Regulatory Compliance

Through government service and client representations, our attorneys have substantial practical experience in government regulatory matters and compliance counseling related to Patriot Act, bank secrecy, money laundering, and securities fraud investigations and enforcement; anti-boycott and foreign assets control regulations; and broker-dealer and New York Stock Exchange rules and regulations. We have conducted Bank Secrecy Act compliance and money laundering seminars for senior representatives of U.S. and foreign financial institutions, and we act as outside counsel for financial institutions on day-to-day inquiries on BSA and money laundering issues. In this connection, our representation has included preparation of BSA compliance and money laundering policies and internal manuals. We have also represented financial institutions in administrative and judicial civil forfeiture proceedings, including one of the largest civil forfeiture cases brought in the Southern District of New York, and in the successful recoupment by a Middle Eastern bank of assets frozen in the wake of the BCCI dissolution.