Ethan S. Burger is an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Burger has practiced law for more than 18 years. He specializes in Russian and Belarusian legal and political matters, international economic crime (e.g. the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act cases), age discrimination matters, and professional responsibility/legal malpractice issues.
His principal academic interests include corruption (primarily judicial), legal/business ethics, commercial mediation, comparative corporate governance, legal and political developments in the Soviet Union’s successor states, Indian corporate law, and international economic crime.
He has worked on international human rights projects. He is an arbitrator for the D.C. Bar’s Attorney/Client Arbitration Board and served as a member of the Bar's Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee.
He has written more than 50 articles, which have appeared in academic and professional journals. He has taught Business Organizations, Comparative Corporate Governance, International Economic Crime & Corruption, International Practice & Ethical Dilemmas, and Conflict and Resolution of Problems in Post-Soviet Russia at GULC, Washington College of Law, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, and the University of Baltimore.
He was a Project Director at American University’s School of International Service's Transnational Crime and Corruption Center, where he organized a research grant program, organized conferences and edited a Russian language journal [in English], Transnational Crime, Corruption and Terrorism. He has given presentations at numerous events including those of the American Bar Association, International Law Institute, International Monetary Fund, Institute for State and Law (Moscow), Kennan Institute, the London Business School, the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the World Bank.
He has been an expert witness in administrative proceedings, arbitrations, and judicial matters, as well as appeared on radio and television both in the United States and abroad. He received his B.A. from Harvard University (magna cum laude, 1981) and law degree from Georgetown University Law Center (cum laude, 1989).
Recent Blog Posts by Ethan S. Burger
- The International Economic Crisis and the Failure of Internal Corporate Controls: Has the Time Arrived for New Corporate Concepts & Private Regulatory Bounty Hunters
- Should (Some) Banks & Insurance Companies Be Transformed into Public Utilities?
- Should G-20 Members Join the Fight Against International Commercial Bribery?
- Crimes [May Have Been] Committed
- The Political Significance of the UBS “Settlement”
- Goldman Sachs’ Code and the Elephant in the Room
- How the FCC Can Make Itself Popular
- Russian Machinations and the WTO
- Can Consumers Realistically Expect Their Governments to Protect their Interests?
- A Question of Identity
- Tax Evasion vs. Tax Avoidance and Competitive Advantage
- Today’s Financial Crisis, Corporate Governance, and the Issue of Third-Party Liability