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Treasury Appoints New Director of FinCEN

The Treasury Department today announced the appointment of Andrea Gacki as the Director of the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

Ms. Gacki presently serves as the Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at the Treasury Department.

She has previously served as the Treasury Department’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI).

“I am honored and excited to serve as the Director of FinCEN. FinCEN plays a vital role in safeguarding the U.S. financial system, and I look forward to leading the FinCEN team in these important efforts,” said Director Gacki. “I also look forward to continuing FinCEN’s critical efforts to implement the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020, including the Corporate Transparency Act.”

According to the Treasury Department, Acting FinCEN Director Himamauli “Him” Das will continue in his role during the transition period and assist Ms. Gacki in her onboarding process. “Treasury is deeply appreciative of Him for his dedication, professionalism, and leadership these past two years. He steered the Bureau through unprecedented times where the demands increased exponentially, and he achieved remarkable accomplishments during his tenure, including overseeing the Bureau’s implementation of the Corporate Transparency Act,” said as Treasury Department spokesperson.

Prior to her service as Director of OFAC, Ms. Gacki served in multiple senior leadership roles at OFAC, including Deputy Director, Associate Director for Compliance and Enforcement, and Assistant Director for Licensing. Prior to OFAC, Ms. Gacki served as a trial attorney in the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where she litigated a range of matters implicating key TFI legal authorities. Ms. Gacki began her career as an associate at a large international law firm following a clerkship for the Honorable Avern Cohn on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She earned her undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Michigan.