Jake Bernstein

Author, Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite

Jake Bernstein

Author, Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite
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Biography

Jake Bernstein was a senior reporter on the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) team that broke the Panama Papers story. In 2017, the project won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting and was a finalist in International Reporting. Bernstein earned his first Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting in 2011 for coverage of the financial crises. His most recent book, Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite. The book details the evolution of the offshore world as seen through the files of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca and explores the efforts by jounalists and others to break through the secrecy of anonymous financial structures. He has written for The Washington Post, Bloomberg, Mother Jones, The Guardian, ProPublica, Vice and has appeared on the BBC, NBC, CNN, PBS, and NPR.