Considering the growth of the worldwide white-collar criminal practice, we saw a need to bring together hardcore litigators to foster skills and allow court access when the case needs to be decided there.
A foundation for maintaining the rule of law is a strong and independent bar. The Academy will seek to foster our strength and independence through collegiality, nonpartisanship, inclusiveness, internationalism and learning.
We are a collegial fellowship of academics and litigation service professionals seeking to enrich skills, lead critical thinking, share experiences, and expand our knowledge related to the world of financial crime.
Working alongside the academics at The Academy, we see organic growth, improved litigation and research skills, and are challenged daily to closely examine stimulating issues.
The Basel Institute encourages prosecution agencies to engage The Academy's litigators to represent them in foreign courts against financial institutions facing money laundering and corruption.
Top litigators in The Academy complement the Basel Institute's work to tackle financial crime. These litigators are creative and eager to explore innovative strategies.
Where theory meets practice
The International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators emerged from a vision to develop worldwide collaborative solutions that are based on research, collective experiences and best practices in cases of economic crime. The Academy has united the top public- and private-sector litigation professionals with the renowned Basel Institute on Governance and like-minded academics to form an independent, non-partisan global center of excellence that encourages collaboration and innovation to shape and advance financial-crime litigation practices for the future.
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Exchanging novel litigation strategies, research findings, relevant experiences and best practices to further enrich legal theories and the practice of litigation.
Offering educational resources for litigators and researchers to help them develop and fine tune their litigation skills.
News and events
New posts, upcoming events and featured publications.
FATF Greylists Bulgaria
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Judith de Boer
Secret Notes and Anonymous Coins: Examining Fincen's 2019 Guidance On Money Transmitters in The Context Of The Tornado Cash Indictment.
Fellow Benjamin Gruenstein, and his colleagues Evan Norris and Daniel Barabander challenge the legal foundation of the Tornado Cash indictment by providing an insightful analysis of the Bank Secrecy Act and FinCEN's 2019 guidance, which provides a principle-based rubric for defining money transmission, with a comprehensive and understandable description of the underlying code at issue. Read here.
Rafoi Amicus Brief
The Academy together with Fellows Fred Davis, Ben Gruenstein, and Lucinda Low filed an amicus brief in the Rafoi case. This initiative is a grand effort and a superb example of The Academy’s collegiality and camaraderie. Fellow Jon Sack was also instrumental in this endeavor.
Click here to download the Amicus Brief.