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Andrea LaMothe, CAMS

Andrea LaMothe, CAMS

Managing Consultant

Andrea LaMothe is a Bates Group Managing Consultant with more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. As a Senior Consultant with our AML Compliance team, she provides expert compliance and regulatory services, including support for existing MSBs and NBFIs through testing of compliance programs, performing due diligence reviews, and drafting of compliance programs, policies, and procedures. Andrea has extensive experience in BSA/AML compliance and the regulatory oversight of non-depository institutions. Before joining Bates, she was most recently a consultant to clients applying for or possessing money transmitter licenses.

Andrea led examiners responsible for regulatory oversight of non-depository institutions licensed with the State of Michigan, where her oversight included evaluating companies’ compliance with applicable state and federal regulations, including the financial condition, management oversight, information technology/security, and BSA/AML and sanctions compliance. She has assisted in the development of examination programs and policies and procedures including for money transmission, regulatory lending, payday lending, debt management and motor vehicle sales finance. As an Examiner-In-Charge for the state, Andrea facilitated more than 150 examinations. She also managed and performed MSB due diligence reviews (over 75 MSBs) at Flagstar Bank.

Andrea is a consultant and subject matter expert in these Practice Areas and Services:



Bates Group LLC, Senior Consultant, 2022 – Present

Chartwell Compliance, Assistant Compliance Director, 2022

Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services, Acting Regional Supervisor/Financial Institution Manager, 2007 – 2022

Flagstar Bank, Senior BSA/AML Compliance Risk Analyst, 2017 – 2019


Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)


  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS)
  • Michigan ACAMS Chapter
  • Money Transmitter Regulatory Association (MTRA) (former)
  • Performance Standards Committee (former)
  • NMLS MSB Call Report Subcommittee (former)


Bachelor of Science (BS), Finance, Accounting, Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI

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