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  • Expert in financial industry compliance, Elizabeth advises fintechs, crypto-related firms, investment management firms, private equity firms, and trust companies on their FATCA / CRS / BSA / AML / KYC / FCPA / OFAC / CTA* obligations and develops compliance programs to mitigate the risk of noncompliance.

  • Draws on her cross-cultural understanding to provide in-person and virtual training to new entry hires through C-Suite and board members.

  • Attorney-at-law admitted to Bar in New York; Washington, DC; Massachusetts; Connecticut.

  • LL.M. in Taxation (Boston University)

  • J.D. (Wake Forest University School of Law, cum laude)

  • B.A. in Economics (The College of William and Mary)

Elizabeth has more than 25 years’ experience representing companies in diverse industries including financial, life-sciences, beverages, and imaging technology as both in-house and outside counsel.

Unique combination of experience in international trade, international tax and international business law.

With the same focus on risk mitigation, she advises companies, executives and boards across industries beyond the financial industry on developing policies and procedures, compliance programs and compliance training in international related areas such as beneficial owner registry, anticorruption, and international sanctions.

Prior to starting her law firm, she served as in-house counsel at The Coca-Cola Company and Genzyme Corporation, a member of the Markit|CTI legal advisory team, a Senior Associate with Dewey Ballantine, and a clerk at the U.S. Court of International Trade.

*Breaking down the alphabet soup: FATCA (U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act); CRS (OECD Common Reporting Standard); BSA (U.S. Bank Secrecy Act); AML (anti-money laundering); KYC (know your customer); FCPA (U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act); OFAC (U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control); CTA (U.S. Corporate Transparency Act).

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Speaker, Trusts 1, Trust Compliance Obligations, University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Spring 2024).

  • Panelist, The Corporate Transparency Act – Are You Ready to Register; TEI-San Jose State University High Tech Tax Institute, Palo Alto, California (November 6, 2023).

  • Podcast Guest, Compliance and Culture with Elizabeth McMorrow: Discover the importance of understanding culture in developing an effective compliance program; Trans World Compliance (October 6, 2023).

  • Visiting Lecturer, Framingham State University, Department of Political Science (September - December 2022).

  • Panelist, Regulatory Oversight of Fiduciary Services for Hire: Up to Snuff or Not Enough?, South Dakota Trust Association Annual Fall Forum 2022, Sioux Falls, South Dakota (October 6, 2022).

  • Speaker, Ley de Cumplimiento Fiscal de Cuentas en el Extranjero (FATCA); Transparencia Fiscal (FATCA-CRS), Compliance y Debida Diligencia Webinar in Ecuador (February 24, 2021).

  • Moderator, Securing the Remote Workforce: Cyber Security in a Pandemic World; Boston Women in Finance, Webinar (February 17, 2021).

  • Speaker, What Does Controlling Person Mean for the Unsuspecting Executive?; Trans World Compliance  #WebinarWednesday (June 17, 2020).

  • Speaker, Summer Practice Series: Client Services; Wake Forest University School of Law (June 4, 2020).

  • Moderator, Guidance on Foreign Trusts; South Dakota Trust Association Annual Fall Forum 2019, Sioux Falls, South Dakota (October 18, 2019).

  • Speaker, Trustee Tax Compliance with Foreign Trusts; South Dakota Trust Association Annual Fall Forum 2018, Sioux Falls, South Dakota (October 17, 2018).

  • Speaker, FATCA Responsible Officer Role & Liability; South Dakota Trust Association Annual Fall Forum 2017, Sioux Falls, South Dakota (October 26, 2017).

  • Speaker, Staying on Track with FATCA & CRS; South Dakota Trust Association, Webinar (May 31, 2017).

For more information, you may contact me via my site contact page or directly via e-mail:

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