Jim Vivenzio is presently the Senior Counsel for BSA/AML for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in Washington D.C. In this position, Mr. Vivenzio serves in the Chief Counsel’s Office of the OCC Law Department and reports directly to the Deputy Chief Counsel. He has been with the OCC since 1991 and his areas of practice mainly involve Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) compliance policy and enforcement matters, and operational and fraud risks involving payment systems. Mr. Vivenzio is a member of the Interagency Cybercrime Working Group, the Interagency Payments Fraud Working Group, the FS-ISAC Payments Fraud Working Group and he has participated on several Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group (BSAAG) Subcommittees.
Mr. Vivenzio began his career as an associate with the law firm White & Case in New York City. He received his J.D. degree from the Fordham University School of Law, was a member of the International Law Journal, and worked as a senior auditor with Coopers & Lybrand while attending law school in the evening. He received a B.S. degree from the Fordham University College of Business Administration and was a member of the Beta Alpha Psi accounting honor society. Mr. Vivenzio also participates in the Case Western Reserve University School of Law Financial Integrity Program as an Adjunct Professor of Law for the 2016-2017 academic year. Mr. Vivenzio is a member of the New York Bar, the New Jersey Bar and the New York State Bar Association.