Laura O. Stefan
Laura O. Stefan is a native of Romania and currently works as Anticorruption Coordinator for the Romanian Academic Society and as Anticorruption Consultant for the European Commission. At the same time she serves as international expert in the areas of judicial reform, anticorruption and money laundering for the US Department of Justice and a host of other international organizations. Stefan holds a BA degree in law from the University of Bucharest and an LLM from Cambridge University (UK). From 2005 to 2007 Ms. Stefan was appointed director in the Romanian Ministry of Justice, responsible for the relation with the Public Prosecutors Office and the implementation of the overall anticorruption policy, the prevention of criminality in Romania. During these years she also contributed to the draft of key anticorruption legislation in Romania. At this time Ms. Stefan was selected as the Romanian representative to the OECD Anticorruption Network, as representative for the UN global forums on corruption and organized crime, among other representation functions. Before 2005 Laura Stefan worked as a legal consultant for two development projects financed by USIAD in Romania. She is a member of the Romanian Bar Association as well as of the Chevening Alumni Association, and has published widely. Mention must be made to the books she co-authored "A Guide to UK and EU Plant Variety Rights" (2005) or her "Transparency of Decision-Making in Public Administration" (2003).