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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.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has long recognized non-financed (i.e., “all-cash”) transfers of residential real estate as susceptible of money laundering because these methods

Continue Reading FinCEN Proposes Rulemaking Imposing New Residential Real Estate Reporting Requirements

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

Starting Jan. 1, 2024, the CTA mandates that certain U.S. legal entities and foreign entities registered to do business in the United States (collectively, Reporting Companies) report certain BOI

Continue Reading FinCEN Updates Frequently Asked Questions on Beneficial Ownership Reporting Rule Ahead of Jan. 1, 2024, Effective Date