He has extensive experience assisting financial institutions, technology companies, multinational industrial companies, and sovereign and state-owned entities in numerous mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, financings and other corporate transactions. He advises on financial regulatory and money transmission issues, as well as on U.S. sanctions and export controls, anti-money laundering measures, and cross-border investment matters, including reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
Mr. Maalouf also represents clients in enforcement matters, including the resolution of high-stakes administrative, civil and criminal proceedings involving federal, state and foreign regulatory agencies and prosecutors. As part of these representations, he assists boards of directors and management in conducting sensitive internal investigations and has extensive experience representing clients in crisis management situations. He counsels corporations outside of the United States in responding to U.S. inquiries and investigations, and has assisted in many complex international investigations. Mr. Maalouf also advises on corporate governance, the development of internal controls, consent order remediation, and compliance capabilities and frameworks, as well as on effectively managing supervisory relationships.
Mr. Maalouf has significant experience representing clients in matters relating to strategic planning, bank formations, private equity investments, fintech investments, regulatory capital, FDIC receivership and activity restrictions. He also advises on novel federal and state regulatory issues, including the regulatory requirements for digital asset and cryptocurrency activities. In addition, he has counseled clients on the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and on capital and liquidity support programs, including those established pursuant to the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act of 2020.
Before attending law school, Mr. Maalouf was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and studied at
the EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht outside Frankfurt, Germany. In law school, Mr.
Maalouf received the 2006 Dykema Scholarship Award for significant contributions to the
Michigan Law Review and the 2007 Eric Stein Award, which is given to the author of the best
student contribution to each volume of the Michigan Journal of International Law.