Tim O'Neal Lorah CLE Attorney

Tim O'Neal Lorah

Managing Director


Tim O'Neal Lorah is a Managing Director in the Global Investigations & Compliance Practice in New York, specializing in anti-money laundering, economic sanctions, anti-boycott and corruption and financial crime compliance. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial crime compliance arena, having served as a Managing Director and Global Head of Financial Crime Compliance at both Morgan Stanley and Barclays (as CF11). In his in-house roles, Mr. Lorah led the strategic direction, oversight and coordination of the global financial crime program across all product and business lines, including business and corporate banking, institutional securities/investment banking, private wealth management and retail brokerage.  He also served as the senior point-of-contact with U.S. and non-U.S. regulatory agencies, law enforcement and external bodies worldwide on matters relating to anti-money laundering, economic sanctions, anti-bribery and financial crime compliance.   Before going in-house, Mr. Lorah was a Senior Associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP where he advised financial institutions on various matters relating to Bank Secrecy Act/USA PATRIOT Act and sanctions compliance, including the development and implementation of money laundering prevention policies, procedures and internal controls, and suspicious activity reporting.  Mr. Lorah was also a member of the U.S. Delegation to the FATF/MONEYVAL Experts’ Meeting on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Typologies in Monaco, delivering a presentation on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks in the U.S. Securities Industry.  He also served as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the U.S. – Dutch Pilot Project Joint Working Group on Terrorist Financing, Financial Crimes and the Implementation of Blocking Orders. He is a former securities industry representative to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group (“BSAAG”), and for several terms co-chaired the BSAAG Subcommittee on Suspicious Activity Reporting. Mr. Lorah has been an adjunct professor of law at New York Law School and is a former co-chair of SIFMA’s AML and Financial Crimes Committee and currently serves as a Director on the Boards of both the New York City Times Square Alliance and Housing Works, Inc.