Delia Antemie is a senior associate in the Government Investigations & White Collar Practice based in Washington DC. Delia’s practice focuses on advising a broad range of clients, including banks, money transmitters, currency exchange dealers, commercial and retail check cashers, casinos and virtual asset service providers, on enforcement-related matters and compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and its implementing regulations.

Prior to joining the firm, Delia served as an enforcement officer at the US Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in the Banks and Depository Institutions Section. In this role, Delia conducted over 90 investigations and compliance reviews, leading complex Title 31 examinations of global financial institutions and negotiating resolutions of BSA violations. She coordinated extensively with foreign government counterparts on a variety of transnational anti-money laundering (AML) and counter financing of terrorism (CFT) matters, including enforcement investigations and policy initiatives. She also handled matters involving US law enforcement and other banking and market regulators, such as the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and New York Department of Financial Services (DFS), along with other federal and state agencies.

Delia began her career as a defense lawyer with the King County Department of Public Defense in Seattle, Washington. While in law school, she served as a legal intern in the UK Parliament.

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Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • University of Washington, B.A., 2009

Admissions

  • Washington, 2017
  • Not admitted in the District of Columbia; practice directly supervised by principals of the firm admitted in the District of Columbia

Languages

  • Romanian
  • English
  • Presidential Management Fellow, 2015-17

  • Co-author, “Assessment of No-Action Letters in Accordance with Section 6305 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020,” Congressional Report, June 2021.
  • Speaker, “FinCEN’s Approach to AML/CFT Supervision of Virtual Asset Service Providers,” International Supervisors Forum Plenary Meeting in Melbourne, Australia, November 2018.
  • Speaker, “FinCEN and the BSA,” California Gaming Association’s Annual Meeting in South Lake Tahoe, California, October 2017.
  • Speaker, “AML Compliance for Tribal Casinos,” Industry Training Event hosted by IRS Office of Indian Tribal Governments, September 2017.

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