Joseph A. Valenti Esq., CAMS

Associate Lawyer, K&L Gates LLP

Joe Valenti is a lawyer in the Pittsburgh office of K&L Gates, which is one of the largest law firms in the world. He was a counterterrorism analyst under the Bush Administration after 9/11 and is a Certified Anti-Money-Laundering Specialist. Now routinely representing Fortune 500 companies and other entities, Mr. Valenti focuses his law practice on regulatory compliance, internal investigations, and litigation defense in the financial-services and information-technology industries. He has advised on legal issues related to terrorist financing, money laundering, drug trafficking, human smuggling, cybercrime, corruption, fraud, online gaming, unfair/deceptive business practices, and intellectual property. He has investigated or litigated cases involving the FBI, SEC, IRS, FRB, FinCEN, DEA, DHS, USPIS, FTC, corresponding foreign and state agencies, and internal whistleblowers. Before his career in government service and law, Mr. Valenti spent over seven years working as a computer technician and programmer with various private employers. Drawing from this prior experience, he has written extensively on the evolving regulations and compliance standards governing marketplace lending, as well as money-laundering issues in numerous other industries.