Global law firm Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce the arrival of Elizabeth Boison as a partner in the Global Regulatory & Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (IPMT) practice group in Washington, D.C. Boison joins the firm from the U.S. Department of Justice, where she was an attorney in the Bank Integrity Unit and National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team. She was also detailed to the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), where she handled rulemaking and guidance related to the administrative and regulatory enforcement of financial crimes, including the beneficial ownership rulemaking and other emerging matters.
""We are delighted to welcome Liz to the firm,"" said Janice Hogan, Global head of Hogan Lovells’ Global Regulatory & IPMT practice group. ""Liz brings significant experience in the anti-money laundering (AML), digital asset, and financial services regulatory space. Her deep understanding of U.S. and international regulations with regard to cryptocurrency and her knowledge of the current administration's regulatory and law enforcement priorities in this space will be valuable to a broad range of our clients.""
Boison joins the firm’s International Trade & Investment practice. ""I am excited to be joining this highly regarded practice,"" Boison said. ""I look forward to assisting clients with complex financial services regulatory and enforcement challenges, which often arise on a cross-border basis and implicate many different legal standards.""
While at the DOJ, Boison’s practice focused on Bank Secrecy Act and AML compliance and internal controls. She also has experience involving international sanctions, asset forfeiture, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and other fraud-related matters such as those involving mortgage and bank fraud and the Paycheck Protection Program. Boison is skilled in the regulation and enforcement of financial institutions, including banks and non-banks, cryptocurrency exchanges, securities brokers and dealers, precious metals dealers, and casinos and card clubs. She has extensive first-hand experience with federal, state, and international financial services regulations.
Beth Peters, a leader of the firm’s International Trade & Investment practice, added: ""We are eager to have someone with such extensive financial services experience as Liz. Her understanding of the digital finance regulatory and litigation landscape is crucial when it comes to advising clients on complex AML and FinTech compliance and enforcement matters. Increasingly, financial institutions and companies need to operate to comply with overlapping and ever-changing AML and sanctions requirements.""
Before the DOJ and FinCEN, Boison was at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for six years, serving as senior counsel to the deputy director and associate director for Supervision, Enforcement and Fair Lending for three years. Prior to her government service, she spent six years in the private sector handling litigation and investigations at Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
Michele Farquhar, Washington, D.C. Office Managing Partner, remarked: ""With a presence in our nation’s capital dating back more than a century, our firm has long been a destination for top government talent, and Liz is another terrific addition to our team. Clients around the world count on us to provide deep experience and regulatory insight, and Liz brings an exceptional background in financial services, a key industry sector for us.""
Boison earned her J.D. from American University and a B.A. from Georgetown University.