July’s ACAMS AML Professional of the Month was awarded to Hailey Lennon, CAMS, Esq. Lennon was recognized for her experience in the anti-money laundering field. Lennon has been a legal and regulatory advisor in the cryptocurrency industry for over three years. She currently serves as director of compliance at bitFlyer USA, a subsidiary of bitFlyer, Inc. (based in Japan)—the largest bitcoin exchange by volume in the world. Lennon helped oversee the Tokyo-based company’s expansion into the U.S. last November. She developed bitFlyer USA’s compliance program and facilitated the company’s acquisition of money transmitter licenses, as well as the coveted New York BitLicense.
Prior to joining bitFlyer USA, Lennon helped lead Silvergate Bank’s fintech and virtual currency compliance department as its regulatory compliance and legal advisor. Before Silvergate Bank, Lennon was in-house counsel for Dolarex, a currency exchange company in San Diego and before that a commercial litigation attorney at Gordon & Rees.
Lennon received her Juris Doctorate from University of San Diego School of Law and undergraduate degree in business law from Loyola Marymount University.
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