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Principal Deputy Chief, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section | U.S. Department of Justice
Leo Tsao is the principal deputy chief of the Department of Justice’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, where he is responsible for, among other things, exercising nationwide supervisory authority over the Department’s money laundering program and supervising prosecutions of financial institutions for Bank Secrecy Act and related offenses. He has broad experience investigating and prosecuting corporations and has helped to formulate policies applicable to corporate criminal cases, including the Criminal Division’s Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs. He currently teaches a course on corporate criminal prosecutions at Harvard Law School. He was also a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.