Thomas P. Ott is currently the Associate Director of the Enforcement Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), U.S. Department of the Treasury. In this capacity, he is responsible for managing all of FinCEN’s enforcement and compliance efforts to protect the U.S. financial system from money laundering, terrorist financing, and other illicit threats. He joined FinCEN in May 2014 as a Senior Advisor to the Director and provided guidance and leadership on matters regarding law enforcement, money laundering and transnational crime.
Prior to joining FinCEN, Tom was a prosecutor for over 25 years with both the Tax and Criminal Divisions of the U.S. Department of Justice. Most recently, he served for eight years as Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section. Throughout his career, he prosecuted and supervised prosecutions of numerous multi-defendant international cases involving RICO, national security, tax evasion, financial fraud, and money laundering.
Tom received his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He has been the recipient of several Justice Department awards, including the Attorney General’s John Marshall Award for Trial of Litigation, and the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Reduction and Deterrence of Violent and Organized Crime.