Today’s financial institutions face an aggressive enforcement regime, with increasing state and federal scrutiny that can result in substantial penalties to companies and even individual executives. Bradley’s interdisciplinary anti-money laundering team brings a depth of experience that provides clients a wide range of regulatory, compliance, transaction counseling, investigations, and government enforcement services.

Bradley lawyers have extensive knowledge about and depth of experience in working with financial institutions in the entire regulatory spectrum. Our partners have first-hand experience at the Department of Justice (DOJ), in regulatory agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and as in-house counsel at major financial institutions and exchanges.

We offer services to a diverse range of financial institutions, including banks, broker dealers, mortgage lenders and consumer lenders, to ensure that they do not expose themselves to costly fines, penalties, and reputational harm. Should clients find themselves subject to investigation or enforcement action, we defend them vigorously and advocate for settlements that mitigate harm to their operations and future risks to their institutions.

Our critical anti-money laundering services include the following.

Bradley counsels clients on laws and regulations that affect AML and economic sanctions compliance, including the Bank Secrecy Act, USA Patriot Act, FinCEN regulations, OFAC sanctions, and criminal money-laundering statutes. Our experience in regulatory agencies gives us the insight to help create structures and policies that keep clients in compliance while supporting their operational priorities.

We work closely with clients on prophylactic action to avoid scrutiny or investigation by regulatory bodies, including designing, developing, reviewing and monitoring AML and economic sanctions compliance programs, as well as drafting and improving AML compliance policies and procedures, conducting compliance audits and providing training. We can also help implement technical solutions for transaction monitoring and suspicious activity detection. Our team has a mix of prosecution and defense experience, allowing us to identify and resolve potential trouble spots before they cause a problem.

Clients rely on Bradley for a thorough review of their various business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, trade financing, and other specialized transactions, to assess the risk of those transactions and to meet AML and economic sanction regulations.
In the event that our clients face government scrutiny, we work tirelessly to defend them and mitigate potential damages, including from public fines or penalties, non-public action such as matters requiring attention (MRA), deferred prosecution agreements (DPA) or criminal prosecution. We represent clients in connection with internal investigations and enforcement actions by federal and state regulators. We also provide assistance in matters involving money laundering, accounting irregularities, securities fraud, insider trading, government contracts, export controls, economic sanctions, and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.