Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30-9:45 AM
Recommended Prerequisite: None
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
In a follow-up to the Panama Papers scandal beginning in 2015, a new leak broke in November 2017: the Paradise Papers. This session will discuss the details of the newest leak and how it will impact you. From the U.S. government to world leaders on every continent, the revelations from the leak will
continue to shake the financial world over the coming months.
You Will Learn How To:
Academic Director, University of Maryland, College Park
David P. Weber is the Academic Director of Fraud Management at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, where he teaches ethics, professionalism, and forensic accounting in Smith’s top-ranked MBA and undergraduate programs. Recently, Weber served as the U.S. banking expert who assisted journalists in reviewing information now known as the Panama and Paradise Papers, pertaining to hundreds of current and former world leaders. A Certified Fraud Examiner, attorney in private practice, and registered private investigator, he previously served as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, the SEC’s Chief Investigator.
Author, 2-Time Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist
Jake Bernstein is the author of Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite. He was a senior reporter on the team that broke the Panama Papers story — the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. In 2017, the project won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. In 2011, Bernstein earned his first Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for coverage of Wall Street activities that contributed to the financial crisis. He has written for The New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, The Guardian, ProPublica and Vice, and has appeared on the BBC, NBC, CNN, PBS and NPR.
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