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Janiell A. Gonzalez focuses her practice on digital payments, money service businesses, money transmitter licensing, lender licensing, escrow licensing, and providing federal and state regulatory compliance guidance to cryptocurrency businesses, digital payment companies, fintechs, consumer and commercial lending companies, and banks. Janiell’s compliance related focus includes advice on matters concerning compliance with Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/anti-money laundering (AML) laws and regulations, the Corporate Transparency Act and implementing regulations, and compliance with Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions programs.

She also advises clients on matters involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and other federal and state regulatory authorities with oversight of consumer financial and payments products and services. Janiell has a wide-ranging background in regulated entity compliance matters having served as an in-house corporate paralegal for large corporations in the health care and aviation industries. She now leverages this experience to provide strategic, practical and actionable advice to clients.

On Jan. 25, 2024, the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Division of Financial Institutions (DFI) and the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (collectively, the “Agencies”) jointly issued a press

Continue Reading Hawaii’s Money Transmitters Modernization Act Will No Longer Apply to Cryptocurrency Activities

On Oct. 23, 2023, FinCEN published an NPRM that identifies international CVC mixing as “a class of transactions of primary money laundering concern,” and finds that imposing additional recordkeeping and

Continue Reading FinCEN Proposes Rule to Address Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks Associated with CVC Mixing