Angela Desmond, Regulatory Advisor with Treliant, has over 30 years of experience in financial sector policy development, financial services regulation, corporate governance/enterprise risk management, international coordination, and strategic planning. Angela counsels corporate boards and C-suite level managers on strategy and governance, enterprise risk management, as well as regulatory developments and compliance. She also performs risk assessments and compliance program reviews for financial institutions, including BSA/AML/OFAC compliance, resulting in improved business processes, policies and procedures, and organizational governance.

Angela has held Officer-level positions at the Federal Reserve Board (Senior Officer), Securities and Exchange Commission (Branch Chief), Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (General Counsel), Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (Chief of Staff and Chief Administrative Officer) and Center for Audit Quality (Senior Director). While at the Federal Reserve Board, Angela worked in the Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation where she participated in policy development and implementation of domestic and international initiatives relating to enterprise risk management, critical infrastructure protection and business resumption, as well as supervisory initiatives related to bank holding companies, State Member Banks and securities and insurance activities of State Member Banks. Further, she participated in work groups at the Joint Forum and Joint Stability Forum and in outreach to central banks and regulatory authorities on behalf of the International Monetary Fund. She was a principle author of the Interagency Statement on Sound Practices to Strengthen the Resilience of the Financial System (2005), and Joint Forum paper on High Level Principles for Business Continuity (2005).

Angela is a graduate of the Washington College of Law, American University, where she was an Editor of the Law Review. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.

Areas of Specialization

  • Anti-Money Laundering / Bank Secrecy Act
  • Bank Management
  • Compliance Audits
  • Compliance Programs
  • Conduct Risk
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Fraud Risk Management
  • Government Investigations / Whistleblower Response
  • Independent Monitorships and Consultancies
  • OFAC / Economic Sanctions
  • Office of the General Counsel
  • Operational Risk
  • Project Management
  • Regulatory Exam / Management
  • Regulatory Relations
  • Remediation Plans / Implementation and Effectiveness Testing
  • Retail Sales Incentive Practices
  • Securities Compliance / Brokerage
  • Strategy / Strategic Planning
  • Third-Party Risk Mitigation
  • Trading Room Conduct & Compliance