Gregory Lisa is a partner at Hogan Lovells, where he uses his extensive firsthand experience in anti-money laundering and consumer protection to help financial institution clients navigate the complex regulations and expectations of regulators, examination teams, and law enforcement agencies, civil and criminal.
In addition to working with established financial institutions, such as banks and credit unions, casinos, and money services businesses, Greg also represents and counsels financial services innovators, including emerging payment and finance systems, virtual currency companies, and other new financial services companies, particularly in the FinTech space.
Before joining the firm, Greg was the Interim Director of the Office of Compliance and Enforcement at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the Treasury Department's lead regulator for overseeing and enforcing anti-money laundering laws. Greg also served as the Chief of the Money Services Businesses and Casinos Section within FinCEN's Enforcement Division. During his tenure, he supervised and conducted a number of investigations, supervisory exams, and enforcement actions across FinCEN's broad jurisdiction, including joint investigations into large depository institutions, global securities firms, casinos, cryptocurrency exchangers, and other financial institutions.
Prior to his work at FinCEN, Greg served in the Office of Enforcement at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). As one of its earliest members, having joined before the actual formation of the CFPB, he helped to "stand up" the Bureau's enforcement program. Greg conducted and led a wide range of enforcement investigations relating to mortgages, student loans, credit cards, debt collection, and a host of other matters covered by the Dodd-Frank Act.
Before working at FinCEN and the CFPB’s enforcement offices, Greg served for twelve years at the U.S. Department of Justice, first in the Civil Division, and then for ten years as a federal criminal prosecutor in the Organized Crime Section, where he investigated and prosecuted money laundering, fraud, RICO, and violent crime offenses.