A recent Financial Action Task Force report considers the money laundering and terrorist financing vulnerabilities of the legal profession. The report investigates a number of methods that commonly employ or, in some countries, require the services of a legal professional, including: misuse of client accounts; purchase of real property; creation or management of companies and trusts; managing client affairs and making introductions; and litigation. The report also challenges the assumption that legal privilege provides blanket protection to criminals and lawyers, but notes the differences across jurisdictions.