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Our mission is to advance financial integrity globally by conducting and promoting at the highest standards research, education and professional excellence in anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism, targeted sanctions, anti-corruption and international tax evasion policies and practices.

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CWRU Mock Trial and Moot Court teams win top honors in Spring competitions

CWRU Mock Trial and Moot Court teams win top honors in Spring competitions

Apr 11, 2017
This spring, our Mock Trial Team won the Regional Championship and came in eighth at Nationals in Texas; our Vis International Arbitration team garnered second place in the American Pre-Moot, fifth place in the French Pre-Moot, and team member Douglas Pilawa won a top speaker award at the international competition in Vienna, Austria; and our Jessup International Law Moot Court team won the Best Brief Award and the Best Speaker Award at the Regional Competition in Chicago.

Director talks AML at international conferences and in media reports

Jan 3, 2017
Professor Richard Gordon, Director of the Financial Integrity Institute, gave seven presentations on anti-money laundering and related topics during several international conferences. He is also quoted in a recent articles in The Wall Street Journal and The American Lawyer. 
Panama Papers and the Brazil President’s impeachment

Panama Papers and the Brazil President’s impeachment

Jun 16, 2016
The Presidential corruption scandal in Brazil and the Panama Papers, a leak of 11 million files from one of the world’s largest offshore law firms, are two of the most pressing issues in international law this spring. In this video series, Professors Richard Gordon and Juscelino Colares share their expertise.

Professor Gordon’s article on international money laundering exceeds 1,500 downloads

May 31, 2016
Professor Richard Gordon’s article, “Moving Money: International Financial Flows, Taxes & Money Laundering,” has been downloaded 1,556 as of June 1.  Few articles in SSRN ever get that kind of attention.  

DOJs new FCPA Enforcement Plan

May 27, 2016
The DOJ’s Fraud Section enacts new "Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement Plan and Guidance" initiative. The initiative is meant as a step toward "intensifying [DOJ's] investigative and prosecutorial efforts by substantially increasing [DOJ's] FCPA law enforcement resources."
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