Ellen Lafferty


Adjunct Professor of Law

Ellen Lafferty is a Visiting Faculty Member in the Financial Integrity Program at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, a member of the Advisory Board for Compliance Programs at Fordham University School of Law, a Guest Lecturer at various law schools, and a contributing author to the 2020 edition of the Complete Compliance and Ethics Manual.

From 2017 through mid-2019, Ellen was the US Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption at HSBC.

Ellen joined HSBC from Deutsche Bank where she was a founding member of the global Anti-Bribery & Corruption group and the Americas Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption.  In that role, she was primarily responsible for establishing and implementing a dedicated anti-bribery and corruption program for the Americas. Prior to becoming the Americas Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption at Deutsche Bank, Ellen was an AML Compliance Officer for the Global Transaction Bank and the Interim Head of AML for Deutsche Bank Cayman. Ellen was previously a litigation attorney in private practice for eleven years at two different international law firms. Ellen specialized in complex commercial litigation and also advised clients on FCPA and OFAC sanctions issues.

Ellen received her B.S. in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning. She received her J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law where she was a Stein Scholar in Public Interest Law and Ethics.

Mailing Address

Fordham University School of Law
Legal Writing Program
150 West 62nd Street, Room 7-175
New York, NY 10023