements and this well-deserved recognition."

Lyn has worked in the compliance field for financial institutions for over 30 years, including consulting to banks and financial services companies for the past 15 years. She is a licensed attorney and has functioned as in-house counsel and compliance officer to medium and large financial institutions. She is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and an Anti-Money Laundering Professional.

Her experience includes all areas of regulatory compliance, BSA/AML work, handling lending and real estate transactions, managing loans in litigation and bankruptcy, supervising enforcement action compliance, and drafting and negotiating contracts. She is a frequent speaker at banking events and regularly publishes articles on a variety of banking-related topics. Recently published articles include:

Five Compliance Priorities for 2012 American Banker
Don't Get Lost in UDAAP ABA Banking Journal, Co-Authored with Jo Ann S. Barefoot
A New Fair Lending Crackdown Mortgage Banking, Co-Authored with Jo Ann S. Barefoot

She also helped in the development of the ABA Compliance Audit Manual and was a co-author of the first edition. She wrote and regularly updated the CRCM Study Guide. For a list of other publications, visit Lyn received her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University.

"There is no one more deserving of this award than Lyn," said Andrew L. Sandler, Chief Executive Officer of Treliant Risk Advisors. "Her dedication to friends, colleagues, and clients in the industry is remarkable and we are thrilled that ABA recognized her with this award."

About Treliant Risk Advisors
Treliant Risk Advisors, headquartered in Washington, DC and with offices in New York and Los Angeles, is a multi-disciplinary compliance, risk management, and strategic advisory firm for the financial services industry. With a strong team of highly experienced executives who have held senior positions in Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, and regulatory agencies, Treliant Risk Advisors provides its clients with critical advice and solutions. Services include: regulatory compliance, risk management, compliance efficiency and integration, foreclosure practices review, business consulting, acquisition strategy, crisis management, corporate governance, due diligence, portfolio evaluation, financial analysis, and litigation expert sourcing. For more information, visit

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