Brian Buechel
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Brian is a Principal based in our Washington D.C. office, with expertise in Anti-Financial Crimes Compliance. He advises senior decision-makers on strategy, governance, and risk management, focusing most recently to apply those principles to the virtual asset and digital currency space.

Brian has experience developing end-to-end AML/Sanctions programs which effectively and efficiently meet regulatory expectations across multiple jurisdictions. He has provided regulatory crisis management support to develop, respond and position global IFIs, Broker-Dealers, Crypto-Native firms and FinTechs in the wake of regulatory criticism and lead remediation efforts to close identified issues, on a global scale. He has also provided assessments for the adoption of virtual assets for firms preparing to enter the market or testing the waters of virtual currencies.

In a public capacity, Brian has worked with law enforcement and the intelligence community, providing case development and litigation support to Assistant US Attorneys in the Southern District of New York prosecuting specific targets related to terrorist financing. He has also provided industry insights through facilitation and participation in numerous industries working groups, the ACAMS organization, think tanks and roundtable discussions. 

Brian holds a B.A. in Politics and Economics from New York University, where he focused on national security matters and terrorism. He also holds an M.P.A. from Villanova University.