Whitney Case is the Associate Director for Enforcement and Compliance at the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). The Enforcement and Compliance Division’s primary mission is to ensure that covered financial institutions are complying with the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and its implementing regulations. The division’s enforcement officers conduct civil enforcement investigations, review and investigate whistleblower tips and referrals, issue warning letters, and assess civil money penalties in appropriate cases. The division’s compliance officers conduct BSA compliance examinations, review BSA compliance examinations conducted by other regulators, provide input and comments regarding new or proposed anti-money laundering laws and regulations, review and resolve requests for regulatory relief, and conduct outreach with regulated entities and other regulators regarding BSA enforcement and compliance matters. Ms. Case also serves as FinCEN’s primary liaison with other regulatory and law enforcement agencies on BSA enforcement matters impacting banks and depository institutions, broker-dealers and issuers of securities and derivatives, money services businesses, virtual asset service providers, and other non-bank financial institutions such as casinos and check cashing businesses.
Ms. Case came to FinCEN in 2021 after more than fifteen years of legal practice in the financial services sector. Prior to FinCEN, she served at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau where she was Chief of Staff to the Enforcement Director and Senior Litigation Counsel, establishing key enforcement policies and procedures. Notably, she led an FBI-SWAT team to break up a large-scale boiler room operation. She also held the role of Senior Director at Capital One Bank, counseling members of the Executive Committee on key risks. Prior to these roles, she practiced with Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll in Washington, DC, specializing in financial services law, including representing state and local governments. Ms. Case graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and holds degrees from Tulane University and the Université de Paris IV, La Sorbonne.