Boston University School of Law

John A. Beccia, III

Lecturer in Law
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Circle Internet Financial, Inc.

B.A., Providence College
J.D., Roger Williams University School of Law
LL.M., Banking and Financial Law, Boston University School of Law

John A. Beccia, III is general counsel and chief compliance officer of Circle Internet Financial, Inc., a company that provides digital currency solutions for consumers and merchants. Mr. Beccia is responsible for all corporate law matterrs and oversees the anti-money laundering, privacy and compliance programs.

Prior to his present position he was senior vice president and duputy general counsel for Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded bank holding company that provides private banking, investment management, and wealth advisory services to high net worth individuals, families, businesses, and select institutions. Mr. Beccia was responsible for enterprise-wide regulatory and corporate law matters and served as the anti-money laundering compliance officer and the privacy officer for the bank holding company.

Mr. Beccia was previously assistant general counsel for Investors Bank & Trust Company where he handled domestic and international regulatory issues. Mr. Beccia also served as chief regulatory counsel and research director for The Financial Services Roundtable in Washington, D.C. where he was responsible for all regulatory affairs and assisted with the Roundtable’s legislative efforts. Prior to joining the Roundtable, Mr. Beccia was an attorney with the law firm of Perkins Smith & Cohen LLP and John Hancock Financial Services in Boston, Massachusetts.

He teaches Banking Structure and Regulation.

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