Ellen Lafferty is a visiting faculty member in the financial integrity program at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, a member of the advisory board for compliance programs at Fordham University School of Law, a guest lecturer at various law schools, and a contributing author in the 2020 edition of The Complete Compliance and Ethics Manual.
From 2017 through mid-2019, she was the U.S. head of anti-bribery and corruption at HSBC.
Professor Lafferty joined HSBC from Deutsche Bank, where she was a founding member of the global anti-bribery and corruption group and the Americas head of anti-bribery and corruption. In that role, she was primarily responsible for establishing and implementing a dedicated anti-bribery and corruption program for the Americas. Prior to becoming the Americas head of anti-bribery and corruption at Deutsche Bank, she was an AML compliance officer for the Global Transaction Bank and the interim head of AML for Deutsche Bank Cayman.
Professor Lafferty was previously a litigation attorney in private practice for 11 years at two different international law firms. She specialized in complex commercial litigation and also advised clients on FCPA and OFAC sanctions issues.
She received her BS in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. She received her JD degree from Fordham University School of Law, where she was a Stein Scholar in Public Interest Law and Ethics.