Combating Impunity: Targeting Kleptocrats and Their Assets

Join The George Washington University Law School, The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), and American Society of International Law (ASIL) for a conference on Combating Impunity: Targeting Kleptocrats and their Assets

Registration for this event is full, but you can still sign up to be added to the waitlist. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Tillipman at [email protected].


Agenda:

8 - 8:30 amConference Registration – GW Law Kelly Lounge 

8:30 - 8:35 am: Welcome

  • Jessica Tillipman, Assistant Dean for Field Placement & Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School

8:35 - 8:45 amIntroduction: What is a Kleptocrat?  

  • Nicola Bonucci, Director, Legal Affairs, The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development

8:45 - 10:15 am: Government Enforcement & Initiatives Targeting Kleptocrats

  • Jessica Tillipman (moderator), Assistant Dean for Field Placement & Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Daniel Claman, Principal Deputy Chief, Money Laundering & Asset Recovery Section, Department of Justice
  • Eric Hylton, Deputy Chief, Criminal Investigation Division, Internal Revenue Service
  • Rahul Sahgal, Financial Counselor; Deputy Head Economic and Financial Affairs, Embassy of Switzerland, Washington, D.C. 
  • Robert Leventhal, Acting Director, U.S. State Department, INL Bureau, Office of Anticrime Programs

10:15 - 10:30 am: Refreshments

10:30 am - Noon: Media & Civil Society Efforts to Expose Kleptocrats

  • James Tillen (moderator), Miller & Chevalier 
  • Charles Davidson, Executive Director, Hudson Institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative   
  • Camille Eiss, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
  • Will Fitzgibbon, Reporter, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
  • Joel Schectman, Thomson Reuters

Noon - 1:30 pm: Lunch - Student Conference Center (Sponsored by Miller & Chevalier)

  • Keynote Address: Juan Carlos Echeverry, PhD, Partner, Econcept

1:45 - 3:15 pmRecovering Kleptocrats’ Assets

  • Nicola Bonucci (moderator), Director for Legal Affairs, The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development
  • Jeanne Hauch, Vice President and General Counsel, Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Marie-Laurence Navarri, Justice Attaché, French Embassy, Washington, D.C.
  • Oscar Solorzano, Basel Institute on Governance, International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR)

3:15 - 3:30 pmRefreshments

3:30 - 4:50 pm: Compensating Victims of Corruption

  • Philip Nichols (moderator), Co-Chair, ASIL’s Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group; Professor, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business 
  • Chris Camponovo, Drumcliffe Partners
  • Andy Spalding, University of Richmond School of Law

4:50 - 5:00 pmConclusions by Lucinda Low, President of ASIL