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Marina Olman-Pal, Co-Chair of the firm’s Financial, Regulatory & Compliance Practice, advises foreign and U.S. financial institutions on a broad range of regulatory matters including licensing, acquisitions, divestitures, compliance with Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/anti-money laundering (AML) laws and regulations, and compliance with Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions programs. Marina counsels a wide range of companies in the financial services sector including, domestic and foreign banks, gaming companies, money services businesses including money transmitters, cryptocurrency businesses, Fintech companies and digital payment companies. Throughout her career, Marina has represented clients before U.S. regulators such as the Federal Reserve, OCC, FDIC, FinCEN, OFAC, the Florida Office of Financial Regulation and other state supervisory authorities. Marina also regularly develops anti-money laundering programs for a wide range of financial services businesses and non-financial services businesses including, U.S. and foreign companies active in industries such as real estate, hospitality, automotive and artificial intelligence, among many others.

On Jan. 25, 2024, the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Division of Financial Institutions (DFI) and the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (collectively, the “Agencies”) jointly issued a press

Continue Reading Hawaii’s Money Transmitters Modernization Act Will No Longer Apply to Cryptocurrency Activities

On Jan. 19, 2024, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued letters demanding five entities and certain associated parties cease and desist from making false and misleading statements about FDIC

Continue Reading FDIC Issues Cease and Desist Letters to 5 Entities for Making False or Misleading Representations Regarding Deposit Insurance

On Dec. 22, 2023, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published a final rule (Access Rule) establishing the parameters for authorized access to BOI reported

Continue Reading FinCEN Publishes Final Rule on Access to Beneficial Ownership Information

Starting Jan. 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act and its implementing regulations mandate that certain U.S. legal entities and foreign entities registered to do business in the United States (collectively

Continue Reading Corporate Transparency Act Takes Effect with Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements

Effective Jan. 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) will require certain U.S. legal entities and foreign entities registered to do business in the United States (collectively, Reporting Companies) to

Continue Reading FinCEN Extends Beneficial Ownership Reporting Deadline for Newly Formed Companies

On Nov. 7, 2023, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a proposed rule that would, if finalized in its present form, establish the CFPB’s supervisory authority over certain “larger

Continue Reading CFPB Unveils Plan to Supervise Big Tech Digital Wallet and Payment App Providers

On Oct. 13, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed CA AB39, the Digital Financial Assets Law (DFAL), which is the first comprehensive framework to regulate the digital asset market

Continue Reading California Enacts Digital Assets Licensing Law

On Oct. 23, 2023, FinCEN published an NPRM that identifies international CVC mixing as “a class of transactions of primary money laundering concern,” and finds that imposing additional recordkeeping and

Continue Reading FinCEN Proposes Rule to Address Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks Associated with CVC Mixing