Ross Delston

Expert Witness, Attorney, &
Former US Banking Regulator (FDIC)

Ross Delston is an independent American attorney and former U.S. banking regulator at the FDIC who has specialized in Anti-Money Laundering / Countering the Financing of Terrorism (“AML/CFT”) issues for over 20 years. Ross has participated in the monitorships of AIG and BNP Paribas and has been a consultant to the IMF on AML/CFT and banking matters since 1997. On behalf of the IMF, Ross has participated in nine AML/CFT assessments of offshore financial centers, including Jersey, Bermuda, and St. Vincent. He was also a consultant to the World Bank on banking issues from 1998 – 2014.

In addition to law and consulting, Ross has been named as an expert witness on AML matters in 20 civil and criminal cases, including on behalf of the U.S. Attorney’s Office (SDNY) in U.S. v. Prevezon, a civil forfeiture action, and testified virtually in a Canadian court for three days on behalf of plaintiffs in Joint Liquidators of Stanford International Bank v. TD Bank, a case arising from one of the largest Ponzi schemes in recent decades.

Ross has been quoted on AML and banking issues in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New Yorker, American Banker, the Nikkei (Japan), and the Times of London. He has presented on AML/CFT issues at FinCEN, the FDIC, IMF, the Peoples Bank of China, the Reserve Bank of India’s Staff College, and at numerous conferences and seminars throughout the world.

Previously, he was a Consulting Counsel, IMF; Of Counsel, Jones Day; Assistant General Counsel, FDIC; and Counsel, U.S. Export-Import Bank. Ross is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a CAMS trainer, and a CipherTrace Certified Examiner (CTCE). He attended the George Washington University and its law school before you were born.