Skip Navigation

Jacqueline D. Shinfield

Jacqueline D. Shinfield
Jacqueline D. Shinfield (she, her, hers) Partner | Toronto
Awards & Recognition

Jacqueline was named Person of the Year at the 2016 PX Payments Awards and was inducted into the Canadian Payments Hall of Fame. Payments eXchange is the Canadian organization that represents all sectors of the payments business in Canada (gift cards, prepaid cards, eCards, ePayments, mobile payments and transaction processing), as well as providing ongoing legal and statute updates that govern each aspect of the payments business.

In 2015, Jacqueline was named one of Paybefore's Top 10 Payments Lawyers. She is the only Canadian lawyer to receive this recognition.

Jacqueline is also recognized as a leading banking and financial services lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – 2013–2023 (Banking and Finance Law)

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer 2022 – Independently Rated Lawyers (As nominated by senior in-house counsel)

  • IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2022

  • Who's Who Legal: Thought Leader – 2021–2022 (GBRR)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business – 2021–2022 (Banking and Finance: Financial Services) 

  • Who's Who Legal: Global Elite – Thought Leaders (2021–2022: Banking – Regulatory; 2020–2022: Banking – Fintech)

  • Who's Who Legal: Global (2021–2022: Banking – Finance; 2020–2022: Banking – Regulatory; 2021: Fintech)

  • Chambers Canada – 2018–2022 (Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms – 2017–2022 Edition (Highly Regarded – Financial Services Regulatory)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory – 2016–2022 ("Repeatedly Recommended" in Banking & Financial Institutions and "Repeatedly Recommended" in Financial Institutions Regulation – Ontario) 

  • Chambers FinTech 2021 (FinTech Legal)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada – 2020–2021 (Banking)

  • Acritas Stars: Independently Rated Lawyer – 2018–2021 (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)

Professional Activities

Jacqueline is a member of the Canada Advisory Board established by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. She is also a member of the Finance Advisory Board for Practical Law – Canada established by Carswell and is a member of the advisory board of Payments eXchange, a Canadian payments organization that represents all sectors of the payments business in Canada.

Jacqueline is a frequent speaker on the Canadian payment landscape and regulatory compliance in the payments arena.

Publications
Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: The Essentials of Suspicious Transaction Reporting!
    Infonex Anti-Money Laundering: Compliance 2022 Conference (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, September 20-21, 2022.
  • Moderator and Speaker: Crypto – A Cross-Border Use Case
    TRANSACT Tech + ETA Annual Policy Day, Toronto, Ontario, June 14, 2022.
  • Co-speaker: Fireside Chat: What’s Next for Retail Payments
    TRANSACT Tech + ETA Annual Policy Day, Toronto, Ontario, June 14, 2022.
  • Co-speaker: Update on Suspicious Transaction Reports/Administrative Monetary Penalties/Assessment Findings
    10th Annual Canadian MSB Association (CMSBA) Spring Training Session, Toronto, Ontario, June 1-2, 2022.
  • Co-speaker: New Payment Services Provider (PSP) rules from Budget 2022
    10th Annual Canadian MSB Association (CMSBA) Spring Training Session, Toronto, Ontario, June 1-2, 2022.
  • Co-speaker: Accelerating Payments Modernization: A Regulatory Discussion
    2022 Canadian Prepaid Providers Association (CPPO) Symposium, Toronto, Ontario, June 1, 2022.
  • Co-speaker: AML Audits – Expectations, Trends and Results
    IIAC Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Conference: Trends and Perspectives for the Financial Industry, Toronto, Ontario, May 31, 2022.
  • Chair and Speaker: Technology Update: New Models, Impacts and Innovations and Open Banking
    Essential One-Day Update in Regulatory Compliance and Legal Risk Management for Financial Institutions, Osgoode Hall Law School (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, April 26, 2022.
  • Speaker: Compliance in the Financial Services Sector AML/ATF: Focus on Virtual Currency
    Osgoode Professional LLM in Financial Law Webinar, Toronto, Ontario, April 9, 2022.
  • Moderator and Co-speaker: The Future – Where Are Things Going?
    Module 5, Osgoode Professional LLM Webinar, Toronto, Ontario, March 31, 2022.
  • Co-speaker: Treating Customers Fairly & Market Conduct
    Module 3, Osgoode Professional LLM Webinar, Toronto, Ontario, February 24, 2022.
  • Chair and Speaker: Bribery/Corruption, Anti-Money Laundering and Economic Sanctions
    Module 2, Osgoode Professional LLM Webinar, Toronto, Ontario, February 10, 2022.
  • Speaker: FINTRAC’s Expectations: 2022 Version
    Toronto Compliance and AML Events, The Knowledge Series, (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, January 29, 2022.
  • Speaker: A Fine Balance – Fraud, Money Laundering and Filing Effective STRs
    Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS) FinCrime Canada Summit - Evolution of Fraud & Money Laundering (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, November 18, 2021.
  • Speaker: COVID-19’s Impact on Transaction Monitoring Update on Reporting Obligations – Electronic Fund Transfers (EFTs) & Suspicious Transaction Reports
    The Canadian MSB Association Fall Conference (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, November 9-10, 2021.
  • Speaker: Emergency Response: How AML Adapted to a Global Pandemic
    ACAMS Canada Virtual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, November 3-4, 2021.
  • Speaker: Get Out of My House: BC Takes a Stand Against Transnational Organized Crime
    ACAMS Canada Virtual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, November 3-4, 2021.
  • Speaker: Update on Reporting Obligations – Electronic Fund Transfers (EFTs), and Suspicious Transaction Reports
    Anti-Money Laundering: Compliance 2021, Infonex conference (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, September 13-14, 2021.
  • Speaker: Compliance in the Financial Services Sector - AML/ATF
    Osgoode Professional LLM Program (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, July 20, 2021.
  • Co-speaker: Who does the RPAA apply to?
    Blakes Regulation of Retail Payments in Canada: The Retail Payments Activities Act Is Here webinar (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, June 23, 2021.
  • Co-speaker: The AML Regulatory Changes are Here
    2021 Canadian Prepaid Providers Organization (CPPO) Prepaid Symposium (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, June 9, 2021.
  • Speaker: AML Examinations and Findings
    The Canadian MSB Association Spring Training Session (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, June 7-8, 2021.
  • Co-speaker: Upcoming: An Analysis of Canada’s New Regulations and the Impact on Compliance Functions
    Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) webinar (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, May 19, 2021.
  • Co-speaker: Developing a Defensible Compliance Program: Best Practices for Navigating Grey Areas Under the PCMLTFR and FINTRAC’s Flexible Measures
    Canadian Institute’s 20th Annual Canadian Forum on Anti-money Laundering and Financial Crime (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, May 4-5, 2021.
  • Co-speaker: Retail Payments - How Did COVID Shape Retail Payments
    Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) Annual Policy Day (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, April 28, 2021.
  • Co-speaker: Point Taken: Inside Canada’s Efforts to Fight Corruption and Raise Its CPI Score
    Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) webinar (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, April 28, 2021.
  • Co-speaker: Navigating FINTRAC Exams and Penalties in 2021: A Practical Workshop
    2nd Annual National Conference: AML Compliance & Legal Risk Management for Financial Institutions, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, April 22, 2021.
  • Co-speaker: Dreaming of Leaving on a Jet Plane: Views of Payments from Around the World
    Innovative Payments Conference - International (virtual), Innovative Payments Association, Toronto, Ontario, April 12-23, 2021.
  • Speaker: The Revised Regulations under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA), Focus on Prepaid
    New Canadian Anti-Money Laundering Rules Webinar, Canadian Prepaid Providers Organization, Toronto, Ontario, March 17, 2021.
  • Co-speaker: Women in Compliance Success Stories
    Toronto Compliance and AML Events, The Knowledge Series, (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, March 6, 2021.
  • Co-speaker: Treating Customers Fairly & Market Conduct
    Osgoode Certificate in Regulatory Compliance & Legal Risk Management for Financial Institutions 2021, Module Three - Managing Regulatory Reviews, Exams, Complaints & Conflicts (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, March 4, 2021.
  • Chair and Speaker: Bribery/Corruption, Anti-Money Laundering & Economic Sanctions
    Osgoode Certificate in Regulatory Compliance & Legal Risk Management for Financial Institutions 2021, Module Two - Building Blocks of an Effective Compliance Program (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, February 18, 2021.
  • Speaker: FINTRAC Regulatory Expectation in 2021
    Toronto Compliance and AML Events, The Knowledge Series (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, January 16, 2021.
  • Speaker: What does FINTRAC really expect? Insights from recent examinations…surprise!
    Canadian Money Services Business Association (CMSBA) conference (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, December 1-2, 2020.
  • Co-speaker: The New Normal: The Canadian AML Landscape After COVID-19
    ACAMS 8th Annual AML & Anti-Financial Crime Conference - Canada (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, October 20-22, 2020.
  • Co-speaker: AML/CFT Compliance in the Cryptosphere: A comparative view of Canada and the U.S.
    Toronto Compliance & AML Events (TCAE) Webinar, October 20, 2020.
  • Co-speaker: What’s new with FINTRAC/AML
    Beyond Cards: Payment Progression in Canada, Blakes Business Class webinar, Toronto, Ontario, October 8, 2020.
  • Co-speaker: The Money Services Business Compliance Checklist: How to Prepare for New Obligations under the Amended PCMLTFA
    The Canadian Institute's 19th Annual Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Conference (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, July 14-15, 2020.
  • Co-speaker: Canadian Regulatory Changes and COVID-19 Challenges
    ACAMS 24+ conference (virtual), Toronto, Ontario, June 2-3, 2020.
  • Co-speaker: What’s Different for Financial Institutions vs. Other Reporting Entities
    The Legal and Practical Guide to AML Compliance & Risk Management for Financial Institutions, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, April 24, 2020.
  • Speaker: Revisions to the Regulations to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA)
    Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) Anti-money Laundering and Financial Crimes Conference, Toronto, Ontario, March 4, 2020.
  • Moderator: The New Retail Payments Framework
    Northwind’s 2nd Annual Payments Invitational Forum, Cambridge, Ontario, December 9-11, 2019.
  • Co-speaker: How will Open Banking Impact Financial Institutions and Consumers?
    The Canadian Institute's 25th Annual Regulatory Compliance for Financial Institutions Conference, Toronto, Ontario, November 26-28, 2019.
  • Co-speaker: Data Governance, Privacy and Open Banking
    The Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA) Open Banking Education Forum 19, Calgary, Alberta, November 25-26, 2019.
  • Speaker: FINTRAC’S Guidance on Assessment of Harm Done and the Administrative Monetary Penalties Policy
    The Canadian MSB Association Conference, Toronto, Ontario, November 22, 2019.
  • Co-speaker: Incorporating Tools and Strategies to Disrupt Human Trafficking
    ACAMS Webinar, October 30, 2019.
  • Co-speaker: AML Roundtable: Insights on the Latest AML & Industry Developments in Canada
    ACAMS 7th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference – Canada, Toronto, Ontario, October 23-24, 2019.
  • Co-speaker: Financial Crime Trends – AML Hot Topics
    ACAMS 7th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference – Canada, Toronto, Ontario, October 23-24, 2019.
Media Activities
  • Quoted: Canada's clampdown on protest funding may be a challenge for financial sector
    Article by Nichola Saminather, Reuters, February 17, 2022.
  • Quoted: Fighting Financial Crime in Canada, with Jacqueline Shinfield
    Financial Crime Matters hosted by Kieran Beer, soundcloud.com podcast, October 13, 2021.
  • Quoted: Fridays with Fintelekt: Conversations
    Fintelekt Advisory Services (webinar), March 17, 2021.
  • Quoted: Real Estate brokerages run afoul of money laundering rules
    Article by Shane Dingman, The Globe and Mail, March 24, 2021.
  • Quoted: Bank Scandals, Beneficial Owners and Brexit Turmoil: AML in 2019
    Article by ACAMS moneylaundering.com, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (Online), January 3, 2020.
  • Quoted: Canada’s Radical Rethink on AML with Jacqueline Shinfield
    Financial Crime Matters hosted by Kieran Beers, soundcloud.com podcast, September 25, 2019.
Education

Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 1989
LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School – 1987
BA, University of Winnipeg – 1983

More insights

Save Profile

Select sections to customize your PDF

Share Profile