Meryl Lutsky serves as Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at T&M. In this capacity, she drives the overall legal and compliance strategy for the firm, assists clients with regulatory, legal, and enforcement issues, and supervises virtual currency, anti-money laundering and financial crime investigations. She is also in charge of T&M’s Cannabis Banking Risk Management group. Ms. Lutsky has been with T&M since 2018.
Prior to being recruited by T&M, Ms. Lutsky served for twelve years as Chief of the Money Laundering Investigations Unit and Statewide Crime Proceeds Strike Force for the Office of the New York State Attorney General, where she investigated and prosecuted violations of Money Laundering as well as violations of the Banking and Tax laws. These long-term investigations included those related to Virtual Currency Fraud and Misuse, International and Domestic Terrorism, Cyber Crime, and International Drug Trafficking. She led a task force of regulators, civil and criminal investigators, agents, auditors, and attorneys from multiple federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. She prosecuted cases in both state and federal courts and maintained Department of Justice issued “Top Secret” Security Clearance while conducting investigations with the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Prior to being appointed by the Attorney General to lead the Strike Force, Ms. Lutsky spent four years tracking down and prosecuting organized crime at the Organized Crime Task Force. She started her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office.
Ms. Lutsky is also a noted public speaker and subject matter expert in the area of virtual currency, money laundering and financial crime, speaking at conferences both domestically and internationally. For her impact in the fight against money laundering and financial crime, she received the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Professional of the Year Award.