Nikki Hatza | |  215.864.8402 | view full bio

Nikki  is a litigator focusing her practice on investigations, commercial litigation, and government affairs. She has experience assisting financial services clients with BSA/AML matters, including in the cryptocurrency space, and conducting internal investigations in order to respond to investigations and subpoenas by state and federal regulators. Nikki also has experience in the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training field and is a member of Ballard Spahr’s DEI Counseling Team, which advises organizations on internal anti-discrimination policies and best practices.

The “Highlights” — To Russia, With Crypto

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued on November 1 a Financial Trend Analysis regarding ransomware-related Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) filings during the second half of 2021 (the “Report”).  This publication follows up on a similar ransomware trend analysis issued by FinCEN regarding the first half of 2021