Government Experience

  • Department of Justice—Trial Attorney: Criminal Division, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, 2011 – 2014
  • Department of Justice—Special Assistant U.S. Attorney: United States Attorneys' Offices, District of Columbia (2011 – 2012); Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York, 2013 – 2014


  • Tufts University, B.A. (2006)
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (2011) with honors


  • New Jersey
  • New York

Anand Sithian


Anand Sithian is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s New York office. He is a member of the International Trade and the White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement groups. Anand advises clients on a variety of regulatory issues and investigations relating to anti-money laundering (AML), the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), U.S. economic sanctions, including those administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and asset forfeiture matters. Anand routinely counsels clients on the novel application of these laws and regulations to issues involving financial institutions, technology and social media, virtual currency and digital assets (including the seizure and forfeiture of virtual currencies), and the evolving cannabis industry.

Anand has extensive experience in white collar and regulatory enforcement defense and internal investigations and has represented companies and individuals before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Federal Reserve Board (FRB).

Anand’s experience includes litigating a wide range of complex civil and criminal matters, including antitrust class actions, securities litigation, white-collar defense and internal investigations, as well as advising on AML, BSA, and economic sanctions issues.

Government Service

Following law school, Anand joined the DOJ through the Attorney General’s Honors Program and served as a trial attorney in the Criminal Division’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS). While at the DOJ, Anand investigated and prosecuted a wide array of matters involving asset forfeiture, money laundering, AML compliance, the BSA, and economic sanctions.

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