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August 04, 2023

ABA ROLI Hosts Third Roundtable Discussion under its APROE Program on Curbing Illicit Finance & Holding Corrupt Actors Accountable

Anti-Corruption Policy and Research Outreach and Engagement (APROE) Program
Roundtable Discussion Three: Curbing Illicit Finance & Holding Corrupt Actors Accountable
Thursday, August 3, 2023 

As part of the Anti-Corruption Policy and Research Outreach and Engagement Program, the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) hosted a its third roundtable discussion event on August 3, 2023—focused on pillars 2 and 3 of the Biden-Harris Administration’s United States Strategy on Countering Corruption (, published in December 2021. 

Pillar 2, Curbing Illicit Finance, strives to address deficiencies in the U.S. anti-money laundering regime at home and abroad. Pillar 3, Holding Corrupt Actors Accountable, focuses on enforcement efforts by strengthening and creating new tools and authorities, enhancing partner capacities, and fostering transnational initiatives and networks.

The roundtable was moderated by Chandana Ravindranath, Chief of Staff to Under Secretary Brian Nelson of the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, United States Department of the Treasury. The distinguished speakers included:

  • Frederick Curry, Senior Executive Anti-Money Laundering & Economic Sanctions Client Leader Principal, Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory.

  • Isaac Zukin, Program Director, Organized Crime and Corruption, C4ADS - Center for Advanced Defense Studies.

  • Elsa Gopala Krishnan, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Secretariat to the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative.

  • Mark Worth, Executive Director of Whistleblowing International and Executive Director for the European Center for Whistleblower Rights. 

The event was attended by more than 180 participants from civil society, the public and private sectors, academics, and U.S. government officials from around the globe.