Seetha RamachandranDeputy Chief, Asset Forfeiture and Monday Laundering Section, U.S. Departmentof JusticeSeetha Ramachandran is a Deputy Chief at the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Sectionof the Department of Justice, where she leads the Money Laundering and Bank Integrity Unit –which investigates and prosecutes complex money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act casesnationwide, targeting the role of financial institutions and financial services professionals inthese schemes, and emerging methods of money laundering that operate through the internetand other electronic platforms. Before joining DOJ’s Criminal Division in January 2011, Ms.Ramachandran was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New Yorkfor nearly 6 years, where she worked in the Asset Forfeiture, Major Crimes and Complex Fraudsunits. Ms. Ramachandran graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1996, andfrom Columbia Law School in 1999, where she was an Articles Editor on the Columbia LawReview. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Richard J. Cardamone on the U.S.Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Prior to working in the Government, Ms.Ramachandran spent approximately five years in private practice in New York, where shefocused on the areas of civil litigation and white collar criminal defense.