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Mrs. Cari N. Stinebower

Crowell & Moring
Regular Member
1210 Russell Road
Alexandria, VA 22301

Phone: 202 624 2757

Law School: Washington College of Law (1996)
Foreign Languages: Spanish

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Cari N. Stinebower is a member of the Crowell & Moring's International Trade practice group in the firmís Washington, D.C. office.

Cari counsels clients on compliance with U.S. economic sanctions, FinCENís Bank Secrecy Act Regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and export controls. She works with financial institutions to develop compliance programs, conduct anti-money laundering (AML) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) risk assessments, conduct internal investigations, and respond to government investigations. Cari often works with multinational corporations to navigate the complex web of U.S. sanctions, money laundering laws and regulations, and export controls that can implicate virtually any U.S. dollar denominated transaction. She also works with industry groups to develop sanctions and AML best practices policies and procedures.

Cari served as counsel for the U.S. Department of the Treasury's OFAC and as a Programs Officer for OFAC, where she advised on sanctions and anti-terrorism legislation, drafted United Nations Security Council Resolutions and related executive orders. Cari acted as agency counsel in Treasury's defense of a number of challenges to OFACís authority, whether in litigation related to enforcement actions or in response to congressional investigations. As a result of her work at Treasury, Cari received the Secretary of the Treasuryís Certificate for her role in providing guidance in the war against terrorism, establishing a program targeting the Taliban, working with the interagency group to unwind the first sanctions targeting the government of Libya, and drafting the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act.

Cari is a frequent writer and speaker on sanctions, AML and anti-corruption/anti-bribery related issues and has been quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker and

She is a member of the American Bar Associationís Gatekeepersí Task Force and a vice-chair of the ABAís Anti-Money Laundering subcommittee. Cari has been a guest lecturer at the George Mason School of Law.

Cari received her B.A. from Amherst College (1993), J.D. from American Universityís Washington College of Law (1996) and Masters from American University (1996).

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