Cryptocurrency and OFAC: Beware of the Sanctions Risks
PartnerWashington, D.C., New York
Jonathan has specialized expertise in white collar matters with extensive experience in Bank Secrecy Act, FCPA, and financial fraud investigations. Jonathan is regularly called upon to lead representations in high profile and high stakes settings and has the rare distinction of successfully first chairing both an Enron case and an FCPA case at trial.
Jonathan comes to Orrick after having spent over 11 years at the Department of Justice serving in a number of capacities including as an inaugural Deputy Chief of DOJ's Money Laundering & Bank Integrity Unit, a Senior Trial Attorney in DOJ's Criminal Fraud Section, an attorney adviser in the Office of Legislative Affairs and as an Assistant United States Attorney in Miami, Florida.
Jonathan has a deep understanding of how the Department of Justice operates internally and externally, in particular with other federal agencies such as the SEC, Treasury/FinCEN and the State Department, as well as with state and international law enforcement.
As a result of
Jonathan’s wide range of government and private practice experience, Jonathan
brings a unique and well-rounded perspective with which to assist clients. He is regularly asked to speak at national
conferences on anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, personal liability, and
responding to DOJ investigations.
Jonathan graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and received his undergraduate degree from UCLA. Jonathan is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center where he teaches a class on Federal Criminal Trial Strategy.
Significant Recent Matters:
Represent a non-profit agency in connection with several Congressional investigations.
Represent a casino in connection with a Department of Treasury anti-money laundering investigation.
Conduct numerous internal investigations involving a wide-range of allegations including, accounting fraud, visa fraud, corporate theft and self-dealing, and corruption.
Provide general FCPA, Bank Secrecy Act, and anti-money laundering compliance and pre-transaction diligence advice.
Advise numerous clients on the intersection of federal and state law relating to marijuana and banking.
Significant Prior Matters:
June.04.2019 - June.06.2019
December.02.2018 - December.04.2018