Adam Klauder Joins Squire Patton Boggs, Bolstering Financial Crimes Investigations and Compliance Expertise

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Adam Klauder has joined Squire Patton Boggs’ Government Investigations and White Collar practice as a partner, adding a seasoned financial crimes defense and compliance attorney to the firm’s expanding practice.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Klauder was Senior Director in the Global Investigations and Compliance practice of international management consultancy firm, Guidehouse, Inc. (formerly Navigant Consulting Inc.) and previously served as Global Head of Sanctions Investigations and Global Investigations Advisor for HSBC Bank plc. Prior to that, he spent 14 years at Clifford Chance.

“Our work representing clients on international anti-money laundering and sanctions investigations continues to expand, as does our cryptocurrency-related work, which is a significant area of interest for our clients,” said Kevin McCart, head of the firm’s global Government Investigations & White Collar Practice. “Adam’s experience as both an executive and practitioner representing global institutions and government entities on a broad range of compliance and investigatory matters will add significant depth to our practice and help us meet increasing demand.”

Commenting on his move, Mr. Klauder said, “Squire’s global reach and strong track record of defending clients on high profile sanctions and AML engagements made this a natural move for me. I’m excited to collaborate with my new team members and contribute to the firm’s continued success.”

Mr. Klauder advises a range of clients on compliance and enforcement matters involving economic sanctions, export controls, anti-money laundering (AML), anti-corruption, and other cross-border regulatory regimes. He has an extensive background in developing overall compliance strategy, directing and coordinating sensitive and high profile global investigations, and providing strategic guidance on the build-out of corporate compliance functions, having advised clients across the financial services, defense, healthcare, cryptocurrency, transportation and logistics, energy and infrastructure, and telecommunications sectors.

Among Mr. Klauder’s notable engagements prior to joining the firm were representing a multinational financial institution in a global criminal investigation involving allegations of sanctions evasion through the international payments system, as well as supervising remediation efforts under a regulatory consent order for a global financial institution relating to its AML and sanctions compliance programs.

This is the latest senior hire to the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar practice. Earlier this year, Squire Patton Boggs appointed Hannah Laming as its new European practice head as part of a group addition in the EU. Former Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Vipal Patel joined the team in May and Ally Rich joined the practice in January from Flannery Georgalis, LLC.

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