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Ethan S. Burger

Senior Fellow for Cybersecurity Law
Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center, Kogod School of Business

Ethan S. Burger is a Senior Fellow for Cybersecurity Law at the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center. He is also a Washington-based attorney who acts as consulting counsel on business transactions, legal and management aspects of cybersecurity, Russian country conditions, and transnational financial crime. During the past two years, he taught a course on International Financial Institutions at Washington College of Law. From 2010-2013, he was a Professor on University of Wollongong’s Law Faculty and its Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention.

He advised the Australian Federal Police on the absence of controls on foreign investment in the natural resource sector and money-laundering in the real estate sector. In addition, he analyzed the Queensland (Australia) Crime and Misconduct Commission on best practices in the proceeds of crime area. From 1999-2001, he was an Associate Research Professor at American University’s School of International Service. He managed three overseas research centers on a DoJ project and conducted an assessment of a USAID program on the effectiveness of technical assistance project in Ukraine. He has taught on an adjunct basis at the Georgetown University Law Center, Washington College of Law, and University of Baltimore. He also spearheaded an effort to promote the use of mediation in commercial disputes in Russia and Ukraine.

He has given special seminars on corporate governance at Universidad Sergio Arboleda (Colombia) as well as lectured in India and Singapore. He has written more than 60 publications and given presentations at numerous events, including those of the American Bar Association, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, Harvard University's Davis Center, Columbia University's Harriman Institute, International Bar Association, International Law Institute, International Monetary Fund, Kennan Institute, New York University, Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), University of Toronto's Center for Criminology, and the World Bank on a wide-range including corruption in the private and public sectors, international legal malpractice and transnational organized crime.