2024 Course Schedule and Descriptions

  • Certificate/CLE participants may take 1 OR more courses up to a total of four. Each Certificate will reflect the specific course(s) that the participant has successfully completed. In order to maximize participants’ breadth and depth of anti-corruption knowledge, participants are encouraged to take as many courses as feasible.
  • J.D. and LL.M. students may take one or two courses, earning a maximum of one academic credit for each course, and are subject to ABA Standard 310 requiring 30 additional hours outside class for each course.

Courses are taught by Professor Nancy Boswell or Professor Jonathan Rusch with Special Guest Lecturers  (now being scheduled for 2024).


(MONDAY - THURSDAY, JUNE 3-6, 2024, 9:00AM - 12PM)

Robust anti-corruption enforcement and evolving guidance from U.S. and foreign law enforcement authorities raise the risks for corporations and individuals operating around the world and are driving demand for expertise. Taught by former U.S. prosecutors, international negotiators, and private sector defense counsel, this course will discuss the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the newly enacted U.S. Foreign Extortion Prevention Act, the UK and other foreign bribery laws and the latest enforcement trends, cases, and settlements. Participants will learn about private sector compliance and integrity best practice, internal controls, due diligence, and investigations, and how to implement a risk-based approach in challenging environments.

Confirmed and invited Special Guest Lecturers include:

  • Joshua Christensen, Paul Hastings
  • James Koukios, Partner, Morrison & Foerster, former Senior Deputy Chief, Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section
  • Kathryn Nickerson, Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce Department of Commerce


(MONDAY - THURSDAY, JUNE 3-6, 2024, 1:30PM - 4:30PM)

Global efforts to recover stolen assets are ramping up, demanding up-to-date knowledge of the international legal framework and cooperation, laws and other requirements of national governments where assets are located, and evolving techniques used by counsel seeking to recover assets on behalf of countries whose treasuries have been looted. Experts from the World Bank-UNODC StAR Initiative, the U.S. Justice Department, and private counsel will discuss these topics, recent cases and persistent challenges investigating, tracing. confiscating and repatriating stolen assets, and fostering transparency and accountability upon their return.

Confirmed and invited Special Guest Lecturers for this course include:

  • Daniel Claman, Principal Deputy Chief, International Unit, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, U.S. Department of Justice 
  • Edward Davis, Sequor Law 
  •  Elsa Gopala Krishnan, Financial Sector Specialist, UNODC/World Bank StAR Initiative


(MONDAY - THURSDAY, JUNE 10-13, 2024, 9:00AM - 12PM)

U.S. government and private-sector legal experts and Professor Jonathan Rusch lecture and lead discussion on U.S. Constitutional provisions, statutes, and customary norms fostering integrity; criminal anti-corruption laws, including bribery, fraud, honest services and money laundering, and their enforcement; preventive measures, such as access to information, conflicts of interest, asset disclosure, political finance, whistleblower protection, asset recovery; and the role of key U.S. accountability and oversight agencies and the courts.

Confirmed and invited Special Guest Lecturers for this course include:

  • Tonita Gillich and Irina Carnevale, Assistant Directors, Forensic Audits & Investigative Service, General Accountability Office
  • Kevin Hancock, Director, Strategic Litigation, Campaign Legal Center
  • Braddock Stevenson, Of Counsel, Paul Hastings; former Deputy Associate Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s Enforcement Division
  • Karen Woody, Associate Professor, Washington and Lee Law School

(MONDAY - THURSDAY, JUNE 10-13, 2024, 1:30PM - 4:30PM)

Artificial intelligence (AI) for some time has been playing an increasingly vital role, in the public and private sectors, in analyzing and combating corruption and other financial crimes. This course will provide students with a thorough grounding in key AI terms and concepts, explain how artificial intelligence can be useful in various contexts (i.e., law enforcement, corporate compliance, and academic research), discuss applications of AI to corruption and related financial crimes, and explore the legal, ethical, and governance challenges of using anti-corruption AI.

Confirmed and invited Special Guest Lecturers for this course include:

  • Matt Galvin, Matt Galvin, Compliance and Data Analytics Counsel, Fraud Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Avi Gesser, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

Note: The Procurement Corruption course offered in prior years is no longer being offered.