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Marina Olman-Pal advises foreign and U.S. financial institutions on a broad range of regulatory matters including licensing, acquisitions, divestitures, compliance with Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/anti-money laundering (AML) laws and regulations, and compliance with Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions programs. Marina counsels a wide range of companies in the financial services sector including, domestic and foreign banks, gaming companies, money services businesses including money transmitters, cryptocurrency businesses, Fintech companies and digital payment companies. Throughout her career, Marina has represented clients before U.S. regulators such as the Federal Reserve, OCC, FDIC, FinCEN, OFAC, the Florida Office of Financial Regulation and other state supervisory authorities. Marina also regularly develops anti-money laundering programs for a wide range of financial services businesses and non-financial services businesses including, U.S. and foreign companies active in industries such as real estate, hospitality, automotive and artificial intelligence, among many others.


  • Financial services regulatory and compliance
  • Bank and MSB formation, licensing, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Bank regulatory compliance counseling
  • FinTech/digital payments regulatory compliance
  • Blockchain & digital assets regulatory compliance
  • Bank Secrecy Act compliance guidance
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Sanctions compliance guidance

Speaking Engagements



  • Representation of Associated Foreign Exchange, Inc., a leader in global payment solutions and foreign exchange risk management, in connection with its sale of its money transmitter business to FleetCor Technology, Inc, a leading global business payments company serving businesses, merchants and partners in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
  • Representation of Five Flags Banks, Inc. in the merger of two of its subsidiary Florida-chartered community banks, The Warrington Bank, a Florida banking corporation, and Bank of the South, a Florida banking corporation. The merger was an internal corporate reorganization.
  • Representation of Paysafe, a multinational online payments company, in its $441 million acquisition of SafetyPay, an ecommerce payment platform. With this acquisition, Paysafe will be the leading open banking and eCash solutions provider in Latin America.
  • Represented PWCC Marketplace, LLC, PWCC Services, LLC and PWCC Vault, LLC in connection with their senior secured credit facilities in an amount up to $175 million from WhiteHawk Capital Partners, LP and Wingspire Capital LLC.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Finance - Financial Services Regulation, "Other Key Lawyer," 2023
  • Listed, The Legal 500 Latin America Guide, Banking & Finance, 2023     
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2023-2024
  • Selected, CrossTech magazine, “Industry Leader,” 2022
  • Selected, National Law Review, "Go-To Thought Leader: Finance Law - Anti-Money Laundering Legislation," 2021
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2009-2010
  • Chair, Financial & International Business Association (FIBA) Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee
  • Member, CrossTech Regulatory and Compliance Committee


  • J.D., cum laude, American University Washington College of Law, 2006
  • B.S., Biological Sciences, cum laude, Florida International University, 2001
  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • Spanish, Native