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[row][paragraph_left] You are cordially invited to a lively, practical discussion hosted by Baker & McKenzie LLP in partnership with the French-American Chamber of Commerce. This event will explore the sanctions regimes of development banks, in parallel with those of the U.S. Department of Justice (“U.S. DOJ”) and Securities and Exchange Commission.  A panel of experts will share observations on the evolving sanctions landscape and will provide practical guidance to companies in order to avoid unwanted enforcement scrutiny. A particular focus will be devoted to the impact of the OECD anti-corruption treaty on signatories, including France and other countries with recently-enacted anti-corruption legislation. This event will bring together representatives from the U.S. DOJ, multilateral development banks, the French Embassy, and members of the private sector interacting with multilateral institutions and/or doing business in Europe. Our distinguished panel of experts will include: Pascale Dubois Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer, Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD), the World Bank; Shruti Shah Vice President at Transparency International USA; Graham Joscelyne Global Fund Audit and Ethics Committee Chair and formerly with the World Bank Group. The panel will be moderated by Brian Whisler, Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP in the Compliance, Investigations and Government Enforcement Practice Group, and former federal prosecutor with the U.S. DOJ. The discussion will be followed by a reception overlooking the White House. If you would like to attend this event, please register now as space is limited. We hope that you will be able to join us and look forward to welcoming you at this special event. [/paragraph_left] [third_paragraph]

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm   Location: Baker & McKenzie LLP 815 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20006   Drinks & Hors-d’oeuvres will be served   Contact: For more information about this event, please contact: Sal Gonzalez Business Development Specialist Tel: +1 202 835 1661 [email protected] Attendance at this event is free of charge but registration is required. [button link=”″ icon=”fa-envelope-o” size=”small” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”a71930″ textcolor=”ffffff”]Register now[/button]



Brian Whisler is a member of Baker McKenzie’s Compliance and Investigations, Dispute Resolution and Global Pharmaceuticals Practice Groups. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Whisler served as the criminal chief assistant United States attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, where he managed the criminal trial practice of the Richmond office which handled cases ranging from white collar crime, violent crime, public corruption and terrorism. Mr. Whisler focused his own trial practice on white collar prosecutions including health care fraud, securities fraud, money laundering, and tax fraud. He also served as an assistant United States attorney for the Western District of North Carolina where he focused on white collar prosecutions and served as chief of appeals and health care fraud coordinator.


Jessica Norrant-Eyme is a special legal consultant in Baker McKenzie's Washington, DC office. Before joining Baker & McKenzie in 2013, she completed her training in the international contracts department in the Paris, France office of an international law firm, and subsequently worked as an associate in the corporate department of an international law firm in Lyon, France.

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