International Comparative Legal Guide to: Anti-Money Laundering 2022


May 20, 2022

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce with Global Legal Group the release of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Anti-Money Laundering 2022. Gibson Dunn partners Stephanie L. Brooker and Joel M. Cohen were again contributing editors to the publication which covers issues including criminal enforcement, regulatory and administrative enforcement and requirements for financial institutions and other designated businesses. The Guide, comprised of 9 expert analysis chapters and 26 jurisdictions, is live and FREE to access HERE.

Ms. Brooker and Gibson Dunn partner M. Kendall Day co-authored “Modernizing the United States Anti-Money Laundering Regime: The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 and Actions Taken to Implement it to Date.”  Linda Noonan, Ella Alves Capone, Tory Roberts, and Monica Murphy provided invaluable assistance with the article.

In addition, Mr. Cohen co-authored with Gibson Dunn Of Counsel Linda Noonan the jurisdiction chapter on “USA: Anti-Money Laundering 2022.”

You can view these informative and comprehensive chapters via the links below:

CLICK HERE to view Modernizing the United States Anti-Money Laundering Regime: The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 and Actions Taken to Implement it to Date

CLICK HERE to view USA: Anti-Money Laundering 2022

About Gibson Dunn’s Anti-Money Laundering Practice: Gibson Dunn’s Anti-Money Laundering practice provides legal and regulatory advice to all types of financial institutions and nonfinancial businesses with respect to compliance with federal and state anti-money laundering laws and regulations, including the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act. We represent clients in criminal and regulatory government investigations and enforcement actions. We also conduct internal investigations involving money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act violations for a wide range of clients in the financial services industry and companies with multinational operations. For further information, please visit our practice page and feel free to contact Stephanie L. Brooker in Washington, D.C. (+1 202.887.3502, sbrooker@gibsondunn.com), Joel M. Cohen in New York (+1 212.351.2664, jcohen@gibsondunn.com) or M. Kendall Day in Washington, D.C. (+1 202.955.8220, kday@gibsondunn.com).

About the Authors:

Stephanie Brooker is Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s White Collar Defense and Investigations and Financial Institutions Practice Groups. She also co-leads the firm’s Anti-Money Laundering practice.  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’s practice focuses on internal investigations, regulatory enforcement defense, white-collar criminal defense, and compliance counseling. She handles a wide range of white collar matters, including representing financial institutions, multi-national companies, and individuals in connection with criminal, regulatory, and civil enforcement actions involving sanctions; anti-corruption; anti-money laundering (AML)/Bank Secrecy Act (BSA); securities, tax, and wire fraud; foreign influence; “me-too;” cryptocurrency; and other legal issues. Ms. Brooker’s practice also includes BSA/AML and FCPA compliance counseling and deal due diligence and asset forfeiture matters.  Ms. Brooker has been named a Global Investigations Review “Top 100 Women in Investigations” and National Law Journal White Collar Trailblazer.

Joel M. Cohen, a trial lawyer and former New York federal prosecutor, is Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group, and a member of its Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Antitrust & Competition Practice Groups. He has been lead or co-lead counsel in 24 civil and criminal trials in federal and state courts, and he is equally comfortable in leading confidential investigations, managing crises or advocating in court proceedings. Mr. Cohen is a top-ranked litigator by Chambers and other leading legal services reviewers.  His experience includes all aspects of AML, FCPA/anticorruption issues, securities fraud, insider trading, sanctions, and tax fraud, in addition to financial institution litigation and other international disputes and discovery.

Kendall Day is Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Financial Institutions Practice Group, co-leads the firm’s Anti-Money Laundering practice, and is a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Day 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; fintech, crypto-currency, and 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.

Linda Noonan is Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions and White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Groups. She joined the firm from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of General Counsel, where she had been Senior Counsel for Financial Enforcement.  In that capacity, she was the principal legal advisor to Treasury officials on domestic and international money laundering and related financial enforcement issues.  She specializes in BSA/AML enforcement and compliance issues for financial institutions and non-financial businesses.

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 and Anti-Money Laundering practice groups.  Her practice focuses in the areas of white collar investigations and advising clients on regulatory compliance and the effectiveness of their internal controls and compliance programs.  Ms. Capone routinely advises multinational companies and financial institutions, including cryptocurrency and other digital asset businesses, gaming businesses, fintechs, and payment processors, on BSA/AML and sanctions compliance matters.  She also has extensive experience representing clients before DOJ, SEC, OFAC, FinCEN, and federal banking regulators on a variety of white collar matters, including those involving BSA/AML, sanctions, anti-corruption, securities, and fraud matters.

Tory Roberts is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office.  She practices in the firm’s Litigation Department with a particular focus on white collar defense and investigations.  Ms. Roberts has experience representing financial institutions and multinational companies in investigations conducted by the SEC, DOJ, and FinCEN on matters involving alleged securities fraud, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and violations of anti-money laundering laws.  She also has experience advising clients on their compliance programs.

Monica Murphy is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office.  She practices in the firm’s Litigation Department, and her practice focuses on white collar investigations and environmental litigation.  Ms. Murphy has experience representing companies in investigations conducted by DOJ, SEC, and FinCEN on matters involving alleged violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering laws.

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