Meet Michael Zeldin
Principal, Forensic & Dispute Services, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
Michael Zeldin is a principal in the Forensic & Dispute Services practice at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP and is the Global leader of the Anti-Money Laundering/Trade Sanctions (AML/TS) Service line.
The AML/TS service line is internationally recognized for its work in assisting financial and nonfinancial institutions in complying with global AML and trade sanctions laws, particularly Office of Foreign Assets Control, or OFAC. Michael has lectured throughout the United States and abroad on these topics. He appears regularly as a legal and political commentator on network news, cable television and radio and has testified in federal courts and before the U.S. House of Representatives.
Michael has represented global financial institutions in matters involving all U.S. banking regulators, including the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the National Association of Securities Dealers, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Additionally, he has represented financial institutions on all continents as they endeavor to comply with evolving AML/TS regulations.
Michael has served in various executive positions in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, including Deputy Chief, Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Section, Chief, Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Offices and Special Counsel to the Criminal Division for money laundering matters. In the latter role, he was responsible to the Assistant Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General for the implementation of money laundering policy.
Michael has experience in conducting due diligence investigations with respect to financial institution mergers and acquisitions, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Interstate Transportation of Arms Regulations and other international business ventures.
Michael holds his master of law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow in Criminal Law/Trial Advocacy, his juris doctorate from George Washington Law School and his bachelor of arts degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
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