Jamie L. Boucher

Jamie L. Boucher

Partner, Financial Institutions Regulation and Enforcement
Jamie Boucher is head of Skadden’s Financial Institutions Regulatory and Enforcement Group and the global anti-money laundering and sanctions practice. Her clients include U.S. and international banks, thrifts, mortgage lenders, insurance, securities, money service busi­nesses and investment companies.


Ms. Boucher, a member of the practice group previously named White Collar/Regulatory Litigation Department of the Year by The American Lawyer, works to develop legal strategies with a focus on long-term growth and advancing business priorities for clients, regularly represents global financial institutions on complex cross-bor­der compliance and enforcement matters. She has built a highly skilled team that focuses on internal investigations, voluntary disclosures, and the resolution of administrative and enforcement proceedings involving federal and state regulatory agencies and law enforce­ment, and is frequently sought after to navigate these issues.

With extensive experience in cross-border anti-money laundering, economic sanctions, banking secrecy and data protection compliance matters, Ms. Boucher has counseled U.S. and international clients on numerous issues arising under the U.S. anti-money laundering and economic sanctions laws and related laws. 

In addition to the representation of clients in investigations and contested proceedings, Ms. Boucher regularly works with financial institutions and their boards to provide guidance on compliance and corporate governance issues. She has worked extensively with clients to design and implement compliance programs, and to monitor and improve corporate compliance posture.

She also has represented clients on various aspects of federal lending, capital and liquidity support programs, including those established pursuant to the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.

Ms. Boucher is a frequent speaker at seminars on financial institution compliance and regulatory issues, mergers and acquisitions, and enforcement matters. She repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America and Washingtonian Magazine’s Best Lawyers list for her work in banking and regulatory enforcement matters. Ms. Boucher also was named as a 2020 and 2021 International Trade & Sanctions Distinguished Adviser by Financier Worldwide and as one of “D.C.’s sanctions lawyers to have on speed dial” by Global Investigations Review. She was named a finalist in the Regulatory Lawyer of the Year category at the inaugural Chambers USA Women in Law Awards. Ms. Boucher also has repeatedly been named in Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America and as Best Lawyers’ 2019 Washington, D.C. Litigation - Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Boucher worked for 12 years in government and the private sector on matters involving international trade and investment regulation. She served as the legislative adviser for international trade and foreign policy to former U.S. Sen. Frank H. Murkowski; an adviser to the American League for Exports and Security Assistance on trade and national security issues; and a committee staff member on the U.S. Trade Representative-Department of Defense trade policy advisory committee, the Defense Policy Advisory Committee on Trade.

Ms. Boucher serves on the American Bar Association Task Force on Anti-Money Laundering Compliance in the Legal Profession and is the past chair of the Banking Law Committee, Subcommittee on Mergers and Acquisitions. She is a member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders.



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1996 (cum laude)
  • B.A., Oberlin College, 1984


  • New York
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade


  • Task Force on Anti-Money Laundering Compliance in the Legal Profession, American Bar Association
  • Chair, Mergers and Acquisitions Subcommittee, Banking Committee, American Bar Association (2006-2011)
  • American Council of Young Political Leaders

Jamie L. Boucher

Partner, Financial Institutions Regulation and Enforcement