Washington – August 6, 2021: Himamauli Das, senior advisor at Crowell & Moring International, LLC, has been named acting director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the anti-money-laundering unit of the U.S. Treasury Department. Das assumes the role at a time when FinCEN is moving to implement provisions of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020, which became law in January of 2021 and makes the most sweeping changes to U.S. anti-money laundering laws since the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001.
Over the course of his career, Das has served in high-level government positions in in the administrations of George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Most recently, he was counselor to the agency’s general counsel. He also previously served at the Treasury as assistant general counsel for international affairs and acting deputy assistant secretary for trade and investment. In addition, Das served as senior director for international trade and investment at the National Security Council, where he oversaw efforts to impose sanctions.
At C&M International, Das has advised clients on international economic policy and foreign relations, which includes trade, foreign investment, national security, export controls and sanctions, financial regulation, export promotion, climate change, sustainability and other matters. Das also serves as senior managing director of K2 Integrity, a risk, compliance, investigations, and monitoring firm.
“We are delighted for Him as he takes on this new role protecting the financial system and ensuring robust anti-money laundering policies and procedures remain strong in the face of ongoing challenges,” said Robert Holleyman, president and CEO of Crowell & Moring International and a partner in Crowell & Moring’s International Trade, and Privacy and Cyberecurity groups. “Having had the pleasure of working with Him not only currently at C&M International, but also during his time at the White House and Treasury while I was Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, I can say with certainty that the nation and his new colleagues are fortunate to have such an outstanding public servant at the helm of FinCEN.”
“I am honored to be the new acting director of FinCEN as it carries out its important mission to maintain and protect the financial system of the United States,” Das said. “I am grateful for the support and the opportunity to work together with colleagues at C&M International over recent years.”
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