Jamie L. Boucher - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Jamie L. Boucher

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011
Phone: 202-371-7369

Jamie Boucher is a partner in Skadden’s Financial Institutions Regulation and Enforcement Group with a principal focus on financial institution mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and enforcement matters. Ms. Boucher’s clients include U.S. and international banks, thrifts, mortgage lenders, insurance, securities, money service businesses and investment companies. She represented clients on various aspects of federal lending, capital and liquidity support programs, including those established pursuant to the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. She also advises clients on the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and on strategic transactional and compliance responses to the Act.

Ms. Boucher regularly represents global financial institutions on complex cross-border compliance and enforcement matters including examinations, internal investigations, voluntary disclosures and the resolution of administrative and enforcement proceedings involving federal and state regulatory agencies and law enforcement. With extensive experience in cross-border anti-money laundering, economic sanctions, banking secrecy and data protection compliance matters, Ms. Boucher has counseled U.S. and international clients on numerous issues arising under the U.S. anti-money laundering and economic sanctions laws and related laws.

In addition to the representation of clients in investigations and contested proceedings, Ms. Boucher regularly works with financial institutions and their boards to provide guidance on compliance and corporate governance issues. She has worked extensively with clients to design and implement compliance programs, and monitor and improve corporate compliance posture.

Ms. Boucher is a frequent speaker at seminars on financial institution compliance and regulatory issues, mergers and acquisitions, and enforcement matters. She repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America. Ms. Boucher was included inWashingtonian Magazine’s 2013 “Best Lawyers” list and was named a finalist in the Regulatory Lawyer of the Year category at the inaugural Chambers USA Women in Law Awards 2012.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Boucher worked for 12 years in government and the private sector on matters involving international trade and investment regulation. She served as the legislative adviser for international trade and foreign policy to former U.S. Sen. Frank H. Murkowski; as an adviser to the American League for Exports and Security Assistance on trade and national security issues; and as a committee staff member on the U.S. Trade Representative-Department of Defense trade policy advisory committee, the Defense Policy Advisory Committee on Trade.

Ms. Boucher serves on the American Bar Association Task Force on Anti-Money Laundering Compliance in the Legal Profession and is the past chair of the Banking Law Committee, Subcommittee on Mergers and Acquisitions. She is a member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders.

Oberlin CollegeBA Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.
American Bar AssociationAmerican Council of Young Political Leaders

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade

Client Comments

"Jamie Boucher is always deeply involved and gets hands on. You can rely on her at any time and whatever the issue is. She is quite unique for that! I would strongly recommend her without hesitation."

-Francois Michaud
Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

"Ms. Boucher is an expert on OFAC regulations, has excellent relationships with OFAC staff, and is very responsive and easy to work with."

Office Location

1440 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Practice Areas

Financial Services Regulation Law
Litigation - Banking and Finance