James Vivenzio

James Vivenzio

Senior Counsel for BSA/AML

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

James F. 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. 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 Interagency AML Task Force and Delta Team, various Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group (BSAAG) Subcommittees, and the FS-ISAC Payments Fraud Working Group. Mr. Vivenzio previously served as the OCC’s Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief Counsels and as the Acting Senior Advisor to the Senior Deputy Comptroller for Bank Supervision Operations. From 1991 to 2000, Mr. Vivenzio served as a Senior Attorney in the OCC’s Northeastern District Office in New York City where he worked on various bank advisory, licensing and BSA/AML enforcement matters. A native of northern New Jersey, Mr. Vivenzio began his legal 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 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 is a member of the New York Bar, the New Jersey Bar and the New York State Bar Association.