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Anand Sithian

Counsel


Anand Sithian is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s New York office. He is a member of the International Trade and the White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement groups. Anand advises clients on a variety of regulatory issues and investigations relating to anti-money laundering (AML), the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), U.S. economic sanctions, including those administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and asset forfeiture matters. Anand routinely counsels clients on the novel application of these laws and regulations to issues involving financial institutions, technology and social media, virtual currency and digital assets (including the seizure and forfeiture of virtual currencies), and the evolving cannabis industry.

Anand has extensive experience in white collar and regulatory enforcement defense and internal investigations and has represented companies and individuals before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Federal Reserve Board (FRB).

Anand’s experience includes litigating a wide range of complex civil and criminal matters, including antitrust class actions, securities litigation, white-collar defense and internal investigations, as well as advising on AML, BSA, and economic sanctions issues.

Government Service

Following law school, Anand joined the DOJ through the Attorney General’s Honors Program and served as a trial attorney in the Criminal Division’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS). While at the DOJ, Anand investigated and prosecuted a wide array of matters involving asset forfeiture, money laundering, AML compliance, the BSA, and economic sanctions.

Education

  • Tufts University, B.A. (2006)
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (2011) with honors

Affiliations

Admissions

Admitted to practice: New Jersey, New York

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"Treasury Sanctions Tornado Cash and Turns Up Heat on Mixers," International Trade Bulletin (August 17, 2022). Contacts: Carlton Greene, Caroline E. Brown, Anand Sithian, Nicole Sayegh Succar, Jackie Schaeffer
Client Alert / Newsletter
Crypto Firms Could Face Fallout From SEC Insider Trading Case Against Former Coinbase Employee The Block (July 22, 2022)
Press Coverage
Treasury, Commerce Alert May Lead To More Diligence Steps, Affect Disclosures, Law Firm Says Export Compliance Daily (subscription required) (July 14, 2022)
Press Coverage
"FinCEN and the U.S. Department of Commerce Issue Joint Alert Highlighting Risks of Export Control Violations for Financial Institutions," International Trade Bulletin (July 13, 2022). Contacts: Carlton Greene, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Anand Sithian, Chandler S. Leonard, Jeremy Iloulian, Jackie Schaeffer
Client Alert / Newsletter
Immunity Deal For Yacht Company Reveals US Strategy For Oligarch Probes Global Investigation Review (June 24, 2022)
Press Coverage
"Russia Sanctions/Export Highlights [As of June 16, 2022]," Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Law Blog (June 16, 2022). Authors: Frances P. Hadfield, Anand Sithian, and Rachel Schumacher.
Publication
SEC’s New Crypto Enforcers Are Coming For DeFi, Lawyers Say CQ Roll Call (June 14, 2022)
Press Coverage
"Introduction to Cryptocurrency & NFTs," Hispanic National Bar Association / Intellectual Property Law Institute Conference Panel (June 10, 2022). Speakers: Jesse Camacho, Anand Sithian, and James Gatto.
Speech/Presentation
"DOJ’s Revised Prosecutorial Guidelines: The “Ethical” Hacker Exemption," Privacy Law Alert (June 3, 2022). Contacts: Nimrod Haim Aviad, Stephen M. Byers, Matthew B. Welling, Evan D. Wolff, Alexander Urbelis, Anand Sithian, Paul C. Mathis
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Sanctions/Export Highlights [As of May 26, 2022]," Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Law (May 27, 2022). Authors: Anand Sithian and Rachel Schumacher.
Publication

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