The Hartford Financial Services Group announced that Brian L. Ferrell will join the company as assistant vice president and assistant general counsel in its compliance group, effective Sept. 1. “In this new role, Ferrell will serve as the company’s senior lawyer for compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing regulations, with oversight responsibility for all of the company’s AML programs,” said the bulletin. He will report to Scott Mansolillo, vice president and director of compliance at The Hartford.
Ferrell has served with the U.S. Department of Treasury since 2001, most recently as chief counsel for the agency’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), one of Treasury’s primary agencies to oversee and implement policies to prevent and detect money laundering. At FinCEN, he provided legal and policy advice to agency officials on issues relating to the Bank Secrecy Act, including counter-money laundering and terrorist financing, as well as domestic and international aspects of information law and the use of information in enforcement operations. Prior to this position, Ferrell was appointed chief counsel for the Bureau of the Public Debt where he provided all legal advice to this Treasury bureau charged with issuing debt for the United States. He also served as senior counsel for litigation in the Office of the General Counsel at Treasury.
“Brian’s outstanding experience in helping to safeguard the nation’s financial system will be of tremendous value to us as we diligently work to protect our business and our customers’ assets,” commented Neal S. Wolin, Hartford executive VP and general counsel. “At The Hartford, we are continually strengthening our compliance expertise to ensure we are adhering to the laws and regulations that govern our business while providing the best investment and insurance products and services to our customers.”
Before joining Treasury, Ferrell was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environmental and Natural Resources Division, an assistant dean at Creighton University School of Law and an associate with Devortsetz, Stinziano, Gilberti & Smith, P.C. in Syracuse, N.Y.