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Young Lawyers Interest Network (YIN), Law Student, LL.M., and New Lawyer Outreach Committee
ABA Young Lawyers Division
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
Pascale Helene Dubois is a professor of law at Georgetown University and is the Evaluation and Suspension Officer for the World Bank.
In this position, Professor Dubois reviews sanctions cases brought against firms and individuals accused of fraud and corruption in connection with Bank-financed projects. She also decides whether to suspend the contracting eligibility of the firms and individuals that are subject to sanctions proceedings. Professor Dubois has been involved with the Bank’s anti-corruption efforts for close to a decade.
Prior to her appointment as Evaluation and Suspension Officer in the spring of 2007, Professor Dubois managed the Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP) in the World Bank's Department of Institutional Integrity (INT). Before joining INT, Professor Dubois worked for seven years in the World Bank's Legal Department as Senior counsel for the Africa Region. In that position, she provided legal advice in support of a variety of Bank-financed projects throughout the region, with a special focus on private sector development, legal reform and anti-corruption initiatives.
Professor Dubois came to the World Bank after a ten-year career as a transactional attorney in the private sector, specializing in international mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances. She has worked for law firms and corporations in New York, Houston, Brussels and Washington, D.C. Professor Dubois speaks frequently to audiences in both the public and private sectors about the World Bank's sanctions process and international efforts to combat corruption. Dubois was named by Ethisphere Magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics for 2007."
Professor Dubois is a member of the Bars of the State of New York and the District of Columbia. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Co-Chair of the ABA Section of International Law’s Anti-Corruption Committee.
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.