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PASCALE HELENE DUBOIS
Office of Evaluation and Suspension, The World Bank Group
ADAN B. FARLOW
Baker & McKenzie LLP
London, United Kingdom
Foley Hoag LLP
INDIA J. PINKNEY
Office of the Chief Counsel, Federal Aviation Administration
Pascale Helene Dubois
As the head of the World Bank’s Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD), Ms. Dubois determines whether to suspend and debar firms and individuals accused of fraud and corruption in World Bank-financed projects.
Ms. Dubois has been involved with the World Bank’s anti-corruption efforts for over a decade. Prior to her appointment as Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer, Ms. Dubois managed the Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP) in the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency (INT). She also worked as an operational lawyer advising the Africa region of the World Bank for seven years. Before joining the World Bank, she was in private practice for ten years in the United States and Belgium.
Ms. Dubois is Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee as well as a Senior Advisor to the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s Anti-Corruption Committee, having earlier served as Co-Chair of that same committee for three years.
Ms. Dubois received the 2016 Women in Compliance “Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to the Compliance Industry” and was named by Ethisphere Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics for 2007.”
Since 2009, she has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches a course on international anti-corruption. She teaches and lectures widely, and publishes regularly on anti-corruption topics.
Ms. Dubois received her law degree (Lic. Jur.), cum laude, from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and her Master of Laws (LL.M.) from New York University. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
Adam Farlow is a partner at Baker & McKenzie's International Capital Markets Group based in London. He has extensive experience in U.S. securities laws and transaction management. He has been elected as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He has also been elected as an officer of the American Bar Association Section of International Law and currently serves on its council.
Adam primarily works with clients on registered offerings and private placements of international debt -- both investment grade and high yield -- and equity issues, including IPOs and rights issues. He also advises on other forms of financing involving companies, investors, major financial institutions and trustees, as well as all forms of liability management for issuers and dealer managers.
Mélida Hodgson is counsel at the Foley Hoag firm in Washington D.C. Hodgson practices in the international litigation and arbitration group, with a focus on investor-State arbitrations; counseling governments and private entities with respect to international investment protection, World Trade Organization dispute resolution, and trade policy issues, as well as counseling entities regarding compliance with United States national security review of foreign investment. She also serves as an arbitrator of international trade disputes brought under Chapter 19 of the NAFTA and was appointed to the list of panelists eligible to hear WTO disputes. Mélida is frequently invited to speak at conferences addressing investment and commerical arbritration issues.
India J. Pinkney
India J. Pinkney is a lawyer for the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington D.C.