The COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed the global economy and emptied the physical offices of government regulators. However, the coronavirus crisis has not slowed down anti-money laundering (AML) enforcement, based upon the recent actions of global regulators.

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From the Baltics to Hong Kong, from the U.K. to the U.S., regulators have been busy enforcing anti-money laundering laws with penalties and consent agreements. Moreover, regulators in many jurisdictions are now coming under scrutiny and/or criticism for perceived supervisory failures on their part.

Julie Copeland explains why it is critical that financial institutions take a fresh look at high-risk AML activities during the pandemic and offers practical advice for when the regulators inevitably come calling.

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Julie Copeland

Julie Copeland, a Senior Adviser with StoneTurn and a Senior Fellow at NYU Law School’s, Program for  Corporate Compliance & Enforcement, brings over 20 years of experience advising the world’s […]

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