Berit Berger, Executive Director
Berit began as the executive director of CAPI in September 2018. Prior to joining CAPI, Berit worked as a federal prosecutor for over 11 years in the United States Attorney’s Offices for both the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Berit worked on a wide variety of federal criminal matters including cases involving terrorism, violent crime, corruption, fraud and racketeering. She conducted many jury trials and briefed and argued appeals before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Berit held numerous supervisory positions within the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Chief of the General Crimes Unit and Organized Crime and Gangs Unit. Prior to becoming a federal prosecutor, Berit was a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, and worked as a law clerk in the Southern District of New York for the Honorable James C. Francis IV. Berit is an alumna of Columbia Law School.
Berit can be reached at (212) 854-6186 or at [email protected].
Rose Gill Hearn (Chair), Bloomberg Associates
Rose Gill Hearn is a principal at Bloomberg Associates, a philanthropic firm where she consults with cities around the world on municipal integrity/transparency issues. Prior to joining Bloomberg Associates, Rose was the longest-serving Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI), which is charged with identifying, preventing, and investigating corruption in New York City. Rose’s leadership of DOI led to significant increases in DOI’s productivity across numerous categories, including number of arrests, asset forfeiture recoveries, number of complaints received, and number of cases closed. Prior to her appointment at DOI, Rose was a Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division and Supervisor of the Crime Control Strategies Unit of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Rose also served as the Chair of NYC’s Campaign Finance Board, a national model for nonpartisan regulation of public financing of campaigns and for providing information and assistance to voters. Rose has hosted and presented at integrity conferences in the U.S. and internationally. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Urban Law Center of the Fordham University School of Law, and as a member of the Government Ethics Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
Michael Bosworth, Senior Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, MacAndrews & Forbes
Michael Bosworth is Senior Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated. Prior to his current position, he served as a Senior Fellow with the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law at NYU. From 2014 to the conclusion of the Obama Administration, Bosworth previously served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel to the President. Immediately before joining the White House, he worked as Special Counsel to FBI Director James B. Comey, Jr. Prior to that, he worked for nearly seven years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, serving at various times as Co-Chief of the Complex Frauds Unit and Deputy Chief of the Public Corruption Unit. He also served as a law clerk to three federal judges: Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the Second Circuit, and Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the Southern District of New York. Bosworth is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University and a graduate of Yale Law School, where he served as Comments Editor of the Yale Law Journal. Among other honors, Bosworth has been named one of Washington D.C.'s Rising Stars by the National Law Journal, as well as one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association; he has been included in Out Magazine's Out100 list of influential members of the LGBT community; and he has received awards including the J. Michael Bradford Award from the National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys and the Prosecutor of the Year Award from the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation.
Richard Briffault, Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation, Columbia Law School
Richard Briffault researches, writes, and teaches on state and local government law, the law of the political process, and legislation. He is the Chair of the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board, served as a member of New York’s Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, and is the Reporter for the American Law Institute's project on Principles of Government Ethics. He also serves as a vice chair on the Board of Directors of Citizens Union of the City of New York. Richard is the co-author of State and Local Government Law; principal author of Dollars and Democracy: A Blueprint for Campaign Finance Reform, and author of Balancing Acts: The Reality Behind State Balanced Budget Requirements, as well as more than seventy law review articles.
Marianne Camerer, Co-Founder, Global Integrity
Marianne Camerer is the Programme Director of Building Bridges, the new policy-focused research and outreach programme at the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. Prior to joining UCT, Marianne co-founded the international anti-corruption NGO Global Integrity and serves as a trustee of The Global Integrity Trust. She previously headed anti-corruption research at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), was a founding director of the Open Democracy Advice Center (ODAC) and lectured in applied ethics at the University of Stellenbosch. Marianne has consulted for international organizations such as the World Bank and the United Nations. She holds masters’ degrees in public policy and political philosophy from Oxford and the University of Stellenbosch and has published in the governance field. Her Ph.D. in Political Studies, from the University of Witwatersrand, was on “Corruption and Reform in Democratic South Africa.” Marianne is a Yale World Fellow and spent a semester in New Haven as a Fellow of the Yale Council for African Studies. She is passionate about leadership development and recently qualified as an integral coach through UCT’s Centre for Coaching at the Graduate School of Business.
Sharon Cohen Levin, Partner, WilmerHale
Sharon Cohen Levin is a leading authority on anti-money laundering (AML), Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), economic sanctions and asset forfeiture at WilmerHale. Sharon served for 19 years as Chief of the Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Unit in the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY). Since 2006, under her leadership, the SDNY forfeited in excess of $13.9 billion, equal to more than 59% of all federal forfeitures in the United States during this period, of which $8.9 billion has been or will be remitted to crime victims. In 2014 alone, the SDNY forfeited in excess of $7.25 billion, the largest amount collected in any year by any US Attorney's Office since the United States Asset Forfeiture Fund was established in the 1980s. During her tenure, Sharon prosecuted and supervised many of the Department of Justice's most complex and significant money laundering, sanctions and asset forfeiture prosecutions. Sharon has worked closely throughout her career with state and federal banking regulators, the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), FinCEN and the Department of Justice. Over the course of her career she has been recognized with 15 prestigious national and international awards and in 2015 was named one of the 75 “most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today” by The National Law Journal. Sharon is currently an adjunct professor at NYU School of Law, where she leads a seminar on asset forfeiture and money laundering.
Jeremy Feigelson, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Jeremy Feigelson is the former chair of the Government Ethics Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Jeremy also has served on the Special Committee on Cyberspace Law of the New York State Bar Association, and he regularly speaks and writes on legal issues involving intellectual property, technology, and privacy. Jeremy is a litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he leads the firm's Privacy and Data Security practice and concentrates in intellectual property, media litigation and counseling, and financial services.
Margaret Friedberg, Adjunct Associate Professor, Fordham University School of Law
Margaret Friedberg is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Appellate Litigation at Fordham Law School. She previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York from 1991 to 2005. In this position, she served as the Chief of Narcotics and General Crimes Units, as well as Deputy Chief of Public Corruption and Violent Crimes Units. Margaret also was S. Assistant U.S. Attorney for United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York from 2014 to 2015. Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Margaret was an associate at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy.
Margaret Garnett, DOI Commissioner
Commissioner Garnett was nominated by Mayor Bill de Blasio in November 2018 and was confirmed by City Council the same month. She took office on December 10, 2018, and leads one of the oldest municipal anti-corruption agencies in the country, rooting out corruption, wrongdoing, negligence, and abuse from New York City; furthering integrity; and upholding New Yorkers’ confidence in government. Commissioner Garnett most recently served as Executive Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice in the Office of the New York State Attorney General, where she supervised more than 150 prosecutors and 130 criminal investigators while advising the Attorney General on criminal justice policy. Prior to her time with the New York State Attorney General, Commissioner Garnett spent 12 years as a federal prosecutor in the office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where she was responsible for prosecuting gang violence, racketeering, organized crime, violent crime, financial crimes, and tax fraud. At the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she served as Chief of Appeals and Chief of the Violent and Organized Crime Unit, among other roles. She tried fifteen criminal cases to verdict, including the then-largest tax fraud case in US history. In 2011, Commissioner Garnett received the Director’s Award for Outstanding Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney, the second-highest award in the Department of Justice. In 2016, Ms. Garnett received the Stimson Medal, given annually by the Association for the Bar of the City of New York to one exceptional Assistant United States Attorney from each division of the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Commissioner Garnett was previously an associate at Watchell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; has served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University Law School and Brooklyn Law School; and clerked for the Honorable Gerard E. Lynch in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She received her B.A. at the University of Notre Dame, her M.A. from Yale University, and her J.D. from Columbia University. Commissioner Garnett lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their twins.
Elizabeth Glazer, Director of the New York City Mayor's Office for Criminal Justice
Elizabeth Glazer is the Director of the New York City Mayor’s Office for Criminal Justice. In that role Elizabeth serves as the Mayor’s criminal justice policy advisor and directs multi-agency efforts focused on reducing crime, unnecessary incarceration and promoting fairness. Elizabeth is also a Distinguished Visiting Urbanist at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Most recently, Elizabeth was Governor Cuomo’s Deputy Secretary for Public Safety, advising the Governor on criminal justice and homeland security policy and overseeing eight agencies, including the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and the State Police. Ms. Glazer has held a number of senior positions at the federal, state and local levels, implementing crime control and prevention strategies. She served in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, including as the Chief of Organized Crime, and the founding Chief of both the Violent Gangs and Crime Control Strategies sections. Subsequently, Elizabeth was the First Deputy Commissioner in New York City's Department of Investigation, the city agency charged with investigating corruption and fraud. She then served as a First Deputy District Attorney in Westchester County and later as Special Counsel to the New York State Attorney General. Early in Elizabeth's career, she was the first Director of Management Information Services for New York City's Department of Juvenile Justice.
Daniel S. Goldman
Daniel Goldman was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York from 2007 until 2017, serving for his last three years as Senior Trial Counsel in the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. In that role, Daniel was the lead prosecutor in the insider trading case against William “Billy” Walters, who was convicted on all counts after a four-week trial in April 2017. From 2012 to 2014, Daniel served as Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime Unit and was responsible for overseeing a wide variety of prosecutions, including traditional organized crime, international organized crime, human trafficking, and white collar crime. As a supervisor, Daniel oversaw a significant international Russian Organized Crime prosecution against more than 30 defendants for Racketeering, gambling and money laundering. During his 10 years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Daniel prosecuted a variety of cases, including a number of securities fraud cases; RICO, securities fraud and health care fraud convictions against a number of individuals associated with Russian Organized Crime; and a racketeering and murder conviction against the Acting Boss of the Genovese Crime Family and other members and associates of the Genovese Crime Family. Since leaving the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Daniel has offered legal commentary and analysis on CNN, MSNBC, and RNN/Fios1. Prior to becoming a federal prosecutor in November 2007, Daniel clerked for the Honorable Charles R. Breyer on the Northern District of California and the Honorable Robert D. Sack on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals after graduating from Stanford Law School. Before law school, Daniel was an Olympics researcher and writer for NBC, where he won three Sports Emmy awards for NBC’s coverage of the 2000, 2002 and 2004 Olympics.
Michael Kim, Co-Founder, Kobre & Kim LLP
Michael Kim is the co-founder of Kobre & Kim LLP, a litigation boutique with 120 professionals at offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Washington DC, Miami, the Cayman Islands, and British Virgin Islands. He serves as lead counsel in a wide variety of international asset forfeiture and white-collar criminal matters. Prior to establishing Kobre & Kim LLP, Michael served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he was in the Securities & Commodities Fraud Unit. Michael was previously at Davis Polk & Wardwell. Before his legal career, Michael served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army.
Paul Lagunes, Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
Paul Lagunes obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University, and is an Associate Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. His research on the political economy of development examines the issue of corruption, especially as it affects subnational governments in the Americas. He has published in PLoS ONE, Latin American Research Review, Political Psychology, Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, Politics & Policy, and Journal of Social Issues, among other outlets. Lagunes is also the co-editor with Susan Rose-Ackerman of Greed, Corruption, and the Modern State: Essays in Political Economy. During the 2016-2017 academic year, Lagunes served as a Visiting Scholar at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. His research has also been supported by the International Growth Center, the Institute for Social and Policy Studies, the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, and funding sources based at Columbia University. He serves as a voting member of Evidence in Governance and Politics, the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity, and the Museum of Political Corruption. He also teaches three master’s-level courses: Local and Global Corruption: Maneuvering Toward Good Governance; Comparative Urban Policy: Cities Beyond the Western Core; and Methods in Development Practice.To see Lagunes’s website visit: www.paullagunes.com. To follow Lagunes on Twitter go to: @paullagunes.
Daniel Richman, Paul J. Kellner Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Daniel Richman specializes in the areas of federal criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence. In 2015, Dan was awarded the Columbia University Presidential Award for Excellence. Prior to joining the Columbia Law School faculty, Dan was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York—where he ended up as chief appellate attorney—and taught at Fordham Law School. Dan also was appointed by Mayor Bloomberg in 2004 as the Chair of the Local Conditional Release Commission for the City of New York. His scholarly writings include more than 30 law review articles.
Stephen C. Robinson, Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
Stephen Robinson is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he focuses on a range of litigation matters, including corporate internal investigations and government enforcement matters. Prior to joining Skadden in 2010, Judge Robinson served as a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Judge Robinson also has held several other high-level positions in government, including as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and as principal deputy general counsel and special assistant to the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In addition, Judge Robinson was the CEO of Empower New Haven, a nonprofit agency based in New Haven, Connecticut that focuses on urban development social services. Judge Robinson’s private sector experience includes work at Kroll Associates, an international private investigations firm, where he investigated, among other things, allegations of corruption on behalf of the Brazilian Congress. Judge Robinson is a former Yale Law School Senior Research Fellow, and has taught white collar crime and trial advocacy at Yale, as well as appellate advocacy at Cardozo Law School.
Jennifer Rodgers, CNN Legal Analyst, Former CAPI Executive Director
Jennifer Rodgers has been a Lecturer-in-Law at CLS since 2016. Until mid-2018, Jennifer also was the Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity at Columbia Law School (CAPI), which works to improve the capacity of public offices to identify, deter, and combat corruption; Jennifer now serves on CAPI's Advisory Board. Jennifer writes extensively on and speaks all over the world about anti-corruption efforts and best practices. She also is a Legal Analyst for CNN. Prior to joining CAPI, Jennifer worked at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where she served in numerous capacities, including as a Deputy Chief Appellate Attorney, the Chief of the Organized Crime Unit, and a Chief of the General Crimes Unit. Jennifer also worked as an associate in the litigation department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, and as a law clerk to former United States District Judge Stanley A. Weigel in the Northern District of California. Jennifer graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and the University of California, Los Angeles.
Pasqualino Russo, Partner, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP
Pasqualino "Pat" Russo is a partner at Windels Marx, where he focuses on transportation law, counseling clients on a broad range of matters including regulatory compliance, strategic planning, procurement, litigation, administrative law and public policy. In the fifteen years prior to joining Windels Marx in 2012, Pat served a range of New York City and State public interests in varied capacities. As an Inspector General of the Department of Investigation, Pat supervised the attorneys, auditors and investigators overseeing fraud and corruption investigations of the City's social services agencies, programs and contractors. In this capacity, he was responsible for the oversight of more than 22,000 City employees, hundreds of for-profit and non-profit vendors, and annual funding for these programs and agencies exceeding $13 billion. As the Chief Administrative Law Judge of the Taxi Limousine Commission, he oversaw the tribunal's three offices and its eighty Administrative Law Judges. Prior to his appointment of the Chief Judge, Pat served as an Administrative Law Judge in its Appeals Bureau where he reviewed appeals of motions and hearing dispositions and issued appellate decisions. He was initially appointed as an Administrative Law Judge adjudicating administrative proceedings for individuals and corporations accused of violating the rules and regulations of the agency or the NYC Administrative Code, and also administered hearings to determine the fitness of applicants and licensees. In 1997, Pat served as General Counsel to New York State Office of the Welfare Inspector General. In this capacity, he prosecuted fraud and corruption in the City and State's social services programs as a Special Assistant Attorney General. In 2003, Pat was appointed Executive Deputy Inspector General, where he supervised the investigative and legal matters and the agency's daily operations. Pat is also an Adjunct Professor in the Masters in Public Administration Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In addition, he has lectured in the Legal Studies Program at Hunter College's School of Continuing Education.
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- Izaak Bruce (2017-2018)
- Jason Yee (2017-2018)
- Anita Das (Summer 2017)
- Henry Hagen (Columbia Law School, Class of 2021)
- Erica Pedersen (Columbia Law School, Class of 2021)
- Spencer Robbins (Columbia Law School, Class of 2021)
- Jackson Rubinowitz (Columbia Law School, Class of 2021)
- Camilla He (Georgetown University, Class of 2020)
- Tim Cray (Georgetown University, Class of 2021)
- Barak Bacharach (Columbia Law School, Class of 2020)
- Morgan Matsuda (Middlebery College, Class of 2019)
- Samuel Goss (Yale College, Class of 2020)
- Nicholas Andes (Columbia College, Class of 2019)
- Jason Bressler (Columbia Law School, Class of 2019)
- Shlomo Fischer (Columbia Law School, Class of 2019)
- Jenna Karp (Columbia College, Class of 2020)
- Adoree Kim (Cornell, PhD Candiate)
- Lauren Clark (Cornell, Class of 2017)
- Rachel MacDonald (Columbia Law School, Class of 2018)
- Shyam Shanker (Columbia Law School, Class of 2018)
- Ferdinand Suba, Jr. (Cornell, Class of 2017)
- Alexia Syrmos (Columbia Law School, Class of 2018)
- Angelo Dominick Tannuzzo (Columbia Law School, Class of 2017)
- Marty Boughton (Texas Christian University, Class of 2016)
- Julie Brauer (Columbia Law School, Class of 2017)
- Joshua Koller (Oberlin, Class of 2017)
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