Alma Angotti

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Alma Angotti is a Partner, Financial Crime, Fraud and Investigation Services practice at Guidehouse. Ms. Angotti is a recognized expert in financial crime and economic sanctions compliance. She has counselled her clients in a variety of projects, and managed gap analyses, compliance program reviews, risk assessments, remediation efforts, investigations, and historical transaction reviews. Her clients include large, complex, global financial institutions, global Fintech, digital assets and payments institutions, mid-sized banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, casinos, and multinational corporations.

She leads the firm’s FinTech and digital assets compliance projects, which includes risk assessments, compliance program builds, independent tests, stable coin reviews, and oversight of BAU compliance implementation, and fiat and on-chain look-backs. Her clients include some of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges of all types and she is n the advisory board of the Global Digital Assets and Crypto Currency Association and the Digital Dollar Project.

She has held interim senior compliance leadership positions at several global and regional payments institutions providing day-to-day management of their compliance programs and assisting them with remediation efforts, often in the context of a regulatory or criminal enforcement action. She has trained and advised the financial services industry and regulators and government officials worldwide on AML, sanctions, CFT and other regulatory compliance issues.

With over 25 years of experience in regulation and enforcement, Ms. Angotti has held senior enforcement positions at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). In these positions, she was responsible for investigations and enforcement of the Bank Secrecy Act, the federal securities laws, and FINRA rules. At FinCEN and FINRA, she designed and lead the AML enforcement programs.

She serves on the Advisory Boards of the Global Digital Assets and Cryptocurrency Association and the Digital Dollar Project.