AML/KYC Laws in the United States
Money laundering is the process in which a person attempts to conceal an illegal source of funds (such as drug or human trafficking, illegal arms sales, or terrorism) by disguising those funds as having a legitimate origin. US laws and those of other countries require some businesses to implement AML/KYC policies to combat money laundering and its underlying crimes.
Dilendorf & Khurdayan offers expert guidance for clients affected by relevant AML/KYC laws and regulations, including the Bank Secrecy Act and USA PATRIOT Act.
We provide a comprehensive suite of AML/KYC services, including:
- Educating clients about their AML/KYC obligations, including the obligations to develop an effective policy and to file suspicious activity reports (SARs) when appropriate;
- Evaluating clients’ existing AML/KYC measures and developing new or improved risk-based AML/KYC policies and internal controls that incorporate best practices;
- Guiding clients in effectively implementing their AML/KYC policies to satisfy the regulatory requirements of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and similar government agencies; and
- Helping clients resolve legal, practical, and other issues that arise in the course of conducting AML/KYC screening.