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Did Your New Refrigerator Help Fund Terrorism? Trade-Based Money Laundering Exploits Demand for Consumer Goods

Of the three primary methods that transnational criminal and terrorist organizations utilize to launder the proceeds of illicit activity and finance terrorism, trade-based money laundering is arguably the most challenging. Most people associate money laundering with the misuse of financial institutions or the bulk movement of hard currency using smuggling techniques, but trade-based money laundering…

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The Interrelationship Between Major Investigations and Crisis Communications

In 2020 and continuing into 2021, the term crisis communications seems almost redundant.  We are bombarded every day with information about the pandemic death toll and infection rates, the largest cyber-attack in history, the financial crisis, efforts to overturn a presidential election and an attack on the US Capitol building while Congress was in session.…

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Derisking and Outdated CTR Thresholds: AMLA 2020 Seeks to Address Persistent AML Challenges

The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 is the most comprehensive set of reforms to U.S. anti-money laundering laws since the passage of the USA PATRIOT Act in 2001.  The Act contains some important changes and enhancements that should have an immediate and long-lasting impact on anti-money laundering. Gibson Dunn litigation partner and anti-money laundering expert…

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Keeping Criminality Out of the Casino Fraud Eats Strategy

Las Vegas has come to symbolize the commercialization of gambling. Casino gaming has become an extension of the global hospitality and tourism business  While the mob may not be the factor it once was, criminals are still attracted to casinos and as a result, illicit money still finds its way into casinos banks despite their devotion of considerable compliance and anti-money laundering resources designed at keeping it out. Financial crisis aside, casinos are the most profitable and desirable centerpieces of global hotel and casino gaming empires.   
  1. Keeping Criminality Out of the Casino
  2. Destigmatizing Whistle-Blowers: The SEC's Office of the Whistleblower 10 Years In – Best Practices for Companies in a Brave New World
  3. The Return of the Road Warrior: What to Expect from the Resumption of Business Travel
  4. Brazil is not for Beginners: Operation Lava Jato Part 2
  5. Fixing Brazil: Operation Lava Jato and How it Has Forever Changed Latin America

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