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Event | May 14, 2024 | 8:30 AM – 12:15 PM | Virtual & In-Person (Washington, DC)

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Anti-Corruption at Home and Abroad

Scott Carlson | Master of Ceremonies

ABA Associate Executive Director of the Center for Global Programs

Scott’s legal career spans over 30 years and includes over 20 years in the international development and rule of law fields. He began his work in rule of law in the early 1990s, as a pro bono Rule of Law Liaison for the ABA. In the years since, he has worked in both field-based and headquarters settings. Currently, he is Associate Executive Director of the ABA's Center of Global Programs, previously the Senior Director for Programs and Strategic Initiatives at ABA ROLI. In this capacity, he oversees the design, management, and evaluation of ABA ROLI’s complex international legal assistance programs. He brings experience working with a variety of donors and international organizations, including USAID, UN, European Union, ILAC, African Union, U.S. Department of State, The Hague Institute for Global Justice, and International IDEA.

 

Over the course of his career, Scott has worked on both the donor and implementer sides of international development. On the donor side, he has served as Senior Rule of Law Advisor for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) and Senior Rule of Law Advisor at the Rule of Law Center for Innovation at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). As an implementer, he has worked with various companies and organizations, including the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), New-Rule LLC, ABA, and Chemonics International.

 

When not doing international development, Scott practiced as a lawyer in the public and private sectors. In the public sector, he worked with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in the Honors Program, drafting regulations and rulings, as well as litigation at Tax Court. He also served in the Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP); he was a U.S. Supreme Court Fellow; and he worked as an Assistant General Counsel for the United States Sentencing Commission. In the private sector, he worked for a large international law firm in their European offices. Each of these engagements in the practice of law shaped and informed his understanding of rule of law.

 

Before recently rejoining ABA, Scott served in ABA’s Washington Offices, as the Director for Central and Eastern Europe and Judicial Reform from 1999-2003. He designed and managed multiple international legal reform programs and supervised over 80 employees in offices across Eastern Europe. He also led the implementation of ABA ROLI’s first assessment tool, the Judicial Reform Index. Scott has published regularly on rule of law, human rights, anti-corruption, and other legal fields.

 

Scott holds a B.A. degree in English from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a J.D. from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Laws in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University. He speaks Albanian and French.

Justice Stephen Breyer | Welcome Remarks

ABA ROLI’s Board Chair and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S. from 1994 to 2022

Hon. Stephen Breyer was born in San Francisco, California, August 15, 1938. He married Joanna Hare in 1967, and has three children—Chloe, Nell, and Michael. He received an A.B. from Stanford University, a B.A. from Magdalen College, Oxford, and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School. He served as a law clerk to Justice Arthur Goldberg of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1964 Term; as a Special Assistant to the Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Antitrust, 1965–1967; as an Assistant Special Prosecutor of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, 1973; as Special Counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, 1974–1975; and as Chief Counsel of the committee, 1979–1980. He was an Assistant Professor, Professor of Law, and Lecturer at Harvard Law School, 1967–1994; a Professor at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, 1977–1980; and a Visiting Professor at the College of Law, Sydney, Australia and at the University of Rome. From 1980–1990, he served as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and as its Chief Judge, 1990–1994. He also served as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States, 1990–1994; and of the United States Sentencing Commission, 1985–1989. President Clinton nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat August 3, 1994. He retired in 2022.

Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD, PhD | Introductions

GWU Law Dean and Harold H. Greene Professor of Law

Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD, PhD, is the Dean and Harold H. Greene Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. A leader in public health and civil rights law who focuses on disparities in health, health care, and the social determinants of health, Dean Matthew joined GW Law in 2020. She is the author of the bestselling book Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care and the newly released Just Health: Treating Structural Racism to Heal America.

 

Dean Matthew previously served on the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was Co-Founder and Inaugural Director of The Equity Center, a transdisciplinary research center that seeks to build better relationships between UVA and the Charlottesville community through community engaged scholarship that tangibly redresses racial and socioeconomic inequality.

Lemarque Campbell | Moderator

Sr. Technical Advisor, Anti-Corruption, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

Lemarque Campbell is an international lawyer and anti-corruption specialist. He has extensive experience advising governments, international organizations, private entities and civil society organizations on laws and policies that address: international anti-bribery, corruption and fraud; transparency and accountability; governance, risk, integrity and ethics; and private and public sector compliance.

 

Previously, Lemarque served as the Program Director for Anti-Corruption with the International Lawyers Project (ILP), where he led the organization’s global anti-bribery, corruption and media freedom efforts. He also led the accreditation process for Transparency International (TI) operations in The Bahamas. Additionally, he lived in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia for two years, where he worked as a legal analyst for TI Georgia, providing advice on various anti-corruption legislation. He also served as an anti-corruption consultant to numerous organizations, namely: the U.S. Department of State, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and TI-Secretariat.

 

Some of Lemarque’s notable anti-corruption publications include: Civil Society Report on the Implementation of Chapter II (Prevention) & Chapter V (Asset Recovery) of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in Cambodia; The Bahamas’s first Corruption Barometer Report, which is based on the TI Global Corruption Barometer series; a report on “People’s Experiences of Corruption: Implications for Business in South-East Asia”; and a chapter in a Commonwealth Secretariat publication on anti-corruption successes in the Commonwealth Caribbean.

 

Lemarque is admitted as a barrister to the Bar of England & Wales and as Counsel and Attorney to The Bahamas Bar. He holds an MA in Law from the University of Bristol, UK, and an MA in Anti-Corruption Studies from the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), Austria.

Matthew Murray | Panelist

Adjunct Professor, Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs and Harriman Institute; and Expert Consultant, ABA Rule of Law Initiative

Throughout his career, Mr. Murray has worked at the intersection of U.S. foreign policy, international law, commerce, and political economy.

 

Upon graduating Tufts in 1979, Mr. Murray acted as Research Assistant to Dr. Leslie Gelb at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and subsequently served as Legislative Assistant for National Security to Senator Edward Kennedy. In 1984, he was awarded a scholarship as an International Fellow at the Columbia University School of Public and International Affairs and graduated in 1988 with an MIA and JD from Columbia Law School.

 

Currently, Mr. Murray is an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs and Harriman Institute; and co-founder of a Columbia Forum that convenes U.S. government experts, practitioners and academics to Innovate Solutions to Systemic Corruption.  He provides project advisory support to the U.S. State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development and international donors, specializing in helping partner countries in political transition to design institutions, policies, laws and programs to detect and prevent corruption.

 

Mr. Murray has been engaged as a U.S. government official, human rights lawyer, business executive and civil society activist in countering corruption in high-risk nations for more than thirty years.  He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and a Senior Advisor on Rule of Law and Governance at USAID during the Obama-Biden Administration.

 

Following service in the Obama-Biden Administration, Mr. Murray was appointed by the United Nations Assistance Mission, USAID, DFID and DANIDA as an International Member of the Joint Independent Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee of Afghanistan from 2017-2019.

 

Over the past thirty years, Mr. Murray has developed particular expertise in countering the threats posed by transnational corruption networks based on his cross-sectoral experience, including: founding and leading an anti-corruption NGO in Russia; legal advocacy for the human rights of victims of corruption; serving as corporate executive responsible for compliance in multinational oil and gas company; leading corruption investigations and forming public-private partnerships.  He has worked on the front-lines in Afghanistan, Armenia, Belarus, Kenya, Moldova, North Macedonia, Sudan, Ukraine, Russia and other countries.

Rachel Schiller | Panelist

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Programs and Operations, US Department of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

Rachel is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Programs and Operations in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM). In this capacity, she oversees the Office of Global Programs and Initiatives (GPI) and the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (WRA) where she is responsible for security assistance programs and policies that strengthen security sector governance, build capacity of foreign partners to respond to peacekeeping operations worldwide, address the threat of landmines and unexploded ordnance, and prevent illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons, including man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS).

 

Rachel is a career member of the Senior Executive Service and has served in multiple positions in the Department of State, including as the Director of the Office of Management Policy and Resources in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs (IO); the Chief of Staff and Director of Strategy and Resource Coordination for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; the Senior Advisor for Peacekeeping in IO; in the Office of the Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region of Africa; in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations; and in IO’s Office of UN Political Affairs.

 

Before joining the State Department, Rachel was an advisor to the United Nations and the World Bank, where she worked intensively on the Aceh peace process in Indonesia. She also worked for the International Rescue Committee providing humanitarian assistance in conflict zones across Indonesia. She holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in international conflict resolution, negotiation, and mediation, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Rachel is a 2020-2021 International Women’s Forum Fellow.

Jonathan Katz | Panelist

Senior Director, Anti-Corruption, Democracy, and Security (ACDS) Project, Brookings Institution

Jonathan Katz is the Senior Director for the Anti-Corruption, Democracy, and Security (ACDS) Project in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. He is recognized as an anti-corruption, national security, international development, and democracy expert, and has held senior positions in the U.S. government at the State Department, USAID, and in Congress.

 

Prior to Brookings, Katz served as a National Security Fellow for Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota), advising the Senator on key foreign and defense policy issues.

 

Before that, Katz was a Senior Fellow and Director of Democracy Initiatives for the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) where his programmatic activities and research focused on investigative journalism and free media, anti-corruption efforts, civil society and democracy promotion, and good governance reforms in Central and Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus, and Turkey. While at GMF, Katz served as Executive Director and managed the Transatlantic Democracy Working Group (TDWG) and helped create and served as co-chair for the Transatlantic Task Force for Ukraine (TTFU).

 

Before his time at GMF, Katz served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Europe & Eurasia Bureau at USAID, where he managed and developed a multimillion-dollar assistance portfolio and U.S. development policy, democracy, anti-corruption, and good governance programs and economic growth and energy security projects. He also served as USAID’s co-chair of political, economic, trade, and development working groups with the EU, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Poland, and Romania, and the EBRD.

 

During the Obama Administration, Katz served as a Senior Advisor in the State Department’s International Organization Affairs Bureau, writing speeches and advising on congressional strategy. He also advised the Assistant Secretary and other senior U.S government officials on various U.S. national security, multilateral policies, and development and human rights priorities at the UN.

 

Katz began his career on the Hill, where he was the Staff Director of the Europe Subcommittee on the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He also served as the Legislative Director for Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL), guiding foreign and domestic policies and managing all legislative affairs.

 

Katz is a frequent contributor and commentor to American and European media, offering interviews to outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, Newsweek, The Hill, BBC, Deutsche Welle, Axios, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Voice of America. 

Jessica Tillipman | Moderator

Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law Studies, The George Washington University Law School

Jessica Tillipman is the Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law Studies and Government Contracts Advisory Council Distinguished Professorial Lecturer in Government Contracts Law, Practice & Policy and an internationally recognized expert in government procurement integrity and compliance issues. She teaches the law school's foundational government procurement law course, Formation of Government Contracts, and Anti-Corruption & Compliance, a course that focuses on anti-corruption, ethics, and compliance issues in government procurement.

 

Prior to joining GW Law, Dean Tillipman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lawrence S. Margolis of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and was an associate at Jenner & Block, where she specialized in Government Contracts and White Collar Criminal Defense.

 

Dean Tillipman served as Senior Editor of the “The FCPA Blog”—a leading Foreign Corrupt Practices Act resource on the internet. She has also published numerous articles that address legal and policy issues involving anti-corruption, government procurement, white-collar crime, and government ethics law.

Dean Tillipman is also a Senior Advisor to the American Bar Association, International Anti-Corruption Committee, a Faculty Advisor to the Public Contract Law Journal, and an Advisory Board member of The Government Contractor. She frequently organizes and presents at domestic and international government procurement and anti-corruption conferences and colloquia, and her legal commentary has been featured in numerous domestic and international media outlets.

 

Dean Tillipman is a member of the bars of the United States Court of Federal Claims, the state of Virginia, and the District of Columbia. She graduated cum laude from Miami University (Oxford, OH) in 2000 and obtained her JD, with honors, from the George Washington University Law School in 2003.

Todd D. Robinson | Panelist

Assistant Secretary, US Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

Ambassador Todd D. Robinson was sworn-in as the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs on September 30, 2021. Ambassador Robinson last served as the Director of the International Student Management Office at the National Defense University. Prior to his assignment at NDU, he served as Senior Advisor for Central America in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs in Washington, DC. Ambassador Robinson was previously Chargé d’Affaires in Caracas, Venezuela from December 18, 2017 to May 22, 2018, when he was expelled by President Maduro. He was previously U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Guatemala from September 16, 2014, to September 20, 2017. Ambassador Robinson is a career diplomat with the rank of Career Minister.

 

Ambassador Robinson previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. From 2009 until 2011, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala. Prior to that, he was Consul General and Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Barcelona, Spain and Chief of the Political and Economic Section in the U.S. Embassy in Tirana, Albania. Other overseas postings include the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Vatican City, Italy, El Salvador, and Colombia. In Washington, DC, Ambassador Robinson served in the Department’s Operations Center and as a Special Assistant to former Secretary of State Albright. He is the recipient of the Presidential Rank Award and two Department Superior Honor Awards.

 

A native of New Jersey, Ambassador Robinson was a professional journalist before joining the Foreign Service. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Class of 1985.

Claudia Escobar Mejía | Panelist

Former Magistrate of the Court of Appeals in Guatemala

Claudia Escobar is the Former Head of the Court of Appeals in Guatemala. Due to threats and intimidation, the Guatemalan lawyer and former magistrate of the Court of Appeals relocated to the United States, where she works as the executive director of Be Just, an organization that promotes the rule of law by strengthening the institutions of the justice sector, supports anti-corruption initiatives, and respect for human rights.

 

Escobar received the Democracy Award in 2017 for her commitment to fighting impunity and corruption. In 2019, she was honored by the Harvard Women’s Law Association and Harvard Law in the exhibition “Women Inspiring Change” organized on the school’s 6th Annual International Women’s Day celebration.

 

Escobar is among a select group of academics in the Centennial Fellows Program at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. In 2015-16, while a fellow at Harvard University, she became the first Central American to be awarded a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her fellowship responsibilities at both institutions included lecturing, mentoring, and research. Likewise, she was selected by the National Endowment for Democracy to join the Reagan-Fascell Fellows Program (2016-17), where she promoted the importance of judicial independence as a tool to fight corruption.

 

Escobar is an active member of the Anti-Corruption Advocacy Network (ACAN) in Washington, D.C., and the Academia Against Corruption in the Americas in Mexico. She lives in McLean, Virginia, with her husband and four of her six children.

 

She has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Louisiana State University. She obtained her law degree at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala, and her PhD and master’s degrees in pluralistic law at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain.

Kedric Payne | Panelist

Vice President, General Counsel, and Senior Director for Ethics, Campaign Legal Center

Kedric specializes in government ethics, lobbying law and election law. He began his career in private practice and has since served in the three branches of federal government.


Prior to joining CLC, he advised on executive branch ethics laws as a deputy general counsel at the U.S. Department of Energy.  He also enforced legislative branch ethics laws and standards of conduct as deputy chief counsel of the Office of Congressional Ethics, where he was one of the office’s first investigators. Prior to OCE, Kedric practiced political law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and advised lobbyists and government contractors on compliance with federal, state and local laws governing campaign finance, lobbying and ethics.

 

Kedric began his career as a litigator at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York. He also clerked in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for Judge Shira A. Scheindlin. As an adjunct professor, Kedric developed the first political law course for the University of Pennsylvania Law School and received the Adjunct Teaching Award.    

 

Kedric earned his undergraduate degree in political science from Yale University and attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review.  Kedric joined CLC in 2019. 

Scott Carlson | Master of Ceremonies

ABA Associate Executive Director of the Center for Global Programs

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