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Nov262013

DC event will honor Mark Pieth, examine OECD and UN anti-corruption efforts

Mark Pieth, Professor of Criminal Law at Basel University, Chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business TransactionsOn December 4, 2013, The George Washington University Law School will host a tribute to Mark Pieth for his 25 years serving as Chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions.  

The program, titled "The International Fight Against Corruption: Are the OECD and UN Conventions Achieving their Objectives?," will address the evolution and of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption

The panelists, comprised of international anti-corruption experts and stakeholders, will provide a candid assessment of the conventions from a variety of diverse perspectives, including, civil society, government enforcement agencies, the private sector, multilateral development banks, and academia.  The complete program agenda is provided below and you may register for the program here.

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Jessica Tillipman is a Senior Editor of the FCPA Blog.  Follow her on Twitter at @JTillipman

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The International Fight Against Corruption: Are the OECD and UN Conventions Achieving their Objectives?

A Tribute to Mark Pieth for his 25 years serving as Chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 8am–7pm
The George Washington University Law School
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
2000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052

Sponsored by The George Washington University Law School, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, 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

Agenda

8–8:30am: Conference Registration

8:30–8:35am: Welcoming Remarks

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

8:35–8:45am: Introduction

  • Timothy L. Dickinson, Co-Chair, IBA Anti-Corruption Committee; Paul Hastings LLP

8:45–9:45am: "The Evolution of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Anti–Bribery Convention"

  • Speakers
    • Peter B. Clark, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
    • Homer E. Moyer, Jr., Miller & Chevalier Chartered
    • Lucinda A. Low, Steptoe and Johnson
    • Professor Mark Pieth, outgoing Chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions

9:45–10:45am: "The Evolution of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)"

  • Moderator
    • Jessica Tillipman, Assistant Dean for Field Placement and Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School; Senior Editor of the FCPA Blog
  • Speakers
    • Kevin E. Davis, Vice Dean, Beller Family Professor of Business Law, New York University Law School
    • Andrew B. Spalding, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law; Senior Editor of the FCPA Blog. 
    • Lindy Muzila, StAR Initiative, The World Bank 

10:45–11am: Refreshments

11am–Noon: "Civil Society Response to OECD Convention and UNCAC"

  • Moderator
    • Fritz F. Heimann, Counselor to the General Counsel, General Electric; Chairman of Transparency International-USA; Member, International Chamber of Commerce Committee on Extortion and Bribery
  • Speakers
    • Claudia J. Dumas, President & CEO, Transparency International-USA
    • Nathaniel Heller, Executive Director, Global Integrity
    • Corinna Gilfillan, Director, Global Witness

Noon–1:15pm: Lunch and Key Note Address

  • Professor Mark Pieth, outgoing Chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions

1:15–2:15pm: "Prosecution and Defense Issues under the OECD Convention and UNCAC"

  • Moderator
    • James G. Tillen, Vice-Chair, IBA Anti-Corruption Committee; Miller & Chevalier Chartered
  • Speakers
    • Charles E. Duross, IV, Deputy Chief, Fraud Section of FCPA U.S. Department of Justice
    • Richard W. Grime, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
    • Jane Ellis, Principal, Assertia Pty Ltd

2:15–3pm: "Multi-Lateral Development Banks, Administrative Law, and Sanctions"

  • Moderator
    • Professor Chris Yukins, The George Washington University Law School
  • Speakers
    • Pascale Helene Dubois, Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer, World Bank; North America Regional Officer, IBA; Immediate Past Chair ABA Section of International Law Anti-Corruption Committee
    • Juan Ronderos, Case Officer for the Inter-American Development Bank Group

3–3:15 pm: Refreshments

3:15–4:15pm: "National Legislation Resulting from OECD Convention and UNCAC"

  • Moderator
    • Mikhail Reider-Gordon, Co-Chair, ABA Anti-Corruption Committee; Director, Navigant
  • Speakers
    • Eoin O'Shea, Partner, Reed Smith 
    • William B. Jacobson, Chief Compliance Officer, Weatherford International Ltd.
    • Edward Davis Jr., Chair Asset Recovery Subcommittee, IBA Anti-Corruption Committee; Astigarraga Davis

4:15–5:15 pm: "Diagnostic of OECD Convention and UNCAC and the Way Forward"

  • Moderator
    • Timothy L. Dickinson, Co-Chair, IBA Anti-Corruption Committee; Paul Hastings LLP
  • Speakers
    • Harold Kim, Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform
    • Drago Kos, incoming Chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions]
    • Brigitte Strobel-Shaw, Chief, Convention Support Section, Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

5:15–7pm: Reception Sponsored by Paul Hastings LLP and Miller & Chevalier

Reader Comments (1)

It will be interesting to see what experts think the once (and perhaps future) leading role of the United States will be in the on-going fight against corruption, particularly now when critics charge that this country is at the beginning of the end of its global influence.
November 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMartin Edwin Andersen

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