Ross Delston – Law Office of Ross Delston


Washington, DC, United States

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Ross S. Delston, CAMS: Speaking Engagements 2000 - present (as of November 2013)

List of speaking engagements on anti-money laundering, countering terrorist financing, the Bank Secrecy Act, BSA, AML/CFT, customer due diligence, CDD, enhanced due diligence, EDD, know your customer, KYC, trade-based money…more
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Ross S. Delston, CAMS: Publications & Press Clippings 1999- present (as of August 2013)

List of articles on anti-money laundering, countering terrorist financing, the Bank Secrecy Act, BSA, AML/CFT, customer due diligence, CDD, enhanced due diligence, EDD, know your customer, KYC, trade-based money laundering,…more
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Insights: Did FinCEN Just Burst Bitcoin's Bubble?

When FinCEN issued its innocuously entitled guidance, “Application of FinCEN’s Regulations to Persons Administering, Exchanging, or Using Virtual Currencies” on March 18, an already speculative currency may have received its…more
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Reaching Beyond Banks: How to Target Trade-based Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Through Preventive Measures Outside the Financial Sector

Our thesis is that all those in the supply chain - exporters, importers, freight forwarders, carriers - should be subject to anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT) preventive measures such as customer due…more
| Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

"To Protect or Not to Protect, That Is the Question:" Statutory Protections for Financial Supervisors-How to Promote Financial Stability by Enacting the Right Laws

This article, published in Current Developments in Monetary and Financial Law, Vol. 5 (IMF 2008), considers the possible legal protections that should be extended to financial supervisors. It begins with a discussion of why such…more
| Administrative Law, Business Torts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Independent AML Audit - Essential Element or Nice to Have?

A comparison of US and EU/UK requirements, processes and procedures regarding anti-money laundering (AML) audits. Also discusses international standards - the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations - on AML audits…more
| Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Lawyers as the New Guardians of Governance, op-ed piece, July/Aug. 2004, Amicus Curiae, Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies (London).

A curious thing has happened of late: lawyers have been appointed by the international community as the new guardians of governance for their clients. More specifically, lawyers are increasingly regarded as part of the…more
| Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Law Practice Products & Services

Five Observations About Banking Failures, Current Developments in Monetary and Financial Law, Vol. 2 (IMF 2003).

Every Bank Failure Is a Regulatory Failure Certainly banks do not fail only because regulators fail in their oversight responsibilities. Many other failures are typically involved in any bank failure, including failures of…more
| Administrative Law, Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

The 41st FATF Recommendation: Why Preventive Measures Targeting Trade-Based Money Laundering Should Reach Beyond Banks

It is an open secret that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), is considering a new recommendation on trade-based money laundering. Its intentions were telegraphed by the publication in June 2006 of its monograph entitled…more
| Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
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