Greg Lisa is the Chief Legal Officer of Element Finance, Inc. (www.element.fi).
Prior to joining Element, Greg was a partner at the Washington D.C. and New York Offices of Hogan Lovells US LLP, a global law firm. Specializing in anti-money laundering and other forms of illicit finance, he represented and advised various financial services companies, especially focusing on the FinTech sector and emerging payments companies, virtual currency companies, and gaming institutions. He remains a Senior Counsel at Hogan Lovells.
Before joining Hogan Lovells, Greg served in the U.S. government for more than 17 years in a variety of roles. Most recently, he 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 the anti-money laundering laws. During his tenure, he supervised and conducted various investigations, supervisory exams, and enforcement actions, including FinCEN’s first enforcement action against a cryptocurrency company and the largest casino enforcement action in FinCEN’s history.
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. Before joining the Bureau, he served for 12 years in the U.S. Department of Justice, first in the Civil Division as a Trial Attorney, and then for almost ten years as a federal prosecutor in the Organized Crime Section, investigating and prosecuting RICO and illicit finance cases.
Greg graduated with a B.A. from Georgetown University and a M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.