New York, November 25, 2014—High-ranking officials from law enforcement and state and federal agencies gathered at Columbia Law School to discuss the challenges of combating corruption in the 21st century during a Nov. 14 conference hosted by the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity (CAPI).
|CAPI Executive Director Jennifer G. Rodgers|
|(l-r) New York City Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters; District Attorney of New York County Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.; and David Harbach, special counsel to FBI Director James B. Comey.|
Vance said historically anti-corruption prosecutions had been pursued at the local level. He welcomed federal efforts but said both forums are appropriate.
A second panel featured a conversation with former U.S. attorneys Patrick Fitzgerald and Michael Garcia, and was moderated by Professor Daniel C. Richman, a former assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York.
|CAPI advisory chair Rose Gill Hearn|
|(l-r) Patrick Fitzgerald, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Michael Garcia, former|
U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York; and Professor Daniel C. Richman, a former
assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York.
The conference also included panel discussions on “Frontiers of Integrity: Understanding Corruption in a Globalized World” and “Seeing Through the Data: Enlisting New Technologies to Protect Public Integrity” with representatives from the Department of Justice’s asset forfeiture section, Transparency International, and the New York City Comptroller, among other agencies and entities.