Webcast: International Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Enforcement

December 10, 2020

Gibson Dunn provides a discussion regarding the latest developments and trends in anti-money laundering and sanctions laws, regulations, and enforcement. This webcast includes a particular focus on international AML developments, including the increasing overlap between sanctions and AML enforcement. We also discuss updates related to the FinCEN files, FinCEN’s new enforcement guidance, virtual currency, marijuana-related businesses, and sports betting. With respect to sanctions, we cover the increasing complexity of complying with the growth in both traditional U.S. sanctions and newer export controls. We also analyze the mounting challenges for companies seeking to navigate global compliance stemming from the enforcement of “counter-sanctions” imposed by China, the European Union, and others.

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F. Joseph Warin is co-chair of Gibson Dunn’s global White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group, and chair of the Washington, D.C. office’s 200-person Litigation Department.  Mr. Warin’s group is repeatedly recognized by Global Investigations Review as the leading global investigations law firm in the world. Mr. Warin is a former Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C.  He is ranked annually in the top-tier by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and Chambers Latin America for his FCPA, fraud and corporate investigations experience.  Among numerous accolades, he has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a U.S. White Collar Crime Litigator “Star” for ten consecutive years (2011–2020).


Stephanie L. Brooker is co-chair of Gibson Dunn’s Financial Institutions Practice Group and member of the White Collar Group. She is the former Director of the Enforcement Division at 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 DOJ trial attorney for several years. Ms. Brooker represents multi-national companies and individuals in internal corporate investigations and DOJ, SEC, and other government agency enforcement actions involving, for example, matters involving BSA/AML; sanctions; anti-corruption; securities, tax, and wire fraud; whistleblower complaints; and “me-too” issues.  Her practice also includes BSA/AML compliance counseling and due diligence and significant criminal and civil asset forfeiture matters. Ms. Brooker has been named a Global Investigations Review “Top 100 Women in Investigations” and National Law Journal White Collar Trailblazer.

Kendall Day is a litigation partner in Washington, D.C. and was a white collar prosecutor for 15 years, eventually rising to become an Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General, the highest level of career official in the Criminal Division at DOJ. He represents financial institutions, multi-national companies, and individuals in connection with criminal, regulatory, and civil enforcement actions involving anti-money laundering (AML)/Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), 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 M. Smith is a partner in Washington, D.C. and was the Senior Advisor to the Director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s OFAC and the Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council. His practice 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. He routinely advises multi-national corporations regarding regulatory aspects of international business. Mr. Smith is ranked by Chambers and Partners and was named by Global Investigations Review as a leading sanctions practitioner.

Ella Alves Capone is a senior associate in the Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses primarily in the areas of white collar criminal defense, corporate compliance, and securities litigation. Ms. Capone regularly conducts internal investigations and advises multinational corporations and financial institutions, including major banks and casinos, on compliance with anti-corruption and anti-money laundering laws and regulations.