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Chris Gottfried, JD, MBA

Section Leader, Finance


Program: Online MBA

JD, William & Mary
MBA, William & Mary
BA, Economics and International Studies, Wake Forest University

Expertise: Corporate finance, commercial credit, bank regulation, enterprise risk management, corporate compliance, digital assets

Chris is an Instructor of Finance at William & Mary’s Mason School of Business and the Faculty Director of the Corporate Compliance Program at the William & Mary School of Law. He has 15+ years of experience in finance and law as a banker, attorney, and consultant. His focus is banking law, regulatory compliance, and operational risk, and he has extensive experience building compliance programs and managing enterprise level projects for Fortune 100 companies. In addition to serving on the faculty at W&M, Chris is the Chief Compliance Officer of Hopscotch Labs, a digital assets technology company, where he's responsible for building a comprehensive compliance program and leading the VASP license application process for Hopscotch's Irish and Lithuanian affiliates. He previously held roles within banking and Big 4, where his work involved the intersection of regulatory compliance and operational risk management. Past clients include Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, BNP Paribas, Raymond James, and Bank of America. Chris obtained his JD and MBA from William & Mary and his BA in Economics and International Studies from Wake Forest.