Brian C. Sallee is Of Counsel with McCarthy Lebit and is the head of the Financial Compliance practice group. Brian applies his years of experience as a government agent investigating money laundering and organized crime to help banks and businesses, such as car dealerships and jewelers, prevent and work through financial regulations, including money laundering, asset forfeiture and violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).

Brian is a founding member of the Northern Ohio Chapter of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. He is also one of a select group of money laundering expert witnesses used by the United States government.

Outside of the office, Brian teaches classes relating to business and forensic accounting at several colleges and universities. He also regularly presents on topics relating to financial compliance and various conferences and seminars. He uses this experience when educating clients on the law and standards of compliance.


  • Baldwin-Wallace College
    • B.A. Accounting
  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    • J.D.


  • Ohio


  • Recognized by the City of Cleveland for "getting rid of a significant amount of criminal activity on the city streets"


  • Money Laundering Expert Witness Cadre
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
  • Co-founder and Member of the Board of Directors of the Northern Ohio Chapter of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists


  • “Anatomy of a SAR,” Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Seminar, Key Bank - Brooklyn, OH, March 2016
  • "Recent Trends in Money Laundering," Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Seminar, Hard Rock Rocksino - Northfield Park, OH, November 2014
  • "Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture," Conference of Law Enforcement and Banking Professionals, Mayfield Hts., OH and Columbus, OH, August 2014
  • "Interviewing the Target of a Financial Crime and the Legal Issues Presented by this Interview," White Collar Crime Conference, United States Attorney Office, June 2013
  • "Asset Forfeiture," Law Enforcement and Banking Conference, Columbus, OH, August 2012
  • "Elements of Money Laundering," Casino Gaming Agents, Columbus OH, June 2012