Due to increased awareness about human trafficking, financial institutions and other companies are looking to do more than just make a statement against this crime. The next step is programming to combat human trafficking at the company, among customers, down the supply chain, and in the community.
Distinguishing Moore & Van Allen in this work is the foundation laid by its Human Trafficking Pro Bono Project – a leading and lauded provider of legal aid. Several years of experience in representing survivors of sex- and labor-trafficking led to the demand by institutional clients for advice on anti-trafficking programs, enhanced anti-money laundering procedures to target the crime, and compliance with related law and regulation. Moore & Van Allen provides victim-informed advice to organizations seeking to strengthen their response to human trafficking.
In addition to raising awareness about human trafficking, we help our clients develop anti-trafficking initiatives that focus on workforce training, human rights policies, enhanced anti-money laundering and know-your-customer procedures that reflect victim realities, supply chains, and survivor support services.
We also advise clients on the legal and regulatory framework for prevention and detection of human trafficking. This includes various federal and state law, transparency in supply chain laws that may be triggered by doing business in certain geographic areas, and obligations under the Bank Secrecy Act related to reporting of suspected human trafficking.
Responding to human trafficking as an organization is a matter of social responsibility, compliance and risk mitigation. Moore & Van Allen’s Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Team guides organizations through program development.
- January 2021
- July 2020
- MVA Human Trafficking Pro Bono Project Named Signatory Service Provider for the Liechtenstein Initiative’s Survivor Inclusion Initiative07.2020
- MVA Attorney Sarah Byrne contributes to report on legal deserts, published by The Avery Center and National Survivor Law Collective07.2021
- Sarah Byrne and Ed Ivey’s article published by Law360: Human Rights-Focused Lending Models Can Curb Trafficking08.2021
- Charlotte Magazine, 02.2020