Global Financial Integrity


Heather Lowe

Legal Counsel & Director of Government Affairs

Heather Lowe

Legal Counsel & Director of Government Affairs

+1 202 293 0740 ext. 228

Heather Lowe serves as Legal Counsel and Director of Government Affairs at Global Financial Integrity, serving as both Legal Counsel for the organization while also spearheading GFI’s advocacy efforts in the U.S. and internationally. Ms. Lowe is active in the anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and international tax reform communities, coordinating with civil society, government officials, and intergovernmental organizations in a variety of countries to promote policies to curtail illicit financial flows. Beginning in 2010, she was one of two civil society representatives participating in industry consultations on the international anti-money laundering guidelines known as the FATF Recommendations (recently opened to wider participation), has been actively involved in the OECD’s BEPS initiative, has served as a member of the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Working Group, and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on Transparency and Anti-Corruption.  Her work with GFI has taken her to more than 35 countries.

Ms. Lowe is a leader within the civil society community working on illicit financial flows, serving as Vice Chair of the global Financial Transparency Coalition and as a member of the Steering Committee of the U.S.-focused Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition. She has presented at numerous international conferences and webinars on money laundering, corruption, and offshore tax evasion and avoidance. She is frequently quoted in mainstream press, such as The Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesThe Economist, Reuters, and Bloomberg, and has appeared as a guest on CNN, CNBC, Fox Business News, the BBC, and RT TV, as well as various radio programs including several appearances on National Public Radio.

Ms. Lowe brings international legislative expertise 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.

articles by Heather Lowe

Rabobank: Similar Facts, Different Outcome–Signal of a New DOJ Approach?

GFI Opposes H.R. 4519: Letter to the House Financial Services Committee

GFI’s Heather Lowe to Testify before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Hearing on the U.S. BSA/AML Regulatory Compliance Regime

House and Senate Bills Seek to Address Tax Evasion by Multinationals in the U.S. and Abroad

Civil Society Experts Issue Accelerated Agenda for Addressing Illicit Financial Flows in Africa

Representative Pocan Introduces New Bill to Address Harmful Gaps in Corporate Financial Transparency Reporting Requirements

U.S. Treasury, IRS Move Quickly to Implement OECD BEPS Agreement, Finalizing Rule Requiring Country-by-Country Reporting by Multinationals

Lowe’s Testimony for CBCR Hearing

New Treasury Rule on Beneficial Ownership Fails to Ensure that Beneficial Owners Are Identified

Getting a Global Legal Entity Identifier Number is as Easy as L-E-I

Civil Society Calls on U.S. Treasury, IRS to Require More Transparent Corporate Tax Reporting in Proposed Rulemaking

Credit Suisse Granted Exemption from Disqualification for Asset Management Exemption Business Despite History of Abuses

GFI Seeks Consultant for Open Data Scoping Study

White & Case Highlights Increased U.S. Scrutiny of Trade Misinvoicing

What’s Going to Happen to the FIFA Forfeiture Money?

Can FIFA Victims Sue for Damages?

FIFA: The Bribery Case with No Bribery Charge

Remarks by Heather A. Lowe at Department of Labor Hearing on Credit Suisse Waiver Request

GFI Request to Testify at Public Hearing on Proposed Individual Exemption Involving Credit Suisse AG

Are International Institutions Failing to Grasp the Big Picture on Beneficial Ownership?

GFI Comments on FinCEN Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Customer Due Diligence Requirements for Financial Institutions

GFI Book Event – Global Shell Games: Experiments in Transnational Relations, Crime, and Terrorism

Money Laundering and HSBC – How It Affects You

Letter to the Editor: Secretive Shell Corporations

Players: The Role of Facilitators and Super-Fixers

Illicit Funds from Mexico Find Safe Haven in U.S.

On International Anti-Corruption Day, the US Should Not Enable Corruption