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William Riley CAMS, CFE

William Riley CAMS, CFE

President, Compliance

Bill Riley is president of the Compliance practice and member of the the Monitoring, National Security, and Immigration and Border Services practices in the Washington, D.C. office of Guidepost Solutions. He oversees engagements relating to bank monitorships/remediation advisorships, immigration compliance, and export and trade controls. Over the past eight years, Mr. Riley has worked on numerous international engagements for clients in more than 20 countries.

Prior to joining Guidepost Solutions in 2012, Mr. Riley spent 20 years as a Special Agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and its predecessor agency, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). He last served with ICE as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of its Homeland Security Investigations, Philadelphia Field Office where he supervised a resident agent office and various other investigative groups including counter-terrorism, human trafficking and smuggling, and identity and benefit fraud. Mr. Riley also served in the New York City, Chicago, and Newark field offices as well as three separate tours at INS and ICE headquarters over his career.

Bank Compliance: US and Multiple Countries in Europe and Asia
As the Sanctions Team Lead, Mr. Riley has been assisting a European headquartered global bank with the review and testing of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) compliance policies and procedures. The scope of this review consisted of payment- based transactions, trade finance, and other financial product transactions, as well as “Know Your Customer” procedures.

I-9 Compliance
Mr. Riley has assisted several large corporations with assessing and enhancing their I-9 compliance programs. These engagements involved both proactive assessments as well as reactive assistance when clients were being audited or investigated by federal regulators. Mr. Riley’s 29 years of experience in I-9 compliance and fraudulent document/identity detection have assisted clients with administrative, civil and criminal defense.

Due Diligence, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Supply Chain Compliance: US and Asia
Mr. Riley assisted a major international consulting company with enhancing and further developing its due diligence program related to the global use of contractors. This engagement involved building a threat assessment process involving the use of both manual and electronic research methodologies to deliver a risk assessment rating for any contractor prior to on-boarding with the client. Mr. Riley helped build the training program for the client’s research and traveled to Asia to assist with the delivery of the training. Mr. Riley continues to assist the client with independent quality assurance reviews of the completed risk assessment products.

Trade Control and Sanctions Compliance: US and Asia
As part of an independent consulting agreement, Mr. Riley was part of a team conducting a U.S. sanctions compliance review for a major international corporation. The project consisted of policy and procedure review as well as an on-site implementation review at two of their locations in Asia. The scope of the review included training, recusal, IT systems and trade control related items.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Philadelphia University

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Certified Global Sanctions Specialist
  • Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Licensed Private Investigator, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia

AFFILIATIONS

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (Retired)

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

Bill Riley is president of the Compliance practice and member of the the Monitoring, National Security, and Immigration and Border Services practices in the Washington, D.C. office of Guidepost Solutions. He oversees engagements relating to bank monitorships/remediation advisorships, immigration compliance, and export and trade controls. Over the past eight years, Mr. Riley has worked on numerous international engagements for clients in more than 20 countries.

Prior to joining Guidepost Solutions in 2012, Mr. Riley spent 20 years as a Special Agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and its predecessor agency, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). He last served with ICE as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of its Homeland Security Investigations, Philadelphia Field Office where he supervised a resident agent office and various other investigative groups including counter-terrorism, human trafficking and smuggling, and identity and benefit fraud. Mr. Riley also served in the New York City, Chicago, and Newark field offices as well as three separate tours at INS and ICE headquarters over his career.

Bank Compliance: US and Multiple Countries in Europe and Asia
As the Sanctions Team Lead, Mr. Riley has been assisting a European headquartered global bank with the review and testing of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) compliance policies and procedures. The scope of this review consisted of payment- based transactions, trade finance, and other financial product transactions, as well as “Know Your Customer” procedures.

I-9 Compliance
Mr. Riley has assisted several large corporations with assessing and enhancing their I-9 compliance programs. These engagements involved both proactive assessments as well as reactive assistance when clients were being audited or investigated by federal regulators. Mr. Riley’s 29 years of experience in I-9 compliance and fraudulent document/identity detection have assisted clients with administrative, civil and criminal defense.

Due Diligence, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Supply Chain Compliance: US and Asia
Mr. Riley assisted a major international consulting company with enhancing and further developing its due diligence program related to the global use of contractors. This engagement involved building a threat assessment process involving the use of both manual and electronic research methodologies to deliver a risk assessment rating for any contractor prior to on-boarding with the client. Mr. Riley helped build the training program for the client’s research and traveled to Asia to assist with the delivery of the training. Mr. Riley continues to assist the client with independent quality assurance reviews of the completed risk assessment products.

Trade Control and Sanctions Compliance: US and Asia
As part of an independent consulting agreement, Mr. Riley was part of a team conducting a U.S. sanctions compliance review for a major international corporation. The project consisted of policy and procedure review as well as an on-site implementation review at two of their locations in Asia. The scope of the review included training, recusal, IT systems and trade control related items.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Philadelphia University

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Certified Global Sanctions Specialist
  • Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Licensed Private Investigator, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia

AFFILIATIONS

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (Retired)

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • Spanish