chevron-down Created with Sketch Beta.

Judicial Oversight of the Legal Profession

118th Congress

1/29/2024
Representative Lance Gooden (R-TX)
ABA Clarifies its Role Assisting State Supreme Courts in the Lawyer Regulatory and Disciplinary Process

02/14/2023
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
ABA Submits Comments to FinCEN on Proposed Beneficial Ownership Information Access and Safeguards Rule

117th Congress

11/09/2022
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
ABA Urges FERC Not to Adopt New Duty of Candor Rule Requiring Energy Lawyers to Disclose Privileged and Other Confidential Client Information

10/5/2022
Senate Leadership
ABA Urges Senate Leadership to Oppose ENABLERS Act Amendment to the FY 2023 NDAA (H.R. 7900 and S. 4543)

10/5/2022
Senate
ABA Opposes the ENABLERS Act Amendment to the FY 2023 NDAA (H.R. 7900 and S. 4543)

7/5/2022
House Leadership
ABA Opposes ENABLERS Act Amendment to the FY 2023 NDAA (H.R. 7900)

7/5/2022
Senate Leadership
ABA Opposes ENABLERS Act Amendment to the FY 2023 NDAA

5/25/2022
Justice Department
ABA Urges Justice Department to Issue Legal Opinion Allowing Greater Federal Government Lawyer Participation in Bar Associations
Attachment A: Examples of Problematic Agency Interpretations
Attachment B: ABA Proposed Guidance

4/20/2022
Financial Action Task Force
ABA Urges FATF Not to Adopt New International Anti-Money Laundering Guidance to the Real Estate Sector Requiring Lawyers to Disclose Protected Client Information

2/7/2022
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Global Investigations Division
ABA Urges FinCEN Not to Adopt New Rule Requiring Real Estate Lawyers to Disclose Confidential Client Information or Comply with Other Bank Secrecy Act Regulations

8/20/21
FATF Secretariat
ABA Urges FATF Not to Amend Existing International Anti-Money Laundering Standards to Require Lawyers to Disclose Confidential Client Information to Government Authorities

8/3/2021
U.S. Government Accountability Office
ABA Provides U.S. Government Accountability Office with Information on the Association's Efforts to Fight Money Laundering

4/20/21
Senate Leadership
ABA Letter Opposing the Persuader Rule Provision in the PRO Act 

116th Congress

11/13/20
Haiti Prime Minister Jouthe
ABA Letter Regarding the Assassination of Monferrier Dorval, president of the Port-Au-Prince Bar Association

1/7/20
House
ABA Support for Effective Assistance of Counsel in the Digital Era

10/22/2019
House 
ABA Opposes Anti-Money Laundering Legislation That Undermines Client Confidentiality in Real Estate Transactions, Imposes Burdensome Regulations on Small Businesses

9/19/19
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
ABA Submitted a Comment Letter to the CFPB Regarding its Proposed Rule on "Debt Collection Practices (Regulation F)" 

5/6/19
House Financial Services Committee
ABA Opposes Legislation Imposing Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements on Small Businesses and Their Lawyers

115th Congress

9/19/18
House
ABA Urges House to Pass H.R. 5082, the Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act

3/19/18
House Financial Services Committee
ABA Supports H.R. 5082, the Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act

2/1/18
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
ABA Opposes S. 1454, the “True Incorporation Transparency for Law Enforcement (TITLE) Act,” Supports Other Means to Fight Money Laundering

11/27/17
House Committee on Financial Services
ABA Opposes Legislation Imposing Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements on Small Businesses and Their Lawyers

11/16/17
House Committee on Financial Services
ABA Supports the Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act

5/5/17
Department of Homeland Security
ABA Urges DHS to Preserve Attorney-Client Privilege and Client Confidentiality During Border Searches of Lawyers’ Electronic Devices

4/21/17
House Ways and Means Committee
ABA Letter in Opposition to Accrual Accounting

4/21/17
Senate Committee on Finance
ABA Letter in Opposition to Accrual Accounting

114th Congress

10/25/16
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
ABA Urges CFPB to Protect the Attorney-Client Privilege in New Rules Governing Disclosure of Confidential Information

6/24/16
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
ABA Urges FDIC to Protect Client Confidentiality in New Deposit Insurance Recordkeeping Rule for Large Banks

5/24/16
Chairman and Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing 
ABA Opposes H.R. 4450, the “Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act,” Supports Other Means to Fight Money Laundering

4/27/16
House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
ABA Statement on Department of Labor’s Changes to the “Persuader Rule”

4/6/15
Senate Finance Committee
ABA Urges Congress to Reject Harmful Tax Proposals Affecting Law Firms

4/6/15
House Ways & Means Committee
ABA Urges Congress to Reject Harmful Tax Proposals Affecting Law Firms

112th Congress

9/21/2011
Office of Labor-Management Standards
ABA Opposes OMB's Persuader Rule

111th Congress

11/5/2009
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee 
ABA Testimony to Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Opposing S. 569