William J. Fox is the Global Financial Crimes executive for Bank of America, one of the largest financial institutions in the world. He is responsible for leading the company’s Financial Crimes Program and serves as the company’s Anti-Money Laundering Officer. Bill has held that position since he joined the Company in 2006.
Prior to joining Bank of America, Bill served as the director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), the U.S. Financial Intelligence Unit and administrator of the anti-money laundering regulatory regime for the United States. Appointed by Treasury Secretary John Snow in 2003, Bill was FinCEN’s fourth director.
Before his appointment as FinCEN Director, Bill served at the Department of the Treasury’s Office of General Counsel from 2000 to 2003, in various positions including Associate Deputy General Counsel and Acting Deputy General Counsel. After September 11, 2001, he served as the principal assistant and senior advisor to Treasury’s General Counsel on issues related to terrorist financing and financial crime. Bill received a Presidential Meritorious Rank Award for his work on these issues.
Prior to his service at the Treasury, Bill served for twelve years as an attorney at the Treasury’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). During his time with ATF, he held various positions in the Office of Chief Counsel, including Deputy Chief Counsel.
Bill received a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Juris Doctor degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.