Biographical note: James H. Freis

James H. Freis

James H. Freis, Jr. is Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Director for the Deutsche Börse Group since April 2014, based near Frankfurt, Germany, responsible for overseeing regulatory requirements and engaging with financial supervisors for Group entities on a global basis for this provider of financial market infrastructures.

Mr Freis's career as an attorney began at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; he spent seven years at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland; returned to the United States to work at the Treasury Department; and also was in private practice at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advising global financial institutions.  From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Freis was Director (CEO) of the U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the lead U.S. Government official for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing requirements, and head of the country's financial intelligence unit (FIU).   Mr Freis is a graduate of Georgetown University, earned his Juris Doctor from Harvard University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.  He was Secretary to MOCOMILA from 2003 through 2007.