Michael Zeldin is Special Counsel in Buckley Sandler’s Washington, DC office where he is a member of the firm’s Anti-Money Laundering/Bank Secrecy Act & Sanctions practice. Prior to joining Buckley Sandler, Mr. Zeldin was the global leader of the Anti-money Laundering/Economic and Trade Sanctions practice at a Big Four accounting firm.
Mr. Zeldin counsels financial institutions and non-financial companies as well as individual board members and senior executives with respect to their responsibilities under anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions laws, with a particular focus on the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Title 18 criminal money laundering laws, and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). He has served as the Independent Consultant appointed by federal and state banking regulators on numerous occasions to monitor compliance to the terms of cease and desist orders as well as memoranda of understanding for a wide array of domestic and global financial institutions. This work also has, in particular occasions, involved federal and state law enforcement agencies including the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) as well as the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
Mr. Zeldin is a board member of the Association of Certified Financial Crimes Specialists, as well as a member of the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association.
Mr. Zeldin has lectured throughout the U.S. and internationally on financial crime topics. He is an often quoted subject matter expert and appears frequently as a commentator on network news, cable television, and radio. He has testified in federal courts and before the United States House of Representatives.