Thomas Spies is an Attorney-at-law and has more than 35 years of experience in banking and regulatory matters. He started in 1978 with Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh PA and joined Deutsche Bank in New York, NY in 1981 for which he eventually worked as Managing Director and Group Head AML&CTF from 2001 through 2007. He started in 2008 with KPMG and joined EY in 2016. As subject matter expert Thomas is focused on the prevention of Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing and Other Criminal Offences. He also audits AML&CTF during the obligatory FYE audit, advises his clients, prepares legal opinions and performs quality reviews of AML&CTF related matters. He lectures at numerous domestic and international Schools on AML&CTF issues, worked as Assistant Professor at Munich law School, where he earned his Phd and serves as Captain German Nay Reserve.