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Janiell A. Gonzalez focuses her practice on digital payments, money service businesses, money transmitter licensing, lender licensing, escrow licensing, and providing federal and state regulatory compliance guidance to cryptocurrency businesses, digital payment companies, fintechs, consumer and commercial lending companies, and banks. Janiell’s compliance related focus includes advice on matters concerning compliance with Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/anti-money laundering (AML) laws and regulations, the Corporate Transparency Act and implementing regulations, and compliance with Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions programs.

She also advises clients on matters involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and other federal and state regulatory authorities with oversight of consumer financial and payments products and services. Janiell has a wide-ranging background in regulated entity compliance matters having served as an in-house corporate paralegal for large corporations in the health care and aviation industries. She now leverages this experience to provide strategic, practical and actionable advice to clients.

On Sept. 19, 2023, the CFPB issued guidance (Guidance) concerning the legal obligations creditors must observe when employing complex algorithms, marketed as artificial intelligence (AI), and other predictive decision-making technologies

Continue Reading CFPB Issues Guidance on Credit Denials Involving Artificial Intelligence

On July 27, 2023, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued an interagency

Continue Reading Federal Banking Agencies Propose New Rules to Strengthen Capital Requirements for Large Banks

On Jan. 3, 2023, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) (collectively

Continue Reading Federal Reserve, FDIC, and OCC Issue the First Joint Statement on Crypto-Asset Risks to Banking Organizations

On July 14, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation that, if passed by the Senate and signed into law, would expand the types of institutions required to

Continue Reading ENABLERS Act Proposes to Expand Definition of ‘Financial Institution’; Impose BSA/AML Requirements on Professional Service Providers