Karen Greenaway

Investigator, Case agent, and Supervisor, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation

Karen Greenaway has been an investigator, case agent, and supervisor with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for over 22 years. During her time in the FBI, she has investigated money laundering, complex financial crimes, violent crimes, and international corruption. She has also supervised multiple teams of investigators, analysts, and forensic accountants, leading and mentoring them to successful outcomes in complex criminal investigations which were both local and international in scope with some high profile accomplishments. For most of her career, SSA Greenaway worked Transnational Organized Crime matters from the former Soviet Union, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. In 2014, she moved over to focusing on exclusively International Corruption matters. In addition to her work with the FBI, SSA Greenaway is a licensed attorney in the State of Maryland. She has travelled extensively for work throughout the former Soviet Union and is a fluent Russian Speaker.

Karen is speaking at

French Translation Crime & Corruption
September 28, 2019
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Holcim Auditorium, HafenCity Universität (HCU)



Transnational crime is estimated to be as much as a $2.2 trillion annual business. Like a shadow economy, it mirrors the legitimate  world with businesses that range from smuggling drugs and wildlife to counterfeiting and human trafficking. The spread of kleptocracies -- criminal states run by corrupt governments -- has blurred lines even further between the underworld and the legitimate world. Here are five journalists from countries who have dug into criminal states and can offer a wealth of tips on how to investigate, stay safe, and follow the money.

September 29, 2019
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Atrium, Der Spiegel


  • Karen Greenaway (Speaker) Investigator, Case agent, and Supervisor, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Andrea Lampros (Speaker) Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley
  • Ilia Shumanov (Speaker) Deputy director, Transparency International-Russia
  • Anne Koch (Moderator) Program Director, GLOBAL INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM NETWORK


Journalists are part of a larger ecosystem of investigators who track and document wrongdoing. We’re familiar with the investigative journalist’s toolkit. But how do other investigators prove wrongdoing? And what can journalists learn from them?

Check out tips from Karen Greenaway, a veteran FBI organized crime investigator; Andrea Lampros who does investigations for the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley; and Ilia Shumanov, Deputy Director of Transparency International Russia.

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