Webcast: Bank Secrecy Act / Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Enforcement and Compliance in 2022 and Beyond

January 19, 2022

Please join us in a discussion regarding the latest developments and trends in U.S. and international anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions laws, regulations, and enforcement. In particular, we will cover recent updates related to enforcement actions, sanctions programs and export controls, the AML Act of 2020, online gaming and sports betting, emerging payment models, cryptocurrency and Central Bank Digital Currencies, and ransomware. We will also discuss sanctions and AML areas of focus highlighted by the Biden Administration, as well as what to expect in 2022 and beyond.

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Stephanie Brooker is former Director of the Enforcement Division at the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and previously served as the Chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and as a trial attorney for several years.  Ms. Brooker co-chairs Gibson Dunn’s global White Collar Defense and Investigations, Anti-Money Laundering, and Financial Institutions Practice Groups.  She represents financial institutions, multi-national companies, and individuals in connection with BSA/AML, sanctions, anti-corruption, securities, tax, wire fraud, and “me-too” matters.  Her practice also includes BSA/AML compliance counseling and due diligence and significant criminal and civil asset forfeiture matters.  She routinely handles complex cross-border investigations.  Ms. Brooker has been named a National Law Journal White Collar Trailblazer and a Global Investigations Review Top 100 Women in Investigations.

Kendall Day is a former Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General in DOJ’s Criminal Division.  Mr. Day co-chairs Gibson Dunn’s Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Institutions Practice Groups.  He represents financial institutions; fintech, crypto-currency, and multi-national companies; and individuals in connection with criminal, regulatory, and civil enforcement actions involving anti-money laundering/Bank Secrecy Act, sanctions, FCPA and other anti-corruption, securities, tax, wire and mail fraud, unlicensed money transmitter, false claims act, and sensitive employee matters.  Mr. Day’s practice also includes BSA/AML compliance counseling and due diligence, and the defense of forfeiture matters.

Adam Smith is an experienced international trade lawyer who previously served in the Obama Administration as the Senior Advisor to the Director of OFAC and as the Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council.  Mr. Smith focuses on international trade compliance and white collar investigations, including with respect to federal and state economic sanctions enforcement, the FCPA, embargoes, and export controls.

F. Joseph Warin is a former Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Warin co-chairs Gibson Dunn’s global White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group, and he chairs the 200+-person Litigation Department of the Washington, D.C. office.  Mr. Warin’s group is consistently recognized annually by Global Investigations Review as the leading global investigations law firm in the world.  Among numerous personal accolades, Mr. Warin has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a U.S. White Collar Crime Litigator “Star” for eleven consecutive years (2011–2021), and he is ranked annually in the top-tier by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and Chambers Latin America for his FCPA, fraud and corporate investigations expertise.

Ella Alves Capone is a senior associate in the Washington, D.C. office, where she is a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations, Financial Institutions, and Anti-Money Laundering Practice Groups.  Ms. Capone’s practice focuses primarily in the areas of white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement defense, and compliance counseling.  She regularly advises financial institutions and multinational companies on anti-corruption, BSA/AML, and sanctions enforcement and regulatory matters. She also has particular experience representing cryptocurrency and other digital asset businesses, Fintechs, and payments entities on regulatory compliance matters.


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