Stephanie Brooker, director of the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), has joined law firm Gibson Dunn its Washington, D.C. office as a partner. At Gibson Dunn, Brooker will focus on financial services related criminal and regulatory enforcement, compliance, and litigation.
As the first director of FinCEN's Enforcement Division, which is the lead federal regulator with responsibility for enforcing the U.S. AML laws and regulations, Brooker oversaw all of FinCEN’s enforcement and compliance under the Bank Secrecy Act. She also oversaw rulemaking actions under Section 311 of the Patriot Act against foreign institutions and jurisdictions and Geographic Targeting Orders.
As enforcement director, Brooker also oversaw for the bureau litigation of contested enforcement actions, including several cases of first impression in federal court handled by the Department of Justice on behalf of FinCEN. She oversaw examinations of regulated financial institutions and development of compliance strategies. Brooker worked closely with a wide range of state and federal partners, including DOJ, U.S. Attorneys’ offices, State Department, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Reserve Board, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors.
Prior to serving as Enforcement Director from 2013 to 2016, Brooker served as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the director of FinCEN from 2012 to 2013. Previously, she served from 2005 to 2012 as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where she served as the first Chief of the new Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section from 2010 to 2012.