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Amy G. Rudnick, a retired former partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, joined the firm in 1995 and retired in 2016. Ms. Rudnick co-chaired the firm’s Financial Institutions Practice Group and was a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group.
Ms. Rudnick’s practice focused primarily on representing financial institutions in connection with criminal, civil, and regulatory enforcement actions and in responding to regulatory examinations involving compliance with anti-money laundering (“AML”) laws and regulations, including the Bank Secrecy Act, as amended by the USA PATRIOT Act (“BSA”). She assisted financial institution holding companies, domestic and multinational banks, securities broker-dealers, investment companies, insurance companies, finance companies, money services businesses, casinos, other financial services businesses, and multinational corporations in developing, enhancing and implementing risk-based AML compliance programs, customer due diligence and enhanced due diligence policies and procedures, and procedures for identifying and reporting suspicious activity. For ten years, Ms. Rudnick was a member of the Treasury Department’s Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group.
Ms. Rudnick also served as counsel to the independent consultants in two of the residential mortgage foreclosure reviews that were undertaken pursuant to consent orders entered into by the servicers with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Rudnick was the Director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Financial Enforcement, the predecessor to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. While at the Treasury Department, Ms. Rudnick was responsible for proposing BSA and AML legislation, issuing BSA regulations and interpretations, investigating and assessing civil money penalties, and coordinating BSA compliance with the Treasury Department and other bank supervisory agencies, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, and the federal law enforcement authorities with BSA/AML authority. Her international efforts included participation in the G-7 Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering and the negotiation of law enforcement cooperation agreements with foreign governments.
Previously, Ms. Rudnick was a Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section, where she investigated and prosecuted drug trafficking and money laundering cases, and a law clerk to the Honorable Ellen Bree Burns, United States District Court Judge, District of Connecticut.
Ms. Rudnick has been ranked nationally as a leading lawyer for Financial Services Regulation in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for seven consecutive years (2010-2016). In November 2016, she was awarded a Lifetime Leadership and Service Award by the American Bankers Association and the American Bar Association for her work in the area of anti-money laundering compliance.
Ms. Rudnick received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University, and she graduated with honors from the George Washington University Law School.
The George Washington University - 1980 Juris Doctor
Stanford University - 1976 Bachelor of Arts
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