Jim Vivenzio is the Director for BSA/AML Policy for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in Washington D.C. and is responsible for policy developments in the areas of BSA/AML regulation and bank supervision. Jim has served in this role since April 2020 when he was appointed to be the Acting BSA/AML Policy Director. Jim has also been designated as a co-chair on the Bank Secrecy Advisory Group (BSAAG) Subcommittee on Innovation and Technology established under the AML Act of 2020.
Jim first joined the OCC in 1991 and has served in the law department for almost 30 years; the last 13 years as the agency’s Senior Counsel for BSA/AML. In that position, Jim has been the agency’s lead legal expert on all legislative, regulatory, policy and enforcement matters involving BSA/AML, as well as providing legal support and assistance on operational risks and fraud involving payment systems and FinTech. Prior to joining the OCC, Jim was an associate with the law firm White & Case in New York.
Jim has a bachelor-of-science degree in business administration from Fordham University and a law degree from the Fordham University School of Law. Jim is also a Distinguished Lecturer with the Financial Integrity Institute of the Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law. Jim is a member of the New York Bar and the New Jersey Bar.