Tom Delaney’s practice is concentrated on banking and financial services matters, and especially on issues associated with the federal and state regulation of financial institutions. He advises clients on formation, acquisition, compliance, and cross-border concerns, with particular emphasis on anti-money laundering, the USA Patriot Act, OFAC, and international funds transfer matters. In addition, Mr. Delaney supervises internal investigations and defends financial services firms involved in supervisory enforcement proceedings, including investigations by the US Congress. Mr. Delaney is respected for his insightful corporate and regulatory counsel and for his experience in providing comprehensive strategic advice to organizations facing regulatory or legislative infringement of business opportunity or potential damage to their reputations. He has been practicing law for more than 20 years, initially as an attorney with the US Treasury Department’s Office of Thrift Supervision. Mr. Delaney entered private practice in 1991 and joined Mayer Brown in 2006. Prior to practicing law, he served on the staff of the Committee on Financial Services of the US House of Representatives and on the staff of the US Senate. During the course of his career, Mr. Delaney has advised the full range of financial services firms that operate in the United States. He has successfully counseled organizations through the process of establishing or acquiring banks, thrift institutions, credit unions and US branches of foreign banks and then complying with the aspects of US law that relate to such operations. In recent years, one focus of his practice has been on representing internationally active firms, based in the US and abroad, and assisting such organizations to reconcile and comply with overlapping and potentially conflicting aspects of US and international law. In addition to financial services firms, Mr. Delaney’s counsel has been sought by foreign governments for guidance in establishing supervisory and enforcement systems that conform with US and international standards, including those specified by such bodies as the OECD’s Financial Action Task Force.