Katerina (Katie) Mills assists with a range of financial services and digital asset regulatory matters, transactions, compliance, and licensure. Knowledgeable and driven, Katie works collaboratively with her colleagues and clients to find flexible and comprehensive solutions to meet clients’ needs.
She advises on day-to-day compliance issues, anti-money laundering and financial institution regulatory matters, payment products and cryptocurrency regulations, and issues involving financial technology products. She also as a deep understanding of digital assets and blockchain technology, as well as digital asset regulatory compliance, instrument design, and market microstructure.
Katie is skilled in designing and implementing analytical compliance frameworks for cutting-edge digital asset fintech companies. One of her strengths is in making complex regulatory issues understandable and surmountable assisting clients to design compliant, industry leading, and innovative products.
Before joining Barnes & Thornburg, Katie was a corporate counsel and director of compliance for Custodia Bank (f/k/a Avanti Financial Group, Inc.) and corporate counsel for Salt Blockchain Inc. She was responsible for compliance strategy and implementation, regulatory risk analysis, licensure and registration, as well as digital asset and instrument analysis. Katie has designed and implemented full-suite Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Know Your Transaction (KYT), and fiat transactional monitoring systems and completed 50-state product and licensure analyses for financial services companies in the digital asset space.
Notably, Katie is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and holds several foundational cryptocurrency certifications.
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