Howard R. Fields is Senior Vice President, Group Head and Counsel for the AML, Sanctions and Export Controls group at Mastercard Incorporated. In this role, he manages a global compliance team responsible for the operation of the Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions and Export Controls at Mastercard and its affiliates. These key programs allow Mastercard to maintain compliance with regulatory obligations globally.
Prior to joining Mastercard, Mr. Fields was with GE Capital for twelve years in various senior compliance officer and associate general counsel roles, including Deputy Chief Compliance Officer for both GE Capital Solutions and GE Capital America, AML Counsel, and Compliance Leader – Financial Crimes Compliance Group. Previously Mr. Fields’ practiced white collar criminal defense for Wiggin & Dana, LLP, and prior to that he was an Enforcement Attorney with the United States Securities & Exchange Commission in the Northeast Regional Office. Howard was also a police officer in Darien, Connecticut.
Howard is CAMS certified and served as a founding board member for the ACAMS Connecticut chapter.
He graduated with a Juris Doctorate from Pace School of Law and earned his B.S. from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. He is a member of the bar for the 2nd District, New York State, and Connecticut.