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Ellen Warwick brings more than 30 years of bank regulatory and enforcement experience to her position as Senior Counsel in Buckley LLP’s Washington, D.C., office. She advises on all aspects of bank regulatory and compliance issues, represents clients in state, federal, and foreign banking enforcement actions, and provides assistance in establishing, maintaining, and monitoring Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering & Sanctions (BSA/AML) compliance programs.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Warwick was at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), for more than 20 years, where she served as Director of the Enforcement and Compliance Division from 2012-16. In this role, she was extensively involved in hundreds of OCC enforcement actions and numerous industry-wide prohibitions in the areas of BSA/AML, consumer compliance, and safety and soundness.

Before joining the OCC in 1995, Ms. Warwick served as a Trial Attorney for the United States Department of Justice and an Assistant District Attorney for the Essex County’s District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.  

Ms. Warwick received her LL.M. from Boston University School of Law; J.D. from the New England School of Law; and B.A., cum laude, from Boston College.

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  • LL.M. Boston University School of Law
  • J.D., New England School of Law
  • B.A., Boston College (cum laude)


  • District of Columbia

Government Service

    • Director of the Enforcement and Compliance Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

    • Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice

    • Assistant District Attorney, Essex County’s District Attorney’s Office

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