Biography

Jamal El-Hindi, Counsel, Clifford Chance, is a former U.S. Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Deputy Director, having previously served as the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Associate Director for Program Policy and Implementation. Jamal was also Treasury’s inaugural Chief Data Officer, with responsibility for enhancing management and use of all Treasury data. At FinCEN, Jamal led the operational, policy, and strategic planning aspects of the bureau, overseeing rulemaking, guidance and interpretation efforts, and counselling on enforcement, regulatory analysis, and industry outreach and was instrumental in FinCEN's approach to new payment methods, including prepaid access and virtual currency. In his role at OFAC, Jamal led Treasury engagements with industry and other stakeholders regarding compliance with OFAC sanctions, rulemaking and licensing. Jamal currently advises financial institutions, fintech companies and others on financial crimes compliance and enforcement issues, as well as emerging issues with respect to management and use of data. He is a past president of the Washington Foreign Law Society.