Document Type

Brief

Category

Profiles in Public Integrity

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

Jack Blum is a Washington lawyer who is an expert on white-collar financial crime and international tax evasion. He spent fourteen years as a staff attorney with the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Blum played a central role in the Lockheed Aircraft bribery investigation of the 1970's – which led to the passage of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – and in the investigation of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI). Blum has been a consultant to the United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations, the United Nations Office of Drug Control and Crime Prevention, and served as the chair of the experts group on international asset recovery, which was convened by the United Nations Centre for Drug Control and Crime Prevention.

Blum often testifies about money laundering and tax evasion before U.S. congressional committees. Currently, he serves as ADA Counsel and is Chair of Tax Justice Network USA, and the Violence Policy Center.

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