In this segment of the award-winning AML Now, John J. Byrne, anti-money laundering (AML) speaker, writer and subject-matter expert, interviews Danny L. Glaser, principal with the Financial Integrity Network, about the wide use of sanctions, their importance as a national security tool and Glaser’s thoughts about working in the AML field.
Glaser is a principal with the Financial Integrity Network and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF) at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Glaser previously served as assistant secretary for terrorist financing and financial crimes in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence from May 2011 through January 2017. As assistant secretary, Glaser was responsible for helping to formulate and coordinate counter-terrorist financing and AML policies and strategies for the Department. He was specifically responsible for developing and coordinating policies to protect the U.S. and international financial systems from abuse related to money laundering, terrorist financing, and the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Glaser also served as the head of the U.S. Delegation to the Financial Action Task Force. Prior to that position, Glaser served as the first director of the Treasury Department’s Executive Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes and as senior counsel for Financial Crimes in the Office of the General Counsel. He also served as an attorney for the U.S. Secret Service.
Glaser holds a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan.