Securing the Benefits of Trade & Investment Through Transparency & Anti-Corruption

Thursday, April 19, 2012
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law, Room 603
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Those seeking to export or invest abroad have too often encountered hidden subsidies, demands for bribes or competition from companies willing to pay them for licenses, concessions, customs clearance and other requirements. A lack of transparency has made foreign laws and regulations unpredictable, exacerbating the problem and increasing the costs for business as well as local citizens. Lawyers providing counsel to US and other businesses seeking to operate ethically and legally should be aware of the strides made in securing government commitments to transparency and anti-corruption, notably in US free trade agreements and in the APEC context.

The panel discussion will feature Timothy Reif, General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative; Karan Bhatia, Vice President and Senior Counsel, International Law & Policy, General Electric; Nancy Zucker Boswell, ’86, President and CEO of Transparency International-USA (TI) from 1994 to 2011. The speakers will provide perspectives from the US Government, private sector and civil society on what has been accomplished and the challenges to seeing these commitments implemented in practice.

Presented by the International Trade and Investment Law Society and by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations


WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – no charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

(1 credit hour) will be applied for as requested to different states.
CLE Accreditation - $55.00

For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or

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