International Comparative Legal Guide to: Anti-Money Laundering 2024

June 11, 2024

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP announces release of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Anti-Money Laundering 2024.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce with Global Legal Group the release of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Anti-Money Laundering 2024. Gibson Dunn partners Stephanie L. Brooker and M. Kendall Day were the Contributing Editors of the publication, which covers issues including criminal enforcement, regulatory and administrative enforcement, and requirements for financial institutions and other designated businesses. The Guide, comprised of 5 expert analysis chapters and 19 jurisdictions, is live and FREE to access HERE.

Ms. Brooker, Mr. Day, and senior associate Chris Jones jointly authored “Anti-Money Laundering Laws and Regulations Top 12 Developments in Anti-Money Laundering Enforcement in 2023.”

In addition, Ms. Brooker, Mr. Day, and of counsel Ella Capone co-authored the jurisdiction chapter on “USA: Anti-Money Laundering 2024.”

You can view these informative and comprehensive chapters via the links below:

CLICK HERE to view Anti-Money Laundering Laws and Regulations Top 12 Developments in Anti-Money Laundering Enforcement in 2023

CLICK HERE to view USA: Anti-Money Laundering 2024

The following Gibson Dunn lawyers contributed to this publication: Stephanie Brooker, M. Kendall Day, Ella Capone, and Chris Jones.

Gibson Dunn has deep experience with enforcement defense and compliance issues regarding the Bank Secrecy Act, AML laws, and sanctions laws and regulations.

About the Authors:

Stephanie Brooker, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson Dunn, is Co-Chair of the firm’s Global White Collar Defense and Investigations, Anti-Money Laundering, and Financial Institutions Practice Groups. Stephanie served as a prosecutor at DOJ, including serving as Chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, investigating a broad range of white-collar and other federal criminal matters, and trying 32 criminal trials. She also served as the Director of the Enforcement Division and Chief of Staff at FinCEN, the lead U.S. anti-money laundering regulator and enforcement agency. Stephanie has been consistently recognized by Chambers USA for enforcement defense and BSA/AML compliance as an “excellent attorney,” who clients rely on for “important and complex” matters, and for providing “excellent service and terrific lawyering.” She has also been named a National Law Journal White Collar Trailblazer and a Global Investigations Review Top 100 Women in Investigations.

Kendall Day is a nationally recognized white-collar partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson Dunn, where he is Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Global Fintech and Digital Assets Practice Group, Co-Chair of the firm’s Financial Institutions Practice Group, co-leads the firm’s Anti-Money Laundering practice, and is a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations and Crisis Management Practice Groups. Kendall is recognized as a leading White Collar Attorney in the District of Columbia by Chambers USA – America’s Leading Business Lawyers. Most recently, Kendall was recognized in Best Lawyers 2024 for white-collar criminal defense. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Kendall had a distinguished 15-year career as a white-collar prosecutor with DOJ, rising to the highest career position in DOJ’s Criminal Division as an Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General (“DAAG”). As a DAAG, Kendall had responsibility for approximately 200 prosecutors and other professionals. Kendall also previously served as Chief and Principal Deputy Chief of the Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section. In these various leadership positions, from 2013 until 2018, Kendall supervised investigations and prosecutions of many of the country’s most significant and high-profile cases involving allegations of corporate and financial misconduct. He also exercised nationwide supervisory authority over DOJ’s money laundering program, particularly any BSA and money-laundering charges, DPAs and non-prosecution agreements involving financial institutions.

Ella Alves Capone is Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office, where she is a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations and Anti-Money Laundering practice groups. Her practice focuses in the areas of white collar investigations and advising clients on regulatory compliance and the effectiveness of their internal controls and compliance programs. Ella routinely advises multinational companies and financial institutions, including cryptocurrency and other digital asset businesses, gaming businesses, fintechs, and payment processors, on BSA/AML and sanctions compliance matters. She also has extensive experience representing clients before DOJ, SEC, OFAC, FinCEN, and federal banking regulators on a variety of white collar matters, including those involving BSA/AML, sanctions, anti-corruption, securities, and fraud matters.

Chris Jones is a senior associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson Dunn. He is a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations, Litigation, Anti-Money Laundering, and National Security Practice Groups, among others. His practice focuses primarily on internal investigations and enforcement defense, regulatory and compliance counseling, and complex civil litigation. Chris has experience representing clients in a wide range of anti-corruption, AML, litigation, sanctions, securities, and tax matters. He has represented various clients in investigations by DOJ, SEC, FinCEN, and OFAC, including a number of AML-related investigations. Previously, Chris clerked for the Honorable Timothy J. Kelly of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Contact Information:

For assistance navigating these issues, please contact the the Gibson Dunn lawyer with whom you usually work, the leaders or members of the firm’s Anti-Money Laundering practice group, or the authors:

Stephanie Brooker – Washington, D.C. (+1 202.887.3502, [email protected])
M. Kendall Day – Washington, D.C. (+1 202.955.8220, [email protected])
Ella Capone – Washington, D.C. (+1 202.887.3511, [email protected])
Chris Jones – Los Angeles (+1 213.229.7786, [email protected])

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