Matthew Moses


New York Office

Matthew Moses focuses on fraud, corruption, money laundering, and sanctions issues. He regularly conducts internal investigations and defends companies and individuals in government investigations.

Matt represents companies and individuals in matters before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and other government agencies. He conducts internal investigations and risk assessments; performs pre-acquisition anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and sanctions due diligence; counsels companies about compliance issues; obtains government licenses and other permissions; and develops/enhances corporate compliance programs, policies, procedures, and internal controls.

Matt has extensive experience in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and U.S. anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, and U.S. economic sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). He has represented companies at all stages of development and across industries, including financial services, energy, technology, blockchain/virtual currency, life sciences, and defense.

Matt is a member of the Firm’s Diversity Committee and LGBTQ group, and he maintains an active pro bono practice.

    • Represented multinational throughout 3-year DOJ and SEC-imposed FCPA compliance monitorship.
    • Represented a Fortune 200 multinational in global internal investigations regarding potential FCPA violations involving improper payments in Asia.
    • Assessed the effectiveness of global anti-corruption compliance program for multinational during DOJ/SEC FCPA investigation.
    • Conducted an investigation into allegations of FCPA violations for a renewable energy developer in Asia.
    • Conducted pre-acquisition anti-corruption due diligence for an oil % gas acquisition in Africa.
    • Served as U.S. AML and sanctions expert for a major accounting firm in a foreign disciplinary proceeding.
    • Represented broker-dealer in SEC enforcement action in connection with potential AML/BSA violations.
    • Represented broker-dealer affiliate of large bank in internal investigation in connection with potential BSA/AML violations.
    • Provide anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance advice for numerous blockchain-based companies and startups.
    • Representing military subcontractor in DOJ False Claims Act investigation.
    • Representing online dating company in government investigation regarding safety compliance.
    • Representing online content subscription company in connection with anti-money laundering and anti-fraud compliance.
    • Represented inter-dealer broker in investigations by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the SEC, and New York Attorney General (NYAG) concerning potential violations of federal and state commodities and/or securities laws.
    • Represented individual in investigations by DOJ and the U.K. Serious Fraud Office (SFO) concerning alleged LIBOR manipulation.
    • Represented Iranian national accused of violating U.S. economic sanctions laws.
    • Applied for and/or obtained OFAC licenses or other related waivers for companies, financial institutions, private investment funds, non-profits and other entities in connection with transactions in Cuba, Iran and North Korea.