Kevin McCart leads the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Practice. His practice is focused on global financial crimes defense and compliance counseling. He regularly advises financial institutions, corporations, sovereigns and individuals in complex white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement defense, internal investigations and compliance matters. Kevin helps clients facing allegations of white collar criminal, civil and regulatory violations avoid prosecution and minimize potentially damaging outcomes. He has particular expertise handling cases involving economic sanctions, the Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering (BSA/AML) laws and regulations, bank fraud, export controls, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the False Claims Act (FCA), international humanitarian law, healthcare fraud and industrial disasters. Kevin is experienced in assessing and remediating financial crime compliance programs, including advising regarding Financial Action Task Force (FATF) mutual evaluations and follow up.
Kevin guides clients through regulatory examinations, compliance program assessments and enhancements, internal reviews, and the defense of government regulatory and enforcement actions. He has significant experience conducting discreet and privileged sanctions, money laundering and counterterrorism financing (CTF) related reviews for global financial institutions, as well as assessing, improving and remediating essential compliance functions and internal controls. Kevin routinely defends international financial institutions and corporations in complex multijurisdictional, multi-agency investigations and enforcement actions. These matters have included such locations as the Bahamas, Bahrain, China, Egypt, France, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Switzerland, the UAE and the UK.
He regularly represents clients in matters involving the Department of Justice, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Labor and US Attorneys’ Offices. Kevin also assists clients with matters in front of foreign regulators and enforcement authorities, and is adept at advising clients on how best to navigate the competing demands of multiple regulatory and criminal enforcement agencies, their home country regulators, external auditors and insurers, among other stakeholders.
Before entering private practice, Kevin was an active duty Army judge advocate, where he gained considerable trial experience as a felony prosecutor and civil litigation attorney. While deployed to Afghanistan, he led sensitive criminal and administrative investigations into allegations of detainee abuse, fraud and war crimes.