Janice P. Holness is a financial services regulatory attorney in New York. With over sixteen years of experience in financial services regulation, her experience spans multiple jurisdictions. She was employed to the FSC in Jamaica between 2003 and 2011, where as the Director of Investigation and Enforcement, she was instrumental in FSC\'s enforcement thrust in combating unlawful financial operations and led the FSC\'s successful efforts on meaningful cross border co-operation and collaboration on investigation and enforcement actions involving financial crimes. These efforts resulted in successful civil and criminal prosecutions in several jurisdictions.
Prior to joining the FSC, Ms Holness practised as an attorney in New York with McCarter and English LLP. Her primary concentration was representing major insurance companies in matters involving policy interpretation, benefits entitlement and sales and marketing practices. She also served as a law intern with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (Enforcement Division) where she worked on a variety of security matters resulting in prosecution and forfeiture actions.
Ms Holness holds a BSc degree, summa cum laude, from St John\'s University, a Juris Doctor from St John\'s University School of Law in New York, A Certificate of Legal Education (Qualified Attorneys six months programme) from the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica and a Certificate in Small Countries Financial Management from the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School in the UK.
Ms Holness is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Jamaica.