WASHINGTON – David A. Felt, senior counsel in Arnall Golden Gregory’s Washington office, was recently awarded the widely recognized CAMS® credential by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists® (ACAMS®), the world’s leading organization of professionals in the anti-money laundering (AML) field.
The CAMS credential is the gold standard in anti-money laundering certifications and recognized internationally by financial institutions, governments and regulators as a serious commitment to protecting the financial system against money laundering. It is awarded to professionals who successfully complete a rigorous examination demonstrating their aptitude and expertise in anti-money laundering detection and enforcement.
The examination covers money laundering and terrorist financing methods, the best practices to stop these and other financial crimes, as well as key related legislation in place worldwide, global AML standards and developing defenses for financial institutions to stop terrorist financing and money laundering.
“Earning the CAMS credential places the successful candidate in an elite group of AML professionals and assures employers in the private and public sectors that they are working with someone with the essential knowledge and background in this crucial and challenging field,” said John Byrne, CAMS, Executive Vice President of ACAMS.
Mr. Felt has three decades of experience in financial regulation. He formerly was Deputy General Counsel for the Federal Housing Finance Agency and Acting General Counsel for the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight after holding senior jobs with bank and thrift regulators.
At Arnall Golden Gregory, Mr. Felt is a member of the Government and Regulatory Affairs Practice, the Privacy and Consumer Regulatory Practice and the Litigation Practice. He is a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia bars.
About Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP
Arnall Golden Gregory was selected to The National Law Journal’s prestigious “Midsize Hot List” because of its success in helping aspiring businesses resolve pressing issues related to regulation, litigation, globalization, privacy and growth. With 160 attorneys in Atlanta and Washington, DC, AGG provides exceptional partner relationships, deep industry knowledge, flexible service, and value to help clients grow and protect their businesses and achieve their definition of success.
Founded in 2002, ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and expertise of AML/CTF and financial crime detection and prevention professionals.
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