Ben Gray is Square Inc.'s Chief Compliance Officer, Bank Secrecy Act Officer, and Regulatory Counsel. Ben leads Square's global compliance team in administering the company's anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing, sanctions, and anti-bribery compliance programs and advising on Square's payments and regulatory legal issues. Ben also guides Square's financial crimes technical function, including data science and engineering teams. Prior to joining Square, Ben practiced law at Schwartz & Ballen LLP, a Washington, DC-based boutique financial services and banking regulatory law firm. At the firm, Ben advised traditional financial institutions and fintech Fortune 500 companies on anti-money laundering compliance, licensing, enforcement, policy drafting, reporting, and record keeping. Prior to private practice, Ben worked as a federal financial regulator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Washington, DC reviewing banks for compliance with federal lending statutes and regulations. Ben graduated from The George Washington University Law School and Brown University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. Ben is CAMS certified, a member of the District of Columbia Bar, and a member of the California Bar.