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Anne Wallwork

U.S. Department of the Treasury
Senior Counselor for Strategic Policy and Innovation
Anne Shere Wallwork is Senior Counselor for Strategic Policy and Innovation in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes (TFFC), where she focuses on new and emerging technologies in the financial sector, primarily as they relate to money laundering and terrorist financing risks and financial inclusion. She is charged with identifying and developing strategies to address illicit financing threats involving new financial products and services, while facilitating responsible financial sector innovation and financial inclusion. She is a leading policy expert on digital identity; digital financial services and FinTech; innovative, technology-based anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance solutions (RegTech); cryptocurrencies and other digital assets; and mobile payments. She works closely with other U.S. Government (USG) departments and agencies and international partners on a broad range of regulatory and policy matters relating to innovation and financial inclusion, and has helped drive the work of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global standard setting body for AML/CFT and proliferation financing, on digital identity; new technology and digital assets; financial inclusion; and digital transformation.

Ms. Wallwork served as TFFC’s Senior Counselor for Asia (October 2007-March 2012), the Treasury Department’s Senior Representative to National Counter-Terrorism Center (July 2006- November 2007), and as TFFC’s Deputy Director of Strategic Policy (April 2004-July 2006). She spearheaded the USG’s efforts to develop a comprehensive, strategic approach to combating kleptocracy, was helped drive the USG’s efforts to trace and repatriate Iraqi assets worldwide, and chaired interagency working groups seeking to recover the proceeds of foreign official corruption. A graduate of Yale Law School (Editor, Yale Law Journal) and Wellesley College (Phi Beta Kappa, Wellesley College Scholar), before coming to Treasury, Ms. Wallwork clerked for the late Judge Thomas Gibbs Gee, U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit; practiced law at Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin in Washington, DC; and was a consultant for the World Bank.

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