Elizabeth (Liz) Boison | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Elizabeth (Liz) Boison

Partner Global Regulatory


Elizabeth (Liz) Boison
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Liz Boison advises companies and financial institutions in the payments and cryptocurrency spaces on financial regulatory compliance and enforcement matters. A former federal prosecutor, enforcement attorney, and senior counselor, Liz leverages more than 15 years of financial regulatory counseling and litigation experience to help clients resolve criminal and civil anti-money laundering (AML), sanctions, and consumer protection issues.

Liz was a founding member of the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team and a prosecutor in the Criminal Division's Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section. While working at the U.S. Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and various U.S. Attorney's Offices, Liz was involved in investigations relating to international money laundering and corruption, including matters under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and foreign banking and corruption laws. Liz also handled guidance related to regulatory enforcement of financial crimes, including the beneficial ownership rulemaking. She has experience handling cross-border issues and coordinating with U.S. and foreign regulators on transnational financial cases.

Prior to DOJ, Liz served as Senior Counsel to the Deputy Director and Associate Director for Supervision, Enforcement, and Fair Lending at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) where she helped develop the agency's processes regarding no-action letters, exam appeals, and litigation, both affirmative and defensive. As one of the earliest members of the CFPB's Office of Enforcement, Liz helped to "stand up" the enforcement program prior to launch and led some of the agency's first litigation in U.S. district court.

Prior to the CFPB, Liz led international securities, FCPA, and antitrust investigations at an international law firm, managed online banking products for a national bank, and worked at a fintech startup.


  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, magna cum laude, 2005
  • B.A., Georgetown University, cum laude, 1998
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
Court admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • Member, Edward Bennett Williams American Inn of Court
  • Member, DC Bar Leadership Academy, Class of 2016
  • Member, Women in Housing and Finance