Ed is highly knowledgeable about cross-border business and financial transactions, economic sanctions, anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) rules for traditional and nontraditional financial institutions, and anti-corruption standards applicable in home, host, and residence countries.
Ed also advises on U.S. and international payment matters involving card processing and issuing, prepaid cards, financial institutions, remittances, electronic funds transfers (EFTS), and Automated Clearing House (ACH) and Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) transactions. He represents clients in matters that involve:
These matters frequently involve interaction with the Departments of Treasury, State, and Commerce; multilateral development banks; and international organizations.
In addition, Ed addresses political activities in the U.S. undertaken by or for non-U.S. nationals. He also counsels on issues related to homeland security, fiscal matters, and government contracts, and U.S. government nomination and confirmation issues.