On August 16, FinCEN named Thomas P. Ott Associate Director for FinCEN’s Enforcement Division. In his new role, Ott will oversee the agency’s Bank Secrecy Act compliance and enforcement program. Ott’s responsibilities will include “developing and implementing compliance and enforcement strategies, supervising investigations, enforcement actions, and other activities that have industry-wide, national, and international impact.” Ott has served as FinCEN’s Acting Associate Director of Enforcement since March 2016.