Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • B.A., Psychology, with honors, Wake Forest University, 2000
  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, magna cum laude, Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar, Paul J. Liacos Distinguished Scholar, G. Joseph Tauro Scholar and associate editor for the American Journal of Law and Medicine, 2003
  • North Carolina, 2008
  • New Jersey, 2004
  • New York, 2004
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Tax Court
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Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Neil T. Bloomfield

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Neil Bloomfield is a member of the firm's Litigation Team and focuses his practice on responding to government investigations and regulatory compliance.  

Mr. Bloomfield regularly assists clients with responses to inquiries by Federal (e.g. CFTC, DOJ, OCC, FRB, SEC, IRS, and various U.S. Attorney's offices), State (e.g. the North Carolina Attorney General and other state Attorneys General, and the North Carolina Department of Revenue) and international authorities (e.g. U.K. Financial Conduct Authority, European Commission, Monetary Authority of Singapore, and Hong Kong Monetary Authority).  As part of this practice, Mr. Bloomfield has significant experience assisting clients in addressing allegations of money laundering and tax evasion.  This experience includes representing a major financial institution in response to global investigations arising from the  Panama Papers. 

Mr. Bloomfield takes a holistic approach to investigations starting with uncovering the issues and defending the company under investigation, but then moving past the immediate concerns to enhance policies, procedures, monitoring and testing to make sure that any issues that are identified are not repeated across the enterprise. Throughout this process, Mr. Bloomfield uses project management techniques to lead teams of more than one hundred attorneys and consultants conducting investigations around the world.

Mr. Bloomfield also assists clients in responding to a variety of regulatory requirements including Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (“CCAR”) for ongoing regulatory investigations and potential legal exposure for events that may occur but have not yet impacted the company; Recovery and Resolution Planning and related training for boards of directors; Risk Data Aggregation and Reporting Requirements; and Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower programs.  As part of this practice, Mr. Bloomfield provides assistance in designing or enhancing programs to comply with applicable regulations, legal opinions on regulatory compliance, drafting policies to promote regulatory compliance, and preparing materials and training to promote internal initiatives and achieve regulatory compliance.  Mr. Bloomfield also assists clients in considering the potential for significant legal losses associated with unexperienced events such as major investigations into FCPA or AML violations or a significant cyber attack. 

Before joining Moore & Van Allen, Mr. Bloomfield practiced with a large New York-based law firm.

PUBLICATIONS

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Panelist, Discovery in Government Investigations (April 2016)
  • Panelist, Cross Border Privilege Considerations for the Association of Corporate Counsel (July 2015)
  • Panelist, Emerging Issues in Cyber Security (April 2015)
  • MVA Attorneys to Present at MCB Attorney-Client Privilege CLE (October 2010)

Representative Matters

Mr. Bloomfield’s investigation practice includes the following representative matters:

  • Representing a Fortune 25 financial services firm in response to inquiries from the Special Counsel's office. 
  • Representing Fortune Global 500 financial services firm in Panama Papers related investigations.
  • Representing Fortune 25 and Fortune Global 500 financial services firms in investigations of foreign exchange trading.
  • Representing a Fortune 25 financial services firm in a global investigation into the London Interbank Offered Rate or “LIBOR” as well as other financial benchmarks.
  • Represented Bank of America in connection with the investigation of its merger with Merrill Lynch by the North Carolina Attorney General and the WDNC U.S. Attorney's office.
  • Represented portfolio management company in an investigation into allegedly improper trading activity which resulted in no charges for client.
  • Represented taxpayer against the North Carolina Department of Revenue regarding a golf course conservation easement deduction where the easement was valued in excess of $13 million and the Department ultimately withdrew all assessments after more than six years of investigation and litigation.
  • Represented taxpayers against the IRS in a dispute over two conservation easement deductions valued at more than $4 million, which resulted in a settlement allowing the taxpayers to maintain the majority of the deductions and avoid all penalties.
  • Represented taxpayer in ongoing audit by the North Carolina Department of Revenue challenging the taxpayer's Florida residency designation and the proper tax treatment of securities.

Mr. Bloomfield’s litigation practice includes the following representative matters:

  • Representing a trust in a dispute against the North Carolina Department of Revenue regarding a constitutional challenge to a statute purporting to permit the Department to collect taxes from trusts located outside of North Carolina.
  • Successfully defended insurance company against a claim by its insured under a political risk policy for the alleged taking of a power plant by the Inner-Mongolian government.
  • Successfully defended financial institution and its Board of Directors in an action brought by shareholders seeking to enjoin the merger of the company with another financial institution based on numerous alleged breaches of the Directors' fiduciary duties.
  • Represented a financial institution in numerous successful appeals throughout the New York state appellate system and the U.S. Supreme Court in litigation arising out of the financial institution's financing of a failed real estate venture.
  • Successfully defended protection and indemnity club against multi-billion dollar insurance claim related to Hurricane Katrina.

Professional Affiliations

  • Judicial Independence Committee
  • Domestic Violence Advisory Board
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association