Ari Redbord

Ari Redbord

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Ari Redbord is Global Head of Policy at TRM Labs, Head of Legal and Government Affairs at TRM Labs, the leading blockchain intelligence company. In his role, he works with law enforcement, regulators, financial institutions, and cryptocurrency businesses to help make cryptocurrency safe for billions of people. In addition to his role at TRM, he serves as Vice Chair of the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee, a Contributor to Forbes Crypto, and a leading voice on cryptocurrency policy and regulation globally. Prior to joining TRM Labs, Redbord served as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary and the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the United States Department of the Treasury. Before that, he spent 11 years as a Senior Assistant United States attorney for the District of Columbia. 

Professional Experience

Academic History



  • Ari worked with teams from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and other Treasury and interagency components.

  • He worked closely with regulators, Capitol Hill and the interagency on issues related to the Bank Secrecy Act, cryptocurrency, and anti-money laundering strategies

  • He helped deploy sanctions and other regulations against threat actors, including terrorist financiers, weapons of mass destruction proliferators, and drug kingpins.

  • He also helped deploy sanctions against other rogue actors, including Iran, Syria, North Korea and Venezuela.


  • Prior to the Treasury, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia for 11 years.

  • He investigated and prosecuted terrorism, espionage, threat finance, cryptocurrency, export control, child exploitation and human trafficking cases.

  • Ari has received numerous awards from FinCEN, the FBI, and the United States Attorney's Office, including the Attorney General's Award for leading an interagency task force dedicated to prosecuting those who abuse and exploit children.