“‘Very analytical’ …regularly engaged in cross-border matters, and is a ‘real expert on OFAC issues.’”
Legal 500Alex Lakatos is partner in the Washington, DC office of Mayer Brown’s Litigation and Financial Services Regulatory and Enforcement practices. Alex practices in complex international litigation, particularly on behalf of non-US financial institutions. He also counsels financial institutions on banking and securities regulatory, enforcement, legislative, and strategic issues. He has significant experience in matters where these areas intersect – for example, the litigation of cross-border disputes in US court in tandem with an SEC, OFAC or bank enforcement investigation. His matters often include parallel litigation in non-US forums. He is experienced in contesting issues of particular concern to non-US financial institutions, such as financial privacy, data protection, multi-jurisdictional discovery, choice‑of-law conflicts, sanctions compliance and asset forfeiture.
Alex was recognized in the 2013 "Client Service All-Stars" report by BTI Consulting Group. BTI commended its winners for their "commitment to client service and ability to surpass the needs and expectations of the worlds most demanding clients" and lauded them for "standing above all others in the eyes of their clients." Alex is also recommended by Legal 500 and noted as an “'excellent communicator' who specialises in advising foreign financial institutions in enforcement actions and litigation.”Alex is a member of the firm’s US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) group and co-chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.
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