Barry M. Koch, founder and principal of Barry M. Koch PLLC, is an independent consultant and private attorney recognized internationally as an expert in the field of anti-money laundering compliance and risk management. He most recently served as an Assistant District Attorney and Counsel to the Investigation Division in the New York County District Attorney’s Office. He is a founding member of the U.S. and European Bankers Alliances Against Human Trafficking, and he has presented the Financial Footprint of Human Trafficking to legislators, regulators, bankers, NGOs, international organizations, and law enforcement audiences around the world. Professor Koch recently served as a Commissioner on the Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (the Liechtenstein Initiative) www.fastinitiative.org, and he is actively involved with numerous not-for-profit organizations that combat human trafficking by developing data-driven models for the financial sector and law enforcement to assist their efforts to “follow-the-money”. He is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists, and is a former Chairman of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on the United Nations and The Consular Law Society, Inc. He has held numerous senior compliance and legal positions in the financial sector including serving as Chief Compliance Officer of Western Union, Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering at American Express, and Legal Counsel for Global Anti-Money Laundering Compliance at JPMorgan Chase. A licensed pilot and motorcycle enthusiast, he is married and has three sons.