Andres Fernandez

Andres Fernandez

Partner, Holland & Knight

As partner in Holland & Knight’s Miami office and leader of the firm’s Cuba Action Team, Andres Fernandez practices in the areas of banking law and financial services, focusing on licensing,
regulatory and compliance matters. With an emphasis on Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering, and Office of Foreign Assets Control issues, Andy counsels a broad range of clients such as domestic community banks, foreign banks, broker dealers and money service businesses (including virtual/digital currency and Bitcoin) in the U.S. and throughout Latin America.
Andy has represented financial institutions in such diverse matters as the establishment of U.S. offices and branches of foreign banks, de novo formations, resolution of regulatory enforcement
actions, representation before various regulatory or enforcement agencies and resolution of potential civil and criminal monetary penalties, fines and forfeitures before U.S. regulators, FinCEN, OFAC and the DOJ.
Andy serves as Sanctions Subcommittee Chair for Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA); member of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network,
Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group; Board of Directors member, South Florida Banking Institute; member, Cuban American Bar Association. He is fluent in Spanish and an avid speaker at
regional and international banking conferences and training seminars.

General Session: Sanctions and Corruption – Update – Cuba, Venezuela and the Impact of H.R. 3364

Grand Ballroom

2017 was an active year in terms of modifications to existing Cuban and Venezuelan sanctions programs. In addition, OFAC has expanded sanctions beyond drug kingpins to corruption. The panel will provide insight into these changes and discuss how H.R. 3364 will impact sanctions programs going forward.

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General Session: Ask The U.S. Regulators and Policy Makers