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Post-Election Congressional Investigations Update
The 2018 election—and, in particular, control of Congress—has been a subject of intense debate and speculation for months ...
United States
13 Nov 2018
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A Guide To the Executive Branch Official Nomination Process
In this article published by Law360, Adam Raviv and Reginald Brown describe the key steps in the path to nomination for federal officials and provide tips on how to navigate them.
United States
26 Sep 2017
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AML And Sanctions: 2017 Trends And Developments
Over the past year, regulators continued to actively examine compliance, introduce new and heightened requirements, recalibrate global priorities, and aggressively pursue enforcement.
United States
28 Apr 2017
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Federal Civil Penalties Set To Increase Significantly, Many Present Retroactivity Concerns
Over the past several months, many federal agencies have adopted rules significantly increasing the maximum civil monetary penalties ("CMPs") they can potentially impose. The increased penalty amounts were adopted in response to recent legislation from Congress requiring that federal agencies make adjustments to "catch up" with inflation. The catch up adjustments allow agencies to increase their penalty amounts by as much as 150% of their November 2, 2015 values. In addition, agencies must make
United States
16 Sep 2016
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Civil Penalties Set To Increase Significantly, Many Present Retroactivity Concerns
Over the past several months, many federal agencies have adopted rules significantly increasing the maximum civil monetary penalties (CMPs) they can potentially impose.
United States
11 Aug 2016
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Retroactive Civil Penalty Increases?
Over the past several months, many federal agencies have adopted rules significantly increasing the maximum civil monetary penalties (CMPs) they can potentially impose.
United States
11 Aug 2016
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FinCEN Sets Its Sights On Luxury Real Estate
The issuance of the GTOs marks the first time that the federal government has required real estate companies to disclose the names behind cash transactions.
United States
25 Jan 2016
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AML Litigation And Individual Liability: FinCEN's Landmark Haider Case Moves Forward
A federal district court in Minnesota recently held that the Bank Secrecy Act permits the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to bring suit against individuals for willfully violating the BSA's AML program requirement.
United States
22 Jan 2016
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Expanded Subpoena Powers In New Congress
The Republican Leadership in the House has made two changes to House Committee Rules that will enhance the majority’s ability to conduct investigations without the assistance or cooperation of the minority.
United States
21 Jan 2015
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FinCEN Assesses $1 Million Civil Penalty Against Former Chief Compliance Officer And Partners With SDNY To Initiate Injunctive Action
As compliance professionals take a seat at their desks for another year of policing internal conduct at their firms, they face a new risk themselves: individual liability that could result in millions of dollars in fines and the effective end of their careers.
United States
5 Jan 2015
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New Guidance On Financial Services And Marijuana-Related Businesses
The Obama Administration took steps last week to potentially pave the way for marijuana growers and related businesses to obtain core financial services.
United States
21 Feb 2014
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Supreme Court Agrees To Address Scope of Recess Appointments Power
This morning the Supreme Court granted review of the D.C. Circuit’s decision holding that President Obama’s recess appointment of three members of the National Labor Relations Board violated the Constitution’s Recess Appointments Clause.
United States
27 Jun 2013
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FinCEN Updates: Treasury Identifies Kassem Rmeiti & Co. For Exchange And Halawi Exchange Co. As Financial Institutions Of "Primary Money Laundering Concern"
In an unprecedented use of its USA PATRIOT Act Section 311 authority, Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) yesterday issued orders effective immediately.
United States
25 Apr 2013
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Virtual Currency and AML Regulation: Who’s In and Who’s Out?
Summary: US Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) recently issued guidance to clarify which participants in virtual currency services are required to register as money services businesses and thus are subject to anti-money laundering (AML) requirements. The guidance also discusses three different models of virtual currency.
United States
3 Apr 2013
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DC Circuit Invalidates Obama Recess Appointments
This morning, a panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held that President Obama’s recess appointment of three members of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) violated the Constitution’s Recess Appointments Clause.
United States
28 Jan 2013
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President Obama Issues Order Prohibiting Foreign Acquisition Of US Company
On September 28, 2012, President Obama issued an order prohibiting a Chinese-owned company from acquiring four U.S. wind farm project companies.
United States
2 Oct 2012
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White House Appoints Richard Cordray As The First Director Of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
The White House announced today that President Obama has made a recess appointment of Richard Cordray as the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("Bureau").
United States
 
10 Jan 2012
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CFIUS Annual Report Shows Increased Transactions, Increased Resort To Mitigation Measures
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the federal government's interagency committee charged with reviewing foreign investments in US businesses for potential effects on national security, recently released its Annual Report to Congress.
United States
16 Dec 2011
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