John M. Hodgens Jr. is the chief anti-money laundering officer (CAMLO) for Manufacturers Life Insurance Company and Manulife Financial Corporation. He has served as the CAMLO since 2013. In this role, he is responsible for both the regulatory compliance component and the broader prudential risk management component of the company’s anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing (AML/ATF) program. In addition, he reports pertinent information about AML/ATF program adequacy and issues to senior management and the audit committee of the board of directors. Hodgens also serves as chief counsel in Manulife’s Global Compliance Office and advises the parent and subsidiaries worldwide on AML, ATF, anti-fraud, anti-corruption, privacy, data security and third-party due diligence, among other areas. He also conducts and supervises internal inquiries in the U.S. and abroad, and manages government and regulatory matters and related litigation. He is a recipient of Manulife’s Stars of Excellence Award.
Prior to joining Manulife in 2006 as a senior counsel, Hodgens was a federal prosecutor for 15 years, during which time he investigated and prosecuted a full range of offenses with a concentration in criminal tax, fraud and money laundering offenses. In addition, he is the recipient of numerous law enforcement commendations and he entered the U.S. Department of Justice through the Attorney General’s Honors Program in 1990. From 1990 to 1997, he served as trial attorney in the Tax Division, Northern Criminal Enforcement Section, including stints as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia (Alexandria Division) and the District of Massachusetts. In 1997, he was appointed as an assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Massachusetts and assigned to the Economic Crimes Unit. From 1998 to 2006, Hodgens was the chief assistant U.S. attorney for the Worcester Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Massachusetts. He is a 1987 graduate of Boston College, Carroll School of Management and a 1990 graduate of New England Law. In addition, he is a member of the Massachusetts and District of Columbia bars.