Carol Van Cleef

Carol Van Cleef is an American Lawyer and  and  enthusiast based in Washington D.C. 
She is a Chair, of and Practice Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
and also a Partner at BakerHostetler and the Founder of Comptegrity Inc and the CEO of Luminous Group, LLC.[1][5][6]

In April 2021, she was elected as an independent director to the board of BTCS, a $100 million public company focused on digital assets and technologies.[7]


Carol graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She earned her JD from the American University Washington School of Law.[2]


As a Partner at BakerHostetler, Carol provides legal and strategic advice to depository institutions, money services businesses, other financial services companies, and FinTech firms on federal and state regulatory, compliance, and enforcement matters. She advises a range of clients, from startup businesses to publicly traded companies, private equity funds, and other entities in understanding the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), USA Patriot Act, sanctions regulations, and state money transmitter licensing statutes. [3]


A Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)*, Carol created a series of Anti-Money Laundering compliance training programs sponsored by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and attended by regulators from 45 states and representatives of domestic and foreign banks, securities firms, money services businesses, and other entities. She also developed and leads an AML Compliance Bootcamp for Virtual Currency and Blockchain Technology Companies, which has been attended by the virtual currency community and bankers.  She participates in the Uniform Law Commission's efforts to draft a model legal code for virtual currencies.

Carol is the Founder of Comptegrity Inc. where she develops and delivers anti-money laundering and OFAC compliance training as well as related anti-money laundering and office of foreign asset control consulting services. [4][8][9]


OrganizationPositionService Duration
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLPChair, Blockchain and Digital Assets PracticeSep 2019 - Present
BTCS Inc.Member. Board Of DirectorsApr 2021 - Present
Luminous Group, LLC.CEOFeb 2018 - Present
Comptegrity, Inc.FounderMar 2011 - Present
LeClairRyanAttorney At LawMar 2018 - Aug 2019
Baker & Hostetler LLPPartnerNov 2016 - Dec 2017
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLPPartnerFeb 2014 - Oct 2016[10]
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