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September 30, 2022

Podcast: OFAC Sanctions on Tornado Cash: We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

In this Willkie Compliance Concourse podcast, Martin Weinstein, Chair of Willkie’s Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement practice, discusses the impact of OFAC sanctions upon Tornado Cash, the role that Tornado Cash – a decentralized virtual currency mixer – played in the digital currency landscape prior to its designation, and the legal implications of the lawsuit filed against the US Treasury challenging the designation.

Britt Mosman is a partner and Vice-Chair of Willkie’s Global Trade & Investment Practice Group in Washington D.C. and member of the Willkie Digital Works team, advising crypto sector participants on BSA/AML and economic sanctions requirements. She is a former advisor for the Department of the Treasury, and was a lead attorney on the Ukraine/Russia, Iran, Cuba, Syria, Election Interference and Cyber-related sanctions programs.

Justin Browder is a partner in Willkie’s Asset Management Department and Co-Chair of Willkie Digital Works team, the Firm’s blockchain and crypto asset practice, in Washington D.C.  He counsels investment advisers, investment funds, broker-dealers, and blockchain, cryptocurrency, and digital asset ecosystems and market participants on all aspects of federal securities laws. He previously served as Assistant General Counsel at a large alternative asset manager in New York.