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


January 19, 2022

Please join us to discuss the latest developments and trends in anti-money laundering (AML) laws, regulations, and enforcement in the United States and around the world. In particular, we will cover recent updates related to enforcement actions, sanctions programs and export controls, the AML Act of 2020, online gambling and sports betting, emerging payment models, cryptocurrency and central bank digital currencies, and ransomware. We’ll also discuss AML sanctions and 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 the former Director of the Enforcement Division at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the United States Department of Treasury. several years. Ms. Brooker co-chairs Gibson Dunn’s White Collar Defense and Investigations, Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Institutions Global Practice Groups. She represents financial institutions, multinational corporations and individuals in BSA/AML, sanctions, anti-corruption, securities, tax, wire fraud and me-too matters. His practice also includes advising on BSA/AML compliance and due diligence as well as major criminal and civil asset forfeiture matters. She regularly manages complex cross-border investigations. Ms. Brooker was appointed National Law Review White-collar pioneer and a Review of global surveys Top 100 women in surveys.

Kendall Day is a former acting assistant deputy attorney general in the DOJ’s Criminal Division. Mr. Day co-chairs Gibson Dunn’s Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Institutions practice groups. He represents financial institutions; Fintech, cryptocurrency and multinational companies; and individuals in connection with criminal, regulatory and civil actions involving anti-money laundering/bank secrecy law, sanctions, FCPA and other anti-corruption measures, securities, tax, wire and mail fraud, unlicensed money transfer, misrepresentation law, and sensitive employee matters. Mr. Day’s practice also includes advice and due diligence in BSA/AML compliance, as well as defense in forfeiture cases.

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

F.Joseph Warin is a former Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, DC. Mr. Warin co-chairs Gibson Dunn’s Global White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group, and he chairs the 200-plus-person Litigation Department of the Washington, DC office. Mr. Warin’s group is regularly recognized annually by Review of global surveys as the world’s leading global investigative law firm. Among many personal accolades, Mr. Warin has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a “star” of American white-collar litigators for eleven consecutive years (2011-2021), and he is ranked number one each year by Chambers USA, Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America for his expertise in FCPA, fraud and corporate investigations.

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


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