Nancy Boswell


Nancy Boswell is an adjunct professor of an upper-level seminar on anti-corruption law and director of the U.S. and International Anti-Corruption Law Certificate Program at American University Washington College of Law (WCL). Designed for prosecutors, judges, in-house and law firm counsel, and other professionals from around the world and taught by leading government- and private-sector practitioners, the certificate program provides a unique peer-to-peer training and networking opportunity.

Ms. Boswell was president and CEO of Transparency International USA, providing leadership from its founding in 1994 until 2011. A former member of the TI Board of Directors and a TI individual member, she remains actively engaged in the anti-corruption movement.

She is a member of the OECD Secretary General’s High Level Advisory Group on Integrity and Anti-Corruption and is a mentor to State Department IJET Program fellows. She is an academic member of the Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). She served on the USAID Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance and on the Board of Directors of the Ethics Resource Center and the Collaboration on Government Secrecy. She is an active member of the ABA Section on International Law Anti-Corruption Committee and the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee. She was named among Ethisphere’s “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics.”

She practiced international and trade law at Steptoe & Johnson and managed international financial matters at Citibank. She received her law degree, summa cum laude, from WCL and is the recipient of the WCL International Trade and Investment Law Society 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award.

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