World Bank Sanctions Program: Compliance and Enforcement
Understanding the Investigations Processes and Sanctions Decisions, Structuring Compliance Programs, Avoiding Penalties and Debarment
The World Bank's Sanctions Program Suspension and Debarment Officer Joins Panel
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel on the World Bank’s sanctions program and its investigations process. The panel will analyze the sanctions decisions, offer insights into the program's legal principles and practice, and outline approaches for structuring compliance programs.
- Investigations process
- Theories of liability
- Standards of evidence
- Structuring a compliance program
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What is the prohibited activity? How does the sanctions process work?
- How does the World Bank's investigation process work?
- What investigative powers does the World Bank employ and how does it coordinate with national authorities?
- What steps should counsel and companies take to monitor and manage proper compliance with the World Bank's anti-corruption standards?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Pascale H. Dubois
Suspension and Debarment Officer
The World Bank
She suspends and debars firms and individuals accused of fraud and corruption in World Bank-financed projects. She... | Read More
She suspends and debars firms and individuals accused of fraud and corruption in World Bank-financed projects. She has been involved with the Bank’s anti-corruption efforts for close to a decade. Prior to her appointment as Suspension and Debarment Officer, she managed the Voluntary Disclosure Program in the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches a course on international anti-corruption.Close
Miller & Chevalier
Mr. Ellis has extensive experience in all areas of international anti-corruption compliance and enforcement. With a... | Read More
Mr. Ellis has extensive experience in all areas of international anti-corruption compliance and enforcement. With a focus on the Americas, he advises companies and individuals on all areas of FCPA enforcement and compliance. He has performed complex, independent, and on-site internal investigations in over 20 countries throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa.Close
Integrity Compliance Officer (ICO)
World Bank Group
He provides guidance to debarred parties for adopting and implementing integrity compliance programs and related... | Read More
He provides guidance to debarred parties for adopting and implementing integrity compliance programs and related measures specified as conditions, monitors their implementation, and decides whether these conditions have been satisfied. Prior to becoming the ICO, he spent over 17 years conducting and managing investigations at the state, national and international levels. His experience includes over a decade at the World Bank’s Integrity Vice-Presidency, most recently as the Deputy Manager of External Investigations.Close