Benjamin Hutten provides compliance, investigation and defense services to a wide range of foreign and domestic financial institutions, fintechs, corporations, and individuals with a focus on international sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and anti-money-laundering (AML) laws. He also provides strategic advice to money transmitters, digital asset service providers and other financial institutions to help them identify and obtain the state and federal licenses necessary to conduct their desired operations.
Ben has a deep understanding of sanctions and AML regulations and enforcement. In addition to his client work, he has participated in numerous financial industry group regulatory initiatives related to sanctions and AML issues, including The Clearing House Guiding Principles for Anti-Money Laundering Policies and Procedures in Correspondent Banking, initiatives to address “de-risking” and related to BSA information sharing. Ben also conducts international trainings in AML and sanctions issues for the Financial Services Volunteer Corps.
He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America as "One to Watch" and by Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star." Prior to joining Orrick, Ben was counsel at Buckley LLP and an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
His experience includes: