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Michael Hershman: For the love of the game

Bill Coffin | May 23, 2017

Michael Hershman’s professional record speaks to a long history of fighting corruption in the halls of government and on the fields of international development. His journey started with roles at both the New York City Department of Investigation and the New York State Special Corruption Prosecutor’s office looking into crooked police, judges, and corrections officers. After that, he worked as an assistant general counsel for the Senate Watergate Committee investigating corruption in the highest office of the land, as well as in campaign finance. After that, he became the chief investigator for the Federal Election Commission, but that is where his domestic anti-corruption work ended and where the next phase of his career, his international phase, began.

At what point did your career shift to an international fight against corruption?

It changed when I accepted the positon as the deputy inspector general at the Agency for International Development, in...

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