Amanda Wick

Amanda Wick

Chief of Legal Affairs, Chainalysis.


Amanda Wick Introduction

Amanda Wick is Chief of Legal Affairs at Chainalysis. As the Chief of Legal Affairs for Chainalysis, I advise both internal and external stakeholders on the forefront of cryptocurrency and its constantly evolving landscape. My job is to ensure the company continues its rapid growth by employing sound and efficient judgment to support operations around the company and influence a groundbreaking industry as it matures and becomes more widely adopted. I am an advocate and educator for Chainalysis and the cryptocurrency market as a whole. I measure my success by how well my counsel mitigates risks and enables growth. Prior to Chainalysis, I served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) where I specialized in digital currency and human trafficking issues. I also served as a Trial Attorney for the Money Laundering & Asset Recovery Section of the Department of Justice (MLARS, formerly known as AFMLS). As a Trial Attorney, I prosecuted cases around the country involving sophisticated money laundering, asset forfeiture, and complex financial investigations, with a specialization in cryptocurrency. Prior to MLARS, I served in the Criminal Divisions of three U.S. Attorney's Offices as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Asset Forfeiture Coordinator, and the Financial Crimes Task Force Coordinator, which gave me an extensive and atypically broad range of experience in criminal prosecution. My trial experience includes everything from gun trafficking to multi-million dollar fraud schemes. I also provided training and outreach programs around the country to the banking industry and law enforcement community on Anti-Money Laundering/Bank Secrecy Act issues, conducting financial investigations and the use of FinCEN data, and the intersection between banking regulation and law enforcement. My fourteen years of diverse law practice includes federal prosecution specializing in money laundering and asset forfeiture, BSA/AML issues and complex white collar crime, and private practice work that involved counseling clients on regulatory compliance, internal investigations, and white collar criminal defense. As a federal prosecutor, I managed complex, multi-district investigations involving numerous federal and state law enforcement agencies. I also have significant jury trial and appellate experience, including successful oral argument before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

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