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Chantel L Febus

Chantel L Febus

Partner

Chantel Febus is a partner representing clients in domestic and international internal investigations, federal enforcement actions, and complex commercial litigation. Her clients span a wide array of industries, including healthcare, precious minerals, online travel services, universities, media and entertainment and private investment funds. Drawing on her substantial experience as a federal prosecutor and appellate clerk, Chantel represents clients in federal and state courts on appeal and before federal enforcement agencies. Chantel also advises financial institutions on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Anti-Money Laundering policy, compliance, and due diligence matters.

Chantel is a member of the Firm’s Hiring and Pro Bono Committees.

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

On August 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
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