An attorney with twenty years’ experience focusing on government compliance and regulation, commercial and civil litigation.
CORPORATE : Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), for three companies and subsidiaries and provides legal counsel senior management and Board of Directors on areas of corporate law, including corporate governance, real estate and mergers and acquisitions. Advises senior management on the legal and business impact and obligations proposed legislation, regulations and contracts may have on the organization. Represent the organization as in-house counsel before state legislative bodies, including meetings with legislators, and before courts of law in litigation and registration of the Company’s servicemark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Responsible for managing the closing the business operations of two companies that were licensed money transmitters in forty states. Manages a company owning multiple subsidiaries having operations in forty states while the businesses are being sold and operations terminated. Leads the Compliance Department that ensures adherence to federal and state anti-money laundering and terrorist financing laws including maintaining the state licenses of the money services business and escheating unclaimed property. Manages all aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act/USA PATRIOT ACT compliance program; developed and implemented the training of company employees and 3,500 agent locations. Developed, implemented and manages the agent location audits to ensure agent compliance with the company contract and applicable Bank Secrecy Act/USA PATRIOT ACT laws and regulations. Draft audit reports based upon raw data collected from interviews, observations and analysis of agent activity including sales history and use of money orders. Represent the company during federal and state government Bank Secrecy Act/USA PATRIOT ACT, unclaimed property, and financial fitness audits. Analyzed securities filings to ensure disclosure complied with all applicable laws and regulations governing the sale of securities. Communicated and advised attorneys and/or business executives on compliance rules and procedures relating to Pennsylvania securities sales.
Kevin Lutkins, Chief Compliance Officer & General Counsel