Matthew Conrad

"My studies at GW prepared me exceptionally well for my current role. One course in particular covered every substantive topic I deal with on a day-to-day basis and helped distinguish me from other applicants.”
Matthew Conrad
"My studies at GW prepared me exceptionally well for my current role. One course in particular covered every substantive topic I deal with on a day-to-day basis and helped distinguish me from other applicants.”

Matthew Conrad

LLM ’13

Although national security-related employment within the private sector often seems dominated by former federal employees with years (or even decades) of prior experience, recent graduates have opportunities to step into national security disciplines if they only know where to look.

Matt Conrad, 2013 graduate of GW’s National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations Law program, found one such private sector opportunity in the financial services industry in Chicago where he currently works for a large multi-national bank as an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Risk Analyst.

“My job as an AML Risk Analyst entails understanding potential money laundering threats and advising business lines within our organization on countermeasures, federal compliance standards, and internal procedures accordingly.”

“My studies at GW prepared me exceptionally well for my current role. One course in particular, Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Finance (AML) taught by Professor Jack Smith, covered every substantive topic I deal with on a day-to-day basis and helped distinguish me from other  applicants competing for the same position. The AML class I took at GW quite literally got me my current job.”