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Carol Van Cleef

Ms. Van Cleef provides legal and strategic advice to depository institutions, money services businesses, other financial services companies, and FinTech firms on federal and state regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters. She advises a range of clients, from startup businesses to publicly traded companies, private equity funds and other entities on understanding the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), the USA Patriot Act, sanctions regulations, and state money transmitter licensing statutes. She has also advised on creating, evaluating and enhancing anti-money laundering and OFAC compliance programs and on addressing consumer protection issues including privacy and data security and unfair, abusive and deceptive practices. A certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS), Ms. Van Cleef created a series of AML compliance training programs sponsored by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. She also developed and leads an AML compliance bootcamp for virtual currency and blockchain technology companies.