Transatlantic Response to Illicit Finance Taskforce Member
Elise Bean served as former staff director and chief counsel for Senator Carl Levin on the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, where she led investigations into matters involving money laundering, offshore tax abuse, and corporate misconduct.
In 2018, she authored a book, Financial Exposure: Carl Levin’s Senate Investigations into Finance and Tax Abuse. As part of her continuing work on transatlantic illicit finance issues, Elise played a key role in helping enact the 2021 Corporate Transparency Act and is now working to ensure establishment of an effective U.S. beneficial ownership registry.
Thoughts on the Taskforce on a Transatlantic Response to Illicit Finance (TARIF):
Progress in tackling illicit finance requires coordinated US, UK and EU responses to financial disclosure, beneficial ownership, money laundering, cryptocurrency, trade, tax and enforcement problems. TARIF can help channel the know-how and political will to produce needed transatlantic actions and reforms.
Former Staff Director & Chief Counsel US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
TARIF aims to strengthen global democracy by identifying viable ways in which the UK and US can combine efforts in tackling illicit finance.