National Security and Patriot Act Compliance

Homeland security and defense policies have become increasingly intertwined, and the resulting infrastructure presents both opportunities and challenges for private sector companies and individuals.  From 2001 to 2003, Bancroft founder Viet D. Dinh served as the U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy at the Department of Justice, where he played a major role in developing the USA Patriot Act.  As U.S. Solicitor General, Bancroft partner Paul D. Clement defended litigation involving the various national security measures enacted in the wake of the September 11th attacks.  Another Bancroft partner, H. Christopher Bartolomucci, served as Associate Counsel to President George W. Bush.  Many of Bancroft’s attorneys have held a number of leadership roles in various government agencies, including such high-level projects as revising the Attorney General’s Guidelines governing federal law enforcement and national security investigations and analyzing complex commercial transactions for the U.S. intelligence community.

Bancroft advises international and domestic organizations and individuals on compliance with the USA Patriot Act, the Bank Secrecy Act, U.S. sanctions programs, and related legislation and regulations. The firm assists clients in developing and implementing appropriate controls to detect and prevent money laundering, terrorist financing, and other security threats. Bancroft also represents individuals and entities challenging designations under OFAC regulations.  In addition, the firm uses its unique combination of business, government, and legal expertise to help companies manage risk, comply with legal requirements, qualify for federal funds, and shape government policy.