Head of Legal and Government Affairs, TRM Labs
Ari Redbord is the head of legal and government affairs at TRM Labs, the blockchain intelligence company. Prior to joining TRM, he was the senior adviser to the deputy secretary and the undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, working with teams from the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and other Treasury components to use sanctions and other regulatory tools effectively to safeguard the financial system from illicit use by terrorist financiers, weapons of mass destruction proliferators, drug kingpins and other rogue actors, including Iran, Syria, North Korea and Venezuela. Redbord also worked closely with regulators, Capitol Hill and the interagency on issues related to the Bank Secrecy Act, cryptocurrency, and anti-money laundering strategies. Prior to Treasury, he was an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia for 11 years, investigating and prosecuting terrorism, espionage, threat finance, cryptocurrency, export control, child exploitation and human trafficking cases.