Former Chainalysis Chief Technical Counsel Joins FinCEN as Deputy Director

Michael Mosier has joined the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) as its new Deputy Director and Digital Innovation Officer. FinCEN is part of the US Department of Treasury. Mosier will be FinCEN’s first Digital Innovation Officer helping the agency to adapt to the fast-changing world of Fintech and digital assets. Mosier is returning to FinCEN as he once served as Chief of Strategic Advancement at the agency.

Before joining FinCEN, Mosier was Chief Technical Counsel at Chainalysis.

Chainalysis is one of the leading providers of blockchain data analysis serving government agencies and financial institutions around the world. Chainalysis creates transparency in the digital asset sector by using tech to monitor and investigate crypto transactions.

“I am thrilled to have Michael assume this central role on our leadership team,” commented FinCEN Director Kenneth A. Blanco.  “He brings a range of public and private sector experience that will help FinCEN proactively engage with industry and government partners to confront emerging threats and to capitalize on diverse opportunities in the financial and national security spaces. Michael is the right person, with the right skills, at exactly the right time.”

Mosier has also served as Associate Director at Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).  Prior to Treasury, he was Deputy Chief in the Department of Justice’s Money Laundering & Asset Recovery Section.  He also served a tour at the White House National Security Council as Director for Transnational Organized Crime.  Mosier began his public service as a prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, and has served as an adjunct law professor at Georgetown University Law Center.  He previously worked at a law firm representing technology, media, and financial services clients.

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