StoneTurn, a global advisory firm that assists companies, their counsel and government agencies on regulatory, risk and compliance issues, investigations, and business disputes, today announced that Julie Copeland, a Partner based in New York, has been elected Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s International Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Committee.

A former federal prosecutor, Julie will draw upon her 20+-year career helping some of the world’s largest and most complex financial institutions navigate regulatory and compliance risks to guide ABA’s international AML and anti-terrorist financing advocacy and education efforts. She will serve alongside fellow ABA International AML Committee Co-Chair Jo Ritcey-Donohue of JRD Law PLLC.

After serving as an Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, EDNY, as well as an Assistant District Attorney with the NY County District Attorney’s Office, Julie joined the private sector in 1995 and subsequently served as Head of Global Monetary & Financial Control Group, Compliance at Merrill Lynch; General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at IDB Bank; Head of AML and Sanctions Compliance for the Americas at Société Générale; and General Counsel, Global Financial Crimes at JP Morgan Chase. In fact, Julie was appointed the first General Counsel to advise JP Morgan Chase’s compliance departments and business units globally regarding AML, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and economic sanctions issues.

A frequent author on cryptocurrency, special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and AML topics, Julie now works with clients ranging from early-stage Fintech companies to established FIs to leverage data and insights to better navigate regulatory and compliance risks. She is an authority on how technology and innovation aims to disrupt traditional methods in the delivery of financial services and how regulators and compliance leaders must adapt.

As ABA International AML Committee Co-Chair, Julie will contribute valuable insights earned from her 20 years of in-house experience in AML controls, as well as experience overseeing Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), FCPA and political contributions compliance, and directing international banking teams.

Founded in 1878, the ABA is committed to advancing the rule of law across the United States and beyond by providing practical resources for legal professionals, law school accreditation, model ethics codes and more.

Meet Julie


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 […]