Due to concerns over rising Covid-19 cases, the 2022 AAML So Cal Trial Advocacy Institute has been rescheduled. The Institute will be live and in person at the Pendry hotel in San Diego on Friday March 18th – Monday March 21st. While in person attendance remains sold out, you can still register for the Simulcast live option, which will stream during the new dates. We appreciate your patience, and we hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy.

Friday, March 18th - Monday, March 21st 2022 AAML Trial Advocacy Institute: Complex Financial Issues in Family Law San Diego, CA | Pendry Hotel

Key Note Speaker: Dr. Jimmie Lenz

Dr. Lenz is an experienced executive, lecturer, and scholar in the field of banking and capital markets.

Jimmie is the Director of the Master of Engineering in FinTech and the Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity at the Pratt School, teaching Machine Learning, Blockchain, financial innovation, and financial products and services.

Starting his career as an equity and derivatives trader over 25 years ago, Jimmie found he reveled in fast moving atmospheres that required both strategic thought and the ability to take immediate action. His successes propelled him into a number of senior management roles within the finance community including leading an NYSE broker dealer with foreign and domestic operations, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Credit Officer at a top three broker dealer, and the Head of Predictive Analytics for one of the largest Wealth Management firms in the US.

Global financial services firms and exchanges have engaged Jimmie to address issues related to strategy, analytics application, risk mitigation, and business efficiencies. This in-depth understanding of the capital markets industry has allowed him to provide crucial perspectives in foreign and domestic regulatory matters, including the presentation of findings to the Security and Exchange Commission.

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Program Schedule


  • 6 PM – 8 PM | Friday Night Cocktail Hour
    • Provisional Restaurant of the Pendry Hotel


  • 8:45 AM | Introductions
  • 9 AM - 10 AM | Tracing A-Y: Identifying & Overcoming Problems in Complex Tracing
  • 10 AM - 10:15 AM | Break
  • 10:15 AM - 11 AM | Key Note Speaker Presentation: Dr. Jimmie Lenz
  • 11 AM - 11:15 AM | Break
  • 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM | Informal Discovery Under the Family Code
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Finding Hard to Find Assets - Working with Investigators and Computer Forensics
  • TBD | Saturday Night Dinner & Variety Entertainment Show


  • 8:45 AM | Introductions
  • 9 AM - 9:15 AM | Financial Provisions in Foreign Premarital Agreements - How to Address Them and Are They Enforceable
  • 9:15 AM - 9:30 AM | Using Vocational Evaluations at Trial - Cross-Examination Strategies and Dealing with Admissibility (Sanchez) Issues
  • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM | Advanced Practice Strategies in Seeking/Opposing Attorney's Fees and Sanctions
  • 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM | Break
  • 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Trading Places: Pereira/Van Camp and Moore/Marsden. What Would Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd Do?
  • TBD | Sunday Night Fellows Dinner


  • 8:45 AM | Introductions
  • 9 AM - 10 AM | Top Family Law Cases of 2021 Covering Financial Issues, Trial Techniques and Sanchez Updates
  • 10 AM - 10:15 AM | Break
  • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM | You Found Hidden Assets, Now What? Strategies For Presenting Your Case in Court
  • 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM | Break
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Complex Issues in Presenting Expert Witness Testimony at Trial
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