Heather Lowe 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, anti-money laundering policy, and 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. Heather is one of two civil society representatives participating in industry consultations on the international anti-money laundering guidelines known as the FATF Recommendations, as well as a member of the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Working Group. Ms. Lowe 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, Reuters, and Bloomberg, and has appeared as a guest on CNN, 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 (LL.B. program) and at King’s College London (LL.M. program)