Mr. Charles H. Grice

New York, New York
United States

Focus Areas

Finance / Fundraising / Administration


Charles Grice is the director of CRI, a bank consulting firm founded in 1988. Charles and the firm advise leading US and international financial firms on regulatory and legal compliance issues in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. CRI’s clients include financial holding companies and many of the leading banking and investment houses. CRI is also engaged in complex litigation, and Charles has served as an expert witness in several major lawsuits related to fraud, due diligence, and money laundering. For 20 years, Charles has concentrated on compliance issues including the Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering regulations, Know Your Customer, OFAC, USA PATRIOT Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, Community Reinvestment Act and the Fair Lending laws and regulations. He and the firm have extensive experience developing policies and procedures, training and advising Boards of Directors and other executives on these and other risk management issues. Charles leads several projects a year on examination and supervision by central banks and financial authorities. Domestically, Charles has negotiated enforcement actions (C&Ds, MOUs, Board Resolutions) with all of the U.S. federal banking agencies; supervised compliance programs to prevent or satisfy enforcement actions; and negotiated with and testified before the Money Laundering staff of U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Reserve Board, and U.S. Department of the Treasury. Charles and his colleagues have negotiated agreements on behalf of CRI clients with several European and Latin American governments and worked closely with their financial intelligence units. During 2007-8, Mr. Grice taught seminars and workshops throughout the world including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Germany, UK, Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea, China, Macau, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Venezuela. Charles has also participated in the World Economic Forum in Davos and the Renaissance Weekend in Hilton Head, South Carolina. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and appears frequently on CNN, Bloomberg, and CNBC. Beginning in 1979, Charles worked for the Federal Reserve Board’s International Finance Division, the California Bankers Association, and for the office of Senator Lloyd Bentsen. At the Federal Reserve, Charles was responsible for the central bank’s relationship with the central banks and finance ministries of Spain and Portugal, among other responsibilities. Grice has an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University (economics), and a masters degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (public policy). From 1982-83 Grice was a Fulbright Scholar in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and from 1988-1992 he was one of 45 Kellogg National Fellows. Charles studied one year at the University of Texas Law School and attended several courses in criminal law, banking law and the law of intelligence and counterintelligence at Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, Charles completed a thesis on domestic terrorism with Dean James Vorenberg. The results of this research were provided in a series of seminars for the Senate Banking Committee and the Director of the FBI.