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Mark J. Biros

Mark J. Biros

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Mark J. Biros, a partner, co-founded the White Collar Defense & Investigations Group. He has over 35 years of investigative and trial experience as a legislative counsel, former prosecutor and as defense counsel, his current role.

On the federal level, Mark served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1977 through 1988 and has tried over 100 jury trials. He also served as Deputy Chief of the Felony Trial Division. As a member of the Special Prosecutions Unit, Mark concentrated on complex federal criminal investigations. His investigative experience began as an Assistant Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, known informally as the "Watergate Committee." His international practice has taken him to the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, Mexico and Argentina, while focusing upon activities in Europe, the Middle East, South America, the Far East and Africa.

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The Modern Slavery Act 2015 and Supply Chain Transparency

Introduction The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is new legislation introduced in the UK with the intention of combatting slavery and human trafficking.  Continuing the trend for legislation to have extra-territorial reach, as illustrated by the UK Bribery Act, it can apply to entities based outside of the UK. Of particular importance to businesses is Section 54. … Continue Reading

Proposed AML Regulations for Registered Investment Advisers Released by FinCEN

On August 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released proposed rules that would require investment advisers that are registered or required to be registered (RIAs) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to establish anti-money laundering (AML) programs and report suspicious transactions to FinCEN. The proposed rules also would … Continue Reading
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