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Michael G. Mosier


Associate Director for Compliance & Enforcement, Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., Hamilton College; J.D., Duke

Michael Mosier is Associate Director at the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the primary action-arm for financial sanctions development and implementation to...

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Michael Mosier is Associate Director at the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the primary action-arm for financial sanctions development and implementation to address threats to national security and foreign policy, including terrorism, nuclear proliferation, human rights, foreign corruption and transnational criminal organizations. Professor Mosier leads OFAC’s Office of Compliance & Enforcement, working closely with the Department of Justice, law enforcement and regulatory agencies, Intelligence Community and the private sector to pursue sanctions evasion and illuminate emerging schemes to promote financial integrity.

Prior to joining Treasury, he was Deputy Chief in the Department of Justice’s Money Laundering & Asset Recovery Section (MLARS). There, he founded the Financial Intelligence Unit, with senior prosecutors and investigators developing high-impact cases through advanced analytics. Professor Mosier has conducted classified information litigation, including advocacy before the State Secrets Committee, in federal courts around the country.  He joined MLARS as a Trial Attorney in the Money Laundering & Bank Integrity Unit. He led a Ponzi-related bank prosecution for the largest penalty as a percentage of market capitalization. He also obtained the first known Bank Secrecy Act plea by a bank president, involving the solicitation of clientele laundering narcotics proceeds and Venezuelan black market currency. Professor Mosier served a tour at the White House National Security Council as Director for Transnational Organized Crime.

After a federal clerkship in the Northern District of Georgia, Professor Mosier worked for a national law firm before beginning his public service as a prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney and Charlotte (NC) District Attorney, prosecuting a range of narcotics, violent and financial crime and serving as a trial court trainer. He graduated from Duke Law School with honors and served as Executive Editor of the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law. He earned a B.A. in philosophy magna cum laude from Hamilton College, where he received the Robert Leet Patterson Prize Scholarship in Philosophy.

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