Barbara A. Stettner

Managing Partner Allen & Overy LLP

Barbara is the managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the firm’s global Executive Committee. Barbara’s practice focuses on advising U.S. and foreign financial institutions on their regulatory and compliance obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1943, and the Bank Secrecy Act. Barbara represents global financial institutions and corporates on various financial services regulatory issues, including a strong focus on the application of anti-money laundering regimes on a cross-border basis to these global institutions.

She previously worked at the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets  in the Office of the Chief Counsel and in the Office of Risk Management and Control. She also served in the Commission’s Office of International Affairs together with the Financial Services Volunteer Corp, providing pro bono technical assistance to emerging markets on the creation and implementation of anti-money laundering regulations in Jordan, the UAE, Ukraine, Russia, and Romania.

According to Chambers USA. Barbara “receives accolades for the reasoned advice that she provides to broker-dealers and other financial institutions relating to regulatory compliance. A client enthuses that she is a ‘real out-of-the-box thinker’ and is “one of the best to get in that area to answer your questions.’”