Tara La Morte is currently a Co-Chief of the Money Laundering & Transnational Criminal Enterprises Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), as well as an Asset Forfeiture Coordinator. She previously served as a line assistant in that unit. In those roles, Tara has supervised and conducted numerous investigations and prosecutions relating to international money laundering, fraud, sanctions, and corruption, including matters under the Bank Secrecy Act, International Economic Emergency Powers Act, and Title 18 offenses. She has experience handling cross-border matters and coordinating with U.S. and foreign regulators on transnational financial matters. In addition, she has substantial experience in both criminal and civil forfeiture matters. Prior to serving in the SDNY’s Criminal Division, Tara served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the SDNY’s Civil Division and as a Trial Attorney in the Federal Programs Branch of the Department of Justice. In both positions she worked on a number of complex affirmative and defense matters, including class actions, bankruptcy, program litigation, civil rights, and fraud matters.