Charlie Steele

Charlie Steele

Partner, Forensic Risk Alliance
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Charlie Steele is a partner in FRA’s Washington, DC office with more than 30 years of government and private-sector experience in civil and criminal compliance, investigations, enforcement and litigation matters in a variety of industries and sectors. In recent years, he has specialised in economic sanctions and Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering (BSA/AML) matters.

He is a former senior US Treasury Department and Department of Justice official, serving most recently as Chief Counsel for the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). In that role, he led the team of lawyers providing legal advice and support to OFAC and other Treasury Department personnel in the formulation, implementation and enforcement of economic sanctions.

Charlie has also served in a number of other senior positions in the Treasury Department: Associate Director for Enforcement in OFAC, Deputy Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN, the US government’s principal BSA/AML agency and the US financial intelligence unit) and Deputy Chief Counsel in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the US supervisor and regulator of national banks).

Charlie earned his JD from the Georgetown University Law Center and has a BA in economics from the University of Virginia.

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