Evan W. Krick

kricke@ballardspahr.com | 302.252.4463 | view full bio

Evan focuses on white collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on the banking and health care industries. He has defended clients in federal and state investigations. Evan represented a bank facing money laundering and BSA allegations, a maker of pharmaceutical products investigated for “off-label” marketing, and an individual charged with insider trading.

Before joining Ballard Spahr, Evan was an attorney at the Defenders Association of Philadelphia, where he represented indigent criminal defendants in both felony preliminary hearings and misdemeanor trials.

Latest Articles

In February 2017, we blogged about a whistleblower complaint filed against Bank of the Internet (“BofI”) by its former internal auditor. The blog post addressed what the whistleblower believed was BofI’s wrongdoing in relation to responding to a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and when dealing with a certain loan customer in potential violation of the Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) rules of the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”). Less than two months after our blog…
On June 12, 2018, FinCEN issued an “Advisory on Human Rights Abuses Enabled by Corrupt Senior Foreign Political Figures and their Financial Facilitators” to highlight the connection between corrupt senior foreign political figures and their enabling of human rights abuses.  The Advisory provides examples of potential red flags to aid financial institutions in identifying the means by which corrupt political figures and their facilitators may move and hide proceeds from their corrupt activities…
But Passage of Pending U.S. AML Reform May Reduce Perceived Deficiencies in Beneficial Owner Identification Last week, Transparency International (“TI”) released an updated assessment of the “beneficial ownership legal frameworks” in the G20 countries, entitled “G20 Leaders or Laggers?”  Since TI’s 2015 assessment of this same issue, the international anti-corruption organization found that “progress across the board has been slow.”  The 2018 Report lauds France, Germany and Italy for making “noticeable improvements since…
As forecasted in a blog post last summer, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has again used the money laundering statute to accomplish the otherwise elusive goal of prosecuting foreign officials who allegedly receive bribes. On Monday, DOJ unsealed its Indictment against five Venezuelans employed by or closely connected to Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (“PDVSA”), the Venezuelan state-owned and state-controlled oil company. The unsealing of the charges against these five Venezuelan individuals marks the…
As 2017 winds down, we are taking a look back at the first year of Money Laundering Watch. We want to thank our many readers around the world who have made Money Laundering Watch such a success since we launched it less than a year ago. The feedback we receive from financial industry professionals, compliance officers, in-house and external lawyers, AML/BSA consultants, government personnel, journalists, and others interested in this field is invaluable, and we…