Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud Risks In the Age of COVID-19

Webinar | July.30.2020 | 12pm - 1pm (Eastern Daylight Time)

Live Webcast

The COVID-19 pandemic has created new compliance and regulatory risks for financial institutions. New avenues for money laundering have sprung up, presenting challenges for financial institutions facing pandemic-related resource constraints. Join Orrick partners Daniel Nathan, Jeanine McGuinness and Matthew Moses, along with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) experts from The Bates group in this webcast, which will examine how financial institutions can adapt their AML programs to the new financial environment and regulatory expectations.

Among other things, we will discuss:

  • Money laundering risks created by the current business environment
  • Regulatory pronouncements and expectations related to the pandemic
  • How financial institutions should assess the adequacy of their AML programs to operate effectively in this environment
  • How financial institutions should modify programs in light of the assessment

CLE Credits Available: Y

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Practice:

  • International Trade & Compliance
  • FCPA & Anti–Corruption
  • Anti Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act
  • M&A and Private Equity

Jeanine P. McGuinness Partner International Trade & Compliance, FCPA & Anti–Corruption

Washington, D.C.

Jeanine McGuinness concentrates in U.S. trade and investment laws applicable to cross-border transactions, focusing on U.S. economic sanctions, anti-money laundering laws, anti-boycott laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and transaction reviews by U.S. national security agencies, including the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Jeanine’s clients include major U.S. and foreign financial institutions, and pharmaceutical, technology, telecommunications, energy, and natural resources companies.

Examples of Jeanine’s experience include:

  • Represents clients in preparing voluntary self-disclosures, administrative subpoena responses and license applications, and represents companies in connection with enforcement actions by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
  • Provides policy and compliance advice to clients affected by frequent changes in U.S. sanctions, including sanctions targeting Iran, Cuba, and Russia/Ukraine
  • Assists foreign purchasers of U.S. companies in national security reviews, including navigating the CFIUS process, through preparation of notices, meetings with CFIUS member agencies, advising on follow-on investigations, and negotiating and implementing mitigation agreements
  • Assists clients in developing and updating economic sanctions, anti-money laundering, and anti-corruption compliance policies and procedures
  • Represents financial institutions in connection with U.S. federal and state enforcement actions regarding compliance with U.S. anti-money laundering laws and regulations
  • Represents lenders, underwriters, borrowers, and issuers in international lending and capital markets transactions regarding sanctions, anti-corruption, and anti-money laundering issues
  • Advises a U.S. trade association and its member banks regarding U.S. sanctions, anti-corruption, and anti-money laundering issues in lending transactions, and prepares guidance for the industry on these matters
  • Advises financial institutions on the application of U.S. anti-money laundering regulations, with specific emphasis on customer identification program (CIP)/know your customer (KYC)/customer due diligence (CDD) requirements and suspicious activity reporting requirements
  • Regularly advises private equity and hedge funds regarding compliance with U.S. anti-money laundering and sanctions laws and regulations, including with respect to appropriate provisions in subscription materials and enhanced due diligence on high-risk investors
  • Advises clients regarding sanctions-related inquiries from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and state agencies implementing divestment laws and assists clients in preparing sanctions-related disclosure for inclusion in annual reports to the SEC

Jeanine is ranked in both the CFIUS Experts and Export Controls & Economic Sanctions categories by Chambers USA in 2019 and 2020. An interviewee had this to say of their experience working with Jeanine, “I am continuously impressed by her extensive knowledge, excellent communication skills and her ability to wrap her subject matter expertise around the details of the matter and then drive conclusions or recommendations for next steps."

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Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • FCPA & Anti–Corruption
  • Anti Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act
  • Export Controls & Economic Sanctions

Matthew Moses Partner White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, FCPA & Anti–Corruption

New York

Matthew Moses is a partner in Orrick’s New York Office and a member of the White Collar, Investigations, and Compliance Group.

Matt has substantial experience representing financial institutions, corporations, and individuals in connection with government and internal investigations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and U.S. anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, U.S. economic sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and fraud-related laws and regulations. He also counsels clients on government-imposed compliance obligations, advising on designing, enhancing, and implementing compliance policies and procedures, conducting regulatory diligence for investments and other deals, and obtaining licenses or other guidance when appropriate.

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Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Daniel Nathan Partner White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, Financial Services Litigation

Washington, D.C.; New York

Daniel Nathan uses his deep enforcement and regulatory experience to represent U.S. and international financial institutions and individuals before financial regulators.

With a combined 25 years as a senior enforcement official with the SEC, CFTC and FINRA, three of the country’s leading regulatory and enforcement authorities, Dan is a particularly effective advocate for those facing investigations and/or enforcement action by those regulators. He is also active in advising and representing companies who issue or transact in cryptocurrency and is co-chair of Orrick's Blockchain and Cryptocurrency group.

Daniel’s intimate knowledge of broker-dealer regulation provides clients facing SEC or FINRA examinations and enforcement investigations with experienced counsel related to broker-dealer supervisory procedures, sales practices, anti-money laundering, ETF regulation, product disclosure and supervision, and securities and broker registration. His extensive experience includes the JOBS Act and Dodd-Frank Act, and he has led extensive efforts to help foreign banks establish programs for complying with the Volcker Rule. He also represents individuals and entities facing investigations by the CFTC or derivatives exchanges.

Previously, Daniel served as the Vice President and Regional Enforcement Director of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), where he oversaw 70 lawyers across 15 offices responsible for bringing up to 900 disciplinary actions annually against broker-dealer firms, registered representatives and associated persons. This included many of FINRA’s most significant nationwide enforcement actions, including actions and sweeps involving mutual fund breakpoints, structured products sales practices and supervision, and private placement due diligence and disclosure.

In his 12 years at the SEC, Daniel served as Assistant Director in the Division of Enforcement, where he supervised federal securities investigations of insider trading (including the investigation that resulted in the seminal case US v. O’Hagan), market manipulation, financial fraud and accounting misconduct. In nine years with the CFTC, he served as Deputy Director of Enforcement, with responsibility for oversight of the agency’s Enforcement Division.  In that role, he supervised significant actions regarding market manipulation, trade practices, commodity trading advisor practices and foreign exchange dealer practices.

An oft-quoted authority on complex financial, legal and business issues, Daniel is frequently sought after to speak and write on the important issues confronting financial institutions, including broker-dealer sales practices and compliance, complex products, ETFs, the Volcker Rule, derivatives, cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, and anti-money laundering. He is Co-chair of the ABA SEC Enforcement Subcommittee and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Investment Compliance.