Leo R. Tsao

Chief, Bank Integrity Unit, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section of the Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Mr. Tsao is the Chief of the Bank Integrity Unit, in the Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section of the Criminal Division, at the United States Department of Justice.  As the Chief of the Bank Integrity Unit, Mr. Tsao is responsible for overseeing investigations and prosecutions of financial institutions and related individuals and entities for violations of the money laundering laws, the Bank Secrecy Act, and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, among other crimes.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Tsao was an Assistant Chief in the FCPA Unit of the Fraud Section, where he prosecuted violations of the FCPA.  Prior to joining the Criminal Division, Mr. Tsao spent eight years as a federal prosecutor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and spent five years at law firms in New York City and Washington, D.C.  He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert Boochever for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Mr. Tsao received his law degree magna cum laude from Cornell Law School.