Gabriel Caballero


Gabriel Caballero is a senior counsel in Holland & Knight's Miami office and member of the firm's Financial Services practice group. Mr. Caballero concentrates his practice on the representation of domestic and multinational organizations (including banks, broker dealers, money services businesses and other financial institutions) on a broad range of business, licensing, regulatory and compliance matters. Prior to joining the firm, he served as an associate general counsel for the U.S. private banking subsidiary of one of the world's largest banks (as measured by market capitalization).


He regularly advises clients on issues relating to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), anti-money laundering, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), financial privacy, consumer protection, virtual/digital currencies (including Bitcoin), and enforcement actions by various federal and state regulatory authorities (e.g., the Federal Reserve, OCC, FDIC, CFPB, OFAC, FINRA, SEC and the Florida Office of Financial Regulation). Mr. Caballero has also counseled lenders and borrowers on issues relating to commercial lending, private banking, secured transactions, creditors' rights, letters of credit and negotiable instruments.


Honors & Awards

  • 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida Award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2011-2016


  • Panama Papers Fallout: A Push for Transparency and Regulatory Reform, Holland & Knight Alert, May 19, 2016

  • FinCEN's New Geographic Targeting Order Focuses on Miami-Based Businesses, Holland & Knight Alert, April 21, 2015

  • FinCEN's Busy August Yields Noteworthy Anti-Money Laundering Developments, Holland & Knight Alert, September 3, 2014

  • FinCEN Advisory to US Financial Institutions: Create Culture of Compliance, Holland & Knight Alert, August 13, 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Mitigating OFAC Risk After the Banco Continental Designation, Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA) Webinar, March 30, 2016

  • 2016 FIBA AML Conference, FATCA and the Common Reporting Standards, March 7-9, 2016

  • Enhanced Due Diligence on Foreign Financial Institutions, ACAMS South Florida Chapter Learning Event, March 19, 2015

  • FIBA 15th Annual Anti Money Laundering Compliance Conference, 6B FATCA – The 2015 Horizon, March 4-6, 2015

  • Puerto Rican Symposium of Anti-Money Laundering, What to Expect in FATCA on Compliance, February 19-20, 2015

  • FinCEN Advisory to U.S. Financial Institutions: Create Culture of Compliance, Thomson Reuters/West LegalEdcenter, October 7, 2014

  • FATCA Update Panel, FIBA Program, August 22, 2014

  • FATCA, Heightened Expectations, and BSA/AML Trends Seminar, Panelist, Asociación de Bancos de Puerto Rico, June 2014

  • FATCA: The 2014 Horizon Panel, Moderator, FIBA Annual AML Compliance Conference, February 2014

  • Regulation Panel, Panelist, North American Bitcoin Conference, January 2014

  • FATCA for U.S. Financial Institutions, Panelist, ABA/ABA Money Laundering Enforcement Conference, November 2013

  • Evolution of the Remittance Transfer Rule: Changes and Implications for Financial Institutions and other Remittance Transfer Providers, Speaker, FIBA Webinar, September 2013

  • FORO INTERNACIONAL SOBRE FACTA: Su Impacto y Repercusiones para los Intermediarios Financieros de Panamá, Panelist, Asociación Bancaria de Panamá, July 2013

  • What are the FATCA Deadlines I Need to Know About?, Panelist, FIBA FATCA Program, June 2013

  • Seminar on Bank Secrecy Act, Anti-Money Laundering and OFAC, Speaker, South Florida Compliance Association, July 2013

  • Recordkeeping and Record Retention Requirements for Banks doing Business in Florida, Speaker, FIBA Operations and Technology Committee Training, November 2012

  • Acontecimiento KYC/CDD/EDD que Afectan a Instituciones Financieras Extranjeras, Speaker, FIBA Webinar, May 2012

  • FIBA Correspondent Banking AML Course, Instructor, February 2012

  • International AML Panel - China, the Caribbean, and Latin America, Panelist, FIBA Annual AML Compliance Conference, February 2010


  • American Bar Association, Banking Law Committee, 2006-Present

  • Florida International Bankers Association, Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee; BSA/AML Compliance Officers Committee; Operations Committee, Member, 2006-Present  

  • South Florida Banking Institute, Member, 2009-Present

  • Florida Bankers Association, Member, 2009-Present

  • Cuban American Bar Association, Member, 2003-Present

  • Belen Alumni Lawyers Section, Member, 2008-Present


  • University of Florida, Warrington College of Business Administration, MBA

  • St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D.

  • Florida International University, B.B.A., Finance

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

  • District of Columbia

  • New York

Spoken Languages

  • English

  • Spanish

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