TASA courses are taught by internationally renowned industry experts. Our distinguished faculty members include:
Emily Anderson, Counsel, Ethics and Compliance - Americas
Emily Anderson works as Counsel, Ethics and Compliance - Americas at VF Corporation in Greensboro, NC. For the past three years, Emily has worked with the VF Ethics and Compliance team to shape and build various aspects of VF’s first formal Ethics and Compliance Program. Emily experienced her first Ethics and Compliance role and learned her niche was in this field while working at a shipping company in Charlotte, NC. Prior to that time, Emily practiced law at a firm in Charlotte.
Innovations in Compliance Training
Lawrence Fubara Anga, Partner, ǼLEX
Mr. Anga is a lawyer and political economist. He focuses on the legal needs of companies operating in Nigeria. He is admitted to practice law in Nigeria, Ghana and England & Wales.
He heads the firm’s banking and finance practice and has broad experience and expertise in matters pertaining to project finance, banking and capital markets transactions. He has an active Business Fraud and Anti-Corruption practice advising clients on compliance with anti-money laundering and anti-bribery laws in Nigeria. He advises clients from around the world on foreign direct investment in Nigeria.
Mr. Anga is a member, UNCITRAL Expert Group on Commercial Fraud. He is an active member of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law of the International Bar Association, the Section on Natural Resources and Energy Law of the American Bar Association, and the UK Energy Lawyers Group. Mr. Anga was the past Chairman of the Nigerian Capital Markets Solicitors Association. He was formerly Chairperson, Aviation Committee and Council Member of the Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association. He is the Country Co-chair for Nigeria, of the International Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.
Mr. Anga obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Yale University and degrees in Law from Cambridge University, England. He is a Notary Public of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Kathryn Cameron Atkinson, Member, Miller & Chevalier Chartered
Kathryn Cameron Atkinson is the Chair of the International Department and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Her practice focuses on international corporate compliance, including, in particular, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as export controls and economic sanctions, and anti-money laundering laws. She advises clients on corruption issues around the world. This advice has included compliance with the FCPA and related laws and international treaties in a wide variety of contexts, including transactional counseling, formal opinions, internal investigations, enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and resulting monitorships, as well as commercial litigation raising improper payment issues. Kathryn served as the government-appointed Independent Compliance Monitor for KBR, Inc. in an FCPA matter settled with the DOJ and SEC. She was a member of the original Transparency International task force that developed a compliance toolkit for small and medium-sized entities. She co-produced, with Homer E. Moyer, Jr., "Comply But Compete," a versatile, video-based FCPA training program.
On the compliance side of the practice, Kathryn focuses in particular on the design and implementation of custom-tailored international regulatory compliance programs for large and small companies in a wide range of industries. Her compliance practice includes performing compliance due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, designing and performing compliance audits and assessments, training company personnel and third parties, and working with companies to design tailored safeguards in complex business transactions and relationships with third parties.
Kelly S. Austin, Partner-in-Charge, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Hong Kong
Kelly Austin is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Hong Kong office. Ms. Austin’s practice focuses on government investigations, regulatory compliance and international disputes. She has extensive expertise in corporate internal investigations, including those involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and in creating and implementing effective compliance programs.
Prior to her position with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Ms. Austin served as the Compliance and Litigation Counsel for General Electric in Asia. In that role, she coordinated litigation, alternative dispute resolution proceedings, government and internal investigations, and compliance matters for the GE businesses throughout the region.
Before moving to Hong Kong in 2001, Ms. Austin practiced in Washington, DC, representing individuals and entities in a wide variety of criminal and civil matters in federal and state courts around the United States. Her practice focused on government investigations, including a host of Congressional and Independent Counsel investigations. She also served as general counsel to non-profit organizations, providing guidance on a variety of legal, regulatory, and strategic matters, and regularly counseled individuals on government ethics and regulatory issues.
From 1993 to 1994, Ms. Austin served as a law clerk for The Honorable Boyce F. Martin, Jr., Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. In 2000, she served as Special Counsel to the Executive Office of the President, representing the White House in federal litigation.
Ms Austin has a BA from the University of Virginia and received her law degree from Georgetown University. She is a member of the bars of Virginia and the District of Columbia, and is admitted to practice in a variety of district and appellate courts in the United States.
Margaret M. Ayres, Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Ms. Ayres is counsel in Davis Polk’s Washington D.C. office. She concentrates in U.S. trade and investment laws applicable to cross-border transactions, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), U.S. economic sanctions, the U.S. anti-boycott laws and laws restricting foreign investment in the U.S. communications, shipping, aviation, nuclear and defense industries. She has advised many companies around the world, including software, pharmaceutical, travel industry, banking and investment banking clients, on the FCPA and related statutes, as well as the other laws just noted.
Her anti-bribery advice has focused on worldwide transnational anti-corruption measures and conventions as well as FCPA enforcement actions and developments. Ms. Ayres has drafted numerous agent agreements, guidelines and compliance codes, tailored to take account of differences in corporate operations, structures and cultures. She has also conducted intensive training programs for U.S. companies and their overseas subsidiaries in many parts of the world, as well as for foreign issuers of U.S. securities.
Gifts & Hospitality in the Anti-Bribery Context
Carlos Ayres, Partner, Maeda, Ayres & Sarubbi Advogados
Carlos Ayres is a founding partner of the law firm Maeda, Ayres & Sarubbi in São Paulo, Brazil. Mr. Ayres co-chairs the Anti-Corruption and Compliance Committee of IBRADEMP (The Brazilian Institute of Business Law) and teaches FCPA and Compliance at the Post-Graduate Program of GVLaw, School of Law, in São Paulo. He is also a visiting professor at the Post-Graduate Program in Risk Management and Fraud Prevention of FIA (Fundação Instituto de Administração) Business School in São Paulo. Mr. Ayres has worked at the enforcement division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC.
Roberto Berry, Assistant General Counsel International Affairs and Compliance, FCA (“Fiat Chrysler Automobiles”) US LLC
Roberto Berry was born and raised in Mexico City. He received a law degree from the University of California at Davis and afterwards clerked for two years in the United States Courts of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Berry practiced law in Portland, Oregon until joining Delphi Automotive Systems in 2001 to become Delphi’s general counsel for Mexico and then Latin America. Most recently, Mr. Berry joined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles LLC as its Assistant General Counsel for International Matters and Global Compliance. He devotes a significant part of his time training FCA’s international regions on compliance-related matters and has been a frequent speaker at anticorruption events in this country.
Matt Birk, CPA and Partner, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
Mr. Birk is a CPA and Partner in the Deloitte Financial Advisory Services practice and has over 18 years of experience in providing auditing and forensic accounting services to businesses and law firms in a wide range of matters. Mr. Birk serves as one of the firm’s leaders on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) Investigations, M&A Due Diligence engagements and Corporate Compliance Reviews and has spent most of his time over the past 8 years consulting in this area with some of the world’s largest companies. He currently leads the FCPA practice for the Mid-America region of Deloitte. In addition, he has several years of external audit and internal controls experience. Mr. Birk has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from St. Louis University and a Masters in Business Administration from Washington University.
Anti-Bribery Books & Records – Background, Best Practices and Red Flags
Patricia Byrne, Vice President and Associate General Counsel , International Compliance, BAE Systems Inc.
How to Promote Transparency and Inspire Ethical Behavior
Sharie A. Brown, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP
Sharie Brown is a recognized leader in ethics, compliance and internal investigations involving financial fraud and corruption for U.S. and non-U.S. companies. As a former federal prosecutor, a Mobil Oil compliance and ethics officer and a leader of white collar and compliance practices at major law firms, Sharie is regarded as a trusted advisor, counselor and skilled investigator for board audit committees, corporate senior management and general counsels in several regions of the world. Her experience, leadership and frequent media contributions regarding corporate fraud and corruption make her an international thought leader in the field.
As a partner in the White Collar & Government Investigations Practice Group of Troutman Sanders, Sharie represents international corporations and conducts internal investigations, audits and transactional due diligence worldwide in the areas of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), including the Dodd-Frank whistleblower program, the UK Bribery Act, OFAC compliance and international trade controls, corporate ethics and compliance, World Bank procurement frauds, the Economic Espionage Act (EEA) and USA Patriot Act anti-money laundering. Sharie regularly represents U.S. and non-U.S. clients in complex matters involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Treasury, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. State Department, U.S. Congressional Committees and other local regulatory agencies.
Sharie’s compliance reviews, M&A due diligence and internal investigations have involved the following countries: the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, the UK, France, Italy, Bulgaria, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Ghana, Djibouti, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, the DRC, Equatorial Guinea, China, Thailand, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Russia, and Kazakhstan, among others.
Anti-Corruption Due Diligence in M&A Deals in Emerging Markets
What to do When a Company Receives a Dodd-Frank FCPA Whistleblower Letter: Key Considerations and Practical First Steps
María González Calvet, Anti-Corruption and International Risk Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
María González Calvet is an anti-corruption and international risk partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Recognized for her deep understanding and experience in the application of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery statutes in Latin America, she has worked with leaders in government, business and finance to investigate and assess risk across the region for more than a decade. She has substantial experience conducting investigations on behalf of companies and individuals concerning multi-jurisdictional matters involving corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial fraud.
María has conducted internal and government investigations in more than 20 Latin American countries and draws on her past work in government and the corporate sector to help clients across industries and geographies to identify and mitigate corruption risks and implement effective compliance programs. In addition to her Latin America knowledge, María has experience in anti-corruption and other investigative matters in Asia, Africa, and Europe, and in every significant business sector.
She has particular experience in the following areas:
- Jurisdictional questions and challenges that arise from coordinated prosecution by multiple enforcement authorities
- Transactions and business dealings with government entities and financial institutions
- Risks associated with consortia and other partnerships
- Pre- and post-acquisition due diligence in high-risk markets
Prior to joining Ropes & Gray in 2018, María served as Executive Counsel, Global Investigations for General Electric where she led and managed government, regulatory and internal investigations for the company’s business in Latin America. Earlier in her career, she was a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Fraud Section, and was a member of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit where she led some of the Department’s most important investigations involving allegations of corruption and other white collar offenses in Latin America.
María is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Before becoming a lawyer, she worked in education, focusing on adult literacy and bilingual education.
Richard L Cassin, Creator and Principle Writer of the FCPA Blog
Edgar Chen, Senior Partner, Tsar & Tsai Law Firm
Dr. Edgar Chen is a senior partner with Tsar & Tsai Law Firm, practicing for years and having vast experience in litigation and arbitration. Prior to joining Tsar & Tsai in 1997, Edgar has been a judicial officer for more than 10 years. He had served as the Public Prosecutor of Taipei District Court, ShiLin District Court, PanChiao District Court and JinMen District Court, as well as a judge with Taipei District Court. Edgar has also served as the Executive Secretary of the Civil Code Amendment Commission of the Ministry of Justice responsible for proposing and drafting the amendment to the Law of Obligation of the Taiwan Civil Code.
Having served as a Public Prosecutor and a judge, Edgar brought to his private practice his familiarity with the court procedures and practice. Edgar specializes in corporate, employment, labor, construction and intellectual property rights related dispute resolution.
Edgar’s representative cases include representing numerous internationally renounced high tech companies on patent right and licensing related disputes, construction companies on defects and various contractual and customer disputes, anti-trust and fair competition issues, directors and ranking officers of publicly traded companies on criminal allegations of insider trading, securities law violations, breach of trust and breach of fiduciary duties, commercial banks on customer claim and investment disputes and various corporations on employee disputes.
In 1991 Edgar was awarded with a government scholarship to study at the Law School of the University of Michigan and obtained a LL.M degree. He then earned his Doctorate Degree of Law (PhD) from the National Taiwan University in 1994. He taught and gave lectures in FuJen University from 1995 on the civil code, fair trade law, securities regulations, and case study on commercial laws.
Edgar has been elected and served as the President of the Taipei Bar Association during 2012-2014, and served as the Vice President of Taiwan Bar Association during 2015-2016.
Jeffrey D. Clark, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Jeffrey D. Clark is a partner in the Litigation Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and is a member of the Compliance & Enforcement Practice Group in Washington D.C.
Mr. Clark represents corporations and individuals in a wide variety of civil and criminal investigations and enforcement matters, including grand jury investigations, SEC enforcement actions and Congressional inquiries. His practice includes conducting complex, worldwide internal corporate investigations and providing advice to corporate management and directors regarding enforcement matters. He also counsels companies on designing and implementing corporate compliance programs. Mr. Clark specializes in Foreign Corrupt Practices matters, and also has substantial expertise in other types of international business and white collar litigation.
- Conducting Effective Internal Investigations
- Voluntary Self-Disclosure, Cooperation and Remediation under the DOJ’s Pilot Program
Michele Cross, Senior Manager, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
Ms. Cross is a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Financial Advisory Services practice. She has over 15 years of experience spanning business/financial strategy development, financial management, internal controls assessment and FCPA compliance and investigations. While at Deloitte, she has participated in numerous engagements assisting clients in evaluating FCPA compliance programs, conducting FCPA-related investigations and assessing internal controls and remediating internal control deficiencies for regulatory compliance purposes. Ms. Cross’ industry specialties include technology, telecommunications and aerospace/defense and a geographic focus of China, Brazil, India and other emerging markets.
Anti-Bribery Books & Records – Background, Best Practices and Red Flags
Tim Cummins, President, The International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (“IACCM”)
In his role as President of IACCM, Tim works with leading corporations, public and academic bodies, supporting executive awareness and understanding of the role that procurement, contracting and relationship management increasingly play in 21st century business performance and public policy. He leads the Association's extensive research programs and interactions with universities and business schools.
Prior to IACCM, Tim's business career included executive roles at IBM and a period on the Chairman's staff, leading studies on the impacts of globalization and the re-engineering of IBM's global contracting processes. His earlier career involved the banking, automotive and aerospace industries, initially in Corporate Finance and later in commercial and business development. He led negotiations up to $1.5 billion in value and his work has taken him to over 40 countries.
Tim's writing is extensively published and he has acted in an advisory capacity to government bodies in countries that include the US, UK, Australia, Canada and Japan, as well as regular briefings to senior managers at many of the world's largest companies.
Frederick T. Davis, Of Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Based in Paris, Mr. Davis is a former US federal prosecutor and member of the Paris Bar. Part of the global Litigation Group, his practice focuses on criminal, regulatory and civil litigation and investigations involving US and French laws.
Mr. Davis is an experienced trial lawyer who has represented clients in high profile matters in both French and English language tribunals. He has represented major US, French and multinational companies in both domestic and international criminal investigations. He has also appeared as legal counsel in international arbitrations administered by the ICC, AAA and other institutions, and has served as an arbitrator in ICC arbitrations.
Mr. Davis’s recent matters include investigations, litigations and international arbitrations for General Electric, NBC, 3M, American Express, and Johnson & Johnson. He has represented five of the largest banks in France in litigations related to World War II assets; Citibank in many international proceedings including lawsuits in India, Gabon and Australia and Lloyd’s of London related litigation; and the heirs of W. Averell Harriman in a lawsuit against Pamela C. Harriman.
Mr. Davis is a past chair of the European Affairs Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He is also a member of the International Bar Association (where he is Senior Vice Chair of the Business Crime Committee), Union Internationale des Avocats, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Council and an elected life member of the American Law Institute. He is an elected fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a frequent lecturer for the New York Law Journal seminars, Practicing Law Institute, International Bar Association, American Bar Association, International Chamber of Commerce, and Federal Bar Council, as well as at the Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature.
Mr. Davis joined the firm as a partner in 2006, after serving as a partner in two other well-known firms. He served as an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 1974 to 1979, where he was Chief of Appeals from 1977 to 1978. Mr. Davis served as a law clerk to the Hon. Henry J. Friendly, Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit and to Justice Potter Stewart of the US Supreme Court.
He received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1967 and his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1972, where he was the Writing and Research Editor of the Columbia Law Review.
He is a member of the Bars of New York and Paris.
Managing Risks Inherent in Obtaining Personal Data in Europe and Transferring them to the U.S.
Richard N. Dean, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Richard Dean advises on corporate compliance transactions —including mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investments and joint ventures, among others — in the Firm's Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie, he served as managing partner in the Washington, D.C., Moscow and St. Petersburg offices of Coudert Brothers. Mr. Dean authored several articles for various publications, including Financier Worldwide and International Corporate Governance Review. He is also a lecturer on emerging markets and international financial crimes in the University of Virginia School of Law.
Mr. Dean focuses on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and related legislation, including U.S. money laundering laws and their application to the activities of US companies in emerging markets throughout the former Soviet Union as well as in Asia and Latin America. He advises on the structuring of foreign investment transactions to comply with U.S. laws and supervises the conduct of internal investigations and audits to determine compliance with laws and regulations, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Mr. Dean also advises senior management and corporate audit committees on the consequences of such investigations and audits, including the development of appropriate defenses, disclosures, disciplinary actions and compliance policies. Mr. Dean has an in-depth understanding of the key political, economic and cultural issues facing organizations doing business in challenging markets, particularly in Russia and the rest of the former Soviet Union.
FCPA Compliance in Action
Reagan R. Demas, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Reagan Demas has significant experience working on behalf of companies and investors in emerging markets and high risk jurisdictions. He has managed major legal compliance investigations for a variety of Fortune 500 companies and negotiated settlements before the US Department of Justice, US Securities and Exchange Commission, and other federal and state regulatory entities, obtaining declinations in a number of matters. He has also conducted risk assessments and due diligence in a variety of legal compliance matters for companies across industries, and has worked on the ground evaluating partnerships, investments and other business opportunities worldwide. Reagan has written and spoken extensively on emerging compliance trends, ethics, corruption and doing business in Africa.
Thomas W. Donovan, Managing Partner & Founder, Iraq Law Alliance, PLLC
Thomas W. Donovan is Managing Partner and founder of the Iraq Law Alliance, PLLC. He divides his time between the firm’s offices in Basrah, Baghdad and Erbil – Kurdistan Region. His experience centers on petroleum and natural gas law and the surrounding corporate, employment, immigration and customs issues. He also has considerable amount of experience in public international law, litigation and structured project finance. Mr. Donovan has published extensively on the development of the domestic Iraqi economy and issues associated with petroleum production and exploration.
Pascale Helene Dubois, Vice President, Integrity, World Bank Group
Pascale Dubois, a Belgian national, became the World Bank Group’s Integrity Vice President on July 1, 2017.
The Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) contributes to the World Bank’s core mission of promoting development and reducing poverty by ensuring that funds are used for their intended purposes. As the head of INT, Ms. Dubois manages investigations in connection with allegations of fraud and corruption in World Bank Group-financed projects, as well as allegations of significant fraud or corruption involving World Bank Group staff. INT also supports the operational units of the World Bank Group by mitigating fraud and corruption risks through sharing investigative findings, advising on prevention measures and outreach. Finally, INT’s Integrity Compliance Office helps ensure that sanctioned firms engage in clean business in the future.
Ms. Dubois has played a leading role in the World Bank’s anti-corruption efforts for more than a decade. She previously served as Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer in the Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD), where she determined whether to suspend and debar firms and individuals accused of fraud and corruption in World Bank-financed projects. Before that, Ms. Dubois managed the Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP) in INT. She also worked as an operational lawyer advising the Africa region of the World Bank for seven years. Before joining the World Bank, she was a lawyer in private practice for ten years in the United States and Belgium.
Ms. Dubois is a Senior Advisor to the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s Anti-Corruption Committee, having earlier served as Co-Chair for three years. She is also former Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Since 2009, she has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where she has taught a course on international anti-corruption. She speaks and publishes regularly on the World Bank’s efforts and other topics in international anti-corruption.
Ms. Dubois received her Lic. Jur., cum laude, from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and her LL.M. from New York University.
Toby Duthie, Founding Partner & Head, UK and European Offices, FRA
Toby Duthie is a founding partner of FRA and head of its UK and European offices. He has more than 20 years’ experience in financial analysis, complex financial modeling, investigations and compliance reviews. Fluent in English and German, Toby has particular expertise in multi-jurisdictional investigations, anti-bribery and corruption compliance testing, and specializes in matters of government enforcement especially in the UK and the US.
Toby won Investigations Forensic Accountant of the Year 2018 at the Who’s Who Legal Awards and is recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Investigations 2018; Who’s Who Legal: Investigations (2018 and 2017) and Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts 2017. One source describes him as, “first-rate” in multi-jurisdictional investigations and government enforcement matters, with clients lauding his expertise as “unsurpassed” and “tremendously impressive, he knows all there is to know about FCPA enforcement”.
Toby has worked on a number of complex financial frauds and bribery investigations which have involved disgorgement and fine calculation analysis and modeling in a variety of jurisdictions, including the US, Japan, Austria, and the UK, with the most recent including the Rolls-Royce £700m DOJ, SFO and Brazilian settlement, the $521 million Teva settlement and the $328 million SBM Offshore matter.
As one of FRA’s founding partners, Toby was instrumental in developing the firm’s white-collar and regulatory defense services across Europe and has been integral in resolving high-profile FCPA enforcement cases going back to 2004 including Panalpina, Bonny Island LNG, and Oil-for-Food. He has worked on matters involving UK, Swiss, Dutch, and French regulators and has extensive experience calculating damages in FCPA enforcement actions. He has worked on four of the ten largest FCPA settlements.
Toby has further worked on some compliance monitorships involving the natural resources and IT sectors.
He also set up the UK’s first third party litigation funding company in 2002 (IM Litigation Management Limited) which pursued over 50 claims with over a 70% success rate.
A graduate with honors from University College London, Toby worked as a steel trader in Hong Kong and in the investment banking division of Deutsche Bank/Morgan Grenfell.
Thomas Firestone, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Thomas Firestone represents clients in international white collar criminal investigations and compliance matters, including anti-corruption and US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), internal investigations and transactional due diligence. He is a member of the Firm's Global Compliance & Investigations Steering Committee. Prior to joining the Firm, Thomas spent 14 years at the US Department of Justice. He worked as an Assistant US Attorney in the Eastern District of New York where he prosecuted transnational organized crime cases. He also worked as Resident Legal Adviser and Acting Chief of the Law Enforcement Section at the US Embassy in Moscow. In the latter capacity, he facilitated US-Russian law enforcement cooperation, assisted the Russian government in drafting new criminal legislation, advised the US government on policy issues related to criminal justice in Russia and twice won the US State Department Superior Honor Award.
Susan Côté- Freeman, Programme Manager, Transparency International
Rafael Mendes Gomes, Chief Governance and Compliance Officer, Petrobras
Rafael Gomes is the Chief Governance and Compliance Officer for Petrobras. He has many years of experience as a lawyer having previously worked for Tozzini, Freire Advogados and was a senior partner at Chediak Advogados where he was responsible for the Compliance and Investigation area. He served as Legal Director and Assistant General Counsel of Sun Microsystems and was Vice-President, General Counsel and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of Walmart Brasil Ltda, responsible for the compliance program of Walmart Brasil. He is a professor in various instituições such as IBP (Brazilian Institute of Petroleum, Gás e Biofuels); CPEC (Center for Learning and Research in Compliance, in partnership with the Universidad de Castilla - La Mancha, Spain); and LEC (Legal Ethics and Compliance).
Rafael graduated from the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo (“USP Law School”) and completed his postgraduate in Business Law at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). In 2009, he concluded the Advanced Management Program of the School of Management of IESE, from the Universidad de Navarra (Spain) and obtained certification as a Professional Compliance and Ethics Certificate (CCEP) from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.
Bill Gordon, General Counsel, The Boone Group
Bill Gordon is a legal and business strategist noted for leading internationally prominent organizations to higher levels of performance in legal, regulatory and policy matters. Currently, he is the General Counsel of The Boone Group, a strategy consulting firm specializing in the defense, cybersecurity, and aerospace industries.
A seasoned strategic and legal advisor to top executives and boards, Bill has influenced major business decisions for multinational companies during challenging economic conditions and major organizational transformations. Known for adeptly negotiating corporate restructuring, financing, and other high-stakes deals, Bill is a trusted partner skilled in advancing an organization’s goals.
Recognized for his expertise in building strong alliances through collaboration, Bill is noted for having led industry-acclaimed compliance initiatives throughout his career, including the transformation of global compliance culture, strategy, and processes for organizations of all sizes in myriad industries.
Before joining The Boone Group, Bill served as Associate General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer for Hercules Offshore Inc., where he led their litigation, risk, and compliance departments. In addition, during the course of two corporate reorganizations, he negotiated and advised on corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, tax disputes and restructuring.
Bill also currently serves on the boards of directors of two national non-profit organizations, Children at Risk and Executive Service Corps and is a member of the Momentum Oil & Gas Advisory Board.
Priyanka Sharma Goswami, Advocate & Founding Partner, Quad Law Associates
Ms. Goswami is the founding Partner of Quad Law Associates, a boutique law firm specializing in the areas of Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation), Corporate-Commercial Laws, International Trade Law, Anti-Corruption, Governance, Ethics & Compliance, Employment Law, Family & Matrimonial Laws.
She leads the Firm’s desk on Anti-Bribery Compliance and Investigations. She regularly advises and represents domestic and international clients in understanding local laws that apply to their businesses, appreciating the cultural context for doing business in India, identifying key bribery-risk areas, adopting ethical business practices, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, handling whistleblower complaints, conducting internal investigations, conducting anti-bribery due diligence, imparting appropriate anti-corruption training to employees and creating anti-bribery toolkits in the form of policies and internal processes for companies.
Ms. Goswami frequently writes on the topics of anti-bribery, governance and whistleblower protection and is regularly invited to speak on these topics at prestigious national and international events.
Prior to founding Quad Law Associates, Ms. Goswami was a Partner at Dua Associates, a leading full-service law firm in India where she spent over a decade. She also served as Legal Counsel at GE Capital International Services in India between 2004-2006 and as an Associate Counsel at the Offices of a former Additional Solicitor General of India between 2001-2002.
Ms. Goswami holds a B.A. (Honors) degree in English Literature and a Bachelors degree in Law from the University of Delhi. She also completed her BCL program (European & Comparative Law) degree from the University of Oxford. She is currently based in New Delhi, India.
Kristy Grant-Hart, Founder, Spark Compliance Consulting
Jannette Hasan, Corporate Counsel II, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Jannette E. Hasan is Senior Counsel-International, at Northrop Grumman Corporation, where she advises the corporation on international anti-corruption matters, including international consultants and CSRS, compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the OECD anti-corruption convention, and foreign anti-corruption laws.
Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Ms. Hasan was an Attorney Advisor-International, at the U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Law Development Program, where she devised, implemented and managed international legal and institutional reform programs, involving WTO accession and compliance, in the Middle East and Africa. Ms. Hasan also served for many years as an Associate at the law firm of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP, where she represented foreign governments before the International Court of Justice and arbitration proceedings in cases involving international land and maritime boundary disputes.
Ms. Hasan’s professional qualifications include a Master of Laws in International Law from Georgetown University Law Center, a Juris Doctor from Oklahoma University Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts from the American University in Cairo. She is member of the Florida and District of Columbia Bars and is fluent in Spanish and Arabic.
Lauren Higgins, Group Compliance Officer, Cambridge University Press
Lauren Higgins is Group Compliance Officer at Cambridge University Press. Cambridge University Press is a department of the University of Cambridge, and has over 2000 employees, based in over 40 countries globally. Lauren previously was a Divisional Compliance Manager for Oxford University Press, and before that served as a Director for an international risk consulting firm. In this role, she focused on helping companies (primarily FTSE 250s) in developing compliance programmes, in particular related to FCPA, UKBA and AML. She has over ten years’ experience in compliance.
Peter Hughes, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Pearson
Marianne Ibrahim, Sr. Legal Counsel—Global Compliance & Investigations, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Thiago Jabor Pinheiro, Partner, Mattos Filho
Thiago advises clients in matters related to corporate integrity, anti-corruption compliance, government investigations and enforcement actions as well as corporate crisis management. His expertise includes developing compliance programs, internal investigations, due diligence and risk assessments, anti-money laundering and administrative enforcement actions in the financial services and capital markets sectors. He worked as a foreign associate in the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
William B. Jacobson, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Billy Jacobson has served as general counsel, chief compliance officer, federal prosecutor and government-appointed monitor. His experience serving in different capacities for the Department of Justice (DOJ), particularly the Fraud Section’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement unit, allows him to provide clients significant insight into the processes and decision making of the DOJ. Billy, along with his partner Guy Singer, currently serves as an independent compliance monitor of a large multi-national petrochemical company, appointed by the DOJ and SEC. He regularly counsels clients facing sanctions proceedings brought by Multi-Lateral Development Banks such as the World Bank and African Development Bank. Billy is also considered a thought leader in the industry having spoken extensively on compliance and investigative topics.
Billy served for five and a half years as Senior Vice President, Co-General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Weatherford International Ltd., one of the world’s largest multinational oil and natural gas service companies. While there, he aided the company in establishing what is widely recognized as a best-in-class compliance program. Further, he supervised a litigation and regulatory docket of more than 1,000 cases around the world, including shareholder suits, complex commercial disputes, International Arbitration, employment matters, intellectual property, property damage and personal injury. This included guiding Weatherford through its response to the Deepwater Horizon incident in 2010 and various shareholder lawsuits.
Kimberly Kaminski, Vice President & Chief Ethics Officer, BAE Systems Inc.
Kimberly Kaminski is Vice President & Chief Ethics Officer at BAE Systems, Inc., with responsibility for overseeing the company’s world class global business ethics program. She received a BA in Marketing Management from St. Catherine’s University. Kim joined BAE Systems, Inc., in 2016 after having business ethics positions with increasing levels of responsibility at MTS Systems Corporation and Alliant Techsystems Inc.
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Georg Kell, The United Nations Global Compact
Georg Kell is the founding Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative with over 9,000 corporate signatories in more than 160 countries.
Georg Kell helped to establish the Global Compact as the foremost platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible and sustainable corporate policies and practices. In a career of more than 25 years at the United Nations, he also oversaw the conception and launch of the Global Compact’s sister initiatives, on investment, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), and on education, the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), together with the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (SSE).
Georg is Chairman of Arabesque Partners, an Anglo-German ESG Quant fund manager that uses self-learning quantitative models and big data to assess the performance and sustainability of globally listed companies. Its investment technology processes over 100 billion data points to select an investment universe of equities with the aim of delivering superior returns, integrating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) sources across 15 languages.
Georg started his career as a research fellow in engineering at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Innovation in Berlin. He then worked as a financial analyst in various countries in Africa and Asia before joining the United Nations in 1987. A native of Germany, Georg holds advanced degrees in economics and engineering from the Technical University of Berlin.
Georg has received numerous recognitions from around the world.
James M. Koukios, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
James Koukios is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Washington, D.C. office, and serves as Global Co-Head of the FCPA + Anti-Corruption Practice. Mr. Koukios represents companies and individuals in high-stakes government enforcement actions and complex internal investigations. An experienced trial attorney and former federal prosecutor, Mr. Koukios has tried over 20 federal jury cases, including serving as the lead prosecutor in two landmark FCPA-related trials: United States v. Esquenazi and United States v. Duperval. Mr. Koukios also served as a lead prosecutor in United States v. AEY Inc., a defense procurement fraud and export licensing case that served as the basis for the 2016 film War Dogs.
Robert Kuhn, President, Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors LLC
With over a decade of corporate leadership experience, Robert Kuhn combines his expertise in project management, process re-engineering and supply chain issues with his knowledge of and passion for sustainability to bring the firm’s clients senior level strategic advice on sustainable business issues.
For over a decade Robert Kuhn served as CEO of a privately-held manufacturer of assembly products sold through distribution in the electronics and electrical markets. Prior to his corporate leadership experience, Mr. Kuhn was a corporate lawyer in New York City, where his practice centered on complex corporate finance transactions, with a concentration on asset-backed financing.
Robert Kuhn attended The Hotchkiss School (CT), holds a B.A, cum laude, from Wesleyan University, (CT) and earned his J.D. from Georgetown University (DC).
Robert belongs to a number of industry groups, including the Institute for Supply Management, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the Institute of Management Consultants, USA. Mr. Kuhn serves as Chair of ISM’s Sustainability and Social Responsibility Committee and is a member of the Strategic Advisory Committee of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council.
Yuliya Kyrlova, Regional Compliance Officer, TOO Siemens
Yuliya Kyrlova is Regional Compliance Officer of Siemens Kazakhstan. Yuliya joined Siemens in October 2009 and has held the role of Regional Compliance Officer since January 2012. Yuliya’s role and responsibilities include business partners due diligence, training, compliance control framework, case handling, compliance risk assessment, compliance review board and responding to all other compliance related questions.
Luis Armando López, Attorney, SOLCARGO
Mr. Lopez is a Mexican lawyer graduated with honors from Universidad de las Américas Puebla, in Puebla, México. He pursued academic studies in International Trade Law and in Economic Law at Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei, in Torino, Italy. Mr. Lopez also holds a Master of Laws in International Dispute Settlement from Geneva University Law School and a Master of Laws in International Business and Economic Law from Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Lopez has worked in Mexico and in Geneva, Switzerland. He currently is Partner of the law firm Solórzano, Carvajal, González y Pérez Correa, S.C. (SOLCARGO) wherein he advises national and multinational companies in International Trade, Life Sciences and Anticorruption matters.
Lucinda Low, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Lucinda A. Low is a partner in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP with a practice focusing on US and
international anti-corruption laws and assisting US and foreign companies with compliance with international business laws and regulations. She is a widely recognized authority in the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and related international conventions from the OECD, OAS, United Nations, and European Union. Ms. Low provides legal advice and counsel in the related areas of export control, economic sanctions, and anti-money laundering
compliance. In addition, Ms. Low has represented clients before the World Bank in connection with anti-corruption requirements for World Bank-financed projects. She also has represented foreign investors in a broad array of investment disputes with commercial partners and host governments and adds significant international
arbitration experience to the firm.
Ms. Low’s FCPA practice includes internal compliance program development and implementation, including establishing workable compliance policies and procedures; training for company management and employee personnel; benchmarking and auditing programs for best practices and effectiveness, counseling on international trade and investment transactions in numerous jurisdictions; structuring commercial deals to address business ethics and regulatory requirements to mitigate risk; conducting internal investigations, audits, and risk assessments; and representing clients before enforcement agencies and bodies, such as the SEC, the US Department of Justice, local US Attorneys' offices, and the World Bank.
Ms. Low is a member of the Board of Directors of Transparency International - USA, a former Chair of the ABA Section of International Law, Vice President of the American Society of International Law, and a current member of the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on International Law. She was the 2003 recipient of the William Ray Vallance Award presented by the Inter-American Bar Foundation, presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution toward improving the law and jurisprudence of the Western Hemisphere.
Martha Mallory, Business Development Manager, Latin America, TRACE
Martha Mallory is a Mexican trained attorney with experience in white collar crime, internal investigations and anti-corruption, with a special focus on Latin America. She has over seven years of experience working for the Mexican government in the areas of law enforcement, international criminal law, financial assistance, project coordination and tax litigation. As Business Development Manager for Latin America, Martha provides both multinationals and local companies with tailored compliance solutions that fit the needs of the market.
Prior to joining TRACE, Martha worked at the Legal Attaché Office of the General Attorney’s Office at the Mexican Embassy in Washington D.C. specializing in mutual legal assistance, anti-corruption, white collar crime, U.S. congressional investigations, sting operations and anti-money laundering practices.
Martha studied law at Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City, and holds an LL.M. in General Studies from Georgetown University Law Center with a focus on white collar, anti-corruption and internal investigations.
Martha has been admitted to the New York State Bar and is also authorized to practice law in Mexico. She is a native Spanish speaker and is currently based in Washington, D.C.
Mark F. Mendelsohn, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
A partner in the Litigation Department, Mark F. Mendelsohn is a member of the White Collar Crime and Regulatory Defense, and Securities Litigation Practice Groups.
Prior to joining Paul, Weiss, Mr. Mendelsohn served as the deputy chief of the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), and is internationally acknowledged and respected as the architect and key enforcement official of DOJ’s modern Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement program.
As deputy chief of the Fraud Section from 2005 to 2010, Mr. Mendelsohn was responsible for overseeing all DOJ investigations and prosecutions under the FCPA, and for supervising a team of trial attorneys with respect to investigations and prosecutions of a wide variety of federal white collar crimes including money laundering, mail and wire fraud, procurement fraud, Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) violations and violations of economic and trade sanctions laws and regulations, including with respect to the United Nations Oil for Food Program. During his tenure, Mr. Mendelsohn handled hundreds of voluntary disclosures of illicit corporate payments, worked closely with attorneys in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, helped establish and worked closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s FCPA squad at the Washington Field Office, negotiated numerous corporate plea, deferred and non-prosecution agreements on behalf of DOJ and participated in the appointment of, interaction with and reporting by more than 16 corporate compliance monitors. Mr. Mendelsohn led an effort to forge closer working relationships with foreign regulators in connection with transnational bribery cases, resulting in coordinated settlements with the Munich Public Prosecutor in Germany in the Siemens prosecutions and coordinated settlements with the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office in the BAE and Innospec prosecutions, among others. Mr. Mendelsohn was also responsible for administering DOJ’s FCPA Opinion Release Procedure, including issuing the seminal opinion on FCPA transactional diligence and successor liability (Op. Rel. 08-02).
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Robert J. Meyer, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Robert J. Meyer is a partner in the Litigation Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and is a member of the Compliance & Enforcement Practice Group in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Meyer represents corporations and individuals in civil and criminal lawsuits and investigations involving fraud, bribery, whistleblower allegations, securities, ethics and conflicts of interest. He has conducted numerous domestic and international internal corporate investigations, and regularly counsels corporations on compliance and government enforcement matters. Mr. Meyer has substantial expertise in matters involving government ethics, the Inspector General Act, accounting fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act, qui tam litigation and securities enforcement. As a former federal prosecutor with substantial trial experience, Mr. Meyer is frequently called upon to defend criminal and civil enforcement matters involving all of these subject matter areas.
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Gabriella Neal, Regional Compliance Counsel for Latin America and Mexico Geozone Counsel, Weatherford
Gabriella Neal currently serves as Regional Compliance Counsel for Latin America and Mexico Geozone Counsel at Weatherford where she’s held that role since April 2018. A dual licensed attorney in both New York and Mexico, Gabriella’s specialties include US & Latin America commercial and corporate law, international employment law, data privacy, corporate compliance, FCPA and software licensing. Prior to her current role Gabriella held the position of Legal Counsel for Mexico & Venezuela wherein she was responsible for all legal support in Mexico and Venezuela, supervising and managing local attorneys and legal staff on all legal matters including contract negotiations, bid processes, commercial issues and labor matters. Prior to joining Weatherford, Gabriella was employed at Halliburton where she held several roles including Northern Latin America Counsel and President, iMPACT Board of Directors Professional Organization, an organization of Halliburton professionals with the primary objective of furthering employee development, enhancing leadership competencies and increasing employee retention through networking and leadership programs that prepare members for growth within the company.
Patrick O'Malley, Founder, Interpresas Consulting
Patrick J. O'Malley is a Milan-based international corporate and securities lawyer, dually qualified both in the United States and in England & Wales. He is also an adjunct professor in comparative business law matters, including anti-corruption corporate compliance at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy; the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain; Brest Business School in Brest, France; ESADE Law & Business School in Barcelona, Spain and the United Nations System Staff College [ITC-ILO LLM] in Turin, Italy. O'Malley also regularly teaches at about a dozen other universities, companies and professional legal/business training organizations around Europe and the US, and occasionally in Africa and Central Asia. Most of O'Malley's courses cover comparative US-EU corporate and securities law issues. He has especially focused on issues of international corporate governance, transparency and global efforts to combat corporate corruption/bribery. He speaks fluent Italian, Spanish, French and Portuguese. O'Malley is a graduate of Providence College (BA in History & Modern Languages), the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Dés in International Relations), Boston College Law School (JD) and the University of Navarra (PhD - Doctor Europaeus in Law). His doctoral dissertation dealt with "The Parameters of Duties of Boards of Directors Concerning Corporate Corruption: Comparative Development of Applicable Laws, Regulations and Cases (US- Federal & Delaware -compared to the UK - focus on England & Wales)".
Stephanos Orestis, Lead Legal Counsel – Business Ethics and Anti-Corruption International Development & Production Compliance Officer
Mr. Orestis is a commercial lawyer who has focused on governmental transparency and anti-corruption issues since 2000. Prior to joining Statoil in 2008, Mr. Orestis worked as a United States Agency for International Development legal consultant in 5 former Soviet States and Egypt focusing on regulatory reform, bureaucratic streamlining and increased governmental transparency. In Georgia his work with the Minister for Reform Coordination contributed to that country’s unprecedented one year rise from 114 to 11 in the 2006 World Bank Doing Business survey. In Kazakhstan, Mr. Orestis was responsible for 70 specific regulatory reforms, including elimination of hundreds of business licenses, simplified customs procedures and improved rules for land use and acquisition.
Since 2008, Mr. Orestis has worked to ensure that Statoil, its partners and contractors remain in full compliance with all applicable anti-bribery laws in the countries where they work. As Lead Legal Counsel in Statoil’s Business Ethics and Anti-Corruption department he provides legal counsel to Statoil business units; develops and delivers anti-corruption compliance training to Statoil employees; conducts anti-corruption compliance oversight on Statoil operations globally; and has been an integral component in the development of Statoil’s anti-corruption compliance program and in its successful exit from a Department of Justice Deferred Prosecution Agreement.
Mr. Orestis is currently responsible for compliance oversight in South America, Tanzania, and for all of Statoil’s International Development & Production activities.
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Mark Pieth, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Basel, Switzerland; Former Chair, OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions
Mark Pieth has been Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Basel, Switzerland, since 1993. He completed his studies, his PhD in criminal procedure and his habilitation thesis (on sanctioning and broader criminological topics) at this University; after an extensive period abroad most notably at the Max-Planck-Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology, Germany and the Cambridge Institute of Criminology, UK) and a time in private practice at the Bar (as Advokat).
From 1989 to 1993 he was Head of Section on Economic and Organised Crime in the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (Ministry of Justice and Police). In this position he was involved in drafting legislation against money laundering, organised crime, drug abuse and corruption and also on the confiscation of assets. As an official and later as a consultant to governments he has acquired extensive experience in international fora, most notably as a member of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) between 1989 and 1993, the Chemical Action Task Force on Precurser Chemicals, as Chairman of an Intergovernmental Expert Group of the United Nations (UN) to determine the extent of illicit trafficking in drugs (in 1990) and as the Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions (since 1990).
He has published extensively in the field of economic and organised crime, money laundering, corruption, sanctioning and criminal procedure. He has served as Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Basel . He has also assumed various presidencies and memberships of national commissions in Switzerland (President of the Expert Group of the National Research Programme on Violence and Organised Crime, Former President of the Federal Commission on Data Protection in the Medical Profession, Member of the Swiss Federal Gaming Commission, Member of the Consultative Commission to the Federal Administration of Finances on the Prevention of Money Laundering etc.).
He has been a consultant to corporations, international organisations and foreign governments on issues related to governance. Most recently he has participated in the Wolfsberg AML Banking Initiative.
Eileen Radford, Former Director, Member Services and Advocacy, TRACE
Eileen Radford has extensive experience as an attorney specializing in anti-corruption enforcement and compliance. She most recently worked as an Investigator for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the "Global Fund"), focused mainly on investigations in West Africa. She has managed all aspects of investigations into high-level African government officials and agencies accused of corruption, money laundering and fraud. She has also represented the Global Fund on joint missions with the U.S. Government and international organizations. Prior to joining the Global Fund, Eileen worked for several years as an attorney at Miller & Chevalier, where she counseled clients on compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") and other international anti-bribery regulations. She also conducted FCPA-related investigations and assisted in representing clients before the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Prior to her legal career, Eileen was a journalist in Poland and in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, and also holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.
She is a member of the New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. bar associations.
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Seth Rice, Assistant General Counsel, Global Director of Ethics & Compliance, Kennametal Inc.
Seth Rice, CCEP, is Assistant General Counsel and Global Director, Ethics and Compliance at Kennametal, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Kennametal is a leading, publicly traded, global manufacturer of cutting tools and wear-resistant solutions with more than 11,000 employees serving customers in over 60 countries. Mr. Rice leads Kennametal’s Office of Ethics and Compliance, comprised of a team of nine global compliance professionals, which manage the company’s global anti-corruption and anti-bribery program, trade compliance and export licensing, Code of Conduct training and awareness, and internal investigations, among other responsibilities. Mr. Rice regularly advises Kennametal’s executive leader team and board of directors on various ethics and compliance topics and trends, while expanding and reinvigorating the company’s global compliance programs.
Mr. Rice earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from Westminster College and his law degree from the University Of Tulsa College Of Law. He is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional.
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John J. Sardar, Chief Compliance Officer, Noble Energy Inc.
John is the Chief Compliance Officer for Noble Energy, Inc. (”Noble”). Noble is a publicly traded (NYSE: NBL), leading independent energy company engaged in worldwide oil and gas exploration and production. In his role, he oversees all aspects of Noble’s ethics and compliance program globally, and is responsible for implementation and management of the company’s ethics and compliance policies, procedures and guidelines. John earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from California State University at Long Beach, and a law degree from St. Louis University, and is member of the Missouri Bar. He is a frequent speaker at domestic and international conferences addressing legal and regulatory compliance and other international trade law issues.
Sulaksh Shah, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Mr. Shah is a director in PricewaterhouseCoopers' Global FCPA practice based in Washington, D.C. He routinely works on matters involving the SEC and the US DOJ. Mr. Shah has led FCPA projects in Asia, North America, South America, Africa, as well as Europe. Mr. Shah is the primary contact person in the Global FCPA practice for India and the Middle East. Mr. Shah's FCPA case experience includes FCPA investigations, FCPA compliance assessments and FCPA due diligence projects. Mr. Shah is a CPA, CFE and CFF.
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Tom Stocker, Partner, Pinsent Masons, LLP
Tom is a regulatory lawyer with expertise in compliance, investigations and corporate criminal defence. He is experienced in cases concerning fraud, bribery, money laundering, export controls & trade sanctions, tax offences, criminal cartels, health and safety, and other regulatory offences.
Tom has successfully defended numerous criminal cases and he has represented clients in a number of public inquiries. He has advised on several internal investigations into financial criminality and he is experienced in the making of money laundering disclosures and self-reporting. He recently acted for Abbot Group Limited in a bribery case which led to the first civil settlement with the Scottish public prosecutor.
In addition to his defence work, he has prosecuted regulatory breaches for both the Maritime & Coastguard Agency and the Port of London Authority. He also regularly provides risk management advice and training to help companies comply with laws which attract criminal sanction.
Tom is ranked in Chambers & Partners for (1) Corporate Crime & Investigations, and (2) Health and Safety.
Scott Sullivan, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer of Flowserve Corporation
Scott E. Sullivan is Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer of Flowserve Corporation, a global manufacturer of fluid motion and control products such as pumps, valves and seals. Flowserve has approximately 17,000 employees and operates in 55+ countries. Mr. Sullivan oversees, develops, implements and manages Flowserve’s global trade compliance, anti-bribery, antitrust, corporate investigation, security and ethics programs.
Mr. Sullivan has written and contributed numerous articles on anti-bribery/FCPA, export controls, economic sanctions and other ethics and compliance topics to a variety of publications. Mr. Sullivan is also a frequent local, national and international speaker, moderator and conference organizer on compliance, anti-bribery/FCPA, export controls and economic sanctions.
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Orsolya Szotyory-Grove, Senior Associate, Mayer Brown JSM
Orsolya Szotyory-Grove is a senior associate of Mayer Brown’s Vietnam office. Orsolya has over nine years experience in corporate and commercial matters and all aspects of investment and licensing in Vietnam, including tax and structuring advice. She also has experience advising on compliance with anti-corruption laws, and developing internal corporate compliance programs.
Rashelle Tanner, Director of Compliance Training, Office of Legal Compliance, Microsoft
As part of Microsoft’s Litigation, Competition & Compliance Group, Rashelle leads global anti-corruption and business conduct learning programs designed to empower employees to make decisions with integrity. Her award-winning online Standards of Business Conduct course is delivered annually, translated into 17 languages, and is required learning for Microsoft’s 120,000 employees and board of directors. Previously, Rashelle was SVP, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for CRISTA, where she led corporate and board governance, legal affairs, and compliance in long-term care, international relief and development, media broadcasting and education. Rashelle began her practice as an employment defense litigator at Williams Kastner & Gibbs after interning at the Washington State Court of Appeals. Rashelle is also a Momentum A.C.E.S. advisory board member, exploring anti-bribery, anti-corruption, international trade and sanctions compliance, and earned the Inaugural Faces of A.C.E.S. Award for Championing Diversity in Compliance Innovation. Rashelle earned her J.D. from Seattle University Law School and her B.A. from Howard University. She is a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.
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James Tillen, Vice Chair, Miller & Chevalier's International Department
His practice focuses on Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) matters. He has had significant experience with every facet of an FCPA enforcement matter, from inception to completion, including developing work plans for internal investigations, conducting internal investigations (including in-country witness interviews and document collections and reviews), developing remediation strategies (including employee discipline, compliance program enhancements, and employee training), drafting voluntary disclosures to the U.S. government, negotiating resolutions with the U.S. government, developing strategies for collateral issues (including public relations and related litigation), selecting independent monitors, and interfacing with independent monitors on behalf of clients.
Mr. Tillen also has managed FCPA due diligence reviews and compliance audits, drafted numerous FCPA compliance programs, developed FCPA training programs, and performed FCPA training for client operations throughout the world.
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Andres Toledo, International Corp Compliance & Ethics Professional, Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (“SQM”)
International compliance and ethics professional with knowledge of relevant international anti-corruption regulations (FCPA, UK Biribery Act, Chilean Law 20 393), due diligence matters and internal investigations.
In-house and cross-industry experience (aviation, mining, fertilizers) in enhancing accountability and transparency in corporate compliance programs in the two Chilean companies which have independent FCPA compliance monitors.
Trilingual Spanish, English and Portuguese in-person trainer and policies and procedures advisor.
Pia Vining, Senior Director, Due Diligence, TRACE
In this capacity Ms. Vining assists multinational companies with selecting and executing the appropriate due diligence solution. Her team of multilingual due diligence analysts and lawyers has completed reviews on thousands of commercial intermediaries in most countries and across all industries. She helps develop customized, best practices third party management programs for TRACE members and customers.
Prior to joining TRACE, Ms. Vining was a litigation specialist in the tax department of Miller & Chevalier. She graduated from the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law, and holds an LL.M. degree from The George Washington University Law School. She speaks Finnish and Swedish.
Ms. Vining is a member of the New York bar association.
Albert A. Vondra, Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Mr. Vondra is a senior partner PricewaterhouseCoopers' Global FCPA practice based in Washington, D.C. He regularly provides specialized advisory services to attorneys, boards of directors, audit committees and senior management in the area of FCPA and other relevant regulatory regimes. He is a nationally recognized speaker and regular contributor to national and international seminars/ publications on the FCPA. Mr. Vondra is a JD, CPA, CFE and CFF.
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Mark Webber, U.S. Managing Partner, Fieldfisher (Silicon Valley) LLP
Mark Webber is a US Managing Partner & Registered Foreign Legal Consultant with the European law firm Fieldfisher and is based full time in Silicon Valley. As a European lawyer, his practice focuses on international technology and internet law. He is a leading contract and regulatory specialist advising on EU based technology transactions, particularly those with a disruptive component. Mark advises where cloud, digital and online technologies converge and leverage IP and/or data. With EU/US personal data exchanges so fundamental to US technology offerings, a large proportion of his time is spent assisting with large global data transfer projects, GDPR “readiness”, internal information governance and accountability structures, and data protection risk management in the context of EU inward investment.
Martin Weinstein, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Martin J. Weinstein is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Chair of the Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement Practice Group and a partner in the Litigation Department. For two decades, he has represented corporations, organizations and individuals in a wide variety of sensitive matters ranging from bribery, fraud, whistleblower and corruption matters worldwide to Congressional inquiries into campaign contributions as well as conducting investigations on behalf of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball. His practice has covered almost every major enforcement, compliance or financial fraud topic in almost every industry, spanning over 60 countries in every region of the world. Martin is a widely recognized authority in the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He has tried more than 50 cases, and he has argued over a dozen appeals.
Chambers USA and Chambers Global have given Martin Band 1 or Band 2 rankings since 2007, stating he is "very effective" and “fabulous at strategizing and is very personable and very client-oriented…. He has industrywide FCPA expertise and regularly represents leading corporations under investigation by government agencies.” He was also named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics” in 2007, and as one of the “Attorneys Who Matter” by Ethisphere Magazine(2009-2015). Martin is co-author of The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Compliance, Investigations and Enforcement, a comprehensive book covering all aspects of the FCPA.
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Alexandra Wrage, President and Founder, TRACE
Alexandra Wrage is president and founder of TRACE. She is the author of Bribery and Extortion: Undermining Business, Governments and Security, co-editor of How to Pay a Bribe: Thinking Like a Criminal to Thwart Bribery Schemes and What You Should Know about Anti-Bribery Compliance and the host of the training DVD Toxic Transactions: Bribery, Extortion and the High Price of Bad Business, produced by NBC.
Ms. Wrage hosts the popular weekly podcast: Bribe, Swindle or Steal. She is a guest blogger for Forbes and speaks frequently on topics of transparency, good governance and the hidden costs of corruption.
She was a member of FIFA’s failed Independent Governance Committee and serves on the B20 Taskforce on Anti-Corruption, drafting recommendations for G20 leaders to consider in their global economic policies.
Ms. Wrage was named one of the “Canadians Changing the World” by the Toronto Globe & Mail and one of Maryland’s “Top 100 Women” by The Maryland Daily Record. She has been awarded the Women in Compliance “Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Compliance Industry.”
Raised in Canada and living now in the United States, Ms. Wrage studied law at King’s College, Cambridge University. She has provided anti-bribery consulting or training in over 120 countries.
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Sophia Yeh, Associate Partner, Tsar & Tsai Law Firm
Ms. Sophia Yeh is an associate partner with Tsar & Tsai Law Firm and is licensed in both New York and Taiwan. Sophia specializes in intellectual property law, antitrust and unfair competition law, technology law, litigation and dispute resolution, domestic and international transactions.
Sophia’s practice focuses on assisting clients in various industries on cases involving patent, trademark or copyright infringement, and customs issues relating to counterfeit or pirated goods. Sophia also assisted foreign clients to successfully obtain the approval from the NTA to exempt the withholding tax on royalty payments. She has also represented several offshore channel content providers in their application and requisition of required licenses for operation, renewal of the license and the submission of the required evaluation report in Taiwan.
Prof. Christopher R. Yukins, Associate Professor of Government Contracts Law and Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program, The George Washington University Law
Christopher R. Yukins has many years of experience in public procurement law. He was for several years a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, where he handled trials and appeals involving bid protests and contract claims against the U.S. government.
He teaches on government contract formations and performance issues, bid protests, Contract Disputes Act litigation, and comparative issues in public procurement, and focuses especially on emerging public policy questions in U.S. procurement.
He is an active member of the Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association, serves on the steering committee to the International Procurement Committee of the ABA International Law Section, and previously served as the president of the Tysons Corner Chapter of the National Contract Management Association.
He is a faculty advisor to the Public Contract Law Journal, and has contributed pieces on procurement reform, international procurement, electronic commerce and information technology to a broad range of journals, including Washington Technology, Government Contractor, Legal Times, and Federal Computer Week. He has published on procurement reform in scholarly journals, including the Public Contract Law Journal, Georgetown Journal of International Law, and Public Procurement Law Review (United Kingdom).
Together with Professor Steven Schooner, he runs a popular colloquium series on procurement reform at The George Washington University Law School. In private practice, Professor Yukins has been an associate, partner, and of counsel at leading national firms; he is currently of counsel to the firm of Arnold & Porter LLP. He is an advisor to the U.S. delegation to the working group on reform of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Procurement Law, and he teaches and speaks often on issues of comparative and international procurement law.