Michael Romais counsels a broad range of financial services and other clients on regulatory, policy and enforcement matters. Mr. Romais centers his practice on investigations and compliance issues related to anti–money laundering (AML), economic sanctions, public corruption, offshore tax evasion and consumer financial protection.
He has advised a number of clients in connection with developing and enhancing AML and US economic sanctions policies and procedures. Mr. Romais has represented clients before the US Department of Justice, US Attorneys’ Offices, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, New York’s Department of Financial Services and various federal financial regulators, including representations in which companies face inquiries from multiple government entities.
Mr. Romais previously worked at the firm as a summer associate. While attending law school, Mr. Romais served in the summer honors program at the US Department of the Treasury in the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for International Affairs, where he worked on legal and policy issues related to international trade, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, international financial regulation, and multilateral development banks and the International Monetary Fund.
Before pursuing his law degree, Mr. Romais was an analyst at an international business and economic policy advisory firm, where he focused on international financial regulation and trade policy, along with US domestic and economic policy.