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Janiell A. Gonzalez focuses her practice on helping bank and non-bank financial institutions navigate the federal and state regulatory environment governing payments, lending, and consumer financial services. She represents and advises industry leaders in the development and implementation of emerging payment products, including Internet- and mobile-based payment products and services. Janiell regularly assists clients with federal money services business registrations, nationwide state money transmitter and lending licensing applications, and ongoing licensing compliance issues. Janiell helps clients design Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) compliance policies and procedures, conducting independent risk assessments, and providing company-wide training on these topics.

Janiell also serves as the Deputy General Counsel for the Hispanic National Bar Association’s charitable arm, HNBA VIA, where she provides advice on a broad range of legal issues affecting the organization.



  • Bupa Global Latin America, 2016-2022
    • Corporate Counsel (pending admission), 2021-2022
    • Corporate Paralegal, 2016-2021
  • Senior Corporate Paralegal & Contracts Manager, AerSale, Inc., 2014-2016
  • Franchise Contract Analyst, Burger King Corporation, 2013-2014
  • Judicial Assistant, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, 2013

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers, 2022-2023
  • Member, Cuban American Bar Association, 2022-2023
  • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association, 2022-2023
    • Deputy General Counsel, VIA (Vision in Action) Fund


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Florida International University College of Law
  • B.A., Florida International University
  • Florida
  • Spanish, Fluent