In the mid-1980s, our anti-money laundering practice assumed national prominence with our representation of the former Bank of Boston (now part of Bank of America) in Congressional hearings regarding alleged domestic and international money laundering activities when these issues first came to the attention of the U.S. government.  Since that time, we have represented numerous financial institutions before the federal government, as well as state and foreign governments, in connection with alleged domestic and international money laundering activities and anti-money laundering compliance issues.

Representative Matters

  • Conducting internal investigations of financial institutions and their processes for compliance with domestic and foreign anti-money laundering laws and regulations, and representing such institutions before the U.S. Departments of Justice, FinCEN, and the federal bank regulators.
  • Negotiating mutually agreed civil money penalties.
  • Advising on BSA/AML compliance issues.
  • Representing clients in criminal investigations involving the anti-money laundering laws.
  • Advising institutions in money laundering enforcement actions and related publicity, customer relations, and corporate reputation issues.
  • Preparing anti-money laundering compliance manuals, policies and procedures for financial institutions and other entities with potential money laundering exposure.


  • Chambers USA, Financial Services Regulation (2011-2014)
    • Banking (Compliance): John Dugan, Mark Plotkin, and Stuart Stock
    • Banking (Enforcement & Investigations): Stuart Stock and D. Jean Veta
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers (2013-2014) Banking: John Dugan and Mark Plotkin
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