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August 18, 2022

ABA releases timely, authoritative book on countering the financing of terrorism

CHICAGO, Aug. 18, 2022 ─ During the past several decades, countering the financing of terrorism has been a significant policy priority of U.S. and international security agencies, generated by 9/11 and subsequent terrorism threats. A new book published by the ABA Business Law Section captures that threat and provides a detailed outline of the key laws and strategies used to thwart the money feeding terrorism.

Countering the Financing of Terrorism: Law and Policy” taps leading authorities with real-world experience and first-hand knowledge about how governmental entities and the private sector have focused on preventing financial and commercial systems from being leveraged and abused to fund terrorist activities. The book follows a logical progression of relevant topics that fosters a better understanding of this dynamic challenge.

The book outlines the domestic and international legal architecture of the battle against the financing of terrorism and should prove invaluable to help lawyers and other professionals, including media, better understand this complex issue. It covers:

  • Terror financing typologies and the means of combatting them
  • Designating terrorists and terrorist groups domestically and internationally
  • Freezing terrorist assets and related counter-terrorism initiatives
  • The role of financial institutions in countering the financing of terrorism
  • Criminal prosecutions and civil remedies against terrorists and their facilitators
  • Related legal authorities used by the military and the intelligence community

Included in the book are valuable chapter appendices and exhibits with charts and graphs, as well as an extensive table of cases for easy reference.

John M. Geiringer, regulatory section leader of the Financial Institutions Group at Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP in Chicago, is the book’s editor. He is the founding co-director of the Center for National Security and Human Rights Law (and its Consortium for the Research and Study of Holocaust and the Law) at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he teaches courses in banking, national security and the Holocaust. Geiringer is also a contributor to “Keys to Banking Law, Third Edition” and “Banking Law Essentials,” published by the ABA Business Law Section.

Title: “Countering the Financing of Terrorism: Law and Policy”
Publisher: ABA Business Law
Pages: 312
Product Code: 5070810
ISBN: 978-1-63905-134-2
Size: 7x10
Binding: Paperback
Price: $99.95
Orders: 800-285-2221 or ShopABA

What others are saying about “Countering the Financing of Terrorism: Law and Policy”

“This thought-provoking guide comes at a critical time because terrorism ─ both international and domestic ─ is sadly on the rise. A collaborative effort from a cadre of experts from the public and private sectors, this book provides new entrants and veterans with essential information on laws, typologies, cases and guidance necessary to combat the financial aspects of terrorism.” ─ John J. Byrne, executive chair, AML RightSource and former EVP of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists

“‘Countering the Financing of Terrorism,’ is a comprehensive overview of the legal landscape serving as the armor on the war on terror. This book is a must read for anyone interested in fighting the good fight to make the world a safer place from the fear and harm that terrorists seek to unleash on society.” ─ Debra Roberts, general counsel for Global Financial Crime and Political Law, JPMorgan Chase

“(This book) discusses the many challenges of terrorist financing through the perspectives of the diverse group of outstanding subject-matter experts. It follows a logical progression of relevant topics that serve to foster a better sense of the understanding needed to address the challenges of terrorist financing. Kudos to the authors on this thorough examination of a difficult subject.” ─ Dennis M. Lormel, founder and former chief of the Terrorist Financing Operations Section, Counterterrorism Division, FBI

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies of this book are available by emailing Katrina Krause at [email protected]. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Katrina Krause, ABA Business Law Section, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.