Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce the formation of a new Anti-Money Laundering Practice Team that will provide a wide range of regulatory, compliance, transaction counseling, investigations, and government enforcement services.
Jeffrey Beatrice and Brian O’Neill will serve as co-chairs for the team. Mr. Beatrice and Mr. O’Neill have extensive experience with financial institutions in the entire regulatory spectrum. Mr. Beatrice joined Bradley from Citigroup, Inc., where he was a managing director and general counsel for anti-money laundering. He also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) in the District of Columbia for over 15 years. Mr. O’Neill served as an executive director and compliance director at a large financial institution and was a former member of the Chicago Board of Trade prior to joining the firm.
“We are pleased to bring this new team to Bradley and to offer an interdisciplinary approach to investigation and enforcement matters,” said Mr. Beatrice. “Our seasoned team of attorneys has first-hand experience with the DOJ, SEC and FINRA, as well as a number of other regulatory agencies.”
Bradley’s Anti-Money Laundering team represents a diverse range of financial institutions, including banks, broker dealers, mortgage lenders and consumer lenders, to ensure that they are not exposed to costly fines, penalties, and reputational harm. Critical anti-money laundering services include:
- Legal and regulatory interpretation of AML and economic sanctions laws
- Compliance, including reviewing, developing and monitoring AML and economic sanctions compliance programs, policies and procedures, as well as conducting compliance audits and providing training
- Transaction counseling related to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, trade financing, and other specialized transactions, to assess risk and meet regulations
- Investigations and government enforcement services to defend and mitigate potential damages from public fines or penalties, and non-public action such as matters requiring attention (MRA), deferred prosecution agreements (DPA) or criminal prosecution