The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has recognized two lawyers for their help in fighting money laundering.

John Byrne, senior federal counsel at the American Bankers Association, and Rick Small, special counsel at the Federal Reserve Board, recently earned the Treasury agency's Medal for Exceptional Service.

Mr. Byrne was congratulated for his help in forging a partnership between the banking industry and the government. He is a member of the Treasury Department's Bank Secrecy Act advisory group.

As the Fed's point man on money laundering, Mr. Small was thanked for his work in drafting new rules and examination guidelines.

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