About the Webinar
Today companies and individuals face a host of white collar crime threats from all over the world. Transnational criminals are taking advantage of the pandemic to develop new frauds in PPE and medicines and acquire businesses. Using encrypted phone networks, they have anonymity to engage in drug and human trafficking. Increasingly, criminals network with each other and converge their crimes. The range of criminals more frequently includes state actors, such as China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran. Governments and companies are challenged to develop their own enforcement networks and regimes to prevent these new crimes, dismantle the criminal networks, and prosecute the criminals.
About Bruce Zagaris
Bruce Zagaris is a partner with the law firm of Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP, Washington, D.C. His criminal work has included counseling businesses on anti-corruption and anti-money laundering and preparing due diligence programs. He regularly testifies as an expert in international criminal cases involving evidence gathering, extradition, prisoner transfers, money laundering and tax crimes, and counseling of witnesses for grand jury investigations. Since 1985, he has edited the INTERNATIONAL ENFORCEMENT LAW REPORTER. He has been an adjunct professor of law at several law schools. He has authored and edited several books, including INTERNATIONAL WHITE COLLAR CRIME: CASES AND MATERIALS (2d ed. Cambridge U. Press, 2015), INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW with Jordan Paust et al (4th ed. Carolina Academic Press, 2013) and hundreds of articles on international law.
He has represented various governments and international organizations on international financial services, transparency, and financial regulatory issues. For several governments he has advised on and participated in negotiations with respect to income tax treaties, tax information exchange agreements, and mutual assistance in criminal matters treaties. Since 1981, he has registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. He has testified several times in Congress on international tax, financial services, and international evidence gathering issues. He has authored FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN U.S. REAL ESTATE (Praeger Press 1979).