Former FinCen Chief Counsel Carlton Greene Bolsters Crowell & Moring’s Anti-Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, and Sanctions Prowess
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Crowell & Moring is pleased to announce the addition of Carlton Greene as partner in both its International Trade and White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Groups. Greene joins the firm after serving as chief counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). His arrival further bolsters the firm’s capabilities as it expands its ability to counsel clients on compliance with U.S. and EU and other foreign economic sanctions, as well as the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act and other anti-money laundering laws and regulations. Greene joins a robust cross-border sanctions, anti-money laundering, and export controls practice that is ranked a top international trade practice for 2015, and includes fellow sanctions and export controls partners Jeffrey Snyder and Alan Gourley, and anti-money laundering and sanctions partner Cari Stinebower.
As chief counsel at FinCEN, Greene served as chief legal officer to the primary anti-money laundering agency of the U.S., and advised FinCEN’s director on all aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act. Before joining FinCEN, he was the assistant director for transnational threats with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). In that capacity, he directed targeting and investigation for more than 15 U.S. economic sanction programs, including those related to Iran and North Korea. He also served as legal counsel to OFAC on counterterrorism sanctions. Previously, Greene was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General to advise the UN Security Council on international sanctions against Al-Qaida and the Taliban and to lead member state visits to assess compliance. He also previously served as a Trial Attorney at the United States Department of Justice, where his practice included representing OFAC on sanctions issues.
“Carlton is a highly-accomplished and credentialed government official whose experience will both complement and expand the tremendous foundation of talent we have in the international trade and white collar space,” said Angela B. Styles, Crowell & Moring chairwoman. “We are thrilled to welcome him to our team.”
“Carlton’s substantive experience is virtually unparalleled in the anti-money laundering and sanctions space,” said Tom Hanusik, chair of the firm’s White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement Group. “He is a significant asset to the firm and our clients because of the insights gained from his many senior-level positions held at FinCEN, OFAC, the United Nations and as a litigator with the Department of Justice.”
Jeffrey Snyder, co-chair of the firm’s International Trade Group added, “Particularly as government enforcement and oversight continues to increase in this area, we are looking forward to working with Carlton to further expand the firm’s ability to advise clients on the rapidly developing and changing laws governing international trade and finance.”
Greene will also play a role in augmenting the firm’s existing corporate compliance programs. Based on his years of experience with OFAC and FinCEN, Greene offers valuable insights on agency trends that will assist corporate clients to more effectively respond to government investigations, as well as update their corporate compliance programs in general.
“Crowell & Moring has a national reputation as a leader in the field for its ability to serve the needs of multi-national corporations seeking counsel on compliance and sanctions,” said Greene. “I have been following the accomplishments of the firm’s attorneys in this arena for some time, and I am confident that my experience will serve the firm and its clients well.”
Greene holds a J.D. and a B.A. from the College of William and Mary. He was a law clerk to the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit as well as the Honorable Leonie M. Brinkema of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
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