By combining the expertise and years of practical experience of our attorneys, the Banking and Financial Services group is able to provide clients with a comprehensive approach to Bank Secrecy Act, Anti-Money Laundering, Office of Foreign Asset Control and USA Patriot Act compliance to address the legal requirements, issues and problems confronted by domestic and foreign banking and financial institutions. The group is able to provide clients with a full range of legal services, such as:

  • General consultation and advice on the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), anti-money laundering (AML) and Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) laws and regulations
  • Assistance in the development of a BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance Program, including policies, procedures and systems
  • Assistance with respect to BSA, AML and OFAC examinations and responses to regulators
  • Representation before the various bank regulatory agencies, OFAC and/or FinCEN
  • Supervising and coordinating internal due diligence, including look back and/or forensic reviews
  • Representation in informal and formal regulatory enforcement actions, such as Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) and Cease and Desist Orders
  • Supervising and coordinating third party service providers and/or outside consultants in the completion of BSA and AML risk assessments and audits
  • General, functional and targeted training to employees, compliance staff, management and directors
  • Advice and counsel to directors and officers regarding their responsibility and liability in BSA, AML and OFAC matters
  • Legal opinions on BSA, AML and OFAC issues
  • Advice and counsel regarding potential civil money penalties, fines and forfeitures
  • Defense of civil and criminal forfeiture actions and money laundering criminal prosecutions before administrative or judicial bodies

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