Evan Drexler, a Director with Treliant, is a legal and financial crimes compliance professional with over 11 years of experience in the banking, legal, and financial services industries.
At Treliant, Evan has conducted independent reviews of financial technology (FinTech) companies’ Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) compliance programs on behalf of partner banks. These reviews included an assessment of the design and operating effectiveness of all components of a FinTech’s BSA/AML and OFAC program to ensure compliance with partnership agreements, regulatory expectations, and industry best practices.
Evan also played a key role in managing a multi-year compliance monitorship for a financial institution that was under a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the Department of Justice (DOJ) for willfully failing to implement an effective AML and Anti-Fraud program. In connection with the monitorship, Evan oversaw workstreams that evaluated whether the financial institution satisfied the provisions of the DPA and drafted reports summarizing the results of the monitor’s conclusions that were submitted to the DOJ and the financial institution.
Throughout his Treliant tenure, Evan has also participated in multiple BSA/AML and OFAC independent consultancies pursuant to consent orders where he evaluated the adequacy and effectiveness of financial institutions’ internal controls. He has assessed key components of BSA/AML and OFAC compliance programs such as governance, internal audit, second line testing, and training.
In addition to providing financial crimes compliance services, Evan has managed banking litigation matters in connection with the expert analysis and trial phases of litigation. His work has included drafting expert reports, preparing expert witnesses for testimony at depositions, and responding to loan-level defect claims asserted by the U.S. government and non-government entities against a top U.S. bank. He has also assisted law firms with developing litigation strategies for some of the largest banking cases to proceed to trial in recent years.
Prior to joining Treliant, Evan practiced law at Rivero Mestre LLP in Miami, Florida, and at Gunster in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. His practice focused on consumer finance litigation matters such as foreclosures and on matters related to the secondary mortgage market, including responding to mortgage repurchase demands behalf of a major depository bank.
Evan earned his JD from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law and his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is admitted to the bar associations of Florida and New York.
Areas of Specialization
- Anti-Money Laundering / Bank Secrecy Act
- Independent Monitorships and Consultancies
- Litigation Support / Expert Witness Testimony
- OFAC / Economic Sanctions