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 Journal, The New York Times, The 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.