Tom Whitford is a compliance attorney with over 19 years experience as a consumer advocate at DC37 Legal Services, senior examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Director of North American Compliance Testing with Citigroup Corporate and Investment Bank and an independent anti-money laundering investigator and compliance consultant for numerous banks across the country.
Tom graduated from CUNY Law School at Queens College in 1989 began his career with District Council 37 Municipal Employees Legal Services as a consumer debt and bankruptcy attorney, where he represented clients in civil court in all five New York City counties and also appeared before the Southern and Eastern District Bankruptcy Courts from 1990-1993. After obtaining a Master's in Public Administration from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in 1995, Tom joined the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, working as a Senior Examiner and a Policy Analyst. Tom examined large complex banking organizations for compliance with consumer regulations such as Regulation B, Regulation Z and the Community Reinvestment Act. He also worked as a Policy Analyst on electronic banking and Basel II issues and contributed to papers published by the Bank for International Settlements on Risk Management. Tom practiced law as a solo practitioner from 2002-2005 when he joined the Citigroup Corporate and Investment Bank as the Bank Testing Team Leader in June 2005, becoming Director of North American Testing in 2006, leading a team responsible for planning and testing controls with bank and broker dealer compliance regulations. Since June 2007, Tom has worked as an independent consultant on anti-money laundering investigations and compliance matters, working at banks such as American Express, Ocean Bank, Washington Mutual, and Goldman Sachs. Tom has been admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut since 1990.
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