Jessica Brown is a Compliance Analyst at Ruddy Gregory, PLLC, in the Washington, DC office. Mrs. Brown has been a part of the firm since 2007. As a compliance professional, Mrs. Brown’s work includes, but is not limited to: the development and management of compliance, AML and information security programs (“Compliance Programs”); assisting with NFA, SEC and state regulatory examinations; conducting annual reviews and testing of Compliance Programs; administering employee training (ethics, compliance and AML); evaluating and monitoring Compliance Programs and reporting to regulators; obtaining and maintaining regulatory licenses; as well as preparing and submitting financial and regulatory reports. Mrs. Brown holds a degree in accounting and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (“CAMS”). She is a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (“ACAMS”) and the U.S. Capital and Northern California Chapters of ACAMS, and a non-lawyer member of the American Bar Association. Mrs. Brown is a frequent contributor of articles covering regulatory compliance updates to the NIBA Journal. She is also a Notary Public for the District of Columbia and a member of the National Notary Association.
While working at Ruddy Gregory, Mrs. Brown graduated Cum Laude from Strayer University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. During her time at the University, she was inducted in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society. Prior to joining the firm, Mrs. Brown worked in government and politics. She studied political science at Missouri State University and interned in the district office of a Missouri Congressional Representative before a staff position in the Congressman’s national office brought her to Washington, DC. After leaving Capitol Hill, Mrs. Brown continued accruing knowledge and expertise in national legislation and politics by working in areas such as lobbying, fundraising and advertising.