Jeffrey M. Hanna


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  • University of Richmond School of Law, JD, summa cum laude, 2009
  • University of Virginia, BA, 1997
  • Virginia
  • Spanish

Jeff’s practice includes complex litigation at the trial and appellate level, focusing on matters arising from government, regulatory, and criminal and corporate internal investigations.

Prior to joining the firm, Jeff served as a law clerk to the Honorable Donald W. Lemons, Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, from 2009 to 2010. Jeff also spent several years as a corporate financial analyst serving the media, entertainment and telecommunications industries at Merrill Lynch & Co. in New York.

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Jeffrey M Hanna
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Argued successful merits appeal in issue of first impression before Supreme Court of Virginia.

Representation of chief executive of international sports governing body in connection with investigations led by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Swiss Office of the Attorney General (OAG), and represent the client in related litigation, including before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Advised broker-dealer on anti-money laundering (AML) and customer identification program (CIP) compliance program.

Represented government official related to unauthorized disclosure of financial policy information.

Performed independent review of anti-money laundering (AML) and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance program in place at international, publicly-traded casino.

Defended senior executive of Fortune Global 10 multinational energy company in connection with investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and in related civil litigation.

Represented senior executive in multidistrict litigation related to environmental contamination and in connection with congressional inquiries, including testimony.

Represented Fortune 500 aerospace and defense company as appellant and appellee in companion appeals before the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Counseled international medical device manufacturer in connection with pre-merger FCPA compliance audit.

Represented publicly-traded wireless carrier in active litigation with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and in broader government investigations by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and a committee of State Attorneys General.

Defense of individuals in connection with potential violations of Federal election laws in investigations conducted by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and the DOJ Office of Public Integrity into so-called straw donor contributions (FECA Section 441f).

Representation of multinational bank in investigations and litigation involving the DOJ, SEC, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) stemming from a multi-billion Ponzi scheme.

Conducted numerous internal investigations in response to whistleblower allegations.

Performed FCPA audit and analysis on behalf of multinational agricultural company.

Represented senior executive of multinational energy company in connection with an SEC FCPA investigation into allegations of corrupt payments made in Russia and Ukraine.

Named to “Virginia Rising Stars,” Criminal Defense: White Collar, Appellate, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2012, 2013
Co-author, "FinCEN's Caesars Penalty A Cautionary Tale For Casinos," Law360, September 17, 2015
Co-author, "Tinian Dynasty Case Provides A Few Reminders For Casinos," Law360, August 10, 2015
Author, "Obstruction of (Contemplated) Justice: Are We About to See the Rise of 18 U.S.C. § 1519?," Business Crimes Bulletin, Law Journal Newsletters, August 2014
Speaker, "When Compliance Programs Fail: Truth and Consequences," Compliance in the Real World; A Practical Discussion About Today’s Top Issues, McGuireWoods LLP Conference, May 17, 2017
Speaker, "Recapping and Forecasting Anticorruption Enforcement Trends," SEC Compliance and Disclosure Update, McGuireWoods LLP SEC Practice Complimentary Webinar Series, March 7, 2017
Panelist, "Know Your Customer and Source of Wealth: Challenges of Third Party Transactions & Foreign Patrons," 2016 Bank Secrecy Act Conference, State Bar of Nevada, May 17, 2016
FinCEN Opens 2017 with SAR Sharing Guidance for Casinos , Subject to Inquiry, January 9, 2017
FinCEN Announces First Card Club AML Enforcement Action, Subject to Inquiry, January 11, 2016
FinCEN Announces Caesars Penalty After Multiyear Investigation, Subject to Inquiry, September 11, 2015
AML Compliance Developments in the Gaming Industry, Subject to Inquiry, April 28, 2015
Obstruction of (Contemplated) Justice, Subject to Inquiry, April 1, 2014