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For Immediate Release
May 16, 2006
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FinCEN Names Jamal El-Hindi Associate Director for Regulatory Policy and Programs

Robert W. Werner, Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), announced today the selection of Jamal El-Hindi as Associate Director for Regulatory Policy and Programs. Mr. El-Hindi will oversee the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s regulatory and compliance functions and will participate in establishing and coordinating national anti-money laundering policy.

Mr. El-Hindi currently serves as the Associate Director for Program Policy & Implementation at the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, a position he has held since June 2005. In this capacity he oversees OFAC’s Compliance Outreach Division, Licensing Division and Policy Division. Prior to this role, he was an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control) within Treasury’s Office of the General Counsel, where he served as a legal advisor on various economic sanctions programs. Before joining Treasury in December 2000, Mr. El-Hindi was an associate at Patton Boggs LLP in Washington, D.C., where his practice focused on U.S. regulation of international business transactions, representation of foreign sovereigns and international banking litigation. He is a past president of the Washington Foreign Law Society and currently serves on its advisory board.

“Mr. El-Hindi brings terrific experience in managing and overseeing regulatory, policy and outreach functions at OFAC to FinCEN,” said Director Werner. “I am pleased to have Mr. El-Hindi join an already outstanding team and lead the Regulatory Policy and Programs Division in its important policy and outreach initiatives to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.”

Mr. El-Hindi’s final appointment is subject to pending approval by the Department of Treasury and Office of Personnel Management. He replaces William Langford, Jr., who departed FinCEN at the end of April to pursue a position in the private sector.