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Jim Vivenzio is the Director for Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Policy at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).
In this role, Mr. Vivenzio directs policy related to BSA/AML and counter-financing of terrorism for OCC examiners and supervised banks and manages the BSA/AML Policy staff. Before serving in this role, he served as a senior counsel for BSA/AML in the Office of the Chief Counsel, where he focused on legal issues involving BSA/AML, policy matters, legislation, enforcement cases and investigations, and operational and fraud risks involving payment systems and financial technologies. He is a member of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) Payments Fraud Working Group, several Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group (BSAAG) Subcommittees, and other interagency groups involving BSA/AML, payments and digital assets.
Mr. Vivenzio is also a Distinguished Lecturer with the Financial Integrity Institute with Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law and was previously an Adjunct Professor of Law in this master’s level program.
Before joining the OCC in 1991, Mr. Vivenzio was an associate with the law firm White & Case in New York City.
Mr. Vivenzio earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Fordham University. He received his law degree from Fordham University’s School of Law and is a member of the New York Bar and the New Jersey Bar.