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.

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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
  • 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
    • 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

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


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