Amanda Kowalski is a senior associate in the Global Banking & Payment Systems practice group in the Corporate Department of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.
She advises financial institutions on a broad range of regulatory, transactional, and compliance issues arising under federal and state law, including with respect to the development of innovative uses of financial technology (fintech). Her practice focuses on advising domestic and foreign financial institutions regarding compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering laws, and U.S. economic and trade sanctions. She also has significant experience in advising banks and nonbank financial institutions regarding cybersecurity, privacy and other consumer financial protection issues, Dodd-Frank Act compliance, and corporate governance and authority. Moreover, Ms. Kowalski has significant experience dealing with issues related to state licensing and mortgage origination and is a noted authority on financial institutions' obligations to prevent, detect, and report elder financial abuse.
Ms. Kowalski received her J.D. in 2010 from The George Washington University Law School, where she served as secretary of the Moot Court Board. She received her B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, with distinction, from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007.