Jamie L. Boucher

Jamie L. Boucher


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Recognized since 2011

Washington, District of Columbia

Practice Areas

Financial Services Regulation Law

Litigation - Banking and Finance

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Banking and Finance
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Jamie Boucher is head of Skadden’s Financial Institutions Regulatory and Enforcement Group and the global anti-money laundering and sanctions practice. Her clients include U.S. and international banks, thrifts, mortgage lenders, insurance, securities, money service businesses and investment companies.

Ms. Boucher, a member of the practice group named 2018 White Collar/Regulatory Litigation Department of the Year by The American Lawyer, 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 to monitor and improve corporate compliance posture. She also has 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 additionally advises clients on the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and strategic transactional and compliance responses to the Act.

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, as well as in Washingtonian Magazine’s Best Lawyers list for her work in banking and regulatory enforcement matters. She was named a finalist in the Regulatory Lawyer of the Year category at the inaugural Chambers USA Women in Law Awards. Ms. Boucher also was named in Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America and as Best Lawyers’ 2019 Washington, D.C. Litigation - Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year.

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; an adviser to the American League for Exports and Security Assistance on trade and national security issues; and 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.

Location

  • 1440 New York Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20005

Education

  • Georgetown University
  • Oberlin College, BA

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, Maryland State Bar Association
  • New York, New York State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia, The District of Columbia Bar

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Council of Young Political Leaders - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Banking and Finance

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Banking and Finance, Washington, D.C. (2019)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Financial Services Regulation Law

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

"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)

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