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Government Experience

  • Department of the Treasury—Chief Counsel, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) (2014-2015); Acting Chief Counsel, FinCEN (2013); Senior Advisor to the Director, FinCEN (2012-2013)
  • Department of the Treasury—Assistant Director for Transactional Threats, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) (2008-2013); Attorney-Advisor, OFAC (2006-2007)
  • United Nations—Expert, Al-Qaida/Taliban Monitoring Team (2007-2008)
  • Department of Justice: Federal Programs Branch—Trial Attorney (2003-2006)


  • College of William & Mary, B.A. philosophy (1993)
  • College of William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, J.D. (1997)


  • District of Columbia

Congressional Testimony

Click here or below to watch Carlton Greene's testimony before the House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit concerning FinCEN's customer due diligence rule.

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Carlton Greene

Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2818
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Carlton Greene is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm's International Trade and White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement groups. He provides strategic advice to clients on U.S. economic sanctions, Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering (AML) laws and regulations, export controls, and anti-corruption/anti-bribery laws and regulations. Carlton is the former chief counsel at FinCEN (the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network), the U.S. AML regulator responsible for administering the Bank Secrecy Act.

Before joining FinCEN, Carlton previously served as the assistant director for transnational threats with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), where he directed targeting and investigations for more than 15 U.S. economic sanction programs, including those related to Iran and North Korea. Carlton also served as legal counsel to OFAC on counterterrorism sanctions. Previously, he was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General to advise the UN Security Council on international sanctions against Al-Qaida and the Taliban and to lead member state visits to assess compliance. Carlton also previously served as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, where his practice included representing OFAC on sanctions issues.

Based on his years of experience with OFAC and FinCEN, Carlton offers valuable insights on the approaches of these agencies that will assist corporate clients to more effectively respond to government investigations, as well as update their corporate compliance programs in general.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Virginia (inactive)

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Firm News & Announcements

Nov.05.2019 Global Investigations Review Names Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group to “GIR 100” Fifth Year in a Row
Aug.17.2018 Crowell & Moring Listed as 'Highly Commended' for Sanctions Work in 2018 WorldECR Awards
Apr.27.2018 Crowell & Moring Partner Carlton Greene Delivers Congressional Testimony on FinCEN’s Customer Due Diligence Anti-Money Laundering Rule
Mar.27.2018 Crowell & Moring Partners Paul Rosen and Carlton Greene Honored with Burton Awards' 'Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award'
Aug.07.2017 Two East Asia Companies Dismiss Lawsuit against FBI
Feb.02.2017 Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Group Named to Law360’s "Practice Group of the Year" for Second Consecutive Year
Jan.05.2016 Carlton Greene Bolsters Crowell & Moring’s Anti-Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, and Sanctions Prowess