SIPA Faculty-Annemarie McAvoy

Annemarie McAvoy

Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

Personal Details

Annemarie McAvoy is a nationally-recognized expert in financial crimes, including Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Sanctions, Crypto-Currency and Anti-Bribery and Corruption compliance, internal investigations, fraud detection and prevention and crisis management. She founded the boutique consulting firm Clovis Quantum Solutions and the law firm McAvoy Legal Services. Not only was she a federal prosecutor, but Annemarie also specialized in large financial crime investigation as an Assistant DA at the Kings County DA’s Office. She worked in-house at Dean Witter/Morgan Stanley and at Citigroup, spearheading AML efforts and financial crime issues. Annemarie also was in the Financial Crimes Compliance Unit of one of the Big Four advisory firms, where her work included running a team which conducted an independent review for the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) of some of a major international bank’s compliance improvements. In addition, Annemarie has set up AML and sanctions compliance programs for financial institutions, has reviewed their efficacy, and has helped strengthen them. She has also conducted many training sessions for numerous types of financial institutions, for law enforcement agencies and for various consulting firms. Annemarie has appeared for years as an on-air legal expert for the media, including related to money laundering and regulatory matters, on major television and radio networks around the world, including MSNBC, CNBC, NBC, the Fox News Channel, the Fox Business Channel, CBS, ABC, German, Israeli and Saudi Arabian television stations, 970AM, CBS Radio and Sirius Radio. She has been quoted by media outlets such as the Associated Press, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and, and has authored articles published in, and Family Security Matters. Annemarie is a member of the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (“ACAMS”) and the NYC Bar Association’s Compliance Committee and its Financial Crimes Subcommittee, as well as its Small Law Firm Committee. She is also a member of the Global Digital and Cryptocurrency Association (“Global DCA”).