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BSA/AML Reform Resource Center

On January 1, 2021, Congress voted to override the president's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, enacting the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (AML Act) and the most significant overhaul of the Bank Secrecy Act and related anti-money laundering laws since the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001. The AML Act substantially amended Title 31 and set a demanding regulatory agenda for the Treasury Department and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), which the government is busy implementing.

On this page, Arnold & Porter tracks the legal developments and rulemaking resulting from the AML Act and provides our insights on the impact on the financial services industry.

Last Updated February 13, 2024

Overview of BSA/AML reform under the AML Act

National AML/CFT Priorities (Sec. 6101)

Strengthening FinCEN and Expanding Reporting Authorities (Sec. 6102)

Application of AML Requirements to Arts and Antiquities (Sec. 6110)

Sharing of Threat Pattern and Trend Information (Sec. 6206)

FinCEN Pilot Program on SAR Sharing (Sec. 6212)

Financial Services De-Risking (Sec. 6215)

Review of Regulations and Guidance (Sec. 6216)

Assessment of FinCEN No-Action Letter Process (Sec. 6305)

Expansion of DOJ and Treasury Authority to Reach Account Records Maintained by Foreign Banks with US Correspondent Accounts (Sec. 6308)

Beneficial Ownership and the Corporate Transparency Act (Sec. 6402–6403)

AML Whistleblower Protection and Incentives (Sec. 6314)


Meet the Team

Blackline Comparison of Substantive Amendments to Title 31

Statement of FinCEN Acting Director Das before the House Committee on Financial Services

Text of AML Act of 2020

Treasury Department Agency Rule List and Regulatory Agenda

Latest advisories covering trends in Financial Services, Securities Enforcement & Litigation and White Collar Defense & Investigations