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Fighting international corruption: what’s working, what’s not working, and what will work?

On December 4, 2012, The George Washington University Law School and the Anti-Corruption Committee and North American Forum of the International Bar Association (in cooperation with the Anti-Corruption Committee of the American Bar Association) will host a day-long conference on the International Fight Against Corruption.  

The objective of this program is to examine how various anti-corruption initiatives have worked (effectively or not) in combating corruption.  The panelists will also discuss what can and should be done to combat corruption in the future (the full agenda is provided below).

The event is open to the public and registration information is available here

The location is The George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, 2000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC.

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Jessica Tillipman is a Senior Editor of the FCPA Blog. 

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Here’s the Full Agenda of the December 4th Program: The International Fight Against Corruption: What’s Working, What’s Not Working, and What Will Work?

8 – 8:30 am: Conference Registration

8:30­ – 8:40 am: Welcome Remarks

Susan L. Karamanian, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies, The George Washington University Law School

8:40 ­– 9 am: Introduction

  • Nicola Bonucci, Co-Chair, IBA Anti-Corruption Committee; Director of Legal Affairs, OECD
  • Timothy Dickinson, Co-Chair, IBA Anti-Corruption Committee; Paul Hastings LLP

9 – 9:45 am: Anti-Corruption Origins and Evolution

Speakers: 

  • Peter B. Clark, former Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • Frank Vogl, co-founder and former Vice Chairman/Advisor to the Managing Director/Member of the Advisory Council – Transparency International and co-founder/Vice Chairman – Partnership for Transparency Fund

Moderator: Jessica Tillipman, Assistant Dean for Field Placement and Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School

9:45 – 10:45 am: OECD Anti-Bribery Convention – the Game Changer?

Speakers:

  • Professor Giorgio Sacerdoti, former Vice-President of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions
  • Mark Mendelsohn, former Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
  • William Loo, Senior Legal Analyst (Anti-Corruption) at OECD

Moderator: Lucinda A. Low, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP 

10:45 – 11 am: Refreshments

11 – 12 pm: International Organizations Response to Foreign Bribery

Speakers:

  • Oliver Stolpe, United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime
  • Frank Fariello, Lead Counsel, Operations Policy, The World Bank; Vice-Chair, ABA Anti-Corruption Committee
  • Jorge García Gonzalez, Director, Department of Legal Cooperation, Organisation of American States
  • Juan Gabriel Ronderos, Case Officer, Inter-American Development Bank

Moderator:  Hansel T. Pham, Publications Officer, North American Forum; White & Case

12 – 1:30 pm: Lunch and Susan N. and Augustus diZerega, Jr. Key Note Address

Nicola Bonucci, Co-Chair, IBA Anti-Corruption Committee; Director of Legal Affairs, OECD

1:30 – 2:30 pm: Private Sector Response

Speakers:

  • Fritz F. Heimann, co-founder of Transparency International, Counselor to the General Counsel, General Electric
  • William B. Jacobson, Chief Compliance Officer, Weatherford International Ltd.
  • Massimo Mantovani, General Counsel, ENI
  • Susan M. Ringler, Deputy General Counsel, Xylem Inc.

Moderator: James G. Tillen, North America Regional Officer, IBA Anti-Corruption Committee; Miller & Chevalier Chartered

2:30 – 3:45 pm: Challenges of Prosecuting Corruption

Speakers:

  • Hon. Richard J. Leon, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (invited)
  • Charles Duross, Deputy Chief, Criminal Division, Fraud Section U.S. Department of Justice (tentatively confirmed)
  • Dr. Claire A. Daams, Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland
  • Goran Klemenčič, Chief Commissioner, Commission for the Prevention of Corruption, Republic of Slovenia

Moderator: Jeffrey D. Clark, Co-Chair, ABA Anti-Corruption Committee; Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP 

3:45 – 4 pm: Refreshments

4 – 5:15 pm: The Way Forward – Improving Anti-Corruption Efforts

Speakers:

  • Huguette Labelle, Chair of the Board of Transparency International
  • Harold Kim, Senior Vice President, Legal Reform Initiatives, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Nicola Bonucci, Co-Chair, IBA Anti-Corruption Committee; Director of Legal Affairs, OECD
  • Christopher R. Yukins, Professor of Government Contracts Law, The George Washington University Law School 

Moderator: Timothy Dickinson, Co-Chair, IBA Anti-Corruption Committee; Paul Hastings LLP

5:15 – 7 pm: Reception

Sponsored by Paul Hastings LLP and Miller & Chevalier

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