Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

The Chief Counsel of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) supervises attorneys and support staff. The Office of Chief Counsel provides legal advice to FinCEN officials across the full range of their responsibilities.

FinCEN operates a multi-source intelligence and information service to support investigations of money laundering and other financial crimes. It also administers the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), the nation's primary civil counter-money laundering statute, and provides policy support and technical resources for international counter-money laundering efforts.

Members of the Office of Chief Counsel advise FinCEN on issues relating to the terms and interpretation of the BSA, domestic and international aspects of information law, inter-agency information-sharing, the use of information in enforcement operations and proceedings, international law relating to counter-money laundering efforts, and administrative law.

Last Updated: 10/10/2010 11:13 PM