Dana V. Syracuse

Dana V. Syracuse is Counsel in the New York office of BuckleySandler LLP. His practice focuses on regulatory, compliance, and enforcement issues surrounding digital commerce, virtual currencies, payments, money transmitters, marketplace lending, and privacy and data risk. He is also experienced in matters involving anti-money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, and Know-Your-Customer matters, and sanctions monitoring programs for international financial services clients. Mr. Syracuse’s experience with FinTech issues positions him as valuable resource for companies in an increasingly digital business environment.Prior to joining BuckleySandler, Mr. Syracuse served as Associate General Counsel in the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). While at the NYDFS, Syracuse helped oversee the Department’s strategy regarding emerging payment systems, virtual currency, and blockchain technology, the drafting of New York State’s BitLicense virtual currency regulation, and the chartering of New York State based virtual currency exchanges. He also worked extensively with other states, through organizations such as the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, on the development of state and federal regulations and standards governing cybersecurity, money transmitters, emerging payment systems, and virtual currency market participants. Mr. Syracuse helped develop the NYDFS strategy for the review of cyber security standards of its regulated institutions, oversaw the revamp of the NYDFS cyber security examination process, helped implement targeted risk assessments of its regulated institutions’ cyber preparedness, and took steps to assess the cyber security risks presented to the banking and insurance industries and those posed by third-party vendors. Before joining the NYDFS, Mr. Syracuse served as Assistant Attorney General, Taxpayer Protection Division, in the Office of the New York State Attorney General.Mr. Syracuse is a frequent speaker on banking regulation issues, cybersecurity, emerging payment systems, blockchain technology, virtual currency regulation, and the New York False Claims Act. He received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his B.S. from New York University.�