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Anand Sithian

Counsel

asithian@crowell.com
Phone: +1 212.895.4270
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

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

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Admissions

Admitted to practice: New Jersey, New York

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"Blockchain Solutions Launched by European Nuclear Pools," Insurance/Reinsurance Alert (September 9, 2021). Contacts: Laura Foggan, Mark Meyer, Anand Sithian, Kelly H. Tsai
Client Alert / Newsletter
"New York Governor Kathy Hochul Announces Nomination of Adrienne Harris as Superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services," Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Law (September 2, 2021). Authors: Caroline E. Brown, Carlton Greene, Anand Sithian, Frances P. Hadfield and Martín Yerovi.
Publication
"FinCEN and CFTC Announce $100 Million in Regulatory Settlements With Foreign Cryptocurrency Exchange for BSA Violations and Failures to Register," Financial Services Alert (August 25, 2021). Contacts: Michelle Ann Gitlitz, Carlton Greene, Caroline E. Brown, Anand Sithian, Nicole Sayegh Succar, Chris Murphy
Client Alert / Newsletter
FinCEN Stretches Regulatory Reach To Foreign Crypto-Exchanges VIXIO (August 12, 2021)
Media Mentions
"FinCEN Issues Major Anti-Money Laundering Act Announcements And Appoints New Chief Digital Currency Advisor," Westlaw Today (July 30, 2021). Authors: Caroline E. Brown, Michelle Ann Gitlitz, Carlton Greene, Anand Sithian.
Publication
"Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to Hold a Meeting of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets (PWG) to Discuss Stablecoins," Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Law (July 19, 2021). Authors: Anand Sithian, Michelle Ann Gitlitz, Frances P. Hadfield and Martín Yerovi.
Publication
"U.S. Government Issues Business Advisory – Warns Companies About Risks of Doing Business in Hong Kong," Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Law (July 16, 2021). Authors: Caroline E. Brown, Evan Y. Chuck, David (Dj) Wolff, Anand Sithian, Frances P. Hadfield and Martín Yerovi.
Publication
"Agency Issues First National Priorities for Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing, Completes Assessment on Potential No-Action Letter Process, Provides 180-Day Update on AML Act Implementation, and Appoints First-Ever Chief Digital Currency Advisor," Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Law (July 15, 2021). Authors: Caroline E. Brown, Kelly T. Currie, Michelle Ann Gitlitz, Carlton Greene, Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, Anand Sithian and Nicole Sayegh Succar.
Publication
"FinCEN Issues Major Anti-Money Laundering Act Announcements and Appoints New Chief Digital Currency Advisor," Financial Services Alert (July 14, 2021). Contacts: Caroline E. Brown, Kelly T. Currie, Michelle Ann Gitlitz, Carlton Greene, Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, Anand Sithian, Nicole Sayegh Succar
Client Alert / Newsletter

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