Kathleen A. Scott is a senior counsel in the New York office representing some of the world’s largest international banks and other financial institutions concentrating on a broad range of financial services regulatory, anti-money laundering and privacy matters.
She represents financial institution clients with respect to the bank regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions, establishment of new banking organizations and nonbanking affiliates, and other transactions.
Kathleen also advises U.S. and non-U.S. banks, bank holding companies and other financial institutions on a broad range of federal and state regulatory issues affecting all their operations and interacts routinely with federal and state banking regulators. She has expertise regarding U.S. federal and state banking laws and regulations regarding banks as well as nonbank financial companies that might require licensing at the state level.
Kathleen also counsels financial institutions facing enforcement or other supervisory actions or investigations by state and federal regulators on their compliance with federal consumer, privacy and anti-money laundering legislation and regulations. More specifically, she handles compliance with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act for banks and other financial institutions and related financial privacy and information security matters. She also uses her regulatory expertise to advise financial institutions on a broad range of anti-money laundering compliance and enforcement issues.
She also is a member of the firm’s global financial technology practice, advising on the U.S. financial services regulatory aspects of cryptocurrencies, the blockchain and smart contracts and is a founding member of the firm’s new global payments practice group.
Kathleen began her career as an attorney for the United States Department of Treasury and also served as an assistant counsel for the New York State Banking Department before going into private practice at two other major law firms in New York before joining Norton Rose Fulbright.
Since 2005, she has written a bi-monthly column on International Banking for the New York Law Journal. In addition, she is an editor of, and routinely contributes to, the firm’s Financial Services: Regulation Tomorrow blog, which provides insight and commentary on the global financial regulatory environment.