Heather A. Lowe, Esq., serves as Legal Counsel and Director of Government Affairs at Global Financial Integrity, spearheading the organization’s advocacy efforts in the U.S. and internationally. Ms. Lowe is active in the anti-corruption and anti-money laundering policy communities, as one of three civil society representatives participating in industry consultations on the revision of the international anti-money laundering guidelines known as the FATF Recommendations, and participating in the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Working Group. She also serves as Vice Chairman of the American Bar Association International Section’s Anti-Money Laundering Committee. Ms. Lowe has presented at numerous international conferences and participated in webinars on money laundering, corruption and offshore tax evasion, and she is frequently quoted in mainstream press such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and has appeared as a guest on Fox Business News, the BBC and RT TV as well as various radio programs.
Ms. Lowe brings international legislative experience and banking and finance law experience to her role, having worked as an aide to a British Member of the European Parliament in Brussels and as a banking and finance attorney at both Clifford Chance LLP in London and Bingham McCutchen LLP in Boston. She is admitted to the Bar in the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Ms Lowe is a graduate of Boston College Law School (J.D.) and The University of Chicago (A.B.). As part of her degree programs she also studied European, international and English law at the London School of Economics and Political Science and at King’s College London.