Gregory Lisa is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Hogan Lovells, a global law firm. Greg uses his extensive first-hand experience in anti-money laundering to help financial institution clients navigate the complex regulations and expectations of regulators, examination teams, and law enforcement agencies, civil and criminal. Before joining Hogan Lovells, Greg was the interim director of the Office of Compliance and Enforcement at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the Treasury Department's lead regulator for overseeing and enforcing anti-money laundering laws. Greg also served as the chief of the Money Services Businesses and Casinos Section within FinCEN's Enforcement Division. During his tenure, he supervised and conducted a number of investigations, supervisory exams and enforcement actions across FinCEN's broad jurisdiction, including investigations into large depository institutions, global securities firms, casinos and card clubs, cryptocurrency exchangers, and other financial institutions.
Prior to his work at FinCEN, Greg served in the Office of Enforcement at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). As one of its earliest members, having joined before the actual formation of the CFPB, he helped to ‘stand up’ the Bureau's enforcement programme. Greg was also a trial attorney at the US Department of Justice for 12 years, first in the Civil Division, and then for almost 10 years in the Criminal Division's Organized Crime and Racketeering section as a federal prosecutor, investigating and litigating a number of cases involving money laundering, fraud, RICO, public corruption and other violations.