Mónica MacGregor is a Managing Director in BRG’s Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence practice and is based in Washington, DC. She is a senior compliance professional with over twenty years of experience specializing in the areas of anti-money laundering and sanctions, anti-corruption, the investigation of international financial crimes, and global risk management. She has expertise in the management of high-stakes criminal, civil, and internal cross-border investigations.
Ms. MacGregor has served as a financial expert assisting the Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section of the Department of Justice with the investigation and prosecution of systemic compliance deficiencies at US and foreign institutions. She has worked directly with DEA, FBI, and ICE investigators. She has also served as liaison with foreign government agencies.
Ms. MacGregor is an expert in evaluating, designing, implementing, and remediating anti-money laundering, sanctions, and anti-corruption compliance programs to the satisfaction of both financial institution regulators and boards of directors. She has distinguished herself through her ability to handle cross-border matters requiring remediation under various regulatory environments and jurisdictions; and has handled complex investigations and other matters for US and foreign multinationals navigating the challenges posed by their globalized operations. She has assisted AmLaw 100 attorneys in their defense of blue-chip clients and has presented her findings to institutions including FinCEN, OFAC, several international organizations, and the Volcker Commission.
Most recently, Ms. MacGregor served as a senior in-house compliance officer leveraging her past experience working with financial institutions to reevaluate their risk profiles, integrate technology platforms, and design tailored policies and procedures to effectively meet ever-increasing demands relating to customer due diligence (CDD), enhanced due diligence (EDD), and suspicious activity monitoring and reporting systems. She successfully remediated an FDIC-mandated Consent Order and laid the groundwork for sustained regulatory compliance as the basis for managed growth and diversification by the institution.
Ms. MacGregor has also quantified damages in complex litigation, international, and investor state arbitration cases in a variety of forums in the US, Europe, and Latin America. Her fluency in English, Spanish, and French and proficiency in Portuguese have allowed her to work in myriad countries across Western Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean.
London School of Economics & Political Science
BSc, Economics (honours), 1987
2015 - 2017
Alvarez & Marsal
2009 - 2015
Huron Consulting Group
2005 - 2009
1998 - 2000
1993 - 1998
Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
Founding Board Member, US Capital Area Chapter
Hispanic National Bar Association
Board of Governors, Member, 2017-2018
Presidential Commission on the Status of Latinas in the Legal Profession, Co-Chair, 2012-2014; Commissioner, 2008-2012
Deputy President, Region V, 2010-2012
Women in White Collar Criminal Defense Association
Inducted Member, Washington, DC, Chapter