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EVENT: The World Bank Group and the Global Fight Against Corruption: Sanctions, Monitoring and Compliance Mentoring

On May 9, 2018, Iris Bennett, Partner, SPM White Collar Practice, will speak on a DC Bar CLE panel regarding The World Bank Group and the Global Fight Against Corruption: Sanctions, Monitoring and Compliance Mentoring.  Ms. Bennett will be joined on the panel by senior representatives from the World Bank Group – Giuliana Dunham Irving, Executive Secretary to the Sanctions Board, and Lisa Miller, Integrity Compliance Officer – and by a professor from George Washington University School of Law who studies these issues – Jessica Tillipman, Assistant Dean for Field Placement and Professorial Lecturer in Law

Date:     May 9, 2018

Time:     11:30am-1:30pm (in-person)

               12noon-1:30pm (webinar)

Place:    District of Columbia Bar, 901 4th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Registration for in-person attendance: here

Registration for webinar attendance: here

For those attending in person, lunch will be provided, and there is a parking garage in the DC Bar building.  The event will provide 1.5 hours of CLE credit.

The information presented in this panel will be relevant to anyone working in industries where the World Bank finances projects (e.g., construction projects in the developing world), and, more broadly, anyone interested in the subject of anti-corruption.

The program will address the policy goals behind, and the practical workings of, the World Bank Group's processes for seeking to ensure that WBG-financed projects are carried out free of corruption, fraud, and other misuse of donor funds.  Those processes include investigating companies where concerns arise that they have not complied with the applicable WBG Procurement, Consultant or Anticorruption Guidelines, sanctioning companies found after adjudication not to have complied with those standards, engaging with companies sanctioned with conditions for release  (in some cases with the involvement of independent integrity compliance monitors), and facilitating proactive training and mentoring programs for companies and other stakeholders in WBG-financed projects to promote ethical practices.