Debra Bonosconi

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Debra Bonosconi


Deb has more than 20 years’ experience as a financial services practitioner and regulator, and advises clients on a variety of regulatory, enforcement, and compliance matters, with a focus on Bank Secrecy/USA Patriot Acts, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and risk-focused services.


Deb’s experience includes development, implementation, and assessment of anti-money laundering programs and controls, including transaction monitoring, customer due diligence, policies and procedures, and training. She has conducted reviews of financial institutions' AML programs as part of internal-compliance monitoring. Deb was a director for KPMG’s forensics practice, as well as the director of AML advisory practices at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She has served in AML leadership roles at GE Money, HSBC, eBay/PayPal, and Citigroup. Deb was a federal bank examiner for 10 years, first at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as a compliance examiner, and then in the Federal Reserve Board’s Investigations and Enforcement Section. At the Federal Reserve she conducted domestic and international money laundering investigations, assessing member banks’ AML remediation efforts while operating under an enforcement action, and communicating money laundering trends to peers and member banks. Deb developed AML training sessions for financial institutions, banking associations, and government agencies in the United States and overseas, including for the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.


  • M.S. candidate, criminal justice, George Washington University
  • B.S., criminal justice, Southern Connecticut State University

Affiliations, Awards, and Civic Engagements

  • Founding member of the ACAMS U.S. Capital Chapter. ACAMS 

Representative Engagements

  • Conducted on-site assessments of compliance and anti-money laundering risk.
  • Led quality-assurance reviews on transaction-monitoring functions.

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