ABA ILS – Latin America and Caribbean Community Virtual Annual Meeting

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    We are proud to be participating in the American Bar Association International Law Section’s Latin America and Caribbean Community Virtual Annual Meeting being co-chaired by of counsel Jose Martin. The annual meeting is the central point of the section year, where members, committees and section leaders gather with one another, leaders of other bar associations and the international legal community.

    Panels of leading experts will address cutting-edge issues and emerging conditions that drive cross-border work, including deals and the risks presented in our current environment, litigation, technology, trade, national security, human rights and the rule of law – all with a focus on the Americas.

    Jose will be moderating the session, “Political Use of Anti-Corruption Laws; Should the FCPA Be Used as a Foreign Policy Tool? If Anticorruption Laws Are Used to Target the Opposition, Does This Minimize Global Anticorruption Efforts?” which takes place on Thursday April 15, 2021, from 2:35 – 3:35 p.m. The panel will discuss the political use of anticorruption efforts, enforcement challenges, whether anticorruption laws help reduce corruption and what efforts are more effective in combating corruption. They will also discuss specific cases where some commentators have suggested possible political ends were served and economic pressure added to international companies doing business in high-risk countries to favor local businesses and policies. Joining Jose on the panel will be:

    • Sergio Fernando Moro, Former Minister of Justice and Public Security, Brazil; and Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations, São Paulo, Brazil
    • Jessica Tillipman, Assistant Dean for Government Procurement Law Studies; and Government Contracts Advisory Council Professorial Lecturer in Government Contracts Law, Practice & Policy, GW Law, Washington DC

    Registering for the Virtual Annual Meeting, which only costs US$45, can be done online here.