Overview

Mr. Wolfson focuses on providing counsel to foreign and domestic clients seeking to mitigate their regulatory, criminal, and reputational risk arising from financial crime investigations.  Mr. Wolfson’s practice area has a particular emphasis on economic sanctions and anti-money laundering regulations. As an experienced prosecutor and trial attorney, his practice also includes representing companies and individuals in white-collar criminal matters and internal investigations.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wolfson was an Executive Director at JP Morgan Chase & Co., where he held multiple senior positions in the banks Anti-Money Laundering and Global Sanctions programs. Among them, Mr. Wolfson served as JP Morgan’s Suspicious Activity Reporting Control Officer, overseeing the firm’s Global Suspicious Activity Reporting program.  In the firm’s Global Sanctions program, Mr. Wolfson led a firm-wide sanctions risk assessment, and oversaw its sanctions compliance advisory and investigations teams. 

In the public sector, Mr. Wolfson served for more than eight years as an Assistant District Attorney at the New York County District Attorney’s Office and was appointed by the District Attorney to serve as the Attorney-in-Charge of International Investigations.  Mr. Wolfson led numerous investigations and prosecutions of global financial institutions, including Lloyds TSB, Credit Suisse, Barclays, ING, and Standard Chartered, among others, for violations of U.S. Sanctions laws. The resolution of multiple matters that Mr. Wolfson prosecuted resulted in record monetary fines and required financial institutions to materially reform their compliance controls.  In addition, Mr. Wolfson led global investigations into illicit activities of entities on the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) List of Specially Designated Nationals (the “SDN List”).  These investigations directly led to multiple entities and individuals being added to the OFACs SDN List. 

Mr. Wolfson served as a Trial Attorney with the US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, where he worked on matters and participated in a trial involving fraud and price fixing in the municipal bond industry.  

Other Languages

  • Proficient in Mandarin Chinese

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, December 2014 -  American Conference Institute, Economic Sanctions Boot Camp

Experience

  • Executive Director, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
  • Attorney-in-Charge of International Investigations, New York County District Attorney’s Office

Publications & Events

In the News

Education

  • Duke University School of Law (J.D. 2003)
  • Duke University School of Law (L.L.M. 2003)
  • Duke University (B.A. 1998)

Bar Admissions

  • New York