Anne Shere Wallwork is Senior Counselor for Strategic Policy and Innovation in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes (TFFC), where she focuses on new and emerging technologies in the financial sector, primarily as they relate to money laundering and terrorist financing risks and mitigation measures, and financial inclusion. Ms. Wallwork is charged with identifying and developing strategies to address illicit financing threats involving new financial products and services, while facilitating financial sector innovation and financial inclusion. She is a leading policy expert on digital identity; FinTech; innovative, technology-based AML/CFT compliance solutions (RegTech); virtual currency and other digital assets; and mobile payments. She works closely with other U.S. Government departments and agencies and international partners on a broad range of regulatory and policy matters relating to innovation and financial inclusion, and has helped drive the work of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global standard setting body for AML/CFT and proliferation financing, on a risk-based approach to digital identity; virtual currency and virtual assets; new payments products and services; and financial inclusion.
From October 2007 to March 2012, Ms. Wallwork served as TFFC’s Senior Counselor for Asia. In this capacity, she headed the U.S. delegation to the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (EAG) and initiated mechanisms to facilitate cooperation on illicit finance issues with China under the auspices of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S & ED) and with India under the U.S.-India Economic and Financial Partnership. Ms. Wallwork served as the Department’s Senior Representative to National Counter-Terrorism Center (NCTC) from July 2006 to November 2007, and was Deputy Director of Strategic Policy for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes from April 2004 to July 2006. She helped lead the U.S. Government’s efforts to develop a comprehensive, strategic approach to combating kleptocracy; helped drive the U.S. Government’s international efforts to trace and repatriate Iraqi assets worldwide; and chaired several interagency working groups that sought to recover the proceeds of foreign official corruption, including Liberian and Haitian assets. A graduate of Yale Law School (Editor, Yale Law Journal) and Wellesley College (Phi Beta Kappa, Wellesley College Scholar), before coming to Treasury, Ms. Wallwork clerked for the late Judge Thomas Gibbs Gee, U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit; practiced law at Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin in Washington, DC; and was a consultant for the World Bank.