Adam Klauder is a partner in the Government Investigations & White Collar Practice.

    Adam’s practice focuses on risk management, complex global investigations, financial crime compliance and white collar criminal defense. He advises financial institutions, corporations, governments and individuals on compliance and enforcement matters involving economic sanctions, export controls (EAR/ITAR), anti-money laundering (AML), anticorruption (FCPA) and other cross-border regulatory regimes. Adam represents clients in front of a wide range of enforcement agencies and regulators, including the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the US Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the US Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS).

    Prior to joining the firm, Adam held a senior leadership role in the global investigations and compliance practice at an international management consultancy firm. During this time, he provided compliance, governance, program management, reporting and internal controls expertise to clients in both the commercial and public sectors. Adam also helped global payments processors, financial technology and digital assets companies, and other financial services providers develop, enhance and sustain their financial crime and enterprise-wide compliance programs.

    Adam has also served as global head of sanctions investigations and global investigations advisor at a multinational financial institution, where he oversaw significant sanctions-related investigations across all lines of business and helped design and implement the bank’s intelligence-led investigations function. He began his career in the Washington DC office of a global law firm, where his practice focused on international investigations and financial crime compliance.

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    • Supervised remediation efforts under a DFS consent order for a global financial institution relating to its AML and sanctions compliance programs.
    • Represented a global telecommunications company in front of the DOJ, BIS and OFAC in connection with alleged criminal violations of US export control and economic sanctions laws, resulting in a settlement.
    • Acted as independent compliance monitor for a leading US defense services firm pursuant to its settlements with DDTC and DOJ for export control violations.
    • Represented a multinational financial institution in a global criminal sanctions investigation involving allegations of sanctions evasion through the international payments system, resulting in a settlement.
    • Represented a global commodities trading company in an internal investigation involving allegations of bribery and sanctions evasion in its Latin American and African subsidiaries.

    Education

    • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 2002
    • University of Illinois, B.A., 1994

    Admissions

    • District of Columbia, 2003

    Courts

    • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Texas

    • Quoted, “Three Steps to Compliance Heaven or the Search for the Perfect ICP,” WorldECR, November 2018.

    • Speaker, “Trade Sanctions” webinar, Institute of International Banking Law & Practice 2022 Annual LC Survey West, May 2022.
    • Co-author, “Sanctions Compliance for Cryptocurrency Transactions,” Cryptocurrency and Digital Asset Regulation: A Practical Guide for Counsel, American Bar Association, April 2022.
    • Speaker, “Managing Shipping and Vessel Risks” webinar, Institute of International Banking Law & Practice 2021 Annual Trade Finance Compliance Conference, October 2021.
    • Author, “No End in Sight: An Update on the Rising Risk and Recent Developments in Cryptocurrency Sanctions and Enforcement,” The International Comparative Legal Guide – Sanctions 2022 (Third Edition), September 2021.
    • Speaker, “Recent Developments and Cases Involving Trade Finance Fraud” webinar, Bankers Association for Finance and Trade 2021 Virtual Trade Finance Workshop II, August 2021.
    • Speaker, “Sanctions and Scams” webinar, Institute of International Banking Law & Practice 2021 Annual LC Survey West, April 2021.
    • Speaker, “Sanctions Compliance for Cryptocurrency: Addressing Recent Developments in Guidance and Regulatory Expectations” webinar, Kharon, April 2021.
    • Speaker, “Trade Finance Compliance Challenges with China’s New Export Control Law” webinar, Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, March 2021.
    • Author, “Rising Risk: Recent Developments in Cryptocurrency Sanctions and Enforcement,” The International Comparative Legal Guide – Sanctions 2021 (Second Edition), September 2020.
    • Speaker, “International Regulation and the Impact of Sanctions on Trade Finance Activities,” Institute of International Banking Law & Practice Annual Trade Finance Compliance Conference, November 2019.
    • Speaker, “Lessons Learned from Recent Enforcement Actions,” Institute of International Bankers Annual Risk Management and Regulatory Examination/Compliance Seminar, October 2019.
    • Co-author, “Technology Innovation in AML, Sanctions, and KYC/Due Diligence: Reality vs. Aspirations,” The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Sanctions 2020 (First Edition), September 2019.
    • Co-author, “A New Regulatory Evolution: Cryptocurrency and the Securities Industry at the Crossroads,” Journal of Financial Compliance, June 2019.
    • Speaker, “Managing Sanctions Risk in a Shifting Regulatory Landscape,” ACAMS 7th Annual AML Risk Management Conference, June 2019.
    • Speaker, “OFAC Compliance and Enforcement Developments,” Institute of International Bankers Annual Anti-Money Laundering Seminar, May 2019.
    • Speaker, “Anti-Corruption Settlements – What Went Wrong: Operationalizing Lessons Learned from Recent Enforcement Actions,” Seton Hall Middle East Healthcare Compliance Certificate Program, April 2019.
    • Speaker, “Rise of the Machines: Use of AI and Emerging Tech in Your Sanctions Compliance Program,” SanctionsAlert.com Sanctions Risk Management Conference, October 2018.

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