Law firm Crowell & Moring has named Carlton Greene as partner in both its International Trade and White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Groups. Greene joins the firm after serving as chief counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
His arrival further bolsters the firm’s capabilities as it expands its ability to counsel clients on compliance with U.S. and EU and other foreign economic sanctions, as well as the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and other anti-money laundering laws and regulations.
Greene will also play a role in augmenting the firm’s existing corporate compliance programs. Based on his years of experience with OFAC and FinCEN, Greene offers valuable insights on agency trends that will assist corporate clients to more effectively respond to government investigations, as well as update their corporate compliance programs in general.
As chief counsel at FinCEN, Greene served as chief legal officer to the primary anti-money laundering agency of the United States and advised FinCEN’s director on all aspects of the BSA. Before joining FinCEN, he was the assistant director for transnational threats with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
In that capacity, he directed targeting and investigation for more than 15 U.S. economic sanction programs, including those related to Iran and North Korea. He also served as legal counsel to OFAC on counterterrorism sanctions. Previously, Greene was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General to advise the U.N. Security Council on international sanctions against Al-Qaida and the Taliban and to help them assess member state compliance.