John Carey is a Senior Managing Director with Treliant. He is an accomplished banking executive and attorney with an extensive mix of business, regulatory, legal, corporate governance, compliance, and management experience. He has led teams at major consumer financial services companies, at a national law firm as a litigator, and in government service. He is particularly strong in addressing and solving regulatory challenges, including consent orders, deferred prosecution agreements, and other enforcement actions John also has significant experience in board governance, having served on numerous bank, community, and non-profit boards.

At Treliant, John’s area of expertise is serving as an independent compliance monitor, having recently completed two major monitorships springing from government enforcement actions. His other areas of focus at Treliant are in corporate governance and consumer protection, assisting financial institutions as they build or enhance their compliance programs. John also serves as Treliant’s Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer.

Prior to joining Treliant in late 2016, John had a 20-year career in banking.  At Citigroup, he served in a number of leadership roles including overseeing the first line of defense for Citi’s global consumer bank. While in that role he also served as Chairman of the Board of Banamex USA and led the bank’s effort to resolve its regulatory issues.

Before Citi, John was part of the senior management team at MBNA, a large monoline credit card bank in Wilmington, DE.

Prior to entering banking in 1997, John served in the first Clinton Administration as Chief Counsel to the Office of Presidential Personnel in the White House and then as the General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

He began his law career as Law Clerk to the Honorable June L. Green, US District Court in the District of Columbia and then as an Associate and Of Counsel to the law firm of Paul Hastings in Washington, DC.

John is a graduate of Georgetown College and Georgetown Law and is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and the State of New York.  He is a member of the International Association of Independent Compliance Monitors.

Areas of Specialization

  • Anti-Money Laundering / Bank Secrecy Act
  • Bank Management
  • Consumer Laws / Regulations
  • Corporate Governance
  • Credit Card / Payments
  • Due Diligence
  • Executive Leadership
  • Independent Monitorships and Consultancies
  • Office of the General Counsel
  • Regulatory Exam / Management
  • Regulatory Relations
  • Retail Sales Incentive Practices
  • Third-Party Risk Mitigation
  • Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP) Readiness