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Teresa Pesce

Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering Services and Leader for the Americas Region

KPMG in the U.S.

Teresa (Terry) is a principal in KPMG’s Forensic Advisory Services practice and Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Services based in New York. Terry possesses a diversity of skills in forensic and AML-related areas. As leader of the AML service line, Terry has spearheaded numerous engagements assisting a variety of financial institutions in addressing AML programs; assistance with the design of policies and procedures; assessing gaps against regulatory requirements and leading practices; assessing money-laundering/OFAC risks; testing systems and controls; conducting transaction reviews; conducting customer file remediation and risk ranking; creating management reporting and metrics, among other things. Terry has additionally assisted institutions in connection with investigations involving fraud and misconduct. Terry is a recognized thought leader in the area of Anti-Money Laundering and has participated in numerous speaking engagements. Before joining KPMG in early 2007, Terry was American Head of AML for a global bank, and Chief of the Major Crimes Unit/Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, US Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York.

Areas of expertise

Advisory Forensic Risk Consulting
Teresa Pesce

Education and qualifications

  • JD degree, Columbia University School of Law

  • Magna cum laude: Phi Beta Kappa

  • Bar Admissions: New York Appellate Division, First Department; United States District Courts (S.D.N.Y and E.D.N.Y) United States Court of Appeals (Second Circuit, Seventh Circuit, Federal Circuit).

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