Michele joined CLS in 2003 and is Chief Compliance Officer, based in New York.
Her responsibilities include the management and oversight of CLS’s Compliance Framework for monitoring compliance with key laws and regulations. She is the appointed U.S. Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Officer at CLS, with responsibility for the management and oversight of anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance programs. She also oversees the regulatory oversight of CLS Bank by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank and its supervisory branch, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Michele began her career as an attorney at the Parisian law firm of Thieffry and Associates and has held several legal and regulatory positions at Banque Worms Capital Corp. and affiliates, the US subsidiaries of the French Bank, Banque Worms S.A. Michele holds a Baccalaureat in Economic and Social Sciences from College Marie de France, Montreal, and earned a J.D. equivalent in Commercial and International Law and the LLM equivalent in International Business and Taxation from the French Universities of Paris II Assas and Paris V Malakoff, respectively. She is also a graduate of the Centre de Formation Professionelle des Avocats in Paris and a member of the New York State Bar.