Josh Birenbaum is the deputy director of FDD’s Center on Economic and Financial Power, with a focus on illicit finance risks and global corruption.    

Previously, Josh was the research and policy analyst at TRACE International, producing articles, book chapters, op-eds, model policies, industry reports, and speeches on sanctions, export controls, corruption, conflict minerals, money laundering, human rights, illicit finance, and other topics. 

Before joining TRACE, Josh was the principal of Joshua Birenbaum Consulting, advising large companies, start-ups, non-profits, think tanks, universities, medical centers, and governments on matters relating to anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, illicit finance, and global risks.   

Prior to launching his consulting practice, Josh was a lawyer for many years at Howrey LLC in Washington, DC, specializing in complex litigation. Josh obtained his J.D. from the University of Virginia and his B.A. from Bard College. 

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