John Beccia provides a wide range of regulatory and compliance solutions for financial services, fintech, banks and cryptocurrency firms. He was most recently General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Circle Internet Financial, Inc., a global crypto finance company that is seeking to help change the global economy.
John previously served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded bank holding company. He was also Assistant General Counsel for Investors Bank & Trust Company and Chief Regulatory Counsel and Research Director for The Financial Services Roundtable where he was responsible for all regulatory affairs and assisted with legislative efforts for the trade association.
John currently serves as the Head of US Regulatory Affairs for Global Digital Finance and is a founding member of the Advisory Council for the Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR). He was appointed to the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s Fintech Working Group and previously served as a member of the US Department of Treasury’s Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group (BSAAG) and the European Cybercrime Centre’s (EC3) Financial Services Advisory Group. He also has served as Chairman of the In-House Counsel and Compliance Subcommittees of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Banking Law Committee and is currently Adjunct Professor at Boston University School of Law, where he teaches financial services, fintech and cryptocurrency regulation. He is a board member, frequent speaker and has testified before Congress on fintech and cryptocurrency related matters.
John has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Providence College, a J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law, and a LLM in Banking and Financial Law from Boston University School of Law.