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Chantel L Febus

Chantel L Febus

Senior Counsel

Chantel Febus is a senior counsel in the Litigation Department, and a member of the White Collar Defense & Investigations Group. Chantel currently represents telecommunications, health care, precious minerals, online travel services, universities, and media and entertainment clients in complex domestic and cross-border investigations and federal enforcement actions, as well as biopharmaceutical companies in complex commercial litigation and shareholder derivative actions.

Chantel has been practicing since 2002, most recently serving for four years as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section. She prosecuted technology-facilitated child exploitation offenses, coordinated and executed national child exploitation operations involving federal, state and international law enforcement agencies, advised on the development of prosecution and enforcement policies, and conducted training related to child exploitation for federal prosecutors and judges.

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FinCEN Proposal Looks to Extend AML Requirements to Non-Federally Regulated Banks

On April 25, 2016, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, proposed a rule that would require all banks, regardless of whether they are subject to regulation by a “Federal functional regulator,” to establish and implement written AML programs, conduct ongoing customer due diligence, and identify and … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Clarifies That Untainted Assets Cannot Be Frozen Pre-Trial By The Government

Last week the Supreme Court further clarified the procedures and limits regarding the government’s ability to freeze assets in connection with criminal prosecutions. Following the 2014 decision in Kaley v. United States, where the Court ruled (in the government’s favor) that a defendant could not challenge the legality of a pre-trial asset seizure by contesting … Continue Reading