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Each year, the U.S. government secures more than 1,200 money-laundering convictions. Now, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), at least, is setting its sights with renewed vigor on those who help criminal organizations and terrorists conceal billions in illicit funds. Last October, the FBI announced that it would prioritize money-laundering investigations of “third-party facilitators,” such as attorneys, accountants, investment managers, trust companies and real estate professionals. See, “Combating the Growing Money Laundering Threat,” (Oct. 24, 2016). This comes amidst growing international pressure for countries to close regulatory gaps in anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing rules. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), for example, recently urged the United States to improve its regulation of designated non-financial businesses and professions, as well as of shell companies. FATF, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Measures, United States (Dec. 1, 2016).
By Steve Salkin
Creating an Environment Attractive to Diverse Lawyers Where They Can Rise to the Leadership Level
A roundtable discussion with four prominent leaders in law and recruiting who weigh in what firms are doing — and can do — to create environments that are attractive to diverse lawyers and enable them to rise to the leadership level.
By Mike Mellor
Nine ways you may be hindering your efforts to win new legal business, and a few ideas on how subtle improvements can maximize both success and overall win rates for firms and attorneys.
By Phillip Bantz
Assess your legal departments regularly to find and fix inefficient spending and work habits while also implementing new tech solutions now — before it’s too late.
By Robert M. Jason
This article provides a general introduction to social media influencers and discusses common tax issues arising on the income side of the equation. What is taxable income? What happens if the influencer’s compensation is paid in equity?