Paige Mason works closely with in-house compliance leaders to build better relationships with business stakeholders and enhance internal controls, all in order to help companies more effectively and consistently comply with applicable laws, regulations, and internal policy requirements.
Ms. Mason has in-depth experience with financial institution compliance matters that involve legal and regulatory requirements around anti-money laundering, Know-Your-Customer, sanctions/ embargoes, and correspondent banking. She has served on the government-appointed team of a monitor/compliance consultant and led teams on site visits around the globe. Ms. Mason’s experience with financial crime compliance further extends to leading compliance-related assessments and projects for cryptocurrency exchanges and financial technology (fintech) companies.
Additionally, Ms. Mason works with large federal government contractors to evaluate their internal investigative functions, conduct assessments of compliance around new products and services, enhance the governance framework around deploying local and global policies, and draft compliance policies and procedures on topics ranging from third party due diligence to records retention. She has a specific expertise around designing and deploying compliance monitoring programs that monitor against legal, regulatory, and policy requirements.
Ms. Mason was twice selected as a private sector participant in the prestigious Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program’s (AEP) team focused on artificial intelligence. AEP is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on behalf of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In 2019, she was selected from hundreds of private sector applicants to participate in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Compliance Academy.
Prior to joining Guidepost Solutions, Ms. Mason was an embedded attorney in the Asset Forfeiture Money Laundering Section (AFMLS) at the DOJ, where she worked with United States Attorneys’ Offices and investigative agencies. She participated in federal agency working groups, drafted standard operating procedures for the Program Management and Training Unit, provided guidance on a wide range of DOJ policies, and worked closely with the International Unit in AFMLS on issues related to international sharing. Prior, Ms. Mason was an attorney with Berger Singerman LLP focused on corporate restructuring and commercial litigation.