Elise Bean

Former Staff Director & Chief Counsel US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Transatlantic Response to Illicit Finance Taskforce Member

Elise Bean served as former staff director and chief counsel for Senator Carl Levin on the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, where she led investigations into matters involving money laundering, offshore tax abuse, and corporate misconduct.

In 2018, she authored a book, Financial Exposure: Carl Levin’s Senate Investigations into Finance and Tax Abuse. As part of her continuing work on transatlantic illicit finance issues, Elise played a key role in helping enact the 2021 Corporate Transparency Act and is now working to ensure establishment of an effective U.S. beneficial ownership registry.

Taskforce on a Transatlantic Response to Illicit Finance