Bruce Zagaris (Programming Director) is a partner in the Washington, D.C. firm of Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe LLP. Mr. Zagaris’ practice includes tax controversy work, including representing individuals and entities in offshore voluntary disclosure applications, audits, and criminal tax investigations, such as exchange of information and evidence gathering. He has also represented many governments and international organizations. The work has included negotiating tax treaties, advice on FATCA IGAs, bilateral investment treaties, mutual assistance in criminal matters treaties, and proposing and drafting financial products to attract investment. Mr. Zagaris appears regularly as an expert witness in international tax, financial regulatory, and money laundering cases. He has authored and edited six books and many law review and other articles and frequently lectures. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at several law schools in and outside the U.S. This semester he is an adjunct professor, teaching international white-collar crime in the LLM on Wealth and Risk Management at Texas A&M Law Faculty. His practice has involved advising clients in Latin America, especially Brazil, and the Caribbean.
His practice involves international evidence gathering, extraterritorial jurisdiction, extradition and INTERPOL, prisoner transfer matters, and advice on the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). He has been a registered agent under FARA since 1981.
Since 1985, he has served as editor-in-chief of the International Enforcement Law Reporter (www.ielr.com), a weekly and monthly journal on international enforcement law.