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SFO Director Lisa Osofsky on fighting corruption

Jaclyn Jaeger | April 8, 2019

In remarks made on 3 April at the Royal United Services Institute in London, Serious Fraud Office Director Lisa Osofsky discussed the agency’s recent efforts and what she has learned on the job so far.

On the topic of establishing law enforcement partnerships to better trace and detect serious economic crimes, Osofsky noted that law enforcement needs to cooperate more effectively across jurisdictions and that technological solutions are needed to address technological hurdles.

Other “significant barriers to cooperation,” she said, are working with those in some countries who falsely identify themselves as law enforcement officers. “It can lead to investigations being jeopardized, witnesses facing threats or even human rights violations,” she said. “In entirely trustworthy jurisdictions, there are times when issues like sovereignty and primacy pose real stumbling blocks. Even after these have been overcome, differences in the rules of engagement, national law and...

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