TASA Faculty

TASA courses are taught by internationally renowned industry experts. Our distinguished faculty members include:

TASA courses are taught by internationally renowned industry experts. Our distinguished faculty members include:


Kevin T. Abikoff Co-chair, Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations Practice Group, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Kevin T. Abikoff

Kevin T. Abikoff is a Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP where he also holds the positions of Deputy Chair and Co-chairman of the Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations and the Securities Litigation practice groups. Also a member of the Executive Committee, Mr. Abikoff possess extensive experience in securities and white-collar criminal litigation, enforcement and regulation with an emphasis on the representation of corporations, individuals and other entities in anti-corruption (including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act [FCPA]) matters (investigations, due diligence and counseling), securities and insurance litigation, regulatory, enforcement and arbitration proceedings, particularly class-action litigation, securities disclosure counseling, and designing and implementing insurance and securities compliance policies, procedures and programs.


Mr. Abikoff has also represented clients before the World Bank Group and other international financial institutions sanctions matters, including compliance, inspections, investigations, settlements, cooperation, coordination with monitors, and litigating contested sanctions proceedings. Additionally, Mr. Abikoff possesses experience in matters of corporate governance with an emphasis on shareholder derivative proceedings, conducting internal investigations, counseling board committees, and designing and implementing corporate compliance program.


TASA Course:

Joint Ventures in the Anti-Corruption Crosshairs

Patricia Alleyn Head of the Integrity Program, SNC-Lavalin

Patricia  Alleyn

Head of the Integrity Program for SNC-Lavalin, one of the world's largest engineering, construction, and operations firms. With more than 45,000 employees and over $9 billion in annual revenue, the firm operates in over 30 countries delivering projects in the Infrastructure, Mining, Nuclear, Renewable Energy and Oil & Gas sectors.


In her role Patricia is responsible for the development and continuous improvement of a global ethics & compliance program designed to foster a culture of integrity and provide measurable compliance controls to monitor its effectiveness.


Patricia holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development Management, and is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional International (CCEP-I), a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), and has obtained the TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation (TASA).

TASA Course:

Comment améliorer l'opérationnalisation de votre programme d’Éthique et conformité lié aux contributions politiques et caritatives

Stuart Altman Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, ContourGlobal

Stuart  Altman

Stuart Altman joined ContourGlobal in 2021 and is currently EVP and Chief Compliance Officer. Before joining the company, he was SVP and global chief compliance officer for Las Vegas Sands Corp. and was the first director of corporate legal investigations at Intel Corp. He was previously a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Hogan Lovells.


Lawrence Fubara Anga Partner, ǼLEX

Lawrence Fubara Anga

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.


Roberto Berry Assistant General Counsel International Affairs and Compliance, FCA (“Fiat Chrysler Automobiles”) US LLC

Roberto  Berry

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

Matt  Birk

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.


TASA Course:

Anti-Bribery Books & Records – Background, Best Practices and Red Flags

Andrew Boutros Partner & Regional Chair White Collar Practice , Dechert LLP U.S.

Andrew  Boutros

Andrew is a former federal prosecutor in the Financial and Special Prosecutions Section of the Chicago U.S. Attorney’s Office. He focuses on assisting companies, whether large or small, public or private, in all matters of government enforcement defense, including in dealings with the DOJ, SEC, FBI, and other enforcement agencies.


As a Partner at Dechert LLP, Andrew also leads domestic and international investigations and reviews, including those arising under the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws.


Andrew provides strategic counseling and advice to clients in a variety of industries and conducts comprehensive compliance audits regarding supply chain integrity, inclusive of risk assessments; the design and testing of compliance policies and procedures; and providing comprehensive training on corporate codes of conduct, ethics issues, and other related subjects.


TASA Course:

Architecting and Building a 21st Century Corporate Compliance Program

Kara Brockmeyer Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Kara  Brockmeyer

Kara Brockmeyer is a litigation partner based in the firm’s Washington D.C. office. She is a member of the White Collar & Regulatory Defense and Strategic Crisis Response and Solutions Groups, where her practice focuses on representing companies and individuals in anti-corruption, fraud and related government investigations and internal investigations, as well as advising on deal due diligence and compliance matters.


Prior to joining Debevoise in 2017, Ms. Brockmeyer served as the Chief of the SEC Enforcement Division’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit and directed a nationwide team of attorneys and forensic accountants investigating violations of the FCPA. During her tenure as chief of the unit, she oversaw many of the agency’s largest and most complex FCPA investigations. She was also one of the principal authors of the SEC-DOJ Resource Guide to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which is widely considered the definitive government-issued guide on the FCPA.


Over a seventeen-year career at the SEC, including five years as an assistant director, Ms. Brockmeyer led and personally conducted major investigations in all areas of SEC enforcement, including financial reporting, broker-dealer and investment adviser violations, and insider trading. She was also the founder and co-head of the division’s Cross-Border Working Group, an interdisciplinary group focused on addressing accounting fraud by companies based overseas.


Before joining the SEC in 2000, Ms. Brockmeyer was in private practice in Chicago, primarily focused on securities and complex commercial litigation. Ms. Brockmeyer earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, magna cum laude, where she was also note editor of the Michigan Law Review. She received her B.A. from Williams College, cum laude.


Ms. Brockmeyer is a frequent speaker and commentator on anti-corruption and cross-border issues. She is co-editor-in-chief of the firm’s monthly FCPA Update newsletter, and is currently vice-chair of the Structured Criminal Settlements Subcommittee of the IBA’s Anti-Corruption Committee. She is also co-chair of the DC Bar Association’s Broker-Dealer Regulation and SEC Enforcement Committee.


TASA Courses:
  • The Role of the SEC in Enforcement of the FCPA

  • TRACE Year in Review (2019)

Megan Brown Partner, Wiley

Megan   Brown

Megan represents corporations in complex proceedings concerning technological innovation and regulation. She helps clients respond to agency and Congressional inquiries and develop compliance strategies under a variety of statutes, including the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Federal Communications Act, and state consumer protection and cybersecurity laws. Megan has deep expertise in cybersecurity and data privacy issues, working for national and global companies on cutting edge compliance and risk management.


As a former senior Department of Justice official in the George W. Bush administration, Megan helps clients navigate the current administration. She also serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Cybersecurity Leadership Council and is Associate Director for Cybersecurity at George Mason law school’s National Security Institute.


Megan is a contributing author and an industry source in several publications, including the “Cybersecurity Risk Management Is a Corporate Responsibility” chapter in the American Bar Association’s 2019 publication, The Lawyer’s Corporate Social Responsibility Deskbook.


TASA Course:

The Potential for Corruption in 5G Telecom Implementation

Sharie A. Brown Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP

Sharie  A. Brown

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.


TASA Courses:
  • 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

Nathan Bush Partner - Head of Investigations, Asia; Head of Antitrust and Competition, Asia, DLA Piper

Nathan   Bush

Nathan (Nate) Bush advises clients in internal investigations, government enforcement actions, and compliance matters in Asia. He was based in Beijing from 2004 through 2012, and has covered the region from Singapore since 2013. Nate was a pioneer of antitrust practice in China, and guides clients through anti-bribery and anticorruption (ABAC) risks in Asia's dynamic markets. Nate represents companies and individuals in internal investigations and enforcement actions involving violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other ABAC laws, as well as securities fraud, market misconduct, money laundering, export controls, and sanctions violations. He has conducted investigations throughout Asia, and routinely advises on compliance aspects of capital markets, M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions in Asia.


Nate is experienced in the specific regulatory risks of diverse industries in Asia, including the financial services, life sciences, semiconductor, media, telecommunications, energy, aviation, manufacturing and retail sectors. He frequently publishes articles and speaks on competition policy and compliance issues in Asia. He has served as co-chair of Legal and IP Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (2017-2019) and as Legal Committee Chairman (2008) and General Counsel (2009-2011) of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.  Nate graduated from Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia, and clerked for the Hon. Leonie Brinkema of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia. 


TASA Course:

AsiaPac Webinar Series: China – The Current State of Play: Spotlight on Anti-Bribery Risks, Investigations and the China Competition Regime

Particia M. Byrne Vice President and Associate General Counsel, International Compliance, BAE Systems Inc.

Particia M. Byrne

Patricia M. Byrne (“Trish”) is the VP & Associate General Counsel for International Compliance at BAE Systems Inc.  In addition to managing the International Trade Licensing and Trade Compliance teams, Trish’s work involves policy administration, training on FCPA and anticorruption laws, conducting due diligence on third party business partners, merger and acquisition FCPA diligence, and Offsets compliance.  Trish joined BAE Systems Inc. as Counsel for International and Domestic Compliance in October 2008.  Prior to joining BAE Systems Inc., Trish was a Counsel at WilmerHale, in Washington D.C. where her work focused primarily on FCPA investigations, and on reviewing, creating, and implementing anti-corruption compliance programs for multinational companies. 


Trish also has experience with general litigation and securities investigations.  Trish received her JD from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, and she graduated with a BA(Hons I)/LLB from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.


TASA Course:

How to Promote Transparency and Inspire Ethical Behavior


María González Calvet Anti-Corruption and International Risk Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP

María  González  Calvet

María González Calvet serves as co-chair of the firm’s award winning global anti-corruption and international risk practice and Latin America initiative, is a former U.S. federal prosecutor, and a former in-house executive counsel of a Fortune 500 company. With a practice that spans two decades, María is recognized for her significant experience in anti-corruption and other investigative matters in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe, and in every significant business sector.

Recognized for her deep understanding and experience in the application of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery statutes, María has worked with leaders in government, business and finance to conduct a wide variety of investigations and risk assessments. She has also represented companies, portfolio 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 30 countries around the globe and draws on her past work in government and the corporate sector to help clients across industries, including private equity and other investors, and geographies to identify and mitigate corruption risks and implement effective compliance programs.


TASA Course:

The Impact of a Global Crisis on Anti-Bribery Compliance

Richard L. Cassin Creator and Principle Writer, FCPA Blog

Richard L. Cassin

Richard L. Cassin is the founder of the FCPA Blog. He serves as editor at large. He has been named multiple times as one of the 100 Most Influential People In Business Ethics by Ethisphere Magazine. He was named a Trust Across America 2019 Top Thought Leader in Trust.


Cassin's articles about corruption and compliance have appeared in the Wall Street Journal,  Financial Times,  Business Times (Singapore),  New England Law Review, and many other leading publications. His opinions about FCPA enforcement have been cited recently by the New York Times,  Wall Street Journal,  Washington Post, Business Week, Variety, Bloomberg's news wire, Reuters, NPR, Fox News, CNN, and others. He was a senior partner in a major international law firm and the head of its Asia practice.

Edger Chen Senior Partner, Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

Edger  Chen

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.

Yi Xi Choo Associate, Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff

Yi Xi  Choo

Yi Xi advises and represents clients in matters relating to company law such as disputes between shareholders and directors, commercial fraud, trust disputes as well as in land and property matters. In addition, she also advises clients in matters relating to the anti-corruption legislation. Yi Xi graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Queen’s University, Belfast in 2017 and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2021.


TASA Course:

The Changing Landscape in Corporate Criminal Liability for Corruption Offences in Malaysia and the Wider Region

Jeffrey D. Clark Partner , Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Jeffrey  D.  Clark

Jeffrey D. Clark is a partner in the Litigation Department and is a member of the Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement Practice Group. Jeffrey represents corporations and individuals in a wide variety of criminal and civil investigations and enforcement matters, including DOJ and SEC enforcement actions. His practice includes conducting complex, worldwide internal corporate investigations and providing advice to corporate management and directors regarding compliance and enforcement matters. He also counsels companies on designing and implementing corporate compliance programs. Jeffrey focuses on Foreign Corrupt Practices matters, and also has substantial experience in other types of international business and white collar litigation.


Chambers USA describes Jeffrey as “a top-notch lawyer” and “unquestionably an FCPA expert” who is “incredibly steady and really comforting to a client.” Jeffrey is co-author of The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Compliance, Investigations and Enforcement, a comprehensive book covering all aspects of FCPA compliance and enforcement.


TASA Courses:
  • Conducting Effective Internal Investigations

  • FCPA Year in Review 2019

  • The Current State of Anti-Bribery Enforcement in the Life Sciences Sector

  • Voluntary Self-Disclosure, Cooperation and Remediation under the DOJ’s Pilot Program

Robert Clark Manager, Legal Research, TRACE

Robert  Clark

Robert Clark is the Manager of Legal Research at TRACE. Mr. Clark brings to TRACE more than ten years of experience performing careful and thorough legal analysis in both the public and private sectors. He has served as a staff attorney for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago and as law clerk to the Hon. Terence T. Evans in Milwaukee. He has also worked as a commercial and appellate lawyer specializing in business-bankruptcy litigation, first with the boutique firm of Friedman Dumas & Springwater LLP in San Francisco, then as a founding partner of Dumas & Clark LLP. Before attending law school, he spent four years working as a research analyst for the City of Chicago Board of Ethics.


Mr. Clark holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago, from which he graduated with honors, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He also received a master's degree in religious studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School, and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.


TASA Course:

2020 TRACE Matrix Highlights and Effective Bribery Risk Management Strategies

Michele Cross Principal, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

Michele   Cross

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.


TASA Course:

Anti-Bribery Books & Records – Background, Best Practices and Red Flags

Tim Cummins President, The International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (“IACCM”)

Tim   Cummins

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

Frederick T. Davis

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.


TASA Course:

Managing Risks Inherent in Obtaining Personal Data in Europe and Transferring them to the U.S.

Isabel Davara F. De Marcos Socia Fundadora y Directora , Davara Abogados

Isabel Davara F.   De Marcos

Doctora en Derecho y Licenciada en Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales por la Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid. Abogada practicante en México y en España. Socia Fundadora del despacho DAVARA ABOGADOS: boutique legal especializada en Derecho de Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación (TIC). Profesional certificada en Privacidad y Gestión de Proyectos en Estados Unidos y Europa. Reconocida como líder de privacidad por la “International Association of Privacy Professionals” (CIPP/E/US, CIPM & FIP). Profesora y Coordinadora de Postgrado en el Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) y profesora invitada en diversas instituciones académicas nacionales y extranjeras. Ha participado como conferencista y panelista en más de 300 foros especializados en Derecho de las TIC, nacional e internacionalmente. Autora y coautora de más de quince libros, y más de 150 artículos y ensayos en la materia a nivel nacional e internacional.


TASA Course:

Auditoria Interna de Privacidad de Datos en Tiempos de COVID (Considerations for Internal Audit of Data Privacy in Light of COVID-19)

Richard N. Dean Partner , Baker & McKenzie LLP

Richard N. Dean

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. 


TASA Course:

FCPA Compliance in Action

F. Amanda DeBusk Partner & Chair, Global International Trade and Government Regulation Practice, Dechert LLP

F. Amanda  DeBusk

F. Amanda DeBusk, chair of the firm’s global International Trade and Government Regulation practice, focuses on matters relating to U.S. international trade regulations, export controls, sanctions and trade compliance. Ms. DeBusk is highly regarded as an authority on the enforcement of export and trade compliance, drawing on her experience as the former U.S. Commerce Department assistant secretary for Export Enforcement to represent clients across a broad spectrum of matters relating to civil and criminal enforcement, voluntary disclosures, regulatory compliance and customs.


Ms. DeBusk offers expertise in a number of regulatory areas, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Buy America Act. Her clients include leading multinationals and Fortune 500 companies. Ms. DeBusk practices across an array of industries, including defense, banking, manufacturing, electronics, automotive, agriculture, aerospace, telecommunications and energy.


Ms. DeBusk is consistently recognized and recommended as a top international trade and business lawyer in Chambers and The Legal 500. She was recently listed as one of the “top 30 practitioners of international trade law in the world” by Euromoney’s Best of the Best Expert Guide, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT). Ms. DeBusk was also recognized by Best Lawyers for International Trade. Ms. DeBusk is an active contributor to the international trade community, presenting at conferences and webinars around the world such as the American Conference Institute’s Networking & Leadership Forum for Women in Defense and Aerospace Law & Compliance, the Annual TRACE Forum and C5’s Conference on U.S. Defense Trade Controls Under State and Commerce. She has also authored articles for The Journal of Export Controls and Sanctions, Law360The Export Practitioner and Westlaw Journal White-Collar Crime.


Ms. DeBusk is co-chair of Dechert’s Global Women’s Initiative, which aims to identify and implement initiatives that promote opportunities for women to advance and lead throughout the firm. Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. DeBusk was a partner at another international law firm, where she was the chair of the international trade department.


TASA Courses:
  • Doing Business in China: New U.S. Commerce Department Restrictions, New Hong Kong Law and What They Mean for Your Business

  • Spotlight on Iran Sanctions: Addressing Recent Changes to Global Regulatory Regimes & the Impact on Multi-National Corporations

Reagan R. Demas Partner , Baker & McKenzie LLP

Reagan R. Demas

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.


TASA Course:

Focus on Africa: Minimizing Bribery and Corruption Risks in Nigeria, Angola, and Kenya

Elaine Dezenski Vice-Chair of Integrity Initiatives International, and Founder and Managing Partner at LumiRisk, LLC

Elaine  Dezenski

Elaine Dezenski, one of the Vice-Chairs of Integrity Initiatives International, is Founder and Managing Partner at LumiRisk, LLC, an international risk advisory practice focusing on security, financial integrity, anti-corruption compliance, and risk management. Over the last two decades, Ms. Dezenski has served in the US and abroad in senior leadership functions at the World Economic Forum, INTERPOL, the US Department of Homeland Security, Cross Match Technologies, and Siemens Corporation. Ms. Dezenski is a member of the advisory board at the Center for Economic and Financial Power in Washington, DC, and holds advisory roles with the Financial Integrity Network and RAND Corporation. In 2017-18, she was appointed as Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University, and is currently appointed as the Mars Lecturer of Business Ethics in Yale’s Program on Ethics, Politics, and Economics. Ms. Dezenski holds an MPP from Georgetown University and a BA in International Relations from Wheaton College, Massachusetts.

Justin Dillon Corporate Counsel, Global Legal Compliance, Red Hat, Inc.

Justin   Dillon

Justin Dillon is Corporate Counsel, Global Legal Compliance, at Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of enterprise open source solutions. Justin partners across functions to manage risk in third-party transactions, business courtesies, and global anti-corruption compliance. He joined Red Hat after roles in internal investigations and compliance at a Fortune 100 manufacturer. Before going in-house, Justin was an associate in Mayer Brown LLP's New York office where his practice focused on white-collar criminal defense, commercial litigation, and regulatory enforcement. He is a graduate of Cornell Law School and a Teach for America alum.

TASA Course:

Anti-bribery Compliance in Technology Transactions - Practical Tools

Thomas W. Donovan Managing Partner & Founder, Iraq Law Alliance, PLLC

Thomas W.  Donovan

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.

Jonathan C. Drimmer Partner, Litigation Department , Paul Hastings LLP

Jonathan  C.  Drimmer

Jonathan C. Drimmer is a partner in the Investigations and White Collar Defense practice based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.  He is one of the world’s leading attorneys on business and human rights, and is a frequent speaker, author and commentator on human rights, the UN Guiding Principles on Security and Human Rights, the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, the UK Modern Slavery Act, and Environmental, Social and Governance Issues. 


Before joining Paul Hastings, he was Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Barrick Gold, one of the world’s largest mining companies, with operations on five continents. The compliance program he built at Barrick has served as an industry standard, and elements of it have largely been duplicated by numerous other companies inside and outside of the extractive sector. Aspects of the program are the subject of a 2016 Harvard Business School Case Study. He has participated in dozens of major disputes in the U.S., Canada, and abroad involving human rights issues, and represented companies and individuals in numerous government enforcement proceedings in the U.S. and overseas.


Mr. Drimmer also has wide-ranging experience in helping companies manage multi-faceted dilemmas in overseas activities, developing and managing solutions that may encompass civil, criminal, regulatory, and political dimensions. He has designed a variety of human rights remedy programs, and has particular experience in representing companies in non-judicial and quasi-judicial legal proceedings involving human rights and transnational torts, including OECD National Contact Point disputes, claims before international human rights commissions, and inquiries by UN offices and agencies. He previously served in the Justice Department as Deputy Director of the Criminal Division’s Office of Special Investigations, where he led cross-border investigations, first-chaired numerous prosecutions, argued federal appeals, and received the first U.S. Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General Award for Human Rights Law Enforcement.


He was a partner at an Am Law 100 law firm in Washington, D.C., a former Bristow Fellow in the Office of the U.S. Solicitor General, and a judicial clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  He is a Strategic Advisor for the Secretariat of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, a Senior Advisor to the consultancy Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), the North American Advisor to the Global Business Initiative (GBI), and a member of the Stakeholder Advisory Board for the U.S. OECD National Contact Point. He served on the board of TRACE International from 2012 until 2018, and currently sits on the board of the TRACE Foundation.


TASA Course:

Developments in Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Regulation and Compliance: The Impact on Your Business

Pascale Hélène Dubois International Anti-Corruption and Risk Expert, Former VP of the Integrity Vice Presidency (INT), World Bank Group

Pascale  Hélène  Dubois

Pascale Dubois is an International Executive Advisor and Independent Expert who has been involved with anti-corruption efforts for two decades. She recently retired from the World Bank Group (WBG) where she was the VP of the Integrity Vice Presidency (INT), leading the WBG’s investigative efforts and the pursuit of sanctions in connection with allegations of fraud and corruption on WBG-financed projects, in addition to corporate compliance and prevention. Ms. Dubois previously served as the World Bank’s first ever Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer (SDO), and prior to that she managed the groundbreaking Voluntary Disclosure Program in INT and also worked as an operational lawyer advising the Africa region of the World Bank for seven years. Before joining the WBG, Ms. Dubois was in private practice in the USA and Belgium for 10 years. Ms. Dubois served as the Co-Chair of both the International Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee as well as the American Bar Association Section of International Law's Anti-Corruption Committee, where she still serves as Senior Advisor. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center since 2009, where she teaches a course on 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.


TASA Course:

À l'intérieur du processus d'enquête et de sanctions du Groupe de la Banque mondiale (Inside the World Bank Group Investigation and Sanctions Process)

Michael Duran Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, 3M

Michael   Duran

Michael Duran is Vice President and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for 3M, where he leads 3M’s global Ethics & Compliance Department, driving innovations and enhancements to their program to mitigate, identify and address risk and build upon 3M’s strong ethical culture of Be 3M.Michael Duran is Vice President and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for 3M, where he leads 3M’s global Ethics & Compliance Department, driving innovations and enhancements to their program to mitigate, identify and address risk and build upon 3M’s strong ethical culture of Be 3M.

Michael was appointed to this role in June of 2019 after serving as Assistant General Counsel and Compliance Director for 3M, where he led the team that designed and implemented many of the global elements of 3M’s Ethics & Compliance program. His team was also responsible for the refreshment of 3M’s Code of Conduct in 2018 and the first U.S. Compliance Day in 2017.

Michael joined 3M in December of 2011. From 2006 to 2011, Michael helped design and implement enterprise-wide compliance controls for Marsh & McLennan Companies. From 1998 to 2006, Michael held various financial and compliance roles at multiple General Electric businesses. Michael has a B.S. in Finance from DePaul University, a J.D. from the University of Illinois, and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University. He is admitted to the Illinois, Nevada, and Minnesota bar.


TASA Course:

How to Run an Effective Compliance Program Remotely


Davide de Rosa Internal Auditor | Compliance Specialist, Amundi

Davide  de Rosa

A lawyer by training, Davide started his career as a Compliance Officer in a software company in Italy. He helped to transpose the regulatory requirements into the IT framework. He then joined Deutsche Bank as a Group Internal Auditor and led in-country and international audits on specific products, business lines or corporate functions and assessed the adequacy and effectiveness of internal control carried out by the bank to mitigate the risks. In July 2019, he took the role of Internal Auditor at Amundi in Milan. His areas of expertise are, among others, AML, MiFID II, PSD II, AIFMD and UCITS.


Brian Falbo Director, PG and Global Operations, Dell

Brian  Falbo

Brian Falbo has practiced at Dell for over 14 years focused on global operations and product development. His expertise includes market access issues for encryption products, various aspects of supply chain risk management and secure product development. Mr. Falbo also specializes in product investigations, quality and field surveillance, corporate responsibility and product security. He has worked on a variety of policy issues, including surveillance and data access, corporate responsibility, the Circular Economy, counterfeit mitigation and cybersecurity standards. Mr. Falbo graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1999, where he was associate editor of the Texas Law Review. He is admitted to the Texas State Bar.

Thomas Feray Director, Global Internal Investigations / Director, Global Investigations CFE, CAMS, WSP Global

Thomas  Feray

Thomas Feray is a highly experienced investigator with extensive expertise in both the public and private sectors.


Mr. Feray has served in specialized serious crime units within the French Gendarmerie, including the Financial Crimes Division of the Versailles Serious Crime Unit and the Cayenne Serious Crime Unit. For the Gendarmerie, Mr. Feray led several complex investigations, including cases related to worker exploitation crimes, counterfeiting of luxury goods and money laundering. He was selected to support “Operation Harpie”, the large-scale and internationally-known successor to “Operation Anaconda”, aimed at fighting illegal gold mining in French Guyana by disrupting the logistical flows of gold miners, illegal aliens and the supplies which support the illegal mining efforts. 


Subsequently, Mr. Feray held senior investigative responsibility in major Canadian multi-national companies including SNC-Lavalin and Bombardier. He is currently the Head of Investigations for a professional services firm, WSP Global. As part of his mandate, he conducts and oversees international investigations involving the company’s operations globally in over 30 countries, across numerous market sectors, and approximately 60,000 employees worldwide.


Mr. Feray also holds several distinguished credentials recognized in the professional discipline. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Law, with a specialization in Compliance, and is both a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Anti-money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). He is also well-trained in the conduct and management of criminal investigations, including interview techniques, criminal schemes, and data analysis.

TASA Course:

A Culture of Caring: Why Investigations Matter in Keeping Positive Relationships with Employees

Adam Finlay Partner, McCann FitzGerald

Adam  Finlay

Adam is a partner in the McCann FitzGerald Technology and Innovation Group and advises on a wide range of information technology, data protection, intellectual property, cyber security, confidentiality and freedom of information issues. In the area of rights and obligations in relation to information, he regularly advises clients in the public and private sectors on data protection, cyber security, freedom of information, access to information on the environment, open data and confidentiality matters.  He has particular expertise in relation to issues relating to international transfers of data and has advised government authorities and private sector clients on this topic. 


Sarah Foley Compliance Specialist, Allen Overy

Sarah  Foley

Sarah is highly skilled in global investigations, fraud, and anti-corruption compliance matters. She leverages her in-house experience in senior compliance roles to assist organizations with developing, implementing, and setting the strategic direction for global ethics and anti-corruption compliance programs. Sarah has conducted compliance trainings, investigations, and risk assessments throughout Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Mexico, Russia, the Middle East, and the United States. She also has led global compliance due diligence and integration activities.

Julianna Fox Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, WSP

Julianna  Fox

Julianna Fox was appointed Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for WSP in March 2018. She is responsible for overseeing the global compliance and ethics program and provides strategic advice on matters of business ethics. Ms. Fox previously served as the Global Director of Compliance and Ethics from May 2015 to March 2018. Ms. Fox began her career in legal and regulatory compliance as a litigator in the Montreal-based law firm Fasken, following which she was in-house counsel specializing in matters of regulatory compliance for a large international airline.


Ms. Fox holds an MBA from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business as well as civil and common law degrees from the University of Ottawa. She is a member of both the Quebec and New York State Bars.


TASA Course:

Construction Industry Case Study: Joint Venture Partnerships and Key Ethical Considerations for Structuring Relationships

John Frangos Partner and Deputy Director, Tilleke & Gibbins’ Dispute Resolution Group

John   Frangos

John Frangos is a partner and deputy director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution group. From the firm’s head office in Bangkok, he assists clients on complex disputes in Southeast Asia, including major commercial and liability claims, regulatory investigations, economic crime, aviation-related cases, and arbitration. He leads the firm’s aviation disputes practice and co-leads the firm’s compliance and investigations practice. John has been recognized by the Legal 500  for his work on compliance and investigations, aviation disputes, and product liability. With over a decade of experience in Thailand and Vietnam, John brings strong knowledge of local business practices and customs. He also has a deep understanding of the region’s political and economic landscapes, which shape the legal environment that foreign investors must navigate. John’s clients include multinational and regional firms in a wide variety of industries, including aviation, construction, energy, finance, life sciences, logistics, manufacturing, technology, and others.


John serves on the Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption Commission for the International Chamber of Commerce – Thailand. In that capacity he has assisted the Thai government by providing his expertise and comments on draft anti-corruption laws. He has also worked with the Vietnamese government to propose amendments to draft laws on aircraft registration and repossession.  He writes and presents regularly on legal issues in Thailand and Vietnam. John is admitted to the New York bar. 


TASA Course:

AsiaPac Webinar Series: An Exploration of the Anti-Bribery Regulatory and Compliance Environment in Thailand


Dr. Malcolm Gammisch Global Compliance Manager, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight

Dr. Malcolm  Gammisch

Malcolm steers global Compliance topics for air freight, ocean freight and road freight. Prior to joining Deutsche Post DHL Group, Malcolm worked for KPMG and Siemens. At Siemens, Malcolm held various management roles and was also involved in bringing the organization to terms with its bribery past on an international level.  At KPMG Malcolm worked on a variety of both audit and advisory projects, the most recent one being the Dieselgate at Volkswagen Group where he was in charge of the team supporting the car manufacturer Audi in developing an adequate Compliance Management System. Having a background in business studies and informatics he provides tailored efficient solutions for complex problems. Malcolm regularly publishes on Compliance and Performance topics.


TASA Course:

Navigating the Intersection of Anti-Bribery and Trade Compliance

Priyanka Sharma Goswami Partner, Quad Law Associates (TRACE Partner Firm, India)

Priyanka  Sharma Goswami

Priyanka is a Founding Partner of Quad Law Associates. With over 18 years of experience, she is widely recognized for her work on anti-bribery matters, specifically those involving issues under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act and India’s Prevention of Corruption Act.Priyanka’s outstanding work in litigation and arbitration, spanning close to 20 years, before judicial and arbitral forums in India are acknowledged and cited by her peers and clients alike. She has advised and represented market-leading corporations across a variety of sectors, such as automobiles, chemicals, education, financial services, infrastructure, packaging, pharmaceuticals, print media, telecom and spirits. Prior to Quad Law Associates, Priyanka was a Litigation and Ethics & Compliance Partner at Dua Associates, India’s leading full-service law firm. She has also worked with GE Capital International Services and the offices of a former Additional Solicitor General of India at the Supreme Court of India.She writes and speaks extensively on issues around anti-bribery, governance and whistle-blower protection, and her writings have been published in the ABA section on International Law, its Year-in-Review and the U.S.-based Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review. She is a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association, the Delhi High Court Bar Association and the American Bar Association.


TASA Course:

Doing Business in India: Navigating the Current Compliance and Risk Environment

Perry S. Granof Managing Director, Granof International Group LLC

Perry S. Granof

Perry S. Granof is the Managing Director at Granof International Group LLC, where he provides insurance consulting, expert witness, and claims resolution services specializing in international and domestic Professional Liability Insurance, having previously served as Vice President and Claims Counsel with The Chubb Corporation. He is the principal editor of and contributor to The Global Directors and Officers Deskbook published by the ABA in September 2014, authored the chapter on “International ADR” for the book entitled Resolving Insurance Claim Disputes Before Trial, published by the ABA in June 2018, and has spoken on Professional Liability Insurance throughout the world.


Mr. Granof is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Washington State Bar, the Professional Liability Underwriting Society, and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, where he attained his Fellowship designation in International Arbitration (FCIArb). He is also an Illinois Licensed Property and Casualty Producer. Mr. Granof graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin, was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honors society, and completed his training in Mediation Skills through Northwestern University.


TASA Course:

Corporate and Individual Liability: Recent Litigation Trends, Defensive Tactics & the Connection to Anti-Bribery

Kristy Grant-Hart Founder, Spark Compliance Consulting

Kristy  Grant-Hart

Kristy Grant-Hart is a compliance and data privacy thought leader specializing in transforming compliance departments into in-demand business assets. She's been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Compliance Week, Compliance and Ethics Professional Magazine and many others. She was named a Trust Across America 2019 Top Thought Leader in Trust. She is the CEO of Spark Compliance Consulting, a London, Los Angeles, and Atlanta-based consultancy providing pragmatic, pro-business, proportionate compliance ethics solutions.

She's the author of the best-selling book, "How to Be a Wildly Effective Compliance Officer." In addition, Ms. Grant-Hart was an Adjunct Professor at Delaware Law School, Widener University, teaching Global Compliance and Ethics. She can be found at www.ComplianceKristy.com. She's a board member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and Health Care Compliance Association, as well as the AIDS Healthcare Foundation UK.

Ms. Grant-Hart was formerly the Chief Compliance Officer for United International Pictures, the joint distribution company for Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures, based in London. In 2015, Ms. Grant-Hart was nominated and shortlisted for Chief Compliance Officer of the year at the international Women in Compliance Awards.

Ms. Grant-Hart is an experienced international speaker, and has published articles in magazines and trade publications in the United States and Europe on anti-bribery topics and on data privacy and data transfer between the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union. She has advised Fortune 500 companies on international compliance, and created and revamped compliance programs for major companies in Europe and the United States.

Denise Guillen Legal Vice-president and Integrity Leader , Nielsen

Denise   Guillen

Denise Guillen is Legal Vice-President and Integrity Leader for Nielsen in Latin America. She is responsible for providing legal strategic advice for the organization in different areas of law, including privacy and compliance. Ms. Guillen serves as acting integrity leader of the regional integrity program and regional leader of WIN (Women In Nielsen).


TASA Course:

Mexican Black Lists, Risk Assessment and New Sanctions for Companies that do not Undertake Due Diligence

Bingna Guo Partner, Beijing/Shanghai, White & Case LLP

Bingna   Guo

Bingna Guo has extensive experience in international anti-corruption investigation and compliance matters, cross-border litigation, international commercial arbitration and mediation, regulatory and compliance matters, including data privacy and compliance with China cybersecurity law, antitrust, anti-money laundering, crisis management, and complex commercial litigation. Bingna represents companies and individuals in internal investigations and enforcement actions, including FCPA/anti-corruption related investigations, fraud, embezzlement, conflicts of interest investigations, compliance risk assessment, and pre-transaction compliance diligence. She also advises companies on comprehensive compliance programs and trainings.


Bingna has litigated cases in various legal jurisdictions, and provides clients with strategic and case management advice for parallel proceedings involving multiple jurisdictions. She formerly worked in the litigation department of a leading Chinese law firm under secondment, where she litigated cases before Chinese courts. Bingna has extensive relationships with leading local counsel, and is able to effectively coordinate local litigation and counsel on litigation and dispute resolution proceedings in China.


Prior to joining White & Case, Bingna was a partner of another leading U.S. law firm. Bingna was named a Hauser Global Scholar for 2001-2002 at New York University School of Law, selected by an international committee chaired by the President of the International Court of Justice. She is a member of the New York bar, and also passed the Chinese bar examination in 1999.


TASA Course:

AsiaPac Webinar Series: FCPA Compliance Recommendations for Multi-National Organizations with Chinese Business Operations


Dr. Gabriele Haas Partner, Dentons

Dr. Gabriele   Haas

Dr. Gabriele Haas is a partner at the Frankfurt office of Dentons. She is a member of the Corporate Practice Group and focuses on compliance and regulation as well as energy law.Dr. Gabriele Haas is a partner at the Frankfurt office of Dentons. She is a member of the Corporate Practice Group and focuses on compliance and regulation as well as energy law.

In addition to her energy practice, Gabriele supports clients from various industries in the areas of compliance and regulation. She advises on setting up bespoke compliance management systems, corporate governance and control structures and on criminal and administrative responsibility and civil liability. Gabriele focuses on market manipulation and insider trading, bribery and corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing as well as on economic sanctions. Gabriele, has significant in-house experience as a senior executive in the energy and oil and gas industry. In her energy practice, she focuses on ESG, energy transition topics and on energy regulation. Gabriele co-heads the working group counterparty risks at DICO e.V. 

TASA Courses:
  • Dissecting the multinational business focus in Germany

  • Globale Beschaffung für Geschäfte in Deutschland

Jannette Hasan Corporate Counsel II, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Jannette   Hasan

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 Global Business Development Consultant, TRACE

Lauren  Higgins

Lauren Higgins has specialized in compliance and specifically anti-bribery compliance for over 15 years. She has been both on the consulting side helping companies develop due diligence and compliance solutions and the in-house side, most recently leading the compliance and ethics function for a multinational company headquartered in the UK. She has created and managed programmes in response to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act, the Modern Slavery Act, the Criminal Finances Act, as well as helped with trade compliance and GDPR compliance. She also has particularly focused experience in building out systems and solutions for third party intermediary management for multinationals.


Lauren has spoken at many of TRACE’s compliance events, and is part of our TASA faculty. She is an American-British dual citizen based in the UK, and can speak French. She has direct experience working in Compliance across five continents.  


TASA Courses:
  • How Collaboration May Drive Cost Benefits in the Due Diligence Process

  • How to Run an Effective Compliance Program Remotely

  • Proposed Expansion on UK “Failure to Prevent” Legislation and What It Could Mean for Compliance Requirements of UK Corporations

Joshua Holzer Partner, StoneTurn

Joshua  Holzer

Joshua Holzer, a Partner with StoneTurn, brings more than 20 years of public and private sector experience in compliance, risk assessment and mitigation, and investigations. As an international trade expert, Joshua draws on his work as in-house counsel, in government, and in private practice to help clients proactively and reactively design innovative solutions to identify and manage risk.

Skilled at developing and implementing compliance solutions for a global business environment, Joshua offers a unique, practical understanding of international trade laws and regulations, including economic sanctions handled by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); export controls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC); and import matters overseen by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). He also assists clients in navigating matters involving the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), U.S. national security concerns, and U.S. government contracting. Joshua has created and enhanced compliance programs worldwide; conducted internal investigations; and performed due diligence in connection with complex mergers and acquisitions.

Joshua joined StoneTurn from Pfizer, where he served for nearly a decade as the Chief Counsel for Global Trade. There, he led the design and execution of global compliance protocols to mitigate risks associated with the movement of medicine to more than 175 countries. Joshua also provided primary legal support for the sale and donation of Pfizer vaccines to strategic non-governmental health partners.

A former U.S. government law enforcement official, Joshua held roles at several U.S. government agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), Commerce (DOC), and Justice (DOJ), and the U.S. General Services Administration. In these roles, he focused on the enforcement of export controls and economic sanctions laws, and led investigations to promote integrity and efficiency, and deter fraud in U.S. government operations. In private practice, Joshua represented domestic and international companies, on regulatory and criminal matters related to a wide variety of government investigations and enforcement actions.

A Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Joshua is a member of the New York State and District of Columbia bars. He has received several awards for his work, including Pfizer’s first General Counsel Award for Innovation, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Performance, and Special Service Awards from the Inspector General at both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. General Services Administration.

TASA Course:

Spotlight on Global Trade Controls: Exploring Some Essential Topics and What They May Look Like Under the Biden Administration

Nicole D. Horowitz Associate , Ropes & Gray LLP

Nicole   D. Horowitz

Nicole Horowitz is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s Litigation and Enforcement group. Her practice covers a broad range of civil litigation, including securities, antitrust, and complex commercial disputes, SEC enforcement matters, internal investigations, and international risk assessment. Nicole has experience in all stages of litigation, including drafting pleadings and dispositive motions, managing all aspects of discovery, and representing clients at depositions and hearings. Nicole regularly advises private equity sponsors, investment advisers, and multinational companies on international risk issues related to transactions and investments. She also assists clients in developing and enhancing their compliance programs.


Nicole holds a Masters in Art Business and previously worked for a major art collector. Given her background in the arts and fluency in Spanish, she focuses her pro bono efforts on advising arts organizations, such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and obtaining grants of asylum for clients from Central America. Stemming from the relationship with SFMOMA, Nicole completed a secondment in 2018 during which she assisted the museum in establishing its litigation protocols, among other projects.


During law school, Nicole worked as an extern for the Honorable Edward M. Chen at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, for the Honorable Barbara Jaffe in the New York State Supreme Court, and on the Government Team of the San Francisco Office of the City Attorney.


TASA Course:

The Impact of a Global Crisis on Anti-Bribery Compliance

Peter Hughes Diversity & Inclusion Business Partnerships, Pearson

Peter  Hughes

Peter leads on Diversity and Inclusion Business Partnerships for Pearson. In this role, Peter is responsible for: diversity relationship management across the company; data, analysis and reporting; leading our efforts for marketplace eminence, including ratings, rankings, awards and accolades; and, interface with and support for our businesses, products and services.


Until recently, Peter was Director of Sustainability at Pearson. In addition to involvement in Gender Pay Gap reporting for Pearson, in that role he also led on environmental management globally; supply chain responsibility and sustainability related rankings, awards and benchmarks. Previously, Peter was a Director at Corporate Citizenship where he provided strategic counsel on broad corporate responsibility strategy to global Fortune 500 companies / FTSE100 companies as well as time running their New York office.


Marianne Ibrahim Sr. Legal Counsel—Global Compliance & Investigations, Baker Hughes, a GE Company

Marianne   Ibrahim

Marianne Ibrahim leads anti-bribery and FCPA compliance efforts at Baker Hughes Incorporated involving audits of foreign subsidiaries, joint ventures and commercial sales representatives in high risk and emerging markets, FCPA risk analysis, and compliance due diligence on merger and acquisition targets.  She also manages the global investigative database and conducts compliance related investigations.  She assists the Chief Compliance Officer in the development, implementation and monitoring of compliance efforts including policy, controls, and communication matters.


Prior to Baker Hughes, she was a commercial litigator and assisted companies in VARIOUS industries including oil and gas.  She clerked for the Honorable George C. Hanks, Jr. of the First Court of Appeals and interned for the Honorable David Hittner of the Southern District of Texas.

Massamitsu Iko Senior Manager Global Ethics and Compliance, Bunge

Massamitsu   Iko

Massamitsu Alberto Iko graduated in Business Administration from the Pontificia Universidade Católica of São Paulo (PUC-SP), with a MBA in Business Management from Fundação Dom Cabral and post-MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago. He is currently responsible for the Ethics and Compliance area for Latin America at Bunge. Visiting professor at different institutions and courses at specialization, postgraduate and MBA levels. Teaching disciplines in the areas of Compliance, Anti-Corruption, Fraud Investigation, among others. Co-author of the book "Compliance Manual" (ARC Institute 2017), "Compliance Manual" (LEC 2019) and "Compliance – Além do Manual" (LEC 2020). It holds the certificates; CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner - ACFE), CCEP-I (Certified Compliance and Professional Ethics - International - SCCE) and LPEC (Leadership Professional in Ethics & Compliance Certificate - ECI).


TASA Courses:
  • Brasil em destaque: um exame da situação atual de compliance e fiscalização anticorrupção

  • Spotlight on Brazil: An Examination of the Current State of Anti-Corruption Compliance and Enforcement

Claudia Valdivia Infante Head of Compliance, Internet Para Todos

Claudia Valdivia  Infante

Head of Compliance en Internet para Todos (empresa creada en alianza con Facebook, CAF; BID y telefónica con el objetivo de brindar infraestructura móvil rural en el Perú y acortar la brecha digital). Certificada en Liderazgo y Gerencia de Programas de Ética y Cumplimiento a nivel mundial por el Ethics & Compliance Institute y por United Nations Global Compact, certificada en Gerencia de Proyectos por el Project Management Institute, con estudios de Human Rights & Woman Health en Stanford y Business Management en Harvard. Experiencia en la implementación, gestión y monitoreo de programas de Cumplimiento a nivel global; líder en implementación de nuevas tecnologías para mejorar la efectividad, prevenir riesgos, reducir costos, y facilitar reportes de programas de Compliance a nivel global.

TASA Course:

Cómo las PYMES peruanas pueden atraer socios de negocios implementando su programa de cumplimiento

David Ireland Business Development Consultant, Latin America, TRACE

David  Ireland

David Ireland has specialized in international business development throughout his 25-year career, first as a Canadian diplomat serving five years in Tokyo and then with private companies as Director of International Business Development in Toronto, Boston and Ottawa, as well as with the Australian trade development agency AUSTRADE, where he provided tailored consultancy services to Australian firms seeking to export to the Andean region. David has managed customer accounts and led business development activities in Latin America, West Africa, Western Europe and Japan.


Fluent in five languages and familiar with many cultures and business environments, David has extensive business-to-government experience in emerging markets; he worked with TRACE to ensure compliance of third party agents for his previous employer, a TRACE member.


David was born and educated in Canada: he pursued his graduate studies in International Political Economy at the Norman Paterson School in Ottawa following completion of his BA in Economics from Queen’s University. David is based in Paris and will support TRACE member companies and clients in Europe.



David Ireland est spécialiste en développement des affaires internationales depuis 25 ans. Il a commencé sa carrière en tant que diplomat canadien, dont 5 années à l’Ambassade du Canada à Tokio, suivi de postes de Directeur du Développement des affaires internationales chez des société privées à Toronto, Boston et Ottawa ainsi qu’à l’Agence austalienne de développement du commerce international AUSTRADE où il a fourni des services de consultant aux entreprises australiennes cherchant à exporter à la région andine. David a géré des comptes-clients et a dirigé des activités de promotion du commerce international en Amérique latine, l’Afrique de l’ouest, l’Europe occidentale et au Japon.


Maitrisant cinq langues avec une bonne compréhension de nombreuses cultures et milieux d’affaires, David a une grande expérience B2G (du privé auprès des gouvernements) dans les pays en voie de développement. David a collaboré avec TRACE afin d’assurer la conformité des agents tierces de son employeur précédent, un membre de TRACE.


David est né et a été éduqué au Canada: il a entammé ses études de maitrise en Economie Politique Internationale à l’Ecole Norman Paterson à Ottawa suite à ses études de premier cycle (BA) en sciences économiques à l’Université Queen’s (Kingston, Canada). David est basé à Paris, et appuie les membres de TRACE et les clients en Europe.


TASA Courses:
  • À l'intérieur du processus d'enquête et de sanctions du Groupe de la Banque mondiale (Inside the World Bank Group Investigation and Sanctions Process)

  • Comment améliorer l'opérationnalisation de votre programme d’Éthique et conformité lié aux contributions politiques et caritatives

  • Contrôle para l’AFA: Comment se préparer et répondre ? [Reviews by AFA: how to prepare for them and how to respond]

  • Les nouvelles recommandations de l’AFA [New recommendations from the French Anti-corruption Agency (AFA)]


Billy Jacobson Partner, Allen Overy

Billy   Jacobson

Billy focuses his practice on FCPA and white collar enforcement, representing corporates, individuals, and financial institutions. Billy has over 25 years of experience, having served as the Chief Compliance Officer and Co-General Counsel of a global oilfield services company, as a federal prosecutor -- including as Assistant Chief for FCPA Enforcement in DOJ’s Fraud Section, and in private practice. Billy’s expertise both in corporate compliance and corporate criminal defense is a rare combination that serves clients well. Billy is Chambers-rated for both FCPA and white collar enforcement generally.


Billy’s practice currently includes the representation of a large international engineering and construction company being investigated for FCPA and UK Bribery Act violations by the DOJ, SEC and UK SFO; the representation of companies facing potential sanctions by the World Bank; serving as compliance counsel for several companies and private equity firms; the representation of individuals in connection with the VW emissions investigation cases; and the representation of several individuals in various FCPA investigations.


Billy recently completed the monitorship of Braskem SA, a large multi-national petrochemical company based in Brazil that settled enforcement actions in 2016. He was appointed as an independent compliance monitor by the DOJ, SEC and the Brazilian MPF. That monitorship concluded successfully and on schedule. Billy is considered a thought leader in the industry, having spoken extensively on compliance and investigation topics.


TASA Course:

A Review of the Resource Guide to the U.S. FCPA, Second Edition

Geraldine Johns-Putra Partner, MinterEllis

Geraldine    Johns-Putra

Geraldine is an experienced corporate lawyer and advises clients on evolving corporate governance matters, including ESG (environmental, social and governance), directors' duties in managing multiple stakeholder interests and the intersection of business and human rights. She keenly follows developments in corporate governance laws and practices in Australia and internationally.


TASA Course:

Spotlight on Australia: An Update on Modern Slavery Reporting and Business and Human Rights

Guillermo Jorge Partner, Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Guillermo  Jorge

Mr. Jorge received a law degree from the Law School of the University of Buenos Aires in 1995 and completed an LLM from Harvard University (2003). Mr. Jorge is in charge of the Compliance, Investigations and Corporate Criminal Law department. He is a recognized expert in anti-corruption compliance and money laundering prevention. Prior to joining Bruchou, he was the founding partner of Governance Latam. Apart from advising multinational and local companies, he is regularly consulted in public integrity reform processes, anticorruption and laundering prevention in Argentina and most Latin American countries, as well as by international organizations such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He was also a member of FIFA’s Independent Governance Committee, which oversaw the organization’s corporate governance reforms.


Guillermo is also as a Global Adjunct Professor at the New York University School of Law and senior researcher at the University of San Andrés in the Center of Anticorruption Studies. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University (2001), a scholar at the National Endowment for Democracy (2006) and at the Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University (2009). He has published on the topics in which he specializes in Argentina and abroad, and is a frequent speaker at international conferences.


He is a member of the Bar Association of the Federal Capital (Colegio Público de Abogados de la Capital Federal). Furthermore, he has been recognized in his field of practice as Leading lawyer by Chambers & Partners.


TASA Course:

Update on Compliance Hot Topics in Argentina


Kimberly Kaminski Vice President & Chief Ethics Officer, BAE Systems Inc.

Kimberly   Kaminski

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.  


TASA Course:

How to Promote Transparency and Inspire Ethical Behavior

Georg Kell Founding Executive Director, The United Nations Global Compact

Georg   Kell

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.


Andria Kelly Director Ethics & Compliance, Anti-Corruption & Investigations, Starbucks

Andria  Kelly

TASA Course:

A Step-by-Step Guide to Best Practice Enterprise Wide Compliance Risk Management

Andria Kelly Director Ethics & Compliance, Anti-Corruption & Investigations, Starbucks

Andria  Kelly

Andria Kelly is the Director of Ethics and Compliance, Anti-Corruption, and Investigations at Starbucks. Andria’s career began as a lawyer in a medium-sized firm, and she then joined the investigations department at Microsoft before assuming her current role.

TASA Course:

A Step-by-Step Guide to Best Practice Enterprise Wide Compliance Risk Management

James M. Koukios Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

James  M. Koukios

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.

Martin Kreutner Dean & Executive Secretary Emeritus, IACA

Martin  Kreutner

Mr. Kreutner holds a Master’s degree in law from the University of Innsbruck (AUT), and a Master’s degree in Policing and Public Order Studies from the University of Leicester (UK). He was a commissioned (SOF) officer in the armed forces including a total of five years with different international field missions. After his transfer to the Federal Ministry of the Interior (AUT), he was commissioned to build up the Austrian federal anti-corruption authority, which he headed from 2001 to 2010. From 2004 to 2012, he was (founder and) President of the network European Partners Against Corruption and the EU’s European Anti-Corruption Contact Point Network (EPAC/EACN), a platform of the European Anti-Corruption Authorities.


Among his many capacities, he is/was member of, inter alia, INTERPOL’S International Expert Group on Corruption (IGEC), the Legal Symposium Advisory Committee of the European Forum Alpbach, the Executive Committee of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA), the Advisory Council of Transparency International – Chapter Austria, and the OMV Resourcefulness Advisory Board. Mr. Kreutner is/was a senior anti-corruption evaluator/peer reviewer/advisor for, inter alia, the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the European Union, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Transparency International, and the World Bank; he also is co-editor of the Compliance Praxis magazine. For eight years each, he served as Chairman of the Austrian Supreme Disciplinary Tribunal and Member of the Austrian Federal Appeals Tribunal. Both in 2014 and 2015, Mr. Kreutner was recognized by Ethisphere (USA) as one of 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics for his efforts to combat corruption with IACA, as well as his efforts to improve human welfare worldwide through his work with the United Nations, Transparency International, and other global organizations.


TASA Course:

The Mechanics Behind Corruption

Robert Kuhn President, Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors LLC

Robert   Kuhn

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.

Ajay Kuntamukkala Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Ajay  Kuntamukkala

Ajay Kuntamukkala helps companies navigate complex national security laws that affect their international business activities. Whether it is advising on ever-evolving sanctions developments, nuclear trade, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), encryption, or the intersection of cybersecurity and export controlled data, clients look to Ajay to anticipate and resolve cutting-edge challenges.

With over fifteen years of private sector and government experience, Ajay combines legal analysis and policy advocacy to advise clients on a range of export controls, economic sanctions, and anti-boycott matters. Ajay's practice ranges from counseling clients on complying with the relevant export control and sanctions laws and regulations, designing and implementing compliance programs, obtaining government licenses and authorizations, and assisting clients with government investigations and enforcement proceedings related to trade and sanctions matters. In this regard, he represents clients before the State Department, Treasury Department, Defense Department, Commerce Department, Energy Department, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and other agencies.

Ajay rejoined the firm after serving as Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary of Commerce for Industry and Security from 2003 to 2005. At the U.S. Department of Commerce, he counseled the undersecretary on a range of issues at the intersection of international trade and national security, including U.S. export control policy and high-technology trade. He also assisted the undersecretary with the agency's international initiatives, including coordinating U.S. government and industry efforts under the U.S.-India High Technology Cooperation Group to expand high-technology trade with India. In addition, he served as the undersecretary's appeals coordinator, presiding over informal hearings and advising the Undersecretary on the disposition of administrative appeals and enforcement proceedings.

TASA Course:

Spotlight on Global Trade Controls: Exploring Some Essential Topics and What They May Look Like Under the Biden Administration

Yuliya Kyrlova Regional Compliance Officer, TOO Siemens

Yuliya    Kyrlova

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.


Shany Lamar Advisor, Governance and Reporting (Integrity), SNC-Lavalin

Shany  Lamar

Shany Lamer has a long history as an Ethics and Compliance leader and professional, including many roles covering a wide range of solid compliance programs’ components. Shany’s passion for ethics began when she studied them as part of her university degree. She has since then transformed her expertise in ethical paradigms and formal logic into a practical approach of organizational ethical culture and compliance implementation. Shany chairs SNC-Lavalin’s Policy Oversight Committee and provides guidance and support with regards to the company’s governance framework. Leading the annual review of the company’s Code of Conduct is also part of her role.


TASA Course:

Guidelines and Best Practices for Drafting or Updating Your Company Code of Conduct

Leda Langberg Legal Advisor (Business Integrity and Compliance), Aker Solutions

Leda  Langberg

With a background in business integrity and compliance, Ms. Langberg has worked with several multi-national organizations advising on issues in a number of areas of compliance, including export controls, procurement contracts, business ethics, and anti-money laundering. She qualified as a lawyer in Australia, but has lived and worked in Norway since 2008.

TASA Course:

Navigating Money Laundering and Corruption Challenges: An OPL 245 Case Study.

Daphné Latour Lawyer and Founding Partner, DL AVOCATS

Daphné  Latour

Daphné LATOUR has been a French qualified lawyer since 2008. She graduated notable from EDHEC Business School (Master’s of Business, with third year specialization in Business Law and Tax), as well as completing an LLM in American Law from Boston University. She also has a Master’s in Business Law from Panthéon Assas University. Ms. Latour is certified in Financial Institutions Risk Management and Internal Controls through the Paris Dauphine University and is also certified as a Professional Market Player by the French Financial Market Authority. She initially practiced as a lawyer within the banking and financial law sectors (specifically securitization, acquisition and project financing) for large international law firms (Clifford Chance Europe LLP, Mayer Brown, Hogan Lovells, Norton Rose Fullbright), before specializing in Banking Regulatory, Compliance and Criminal Law. She then worked as a Senior Compliance Officer at Société Générale Corporate Investment Bank, and at the French CAC 40 ENGIE group, as the Group Ethics & Compliance Deputy General Counsel, before returning to the private practice, while advising as a Compliance and Business Ethics lawyer. Now, at her own law firm, Ms. Latour is specialized in Compliance and Business Ethics, Business Criminal Law, Business Litigation and Banking and Financing Law.

TASA Courses:
  • Contrôle para l’AFA: Comment se préparer et répondre ? [Reviews by AFA: how to prepare for them and how to respond]

  • Controls by the French Anti-corruption Agency (AFA): How to Prepare for Them and How to Respond

  • Les nouvelles recommandations de l’AFA [New recommendations from the French Anti-corruption Agency (AFA)]

  • New recommendations from the French Anti-corruption Agency (AFA)

Paul Lavery Partner, McCann FitzGerald

Paul  Lavery

Paul is a partner and the head of the Technology & Innovation Group in McCann FitzGerald. Paul has provided specialist advice in the complex and continually evolving area of data protection law for over 23 years and is an expert in the field. Paul advises a large number of private sector entities and public bodies on their data protection obligations under the GDPR, including advising on compliance strategies, fair and transparent processing notices, records of processing activities, legal bases for processing, data protection policies, subject access requests, personal data breaches and solutions to facilitate the transfer of data outside the EEA. Paul is the author of Commercial Secrets: The Action for Breach of Confidence in Ireland, the first book on this topic in Ireland. The book has been quoted with approval in judgments of the Irish High Court and Supreme Court.

Edward M. Lebow Counsel, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Edward M. Lebow

Ed Lebow has been skillfully representing clients in international trade cases for more than 30 years. They often comment that his approach is exceptionally business-oriented, cost-effective and targeted. Through years of providing insightful counsel to both domestic and foreign companies, Ed has developed a broad and comprehensive perspective, which he brings to his clients’ business needs. Ed is AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory.


Ed obtains relief for U.S. industries injured by dumped or subsidized imports and successfully defends foreign companies against such actions. He is especially adept in advising clients on how to comply with U.S. trade laws and avoid costly legal proceedings. Ed regularly deals with OFAC sanctions, export controls, NAFTA, anti-bribery issues under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and customs matters. Ed has guided both foreign buyers and domestic sellers of companies with sensitive technologies through the inter-agency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Ed has also represented both U.S. and foreign clients before Congress.


Prior to private practice, Ed served as an Assistant General Counsel of the U.S. International Trade Commission, focusing on antidumping, countervailing duty and Section 337 cases. Ed also headed the ITC’s Section 337 staff office. Drawing on this experience, Ed is well-versed in handling Section 337 proceedings involving patent infringement and other unfair trade practices.

TASA Course:

An Examination of the US-China Trade Relationship: Perspectives on Trends and Challenges for Cross-Border Investment and Commerce

K. Lesli Ligorner Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

K. Lesli  Ligorner

K. Lesli Ligorner has more than 20 years of experience serving clients on a wide range of labor and employment matters, with more than 10 of those years spent on the ground in China. She has been advising a broad range of financial services; telecommunications, media, and technology; life sciences; and general manufacturing clients on the full suite of employment issues in China, including involving hiring and termination, establishment and enforcement of company policies, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and local anticorruption compliance, and discrimination and harassment policies, training, and investigations. Lesli is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.


TASA Course:

The Labor and Employment Regime in China: Employment Issues to Consider When Conducting Investigations in the PRC

Christos Linardakis Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

Christos  Linardakis

Christos Linardakis is an international and corporate attorney located in Chicago. During his 30-year career, he has established corporate compliance programs in Environmental Product Compliance, Global Trade Compliance, Cybersecurity, as well as International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) compliance programs, and FCPA & Anti-bribery/Anti-corruption Programs. He has handled investigations/ subpoenas/ disclosures involving nearly all U.S. government agencies including in China and the E.U.

TASA Course:

Architecting and Building a 21st Century Corporate Compliance Program

Luis Armando López Attorney, SOLCARGO

Luis   Armando López

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  Low

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

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.
TASA Courses:
  • Auditoria Interna de Privacidad de Datos en Tiempos de COVID (Considerations for Internal Audit of Data Privacy in Light of COVID-19)

  • Cómo las PYMES peruanas pueden atraer socios de negocios implementando su programa de cumplimiento

  • Mexican Black Lists, Risk Assessment and New Sanctions for Companies that do not Undertake Due Diligence

  • Nuevos requisitos de DD y cómo prepararse para la Propuesta de Ley de Responsabilidad Corporativa y Debida Diligencia en México

Liza L.S. Mark Partner, Chief Representative and Administrative Partner, Shanghai Office, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Liza L.S. Mark

Liza Mark is the administrative partner of the Shanghai office of Haynes and Boone and a partner in the Capital Markets and Securities Practice Group. Liza regularly works in the firm’s Shanghai and Dallas offices. Liza has been working at U.S. firms in the U.S., Hong Kong and Shanghai for more than 20 years. She is familiar with the legal environments of these three countries and is able to help her clients fulcrum between the different business environments. She has concentrated her practice in private equity investments, securities and cross-border M&A. She represents investors, issuers, and investment banks/financial intermediaries in financing transactions, including equity and debt public offerings and cross-border private placements in Hong Kong, India and the U.S. Liza is experienced in private placements of debt and equity securities, Asian in-bound equity offerings, Rule 144A offerings, medium term note programs, SPAC acquisitions, PIPEs, and Hong Kong IPOs. She also regularly advises clients regarding private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and U.S. public company securities law reporting and compliance.


Liza has deep experience in the clean technology, energy, transportation and logistics, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact industries. She has worked closely with foreign private issuers in their securities offerings in the United States and the Hong Kong markets.


Corporate INTL Magazine, JRS Corporate Limited, named Haynes and Boone the 2014 China-US Cross Border M&A Law Firm of the Year for California and honored Shanghai Administrative Partner Liza Mark.


TASA Course:

An Examination of the US-China Trade Relationship: Perspectives on Trends and Challenges for Cross-Border Investment and Commerce

Stephen Martin Partner, StoneTurn

Stephen   Martin

Stephen Martin, a Partner with StoneTurn, has more than 20 years of experience in compliance & monitoring, risk assessment, and corporate internal investigations, often in connection with regulatory inquiries.

Stephen has significant government, corporate and private practice experience. He began his career as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Missouri, and subsequently served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. He later worked in-house in various roles as legal counsel and as lead compliance officer for several major corporations (WorldCom, Qwest and Adelphia), handling significant governmental and internal investigations, litigation and compliance matters, including designing and implementing broad-based compliance programs under scrutiny of governmental regulators. Stephen was also integral in the creation and development of a corporate compliance consulting practice at an Am Law 50 law firm, served as general counsel and chief compliance officer of a compliance training and consulting company and helped establish the Ethisphere Institute, serving as Ethisphere Magazine’s first Editor-in-Chief. Prior to joining StoneTurn, Stephen was a Partner in the White Collar Defense practice at Arnold & Porter LLP.

Mr. Martin also served for five years as a Clinical Professor in the Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver (a department ranked as the top 10 in the world by the Wall Street Journal for teaching ethics and in the top 20 in the Aspen Institute’s Beyond the Grey Pinstripes survey for integrating issues of social and environmental stewardship into curricula and research) focusing on ethics / compliance, corporate governance, values-based leadership and corporate sustainability / social responsibility. Mr. Martin helped co-create and served as the initial Executive Director of the Institute for Enterprise Ethics at the Daniels College of Business.

Stephen is a member of Colorado State Bar, District of Columbia Bar and Missouri State Bar. He was recognized in the 2017 Legal 500 U.S. for Corporation Investigations and White Collar Defense.

TASA Course:

A Step-by-Step Guide to Best Practice Enterprise Wide Compliance Risk Management

Mark F. Mendelsohn Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Mark F. Mendelsohn

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).


TASA Courses:
  • Introduction to the FCPA: the History, the Law and the Lore

  • Types of Resolutions: New Trends and Patterns

Diego Borba Mendes Legal Brazil | Contracts Management, Privacy Ambassador Brazil , Nielsen Brazil

Diego   Borba  Mendes

Attorney in charge of the area of contracts and general support in business/civil law. With more than 10 years in practice, he acquired his professional experience in law firms and corporations, specializing in Civil and Business Law, providing legal assistance to companies in regard to obligations and contracts, corporate law, consumer law, intellectual/industrial property and related matters, in consultancy, litigation and administrative disputes.


Diego has great expertise in contracts, negotiation, analysis and drafting of various types of domestic and international contracts, competitive bidding and administrative contracts, assignment of rights, leasing and security agreements.


He has a graduate degree in Civil and Business Law obtained from Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas (UniFMU), and also advises clients in administrative proceedings involving consumer rights vis-à-vis agencies such as CONAR, ANVISA and PROCON, in legal consultancy, administrative disputes and litigation.


TASA Course:

Spotlight on the Brazil General Data Protection Law (LGPD): Deciphering the Law and Its Impact on Due Diligence

Robert J. Meyer Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Robert J.  Meyer

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.


TASA Course:

Conducting Effective Internal Investigations

Mark Morrison Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Mark  Morrison

Mark is the National Practice Group Leader of Blakes Business Crimes, Investigations & Compliance group. He is widely regarded as one of the leading white-collar and investigations lawyers in Canada with a particularly strong anti-corruption practice. His practice focuses on white-collar crime defence, anti-corruption compliance and internal investigations. He regularly advises large corporate clients on compliance with criminal and regulatory legislation, and has defended clients on charges under a wide variety of criminal and regulatory statutes, including criminal, anti-corruption, competition, securities, environmental and occupational health and safety. A significant component of Mark’s practice involves conducting independent investigations on sophisticated white-collar and anti-corruption matters. He also advises clients in responding to regulatory and criminal search warrants and investigations.


Mark regularly advises Canadian and multinational corporate clients on compliance with domestic and international anti-corruption legislation (including the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA)), and has conducted numerous CFPOA internal investigations. He also assists clients with CFPOA/Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) due diligence during mergers and acquisitions.


Mark has conducted investigations and risk assessments on five continents for numerous multinational companies. On a pro bono basis, he has provided training to prosecutors and enforcement officials in Zimbabwe, and also provided expert testimony to the Canadian Senate during hearings to consider Canada’s new Remediation Agreement legislation. Mark has also served on the Independent Investigations Advisory Board for one of the world’s largest mining companies, providing direction and oversight over all worldwide internal investigations.


TASA Course:

Bribery & Corruption in Canada: The Current State of Play

Kevin Muhlendorf Partner, Wiley

Kevin  Muhlendorf

Kevin’s practice focuses on securities fraud, defense procurement fraud, health care fraud, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters. As a former Assistant Chief in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Senior Counsel in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Kevin has a unique experience he brings to defending complex, and often overlapping, civil and criminal enforcement investigations. He relies on his extensive prosecutorial experience to develop innovative investigative and trial strategies.


TASA Course:

The Potential for Corruption in 5G Telecom Implementation


Vladimir Napoleon Senior Investigator - Anti-Corruption Outreach Coordinator, RCMP National Division

Vladimir  Napoleon

Vladimir Napoleon is a seasoned investigator who has been with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for over 15 years and worked most of his career in major crime investigations. For the past five years, he has been with National Division’s Sensitive and International Investigations (SII) section which focuses on high-risk, high profile white-collar crimes that pose a significant threat to Canada’s economic, political and social integrity. In the past years, Vladimir was given the responsibility of moving forward the Anti-Corruption Awareness Program. To better understand the challenges of the industry, he completed the TRACE International Anti-Corruption Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation program.

As the RCMP Prevention Anti-Corruption Coordinator, Vladimir focuses his efforts in connecting with industries considered to be high risk to corruption. He has presented to several government agencies, stakeholders and Canadian companies and explained the role his team plays in combating domestic and foreign corruption by educating on the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act and its amendments. Through numerous conversations with stakeholders and companies, he understands some of the complex issues faced when doing business abroad.

He has spoken at conferences across Canada and abroad on the RCMP’s role on fighting international corruption, has exchanged with foreign law enforcement agencies and has also presented on the most common risk indicators companies can encounter and some of the preventive measures they can adopt to reduce their exposure to risk.

He is committed to connecting with industry and to listening to the challenges they face. He is also engaged in working collaboratively at finding practical solutions to help companies mitigate risk.

Sonali Narasimhan Chief Compliance Officer, ASEAN, General Electric Corporation (Singapore)

Sonali   Narasimhan

As the Chief Compliance Officer, ASEAN, Sonali is responsible for setting the strategic direction for compliance programs of GE’s business portfolio which includes businesses such as Power, Oil and Gas, Healthcare, Aviation and Digital across the South East Asia region. She is a business partner, enabling business to grow and take risks without compromise on integrity. Sonali brings with her more than 14 years of experience in compliance and corporate governance. She has expertise in risk management, building compliance culture and open reporting programs, integration of acquisitions, internal investigations and innovative training and communications.  


She has been with GE in compliance roles in growing seniority at Asia Pacific and India with multiple industrial businesses such as Oil and Gas, Power and the Global Growth Organization. Sonali is passionate about community development, and currently co-leads the Singapore council for GE Volunteers, whose activities improve lives and meet critical needs in local communities. Sonali holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Law. She is an associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and holds a diploma in Intellectual Property Rights Laws from the National Law School of India University at Bangalore.



TASA Course:

Enhancing Internal Reporting Mechanisms to Build Trust and Foster a Culture of “Speaking Up”

Gabriella Neal Regional Compliance Counsel for Latin America and Mexico Geozone Counsel, Weatherford

Gabriella   Neal

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.


TASA Course:

The Art of Joint Bidding - An Oil & Gas Industry Guide for Navigating the Process of Joint Bidding

Karen Nies-Vogel Director of the Office of Exporter Services Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. D

Karen  Nies-Vogel

Karen Nies-Vogel serves as the Director of the Office of Exporter Services (OEXS) within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Through its offices in Washington, DC, and Irvine and San Jose, California, OEXS is responsible for the Bureau of Industry and Security’s outreach, education, compliance and regulatory activities. In addition to counseling exporters, organizing and providing seminars, and drafting changes to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), OEXS also advises exporters on compliance and administers compliance checks on exporters shipping items subject to the EAR. During her twenty-year plus tenure with BIS, Ms. Nies-Vogel has served as the Chairman of the End-User Review Committee, as the Director of the Strategic Analysis Division in the Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security, and as an Export Policy Analyst in the Office of Non-proliferation and Treaty Compliance’s Foreign Policy Division.

Rahayu  Ningsih Hoed Partner, Makarim & Taira S.

Rahayu   Ningsih Hoed

Rahayu Ningsih Hoed has been with Makarim & Taira S. for more than 30 years rendering her the most senior partner at the firm. She has extensive experience in almost every aspect of legal practice due to her background as journalist and paralegal and is a widely recognized authority on corporate and M&A transactions, arbitration, employment, and project financing. Praise for Yayuk’s advice from clients include: “incredible, extremely well-considered advice”, “ensuring that deals always involve remarkable levels of risk management.” 


Rahayu has represented many major multinationals companies such as Sumitomo Corporation, Halliburton, Marubeni Corporation, Shell, GAP Inc, Kellog Brown & Root and more. Her achievements include project financing for the 1,320MW large capacity Tanjung Jati B power plant and its expansions, major land acquisitions for infrastructure and mining projects, and highly sensitive mass terminations of employees. Her expertise is recognized in major International legal directories such as Chambers and Partners Global as Highly Ranked and Recommended Lawyer for Projects & Energy, Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific as Highly Ranked and Recommended Lawyer for Dispute Resolutions and Real Estate. She is also recognized as Elite Practitioner in Project Development, Project Finance, and M&A by IFLR1000 and Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation. Asialaw has also ranked her Elite Practitioner in Corporate and M&A. She has also been ranked as Leading Individual in Corporate M&A, Projects & Energy, Employment and Real Estate and awarded the highest award, a Hall of Fame for Projects & Energy by the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific. 


TASA Course:

Anti-Corruption Compliance Considerations for Charitable Donations and Political Contributions in Indonesia

Karlis M. Novickis Leading Partner Compliance Practice, KMN Advogados

Karlis M. Novickis

Partner at KMN Law Firm, member of the Integrity Committee of Petrobras and leading lecturer for Compliance courses at Insper/SP. Graduated at Mackenzie/SP and specialized in Criminal Law (PUC/SP), Economic Crimes (Coimbra/PT) and Business Administration (Insper/SP).


TASA Courses:
  • Brasil em destaque: um exame da situação atual de compliance e fiscalização anticorrupção

  • Spotlight on Brazil: An Examination of the Current State of Anti-Corruption Compliance and Enforcement

  • Spotlight on the Brazil General Data Protection Law (LGPD): Deciphering the Law and Its Impact on Due Diligence


Stephanos Orestis Senior Legal Counsel, Equinor

Stephanos    Orestis

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.


TASA Course:

SEC’s Increased Enforcement of Internal Controls


Nigel Pereira Partner , Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Nigel   Pereira

Nigel Pereira holds an LL.B from the University of Durham and is admitted to the Singapore Bar and as a solicitor in England and Wales. Listed in Who’s Who Legal 2015 and 2019 for Investigations, Who’s Who Legal 2019 for Asset Recovery, Nigel is a Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE), a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and INSOL International. He also holds a certification in IT risk, governance, security and computer forensics and is a Certified Blockchain Professional (IIB). Nigel practices primarily in restructuring and insolvency, with an emphasis on investigations and cross-border asset recovery. He has advised on fraud investigations, pre-action discovery, freezing injunctions, tracing and asset recovery efforts, employee disputes and management, computer misuse, personal data protection, disclosure and transfer of data, fraud risk, incident response, governance, anti-corruption initiatives and anti-money laundering.


TASA Courses:
  • An Overview of the Anti-Corruption Landscape in Singapore

  • TRACE AsiaPac Webinar Series: An Overview of the Anti-Corruption Landscape in Singapore

Endrigo Perfetti Leading Partner Labor Practice, KMN Advogados

Endrigo  Perfetti

Legal executive and lawyer specialist in labor law and labor process laws, and corporate law as well, with successful track record as chief legal officer, board member, fiscal committee member, and coordinator of c-suite level committees. Experienced in diverse economic segments, including mining, logistic, agrobusiness, educational and pharmaceutical. Business-oriented professional with an accurate sense for business and negotiations. His professional track record as legal executive plus his attorney practice experience, allows him to understand companies’ expectations that guides him on seeking sustainable and efficient solutions that fits the companies’ needs.


Mark Pieth Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Basel, Switzerland

Mark   Pieth

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.

Jonathan Poling Partner, Akin Gump

Jonathan  Poling

Jonathan Poling is a partner in Akin Gump’s international trade practice. He is a former federal prosecutor with the DOJ, where he handled prosecutions relating to violations of U.S. economic sanctions, money laundering and export control laws. He has also represented companies in anti-corruption matters before the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission and before various multilateral development banks. He has served as an independent monitor of companies, including those that have entered into the World Bank disclosure program or are the subject of audits by multinational development banks relating to allegations of corruption, collusion and undisclosed agents.

TASA Course:

A Step-by-Step Guide to Best Practice Enterprise Wide Compliance Risk Management

Simon V. Potter Ad. E., Consultation Simon Potter Inc.

Simon V.  Potter

Over four decades of legal practice in complex commercial and constitutional litigation, arbitration and mediation, administrative law, trade law and international law. Repeatedly recognized as a leader in these fields by Chambers Global, Lexpert and Best Lawyers. Has appeared as lead counsel before all Canadian federal and Québec courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as numerous administrative tribunals and boards.


Has advised and represented a variety of clients in relation to all manner of trade issues, trade agreements and trade negotiations. Has acted as panelist in three bi-national panels created under the NAFTA. A frequent speaker, on various matters including the trade treaties recently signed by Canada. President of the Canadian Bar Association 2002-2003. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Member of, among others, the London College of International Arbitration and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


Fluent in English and French, spoken and written.


TASA Course:

An Examination of the US-China Trade Relationship: Perspectives on Trends and Challenges for Cross-Border Investment and Commerce


Luis Reynoso Compliance Officer, Head of Compliance , Grupo Bocar

Luis  Reynoso

Luis has more than 15-year experience on implementing Compliance and CSR programs for the Medical Devices, Automotive and Entertainment Industry, across Canada, U.S., Latin America, Europe, Asia and Middle East. He is an international speaker and lawyer certified as International Compliance Officer. Luis was part of the Compliance Team during the DOJ-SEC investigation and participated as member of the Compliance Board on the investigation of Stryker Corporation for Mexico, obtaining the “Functional Excellent Award” by Stryker Corporation. Luis has served as Global Compliance Officer for Cinépolis -one of the five biggest cinema companies in the world, and recently he serves as the Corporate Compliance Officer of Bocar Group for US, Mexico, Germany, China and Japan operations.

TASA Course:

Nuevos requisitos de DD y cómo prepararse para la Propuesta de Ley de Responsabilidad Corporativa y Debida Diligencia en México

Seth Rice Assistant General Counsel, Global Director of Ethics & Compliance, Kennametal Inc.

Seth   Rice

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.

Susan Ringler Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, International Rescue Committee

Susan    Ringler

Ms. Ringler is currently the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at International Rescue Committee: founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees and displaced people forced to flee from war or disaster. She was previously General Counsel to the Independent Inquiry into UN Oil for Food Programme. She was a member of the senior management team directing the investigation and preparing Committee findings and reports. International investigation of the UN's Oil for Food Program involving a 75 member international investigative team.


TASA Course:

The UN Oil for Food Investigation The Price of Corruption and its Aftermath


Amee Sandhu Founder & Principal Lawyer, Lex Integra

Amee  Sandhu

Amee has been a business lawyer for 20 years. Her practice is uniquely focused on commercial negotiations, in-house counsel work, and ethics and compliance programs. Amee’s experience ranges from: M&A, corporate and commercial work on Toronto’s Bay Street; 10+ years as legal counsel at one of Canada’s most sophisticated global engineering companies and a Crown corporation. She also held several senior roles at a large global engineering and construction company, which was the subject of a World Bank debarment and faced criminal charges as well, SNC-Lavalin. Her past positions included: Senior Legal Counsel, Integrity Officer for the Power and Mining sectors, global Head of Compliance Operations, and Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Compliance Officer. Building on her experience, she is the Founder and Principal Lawyer of Lex Integra Professional Corporation in Toronto, Canada. Her focus is to help clients with their day-to-day business law and integrity risks. Amee also teaches business law at the university level.


TASA Courses:
  • Construction Industry Case Study: Joint Venture Partnerships and Key Ethical Considerations for Structuring Relationships

  • Ethical Considerations in the Life Cycle of a Construction Project: Part One of a Two Part Series – Pre-Contract Phase

  • Ethical Considerations in the Life Cycle of a Construction Project: Part Two of a Two Part Series – Contract Through Completion/Termination

John J. Sardar Chief Compliance Officer, Noble Energy Inc.

John  J. Sardar

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.

Anastasia Savvateeva Senior Compliance Officer | Certified Anti-Financial Crime Specialist | Ecofel SME | Lecturer, Speak, Pictet

Anastasia  Savvateeva

Anastasia joined Pictet in Luxembourg after more than five years’ experience in compliance in the financial field (Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking) and audit & consulting sector. Until March 2020 when she moved to the Grand Dutchy, she spent most of her career in France where she worked for Societe Generale Private Banking, KPMG and Deutsche Bank in Paris.


Anastasia is a Member of the International Compliance Association (UK) and as such is a Certified Compliance Professional. She is also a CAMS and a CFCS.


Alumna of the Transparency International Summer School On Integrity 2017 in Lithuania, she is also involved in joint projects with Transparency International France, and as a Subject Matter Expert with Ecofel (The Egmont Group).

Lori E. Scheetz Partner, Wiley

Lori E. Scheetz

Lori represents U.S. and international clients on export compliance and national security matters, with a focus on U.S. export controls and economic sanctions. She regularly assists clients with developing export compliance plans, procedures, and training materials; preparing licenses and other authorizations; classifying products and technology; conducting internal compliance investigations and due diligence for buyers and sellers in the mergers and acquisitions context; and developing remedial actions. Lori has advised clients across a variety of industries, including leading manufacturers of state-of-the-art defense equipment, encryption software and hardware developers, aerospace companies, engineering and other service providers, satellite communications companies, nuclear technology companies, and universities and research institutions.


TASA Course:

The 5G Deployment, Trade Sanctions and Export Controls

Dr. Christian Schefold LL.M., Rechtsanwalt / Partner / Co-Head German Compliance Group, Dentons

Dr. Christian  Schefold

Dr. Christian Schefold, LL.M., is a Partner in the Berlin office of Dentons, a member of the Corporate practice and co-heading the German Compliance practice. He focuses on compliance, corporate and data protection law. Christian headed the compliance consultation department at Daimler AG where he was co-responsible for setting up a compliance network within the Daimler group worldwide. Prior to this task, he worked several years as senior counsel with Daimler Financial Services AG being responsible inter alia for IP, IT & DP law, international commercial law, financing, M&A and public-private partnerships (namely for the legal set-up of the German motorway tolling system Toll Collect). He is constantly practicing data protection law since 1996.

Christian’s favorites are setting up compliance management systems (CMS), especially for fighting bribery, avoiding pitfalls with dubious business partners but also for meeting the global challenges of modern privacy requirements.

TASA Courses:
  • Dissecting the multinational business focus in Germany

  • Globale Beschaffung für Geschäfte in Deutschland

Aaron Schildhaus Principal, Martorello Schildhaus LLC

Aaron   Schildhaus

Aaron Schildhaus represents corporations, NGO’s, governments and businesses with respect to structural and transactional matters in the US and internationally. He evaluates political and legal risks, assists with the setup of new businesses, and helps expand business operations, in new countries and markets, whether stand-alone or as joint ventures, mergers or acquisitions. He also assists with divestitures and all manners of civil litigation and dispute resolution in the US and abroad.


Mr. Schildhaus has worked closely with the World Bank, and has been consulted by the Bank for his expertise on doing business in Africa, both Francophone and Anglophone and for his knowledge and experience regarding international anti-corruption. He has worked on transactions with the Export-Import Bank, and on cases requiring export clearances from US government agencies on sensitive, technical matters, including all ramifications of international satellite launch contracts and relationships. Mr. Schildhaus has extensive experience in the energy, transportation, aerospace, telecommunications and manufacturing industries.  His experience includes matters in aviation finance, privatization, exports, imports, equipment lease and conditional sale financing, data privacy, and cybersecurity.


Mr. Schildhaus was Chair of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association (ABA) in 2008-2009, and has been a member of its prestigious Council since 2000.   He is a Fellow of the ABA. Mr. Schildhaus is an active member of the District of Columbia Bar, and the State Bar of Illinois, as well as of the French-American Chamber of Commerce and the Chicago World Affairs Council.  


TASA Course:

Corporate and Individual Liability: Recent Litigation Trends, Defensive Tactics & the Connection to Anti-Bribery

Joanna R. Schrag Enterprise Compliance, Anti-Bribery, Anti-Corruption COE, W. L. Gore and Associates, Inc.

Joanna R.  Schrag

Joanna leads the Compliance Team’s Center of Excellence for Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABAC) matters. Joanna is responsible for establishing and championing an Enterprise ABAC Compliance Program to include policies and processes, training, monitoring, and continuous improvement activities, related to a broad scope of ABAC risk areas. Joanna partners across functions and leads or participates in projects related to internal controls, internal investigations, and process improvement initiatives. Prior to joining Gore, Joanna was a Senior Manager at a Big 4 accounting firm in their forensic consulting practice, directing global, cross-functional teams in investigative and compliance matters. Joanna is a CPA licensed in Arizona.


TASA Course:

Designing an Effective Compliance Program to Mitigate Corruption and Fraud Risks

Dan Seltzer Managing Director, Senior Director of Anticorruption and Government Compliance, Accenture

Dan   Seltzer

Dan Seltzer is the Senior Director of Anticorruption and Government Compliance at Accenture, where he is responsible for ensuring the company’s compliance in all interactions with the government by its 400,000+ employees working more than 120 countries. Dan oversees a team of more than 40 attorneys working around the globe in developing company policy relating to anticorruption or government compliance, designing and delivering training, conducting legal monitoring, vetting the company’s external contractors and business partners, and serving as the subject matter expert on anticorruption and government compliance for his colleagues in legal, as well as the business. In 2017, the Association of Corporate Counsel recognized Dan as one of the world’s Top 10 attorneys in their 30s.

Prior to joining Accenture, Dan was Senior Compliance Counsel to Agilent Technologies (formerly Hewlett-Packard); a senior associate in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins, where he specialized in white collar criminal investigations and defense; and a law clerk to a federal judge in Los Angeles. During Dan’s career, he has conducted investigations and spearheaded compliance initiatives on every continent other than Antarctica, and has personally delivered training on compliance issues in more than twenty countries around the world.

TASA Course:

Spotlight on the FCPA Accounting Provisions: A Deep Dive into the “Lesser Explored” Bookkeeping and Internal Controls Provisions of the U.S. FCPA

Meríssea Setim Prioste da Costa Bueno Compliance Officer Brasil, Kuehne + Nagel Servicos Logisticos Ltda.

Meríssea  Setim Prioste da Costa Bueno

Meríssea Setim Prioste da Costa Bueno holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (2010) and a master’s degree in Civil Law from Faculty of Law of Universidade de São Paulo (2016). She has extensive experience as attorney at law with focus on Corporate Law in Compliance at both multinationals and renowned Brazilian law firms. She has worked with clients on structuring Compliance Programs, internal investigations and crisis management within the “Car wash Operation”. Now, she currently works as Compliance Officer at Kuehne-Nagel, multinational transportation and logistics company.

TASA Course:

Addressing Common Compliance Officers Challenges (and How to Effectively Respond to Them): Insights from a LatAm-Based Compliance Officer

Sulaksh Shah Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Sulaksh   Shah

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.


TASA Course:

FCPA Financial Risk Assessment

Neena Shenai Chief Global Trade Legal Director, Medtronic

Neena  Shenai

Neena Shenai is principal global trade counsel at Medtronic where she leads the company’s global trade legal team. She is also a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute where she is working on a joint, bipartisan project on “Reconceptualizing Globalization” with the Brookings Institution. Shenai formerly served as trade counsel for the Committee on Ways and Means in the U.S. House of Representatives where she advised on global market access, services, investment, and sanctions issues. She was involved in the passage of the 2015 Trade Promotion Authority package as well as 2011 legislation implementing the U.S.-Panama free trade agreement and reauthorizing trade adjustment assistance. Previously, Shenai served as banking, commerce, transportation, and trade counsel for the U.S.Senate Republican Policy Committee and senior adviser in the Bureau of Industry and Security at the U.S. Department of Commerce. She was an attorney in the international trade group of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, a professional trainee in the Rules Division of the World Trade Organization, and a judicial law clerk with the Hon. Evan J. Wallach then of the U.S.Court of International Trade. Shenai has a JD from Vanderbilt University; an MPhil in international relations from St. Antony’s College, Oxford University; and a BA with high honors from Swarthmore College.

TASA Course:

Spotlight on Global Trade Controls: Exploring Some Essential Topics and What They May Look Like Under the Biden Administration

Dr. Aram Simonyan Fulbright Fellow , The Ross School of Business

Dr. Aram  Simonyan

Aram Simonyan is Associate Professor of Economics at the International Scientific Educational Centre of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, where he has worked in the capacity of Associate Chair of Economics and Management Department. His main research focuses on anti-corruption strategies in European countries from a socio-economic perspective. Advanced in eight languages, he held visiting positions at multiple European Universities. Now he is getting his second PhD in Sociology at the University of Kiel. Dr. Simonyan was a Weiser Professional Fellow at the Gerald Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan in 2018, and is a visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in 2019-2020.


TASA Course:

The Behavior Behind Bribes An Exploration of Social Environments That Influence Corruption and What Your Organization Can Do

Sunandan Sinha Audit Director, Partner Audit Team (India, Greater China & APJ), Office of Ethics & Compliance

Sunandan  Sinha

Sunandan has been with SAP for close to 2.5 years as an Audit Director, in the Partner Audit Program of SAP’s Office of Ethics and Compliance. He is responsible for all anti-bribery and anti-corruption-related business partner compliance audits in the APJ, Greater China and India region. In his 14 years of his professional career, Sunandan worked in various sectors including banking, immigration and nationality-related counter fraud, and forensic consulting. Before joining SAP, Sunandan worked in the Forensic team of PwC for 3.5 years responsible for third party due diligence and compliance monitoring.


TASA Course:

A Localized Approach to Business Partner Risk Management: A Case Study of SAP’s Partner Compliance Audit Program in APJ

Rick C. Sofield Partner, Wiley

Rick C. Sofield

Rick has more than 24 years of experience in U.S. national security legal and public policy matters in both the public and private sectors, working closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National Intelligence Council, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Security Council, the Executive Office of the President, and the U.S. Departments of Treasury, Defense, Homeland Security, State, Commerce, and Energy, as well as other agencies evaluating foreign investment-related issues. He represents clients in matters involving U.S. national security issues, cross-border transactions, and government investigations. Prior to joining Wiley, Rick was the Director of the Foreign Investment Review Staff (FIRS) for the National Security Division (NSD) at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he oversaw the DOJ’s participation in the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), including the review of over 1,000 acquisitions and efforts to prohibit multiple transactions on national security grounds. He also served as Chair of Team Telecom, which evaluates certain applications before the FCC to determine whether they raise law enforcement or national security concerns.


TASA Course:

The 5G Deployment, Trade Sanctions and Export Controls

William Steinman Senior Partner, Steinman & Rodgers LLP

William    Steinman

William B.F. Steinman, Senior Partner, Steinman & Rodgers LLP - Mr. Steinman’s practice focuses primarily on FCPA issues in the aerospace and defense, food and beverage, and energy industries.  He has extensive practical experience with the engagement of overseas sales representatives, consultants, distributors/resellers, and logistics service providers. Mr. Steinman is frequently called upon to assist clients with respect to internal investigations, compliance reviews, and risk assessments.  He regularly advises clients in the negotiation and fulfillment of foreign offset requirements. He has also represented sovereign governments in West Africa and the Caribbean regarding anti-corruption and development matters. Prior to establishing Steinman & Rodgers LLP more than a decade ago, Mr. Steinman was the head of the international practice group at a major U.S. law firm.


Mr. Steinman is a contributing editor of the FCPA Blog, an online source for FCPA news and developments. He is an adjunct professor at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law and Roger Williams University School of Law, where he teaches advanced FCPA seminars, and at George Washington University Law School, where he teaches a course on international negotiation.


He previously served as Vice Chair of the ABA International Section’s Aerospace and Defense Industries Committee. Between 2003 and 2007, Mr. Steinman served on the Board of Directors of TRACE International. In 2011, Mr. Steinman was a delegate to the World Justice Forum in Barcelona, Spain. He is a frequent speaker on anti-corruption matters, and has addressed ACI’s annual International Conference on the FCPA, the Aerospace General Counsels Association, and the International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct for the Aerospace and Defense Industry.  His views on anti-corruption matters have been sought by numerous legal and compliance publications, including Law360, the Legal Times, and Corporate Counsel, and Mr. Steinman has appeared as a guest on MSNBC to discuss anti-corruption laws. Steinman & Rodgers LLP is a boutique law firm in Washington DC and New York focused exclusively on international anti-corruption matters, with an emphasis on compliance.  Steinman & Rodgers LLP is a certified woman-owned small business.


TASA Course:

How the SEC Has Changed Due Diligence the FCPA Internal Controls and Third Parties

Scott E. Sullivan Chief Compliance Officer, Newmont Goldcorp Corporation

Scott  E. Sullivan

Scott E. Sullivan is the Chief Compliance Officer of Newmont Goldcorp, the world’s leading gold company. Newmont Goldcorp has approximately 19,000 employees and 18,000 contractors and has 14 operating mines and 2 non-operated JVs in 9 countries. Mr. Sullivan oversees, develops, implements and manages Newmont Goldcorp’s ethics and compliance program including anti-bribery, antitrust, corporate investigation, and global trade compliance. 


Previously, Mr. Sullivan was the Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer of a global manufacturer of fluid motion and control products such as pumps, valves and seals with approximately 17,000 employees operating in 55 countries. Mr. Sullivan has written and contributed numerous articles on compliance programs, 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.


TASA Courses:
  • Demystifying Anti-Bribery Compliance: An Exploration of the Past, Present and Future

  • Journey to the Center of Anti-Corruption Compliance: Past to Present and How This Context Influences Current Thinking

Orsolya Szotyory-Grove Senior Associate, Mayer Brown JSM

Orsolya    Szotyory-Grove

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

Rashelle    Tanner

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.


TASA Course:

Innovations in Compliance & Ethics Training – Developing Effective & Engaging Training for Anti-Bribery Compliance

Marc Y. Tassé Corporate Ethics and Financial Crimes Expert, Member of the International Association of Independent

Marc  Y. Tassé

Mr. Tassé is an investigative and forensic accountant who has experience investigating and advising companies on alleged corruption, fraud, financial misconduct, and breach of fiduciary duty. As an Anti-Corruption Ethics and Compliance expert, he provides services as Independent Corporate Monitor and Independent Corporate Auditor.

An award-winning lecturer in the MBA program at the Telfer School of Management and in the Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, his current research focuses on the actual and potential effects of allegations of corruption and improper financial reporting on publicly traded companies’ market capitalization.


TASA Courses:
  • The Challenges and the Benefits of Corporate Monitorship

  • The Corporate Transparency Act: Shining a Light on Anonymous Shell Companies

Helena Teixeira Regional Compliance & Data Protection Officer, Middle East and Africa, DHL Global Forwarding

Helena  Teixeira

Helena holds a law degree from the University of Lisbon and started working in compliance in 2008 at Siemens Portugal. During her time at Siemens, Helena was tasked with different international compliance related projects which took her to Siemens Russia, Brazil, Spain and later included a move to Germany to the Compliance Head Office. In 2014 a family move to South Africa lead to a new professional challenge, this time in the Oil & Gas industry as Ethics & Compliance Advisor for BP Sub-Sub-Saharan Africa business. After a break to embrace a busy and rewarding first year of motherhood, Helena is now the Regional Compliance Officer for DHL Global Forwarding for Middle East and Africa.


TASA Course:

Addressing Corruption Risk in the Logistics and Freight Forwarding Industry

James G. Tillen Member & Chair, International Department , Miller & Chevalier Chartered

James   G. Tillen

James’ practice focuses on matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), money laundering, business and human rights, and other areas of international corporate compliance. 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), disclosing issues 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 conducted anti-corruption due diligence reviews and compliance audits, drafted numerous anti-corruption compliance programs, developed training programs, and performed training for client operations throughout the world. He has created anti-money laundering compliance programs for a variety of multinational financial and non-financial institutions. In the area of business and human rights, Mr. Tillen has conducted risk assessments, advised on transactions presenting human rights risks, and developed corporate human rights policies. Who's Who Legal and Global Investigations Review recognized Mr. Tillen as one of the world's leading investigations lawyers, and one source said he "knows FCPA enforcement better than anyone I've ever come across." The "very business savvy" James Tillen is "practical, responsive and has excellent, highly particularized experience," according to clients who were quoted by Chambers USA and Chambers Global.


TASA Course:

Demystifying Anti-Bribery Compliance an Exploration of the Past, Present and Future

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

Jessica   Tillipman

Jessica Tillipman is the Assistant Dean for Field Placement and Professorial Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University Law School. In addition to managing the law school’s externship program, she teaches an anti-corruption and compliance course that focuses on anti-corruption, ethics and compliance issues. She also regularly advises foreign governments and companies on anti-corruption and compliance issues.


Prior to joining GW Law, Dean Tillipman was an associate in Jenner & Block’s Washington, DC office, where she was member of the firm’s Government Contracts and White Collar Criminal Defense and Counseling practice groups. She joined Jenner & Block after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Lawrence S. Margolis of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.


Dean Tillipman is a Senior Editor of the “The FCPA Blog”—a leading Foreign Corrupt Practices Act resource on the internet, and her legal commentary is regularly featured in domestic and international media outlets. She is also the co-chair of the American Bar Association, Section of International Law, Anti-Corruption Committee.


Dean Tillipman graduated cum laude from Miami University in Oxford, OH and obtained her JD, with honors, from The George Washington University Law School.


TASA Course:

A Primer on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Harris Toengkagie Senior Associate, Makarim & Taira S.

Harris  Toengkagie

Harris Toengkagie: is a Senior Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group and has been involved in various complex litigation cases. He has extensive experience in Employment, Real Estate and Competition Law. 


He has represented prominent clients in various litigation cases, including in commercial civil cases, state administrative disputes, land issues, class actions, general election disputes and the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. These include representing a power plant company in the state administrative court related to its licenses. He has also been involved in various employment cases, including several mass termination cases (one of which affected more than 500 employees), industrial relation disputes in Industrial Relation Courts, and has assisted some clients in an internal investigation related to a potential violation of the company’s code of conduct and policy. In the Real Estate sector, he has been involved in various land acquisitions, including a major land acquisitions project for an area of approximately 85 hectares for infrastructure projects. In the Competition Law sector, he has been involved in various competition cases, including a case related to the shareholdings of two major Indonesian telecommunications service providers brought by the Indonesian Business Competition Board. 


TASA Course:

Anti-Corruption Compliance Considerations for Charitable Donations and Political Contributions in Indonesia

Andres Toledo International Corp Compliance & Ethics Professional, Sociedad Química y Minera de Chil

Andres   Toledo

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.

Maryse Tremblay Director, Global Programs Ethics and Compliance, WSP Global

Maryse  Tremblay

Maryse Tremblay has worked in Ethics & Compliance for many years and has acted as a leader within multiple compliance roles. She has acted for several years as the Ethics and Compliance Advisor for Bombardier, and is currently working with WSP Global as the Director of Global Ethics and Compliance Programs.


TASA Courses:
  • Lancement d'un programme d'ambassadeur mondial de la conformité

  • Launching a Global Compliance Ambassador Program

Lim Tuck Sun Partner, Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff

Lim   Tuck Sun

Tuck Sun’s primary focus is in the area of commercial and corporate litigation and arbitration. He advises clients on shareholders’ disputes and company law related issues, including cross-border disputes. He also advises on competition law, defamation law, IT-related contracts, and telecommunications matters, and handles related litigation. Tuck Sun is also empanelled as an arbitrator with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the Asian International Arbitration Centre.


In the field of Dispute Resolution, Tuck Sun has been named as a Dispute Resolution Star by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018, as a Leading Individual in the 2018, 2017, and 2016 editions of Chambers Asia Pacific, Recommended Lawyer in the 2016, 2015 and 2013 editions of Asia Pacific Legal 500 and a Leading Lawyer in the 2012 edition of Asialaw Leading Lawyers. He is also named as a Recommended Individual in the 2015 edition of Asialaw Profiles.


Tuck Sun is certified as a ‘Tutor Trainer Trial Advocacy’ by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (2011) and has been actively involved in the Advocacy training programme run by the Malaysian Bar.


His most recent publication is as a Contributing Editor of Malaysian Civil Procedure 2018 and 2013 editions published by Sweet & Maxwell Asia. He is also the Co-contributor and Updating Editor of the Companies (General) Volume in Malaysian Court Forms in Civil Proceedings, published by LEXIS-NEXIS in 2010 and an author of the Computer Crimes Chapter in Halsbury's Laws of Malaysia – E-Commerce (Volume 16(1)) in 2009.


Tuck Sun has also given presentations on topics related to commercial and insolvency. To name a few, he gave presentation on civil litigation during the KPMG Seminar on Insolvency Talk for Lenders in Kuala Lumpur in June 2013, co-presented ‘Managing and Drafting International Contracts’ in Global Business Knowledge in 2010 and co-presented ‘Mastering International Contracts’ for Commercial Contracts Masterclass in 2009.


Tuck Sun graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from University of London (External) in 1995 and was called to the Degree of Utter Barrister of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 1996. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1997.

TASA Course:

The Changing Landscape in Corporate Criminal Liability for Corruption Offences in Malaysia and the Wider Region


Nicole Velandia Partner, Anticorruption, Compliance and Corporate Governance Practice, Accuracy Legal and Consulting

Nicole  Velandia

Nicole Velandia is the leading partner of the Anticorruption, Compliance and Corporate Governance practice of Accuracy Legal and Consulting, a boutique law firm in Mexico. She advises her clients on the following Compliance matters: design, implementation and enhancement of compliance programs; risk assessments, third party due diligence, M&A and transactional due diligence; corporate investigations; litigation and defense on compliance matters and compliance training.


Nicole is a Mexican Licensed attorney graduated from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM). She is also a Licensed Specialist in Injuction Procedure, as well as a Governance and Public Management Master graduate from the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset. 


Mrs. Velandia has over 22 years of legal experience in both the government and business sectors. Her professional background spans working as a technical specialist, as well as holding managerial responsibilities and leading high performing teams. Throughout her career, Nicole has been able to create, advance and implement relevant programs, which have favorably changed the dynamics of anticorruption and compliance guidelines in both the Public Sector and private companies, proving her ability to plan, negotiate and implement relevant endeavors, both with senior officials and workers alike. 


Additionally, Nicole is a member of the faculty of the Anticorruption Master's Degree at the Universidad Panamericana, where she teaches the subject of Implementation of Compliance Programs.

TASA Course:

Navigating the Evolving Regulatory Landscape in Mexico: Compliance Recommendations for Multinationals

Pia Vining Senior Director, Due Diligence, TRACE

Pia   Vining

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.

Anne Vogdt Business Development Consultant, Europe, TRACE

Anne  Vogdt

Anne Vogdt has over 10 years of compliance and business management experience. She has supported clients as an outside advisor on projects in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, and acted as the Chief Compliance Officer for the U.S. subsidiary of one of the largest German food retailers for several years. She has experience building corporate compliance and ethics programs, conducting risk assessments and carrying out anti-corruption investigations.

Anne is a German citizen and speaks four languages fluently. Anne holds a law degree from a top-tier university in Portugal and an LL.M. in International Law from Georgetown University. She divides her time between Germany and Portugal and supports TRACE member companies and clients in Europe.


TASA Course:

Globale Beschaffung für Geschäfte in Deutschland

Albert A. Vondra Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Albert    A. Vondra

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.



TASA Course:

FCPA Financial Risk Assessment


Mark Webber U.S. Managing Partner, Fieldfisher (Silicon Valley) LLP

Mark    Webber

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    Weinstein

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.

Robert Wieck CPA, CIA, CFE, Forensic Audit Senior Manager, Oracle Corporation

Robert   Wieck

Mr. Wieck is a Senior Compliance & Ethics and Investigation Professional with 21 years of extensive global corporate compliance investigation, forensic accounting and audit experience. Advanced credentials include Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). His areas of expertise covers compliance policy development and refinement, investigation planning, execution and reporting, third party due diligence and audit/review, hotline case management.


TASA Course:

Internal Investigations in Russia and CIS

Hon. Mark L. Wolf Integrity Initiatives International and Senior Judge of the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts

Hon. Mark L. Wolf

The Chair of Integrity Initiatives International, Mark L. Wolf, is a Senior United States District Judge, and the former Chief Judge, of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Prior to his appointment in 1985, among other things, Judge Wolf served as a Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States after Watergate and as the Deputy United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. In 1984, he received the Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award for exceptional success in prosecuting public corruption in Massachusetts.


Judge Wolf has served as the Chair of the Committee of District Judges of the Judicial Conference of the United States, and on the Judicial Conference Committees on Criminal Law, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Codes of Conduct. Among other honors, Judge Wolf has received Citations for Judicial Excellence from the Federal, Massachusetts, and Boston Bar Associations.


In a 2011 editorial, "The Judge Who Cracked the Bulger Case," The New York Times commended Judge Wolf for exposing the corrupt relationship between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and its Top Echelon Organized Crime informant James "Whitey" Bulger. The editorial stated that: "Judges are supposed to dispense justice but rarely root out crimes. As a result of Judge Wolf's courage and persistence, there were "high profile hearings in Congress on the F.B.I.'s Use of Murderers as Informants," an F.B.I. agent was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and "the government paid more than $100 million in claims to families of people murdered by informants shielded by the F.B.I."


A graduate of Yale College and the Harvard Law School, Judge Wolf is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he teaches a seminar on Strengthening the Enforcement of Criminal Laws Against Kleptocrats. In addition, Judge Wolf is a Senior Fellow of the Harvard Carr Center for Human Rights and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has frequently spoken on the role of the judge in a democracy, human rights issues, and combatting corruption in foreign countries, including Russia, Ukraine, China, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Egypt, Cyprus, Panama, Mexico, Italy, and Norway.


In 2014, Judge Wolf published a Brookings Institution article and a Washington Post Op-Ed piece advocating the creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court to combat grand corruption -- the abuse of public office for private gain by a nation's leaders. The proposal quickly gained the support of, among others, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Transparency International, Human Rights Watch, Global Witness, leading international prosecutors, and courageous young people throughout the world. In 2016, Judge Wolf, Justice Richard Goldstone of South Africa, and other colleagues created Integrity Initiatives International to advocate for the strengthening of criminal laws to punish and deter leaders who are corrupt and regularly violate human rights.

TASA Course:

The Impact of Kleptocracy - Key Considerations for Global Businesses

Alexandra Wrage President and Founder, TRACE

Alexandra   Wrage

Alexandra Wrage is president and founder of TRACE. She is the author of Corrosive: Corruption and its Consequences as well as 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 video 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 writer for Forbes and speaks frequently on topics of transparency, good governance and the hidden costs of corruption.


Ms. Wrage currently serves on the Advisory Committee of the Vancouver Anti-Corruption Institute. She has served for four years on the B20 Taskforce on Anti-Corruption, drafting recommendations to G20 leaders to consider in their global economic policies, and was a member of FIFA’s failed Independent Governance Committee until her resignation in 2013.


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 now dividing her time between Vancouver and Annapolis, Ms. Wrage studied law at King’s College, Cambridge University. She has provided anti-bribery consulting or training in over 140 countries.

TASA Courses:
  • Architecting and Building a 21st Century Corporate Compliance Program

  • Toxic Transactions: Bribery, Extortion, and the High Price of Bad Business


Sophia Yeh Associate Partner, Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

Sophia   Yeh

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. 

Samuel Yim Senior Foreign Attorney, Kim & Chang

Samuel   Yim

As a member of the firm’s Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice, he focuses on anticorruption and corporate compliance, internal investigations, white collar defense and general crisis management. Mr. Yim represents a broad range of companies in criminal defense, corporate investigations and regulatory audit matters. He has advised clients on matters concerning trade secrets, corporate fraud and embezzlement, breach of trust and fiduciary duties, regulatory audits, violations of gift and entertainment policies, anti-corruption and bribery laws (including coordination of OFAC and FCPA audits), and establishment of compliance infrastructures.


Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Yim worked at Allen & Overy LLP in its New York and Hong Kong offices and served in the U.S. Army and held the rank of Captain. Mr. Yim received a B.S. from the United States Military Academy (West Point) in 1997 and a J.D./M.A. from Georgetown University Law Center and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in 2007 and 2008, respectively. He received the Fulbright Fellowship in 2005 and studied at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. Mr. Yim was also an adjunct professor at Yonsei University Law School and a Term Member on the Council on Foreign Relations from 2010 to 2015. He is admitted to the New York bar.


TASA Course:

The Anti-Bribery Compliance Landscape in South Korea


Orestes Balderas Zamora Vice President Global Investigations, Nielsen

Orestes  Balderas Zamora

Orestes is a Cybernetics and Computer Systems Engineer graduated from La Salle University; holds the following certifications: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) by ISACA, CISSP (Certified Information Security Professional) by ISC2, ITIL Practitioner by EXIN, PMP (Project Management Professional) by PMI, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor by BSI, among others. Orestes has more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology management, being Information Security his area of expertise; in which he has carried out different responsibilities; from consulting in security strategies, risk and vulnerability assessment and definition of policies and procedures in international firms (Big 4) to the management of security areas in government and private institutions. He currently serves as Global Vice President of Investigations where he leads security and compliance investigations in more than 109 countries. Participated in the ISACA task force for the definition of the bodies of knowledge of the Cybersecurity Certificates (CSX). He has given training in conferences such as LATIN CACS, IAPP and has published articles in specialized media. He is also a member of the Mexican (NYCE) and international (ISO / IEC) safety-related electrotechnical subcommittees that propose and develop national and international standards (NMX and ISO). He has participated in conferences related to Anticorruption and Compliance Investigations for the Escuela Libre de Derecho and Marcus Evans. As of 2018, he teaches the Macro Trends in Cybersecurity for the Master in Cybersecurity of the La Salle University.


TASA Course:

Enfoque Forense de las investigaciones internas: recomendaciones para investigar denuncias de corrupción, acoso sexual y fraude

Lewis D. Zirogiannis Partner , Foley & Lardner LLP

Lewis  D. Zirogiannis

Lewis Zirogiannis is a partner and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Lewis is based in the firm’s San Francisco office, where he is a member of the firm’s Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice.

Lewis’ practice focuses on complex litigation as well as government and internal investigations and compliance, including information governance, data privacy, and security. He is particularly skilled at counseling corporations on litigation and regulatory matters in the areas of anti-corruption, trade sanctions, anti-money laundering, antitrust and competition, data privacy and protection, and security fraud.

Lewis has extensive in-house experience from serving at global businesses within a major energy company, where he held leadership roles including Managing Director as well as Executive Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. As an integral part of the executive leadership team, he oversaw global compliance programs and supervised litigation, investigations, and regulatory relations. He also served as Associate General Counsel and Global Anti-Corruption Officer for American International Group.

Furthermore, Lewis has appeared in the U.S. Supreme Court and federal and state trial and appellate courts and has also conducted investigations in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Europe.


TASA Course:

ABAC Compliance Best Practices for Financial Services Institutions

Omar Zuniga Tax Partner, Creel, Garcia-Cuellar, Aiza y Enriquez

Omar   Zuniga

Omar Zuniga is a tax partner at Creel, Garcia-Cuellar, Aiza y Enriquez. He has practiced tax law in Mexico for almost 20 years becoming one of the most well-known and recognized tax practitioners on the market. Mr. Zuñiga has advised on tax matters of different ongoing M&A transactions, including the acquisitions of large real estate holdings, capital businesses, fiscal audits and has been counsel in diverse financing and financial factoring operations.


TASA Course:

Mexican Black Lists, Risk Assessment and New Sanctions for Companies that do not Undertake Due Diligence