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Max Lerner

Max Lerner

Managing Director Global Head, Sanctions Compliance & Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance, State Street

Max Lerner is a Managing Director at State Street, a leading global bank focused in custodial, asset management and advisory, transfer agency, and administrative services based in Boston. In his role, Max is the Global Head of Sanctions Compliance and Anti-Bribery & Corruption Compliance, and as a senior member of the Financial Crime Compliance leadership team. Max is accountable for the design, management, and execution of State Street’s global sanctions and anti-bribery and corruption programs, including the screening systems and resulting alert risk analysis and resolution, policy and business unit advisory functions, regulatory engagement and investigation activities, and personnel management of teams based across the globe.  

Prior to his tenure at State Street, Max was Legal Regulatory Counsel at Standard Chartered Bank, a major global bank focused on retail, trade finance, commercial, and correspondent banking, based at its New York office. Max’s practice focused on AML & sanctions advisory, dispute resolution management, and regulatory engagement, investigations, and remediation.

Additionally, Max currently holds the role of Chair of the Association of Global Custodians’ AML & Sanctions Committee, which brings together the top global custodian banks to address AML & sanctions issues. Max previously held a leadership role as Chapter Board Advisory Member for the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists.