Shruti Shah, a contributing editor of the FCPA Blog and the vice president for programs and operations at Transparency International-USA, appeared Monday evening on the PBS News Hour.
The host was Gwen Ifill.
Appearing with Shruti was Gerard Ryle of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
The Panama Papers are more than 10 million documents leaked from law firm Mossack Fonseca listing 200,000 anonymous shell companies.
Shruti talked about the harm caused by shell companies and the efforts to bring more transparency to beneficial ownership.
The Panama Papers have “done us a whole lot of good in calling attention to this issue of anonymous companies,” Shruti said.
“I really do hope that this actually leads to actual structural reform,” she said.
Here’s a clip of the segment from the PBS New Hour. The discussion starts at 3:30 on the 11-minute clip.
Richard L. Cassin is the publisher and editor of the FCPA Blog. He can be contacted here.