The law firm of Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. announced today that Kerry A. Zinn has joined the firm as a Principal focusing on financial crime compliance counseling and investigations and enforcement actions by government and self-regulatory organization regulators.
Ms. Zinn is resident in the firm's Ft. Lauderdale office. She joins the firm from UBS AG where she had an extensive career.
Most recently, Ms. Zinn was the Regional Counsel for UBS Financial Crime Compliance Americas where she was the lead attorney advising UBS' retail and institutional broker dealers, investment advisers and private banks relating to their financial crime prevention programs and associated regulatory issues.
Prior to that, Ms. Zinn was a senior regulatory counsel for UBS Wealth Management Americas and she represented UBS' retail broker dealer and its employees nationally in connection with regulatory enforcement inquiries and investigations including high profile multi-regulator investigations.
Before joining UBS, Ms. Zinn was one of the lead trial attorneys in the Miami office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and represented that agency in federal court and administrative proceedings.
"Kerry is a great addition to our team. Her deep experience in financial crime compliance and the defense of regulatory investigations involving deficiencies in financial crime compliance programs and other issues impacting financial services firms will greatly benefit our clients," said Andrew Sidman, the head of Bressler's Securities Regulatory Defense practice and Managing Principal of Bressler's New York office.
"I am pleased to join Bressler as part of its highly regarded securities law practice as well as expanding the firm's practice areas to include financial crime compliance counseling for all types of financial institutions and other businesses that have financial crime prevention programs," said Ms. Zinn.
Ms. Zinn offers counseling advice relating to the Bank Secrecy Act including the USA PATRIOT Act and other financial crime related laws and regulations. She also offers compliance counseling advice relating to anti-money laundering compliance programs including, among other things, their establishment, policies and procedures, customer due diligence, surveillance, investigations, training, new regulation implementation and remediation.
Ms. Zinn's practice also focuses on regulatory investigations and enforcement actions by the SEC, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the U.S. Department of Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and other federal, state, and self-regulatory organization regulators relating to a broad range of matters, in particular matters involving financial crime issues.
Ms. Zinn earned her J.D. from the University of Miami and her B.A. from the University of Michigan.
About Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.
Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. is a leading full-service law firm that represents Fortune 500 corporations, midsize and small privately held companies, brokerage firms, banks, franchises, insurers and non-profits. The firm also represents emerging companies, high-net-worth individuals and families. The firm's main practices include securities, insurance, employment, and business litigation, including dispute resolution and tax. An NLJ350 firm and NJLJ Top 20 firm, Bressler has more than 175 attorneys in Florham Park, NJ; New York, NY; Birmingham, AL; Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Miami FL; and Washington, DC. For more information, visit: www.bressler.com