Theresa Forbes is the Department of the Treasury’s lead on human trafficking and illicit finance issues at the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes. In addition to human trafficking, Ms. Forbes leads Treasury’s anti-money laundering efforts on corruption, human rights-related issues, transnational organized crime, and designated non-financial business and professions. Working with over 160 Financial Intelligence Units, Ms. Forbes led a global project team within the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units to identify and disrupt financial flows generated from human trafficking and raised awareness with international competent authorities and the private sector. During her career at the Department, she developed regional expertise on AML/CFT regimes in the Asia region and assisted jurisdictions on best practices in utilizing financial data in investigations. Prior to Treasury, she worked at DHS ICE Office of Principal Legal Advisor Human Rights Law Division where she advised clients on the strategic use of criminal and administrative statutes against human rights abusers. She also has experience at the World Bank Group’s Integrity Vice Presidency where she advised clients on anti-corruption risks in global projects and World Bank contracts. Ms. Forbes holds leadership positions in the American Bar Association Section of International Law. She has a JD from The University of Alabama School of Law, and a BA from the University of Mobile, summa cum laude.