Laurel Loomis Rimon

Senior Counsel

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Laurel Loomis Rimon is a former federal prosecutor and experienced litigator who represents clients on a broad range of anti-money laundering and Fintech enforcement issues, as well as sensitive internal investigations and criminal and civil litigation.

Before coming to O’Melveny, Laurel served for more than 15 years as an Assistant United States Attorney and DOJ Trial Attorney, with a particular focus on litigating complex criminal and civil money laundering and other financial crimes involving some of the largest domestic and international corporations and financial institutions. As the head of Litigation for DOJ’s Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, she successfully coordinated numerous investigations of international financial institutions related to money laundering and sanctions violations, resulting in Deferred Prosecution Agreements coordinated with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. Laurel also served as Chief of the Special Prosecutions Unit at the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California, where she played a leading role in important mortgage fraud initiatives, including conducting jury trials.

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Corporate & Government Experience

  • General Counsel, Office of the Inspector General, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Assistant Deputy Enforcement Director, Office of Enforcement, US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Chief, Special Prosecutions Unit, US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California
  • Deputy Chief, Financial Investigations and Litigation Unit, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, US Department of Justice
  • Assistant US Attorney, Fraud and Public Corruption Section, US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia
  • Trial Attorney, US Department of Justice Civil Division

Honors & Awards

  • Assistant Attorney General’s Award for The Safeguarding and Maintenance of Confidence in the American Marketplace
  • Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Advocacy in Protecting Citizens from Online Crime

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California

* Admitted only in California; supervised by principals of the firm.

Education

  • Southwestern Law School, J.D. 
  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A.

Professional Activities

Panelist

  • "Safe Bets: How the Supreme Court's Sports Gambling Decision Affects AML Nationwide," ACAMS 17th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference (October 2018)
  • “Virtual Currency Panel,” Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering Conference (July 2018)
  • “Exploring the New Frontier of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain,” Investor Rights Committee of the DC Bar Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Community (forthcoming June 2018)
  • “Whistleblowers vs. Leakers,” Federal Bar Association: Current Issues in Government Investigations Conference (April 2018)

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