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Ted Starishevsky

American Express
Global Head of Sanctions and Anti-Corruption Compliance
Ted joined American Express in 2015 and is its Global Head of Sanctions and Anti-Corruption. American Express’ Global Sanctions and Anti-Corruption programs are responsible for ensuring that American Express complies with U.S. and applicable international sanctions regimes and anti-corruption laws across the enterprise.  Previously, Ted spent six and a half years with the Manhattan District Attorney's Office in the Major Economic Crimes Bureau handling matters involving international sanctions evasion, money laundering, bank fraud, mortgage fraud, and tax fraud.  Key cases included the prosecutions of BNP Paribas SA, and Standard Chartered Bank for U.S. sanctions violations; an international conspiracy case relating to the misappropriation of rare artwork by Imelda Marcos and her associates; an international tax fraud case involving secret bank accounts at an overseas financial institution; and one of the larger mortgage fraud prosecutions in U.S. history.  Additionally, Ted spent seven years at the Bronx District Attorney's Office prosecuting homicides and other violent felonies, and six years in private practice, with an emphasis in white collar criminal defense.  As a prosecutor, Ted was the recipient of the Assistant Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service; and the Thomas E. Dewey Medal (presented to an outstanding Assistant District Attorney in each of New York City's District Attorneys' Offices).