John A. Beccia, III


General Counsel & 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

Areas of Interest
Intellectual Property

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.


2 credits

This course provides an opportunity for students to conduct in-depth research and to improve their writing skills on current structural and/for regulatory issues in the financial services area. This class meets weekly to discuss financial services developments on topics and to review the topic proposal and outlines of class participants. Each student prepares a paper on a topic chosen in consultation with the instructor, and then leads a class discussion of the financial services issues addresses by the paper he or she prepares. Students edit one another's drafts and participate in critiques during class sessions. A text and other materials are used in discussions of effective legal writing. The seminar may satisfy a concentration requirement depending on the subject of the paper. It is open to a limited number of second- semester students with permission of the instructor.

SPRG 2017: LAW BK 960 A1 , Jan 17th to Apr 25th 2017
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg
Tue 12:10 pm 2:00 pm 2 John A. Beccia LAW
SPRG 2018: LAW BK 960 A1 , Jan 16th to Apr 24th 2018
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg
Tue 12:10 pm 2:00 pm 2 John A. Beccia
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