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Thursday, March 24, 2022

U.S. Government Accuses Russia of War Crimes

The U.S. Government accuses Russia of war crimes and Bruce Zagaris explains possible ramifications.

Monday, March 21, 2022

Biden Administration Declares Myanmar Rohingya Violence Is Genocide

Bruce Zagaris discusses how the U.S.’s recognition of Myanmar’s violence as genocide could increase global pressure.


Blogs of Interest

The Academy
Blogs, short articles and series by Fellows of the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators.

The official blog of the "International Enforcement Law Reporter," edited by Bruce Zagaris.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

G7 Agreement on Global Minimum Tax Will Further Squeeze the Caribbean

Bruce Zagaris distilled the G7 agreement and how the global minimum tax initiatives deprive the Caribbean.

Friday, March 05, 2021

Enacting U.S. Corporate Transparency Act Was ‘Modest First Step’

Worldwide Tax Daily quoted Bruce Zagaris' remarks on the Corporate Transparency Act during a Federal Bar Association conference on the lawyer as a gatekeeper.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

French Donor Contributes More than $500k to U.S. Alt-Right before Capitol Assault

Bruce Zagaris explains the importance of redefining counter-terrorism financial enforcement after the 6 January events that occurred at the US Capitol.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Journalists Release FinCEN Files as U.S. Officials Mull Anti-Money-Laundering Rules

Friday Tax Notes Int'l published Bruce Zagaris’ article, Journalists Release FinCen Files as U.S. Officials Mull Anti-Money-Laundering Rules.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Assisting law enforcement in Latin America

In this blog for the International Enforcement Law Reporter, Bruce Zagaris describes the U.S. Secretary of State’s notable visit to Suriname and Guyana in an effort to enhance law enforcement assistance.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Opinion Underscores Need for Formal Rules on U.S. Lawyers’ Duty to Avoid Aiding in Crime or Fraud

Bruce Zagaris addresses legal ethics in the U.S., gatekeepers’ regulation, and the potential liability of U.S. lawyers for failing to ask enough questions of new and existing clients in this article.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Public-private partnerships against wildlife crime

The second in a series in a series of joint publications with the Basel Institute on Governance looks at the role of public-private partnerships in tackling illegal wildlife trade. See the perspective of Academy Fellow Bruce Zagaris on this topic.

Friday, May 08, 2020

EU Issues Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Action Report

Bruce Zagaris, in his article for the International Enforcement Law Reporter blog, outlines the European Commission's newly issued action plan to strengthen its enforcement, supervision and coordination of the EU’s rules to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.


Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Justice Continuity Project

Fellows of The International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators have surveyed their respective jurisdictions to report how they are coping with the pandemic within the context of each particular situation.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

U.S. Returns $300 Million to Malaysia from U.S. Forfeitures in 1MDB Case

In his post for the International Enforcement Law Reporter, Bruce Zagaris looks at how the the U.S. Department of Justice has returned, to date, more than $600 million of misappropriated funds to the Malaysian government, following investigations into 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Malaysia’s investment development fund. The latest $300 million recovery was announced April 14.  

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Economic Sanctions Are Undermining Financial Suasion

In his article in the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation's December issue of "Prosperitas," Bruce Zagaris examines how the increased use of economic sanctions, especially by the United States, has diminished their effectiveness and has caused unintended consequences, including unprecedented alliances. 

Monday, October 28, 2019

FATF Highlights Ways to Tackle Beneficial Ownership Opacity

Bruce Zagaris was interviewed by Taxnotes about the FATF report on beneficial ownership.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

FARA’s Wide Scope

Contributing to “Global Investigations Review,” Professor Bruce Zagaris explains that while there may be more enforcement tools and actions under FARA, compliance still lacks. 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Can the World Stop the Bucking Bronco? The Need to Balance the Expanding Anti-Money Laundering Regimes

Prosperitas published Bruce Zagaris’ analysis on the need to balance increasing anti-money laundering regimes.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

9 Jurisdictions Blacklisted by the EU as ‘Tax Havens’

Bruce Zagaris reports for the “IELR Blog” that the European Union has added nine jurisdictions to its list of countries it characterizes as “tax havens” and “non-cooperative.”

Friday, January 11, 2019

A Year in International Enforcement Law

For the "International Enforcement Law Reporter Blog," Bruce Zagaris and assistant editor Zarine Kharazian recapped their coverage of 2018 developments in enforcement law on a global scale. 

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Bruce Zagaris Unpacks Huawei Executive’s Extradition Case

In a blog post for the “IELR Blog,” Bruce Zagaris looks at the charges pending against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who faces extradition to the U.S. from Canada stemming from her dealings with an Iranian mobile phone company. Those deals allegedly circumvent U.S. sanctions against Iran. More

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Bruce Zagaris Explains Indictments in Panama Papers Investigation

In his post for the International Enforcement Law Reporter’s blog, Bruce Zagaris explains the indictment that charges four individuals with wire fraud, money laundering and other financial crimes uncovered by the Panama Papers investigation. More