Attorneys Patrick Mincey and Stephen Bell will speak in Amsterdam next month before an international audience of lawyers, accountants and financial professionals at the Annual Meeting of IR Global. The two partners will offer remarks on the U.S. Anti-Money Laundering Whistleblower Improvement Act established in late 2022. The law drastically expands eligibility for non-U.S. citizens and financial, auditor and compliance professionals to qualify as whistleblowers for providing information to U.S. law enforcement about illicit and kleptocratic money laundering, as well as sanctions evasion.
Mincey said, “The new law dramatically incentivizes individuals who are extremely well-positioned across the world to share information with American authorities about kleptocratic finances that undermine U.S. and our allies’ national security and financial systems. These individuals can qualify for life-changing monetary awards that recognize the value of the information they possess and the heroic risk they bear.”
“We have deep experience with kleptocracy and international finance investigations,” Bell said. “We look forward to collaborating with our attorney and financial professional colleagues to discuss this unique program offering an opportunity to combat the scourge of kingpins, dictators and oligarchs exploiting financial systems in the U.S. and internationally to perpetuate their cruel reign.”
Patrick M. Mincey founded and leads both the firm’s White Collar, Government Investigations & Special Matters Group and its Administrative, Regulatory and Government Law Group.
Stephen J. Bell is a partner with an international practice in both the White Collar and Government Law groups.
IR Global is a multi-disciplinary professional services network that provides legal, accountancy and financial advice to companies and individuals in 168 jurisdictions around the world.
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