WELCOME TO THE SECOND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LEGAL CAREERS SYMPOSIUM

Organized by Georgetown University Law Center, The George Washington University Law School, and American University Washington College of Law

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SCHEDULE AND PRESENTER BIOS

WEDNESDAY

NOVEMBER 17, 2021

All times are in EST

9:00-9:45 am | November 17, 2021 | Welcome Session 

Introduction by Caroline Springer, Assistant Dean of Career Services, Georgetown Law


Caroline Springer
Assistant Dean, Office of Graduate Careers, Georgetown Law 

Caroline is the Assistant Dean in the Office of Graduate Careers at Georgetown University Law Center. She has experience in LL.M. admissions and advising LL.M. candidates on issues related to job search strategies and career planning. Caroline spent several years splitting her time between the Admissions Office and the Office of Graduate Careers. She moved over to the LL.M. careers team full-time seven years ago. Caroline obtained her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Law Fellow in the Legal Research and Writing Department and the Managing Editor of the American Criminal Law Review. After receiving her J.D., Caroline clerked for a federal judge in Baltimore, Maryland, and then entered the Honors Program at the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division, where she was a Trial Attorney for close to eight years.


Rosa Celorio
Associate Dean and Professorial Lecturer for International and Comparative Legal Studies, George Washington Law School 

Rosa Celorio is the Burnett Family Associate Dean and Professorial Lecturer for International

and Comparative Legal Studies at GW Law School. In this capacity, she directs the International

and Comparative Law program at GW Law School, and teaches the courses International

Human Rights of Women, Regional Protection of Human Rights, and Fundamental Issues in US

Law. Previously, she worked for more than a decade as Senior Attorney for the Inter-American

Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), one of the main organs of the regional human rights

protection system for the Americas. Among her recent activities, Dean Celorio is currently

serving as the Chair of the Next Generation Initiative and Membership Committee of the

American Society of International Law (ASIL) and as a Senior Advisor to the Committee on the

Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) in the drafting of its new

General Recommendation on Indigenous Women and Girls. Dean Celorio is also the author of

the upcoming book Women and International Human Rights in Modern Times: A Contemporary

Casebook, to be published by Edward Elgar Publishing in 2022. Dean Celorio is from Puerto

Rico.


Padideh Ala'i
Professor of Law and Director of International & Comparative Legal Studies and Humphey Fellowship Program, American University Washington College of Law
Professor Padideh Ala’i is the Director of International and Comparative Legal Studies and Faculty Director of the International Legal Studies Program. In this role, she promotes, represents, and coordinates the law school’s renowned international programs that have been consistently ranked among some of the most prestigious programs in the United States. She

specializes in international economic law, law of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and comparative legal traditions. She teaches international trade law and comparative law. Professor Alai’s scholarship has concentrated on the history of free trade, transparency obligations of the WTO and their implications on internal domestic transparency, universalizing the administrative state through the multilateral trading system, as well as good governance and

evolution of international anti-corruption norms. Professor Ala’i is also the Director of the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program at WCL, a Fulbright program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The Program brings accomplished mid-career professionals from developing countries to the U.S for 10 months of non-degree study and professional development in the general field of law and human rights. In addition, since 2014, she has led the interdisciplinary Trade, Investment and Development Program (TID) that provides resources to students interested in linkage between trade and other disciplines such as intellectual property, environment, investment, labor and human rights.Professor Ala’i received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1988. Prior to joining the faculty of WCL, from 1988-1997, she was in private practice, representing governments from developing countries, as well as foreign companies in the United States.


10:00-10:45 am | November 17, 2021 | United Nations


Raimy Reyes
Senior Resettlement Associate, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

Raimy Reyes is a human rights lawyer from the Dominican Republic with a Masters in International Human Rights Law from Georgetown University Law Center, as a Fulbright Scholar. Her human rights practice has mainly focused on refugees, asylum seekers, and stateless persons. Raimy has worked at international organizations, academia, with governments, and NGOs. She currently works at the UN Refugee Agency as Senior Resettlement Associate for the Multi-Country Office in Washington, DC.


William Pons
Senior Legal Advisor and Researcher, UN Special Rapporteur on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

William Pons currently serves as senior legal advisor and researcher to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. His portfolio includes armed conflict, humanitarian action, international criminal law, and peacebuilding. He also serves as a research associate at the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, where he conducts research and analysis to develop innovative approaches for the protection of persons with disabilities prior to, during, and after armed conflict and humanitarian crises. He previously served as a legal advisor with the ICRC, Washington delegation, where he worked on various issues related to armed conflict, immigration, disability, and humanitarian assistance. He has published several articles on public international law, including armed conflict and disability, and has an upcoming publication on prosecuting crimes against persons with disabilities as crimes against humanity. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law and his LL.M. from The George Washington University School of Law. He also holds a Masters in International Relations from Villanova University and Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Saint Thomas.


11:00-11:45 am | November 17, 2021 | International Courts


Eric Iverson
Trial Lawyer, Office of the Prosecutor, ICC
Eric Iverson is a Trial Lawyer in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. Previously he was a Judge Advocate and Senior Trial Counsel in the U.S. Army and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice.  Eric has worked on several investigations and war crimes trials stemming from conflicts in the Middle East and Africa. He is the first American prosecutor to try a case at the ICC.  He lives with his wife and two children in The Hague where he enjoys sailing, cycling, and complaining about Dutch weather. 

B.A., International Relations, University of Minnesota; J.D., American University Washington College of Law; LL. M. International Protection of Human Rights, Utrecht University.

Rachel Mazzarella
Associate Trial Lawyer, Office of the Prosecutor, ICC

Rachel Mazzarella is an Associate Trial Lawyer in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. Previously, Ms. Mazzarella served as a National Security Law Fellow at Georgetown University and Associate at Clifford Chance LLP in London, England. Prior to becoming an attorney, she spent nine years as an Arabic Language Analyst at the U.S. Department of Defense. Ms. Mazzarella holds a B.A. in Arabic and LL.M. in National Security Law from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School where she was Executive Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal.


Yumi Omiya
Associate External Relations and Cooperation Officer, ICC 

Yumi Omiya is an Associate External Relations and Cooperation Officer at the Registry of the International Criminal Court (ICC). She joined the ICC in 2018, as a Junior Professional Officer (JPO) and worked for the Registry Legal Office for one year, before the current position.

Prior to the ICC, Ms. Omiya worked at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations in New York as an Advisor on Human Rights and Humanitarian issues. She also has also worked in a British law firm and a Japanese NGO promoting human rights. A national of Japan, Ms. Omiya holds an LL.M. in International Comparative Law from The George Washington University Law School, Washington DC, USA. She is also admitted into the NY Bar. 


1:00-1:45 pm | November 17, 2021 | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Jeremy Lagelee
Legal Advisor, Directorate for Legal Affairs, OECD


Jeremy Lagelee is a French-American attorney working in the Directorate for Legal Affairs of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in the GLAD unit (General Legal Affairs Division). He previously worked in the Office of Legal Counsel of the International Energy Agency (IEA), an autonomous agency within the framework of the OECD. Before that, he worked as an associate at DC law firm Picard Kentz & Row, focusing on international trade law and arbitration. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center’s LL.M. program in 2016 and is a member of the New York Bar. He completed his primary legal education and undergraduate studies at Sciences Po in Paris.

Nejla Saula
Sous-Sherpa and Head of the Sherpa Office and Global Governance Unit, OECD

Nejla Saula is the Head of the Sherpa Office and Global Governance Unit in the Office of the Secretary-General and OECD Sous-Sherpa. There, she advises the OECD Sherpa on the strategic engagement of the OECD in global governance for enhancing the OECD’s visibility and contributions in the G20, the G7, and APEC in response to global systemic challenges. She is also the OECD representative to the G20 Anticorruption Working Group and as such coordinates OECD contributions to the global anti-corruption and integrity agenda of the G20. Before joining the Sherpa Office, Nejla Saula was a legal adviser in the OECD Directorate for Legal Affairs where she supported the accession process of four countries to the Organisation and the elaboration and adoption of the OECD Declaration on Propriety, Integrity, and Transparency in International Business and Finance. Ms. Saula has a Bilingual Master I of European Law from the University of Paris Ouest, as well as a Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law. She is a member of the New York State Bar.


2:00-2:45 pm | November 17, 2021 | World Health Organization


Kate Robertson
Lawyer, Public Health and Policies, WHO

Kate Robertson is a lawyer in the Public Health Law and Policies (LAW) team, in the Department of Health Promotion at WHO in Geneva. The LAW team has a cross-cutting function across the work of the Department and WHO, providing specialized technical assistance, training, and technical support to Member States, and contributing to normative processes and products, on health law with a particular focus on the development, implementation, and defense of legal measures to address NCD risk factors. Kate has a lead role in the Global RECAP project, working with focus countries in East Africa and South East Asia to develop regulatory and fiscal policy capacity to promote healthy diets and physical activity. She has diverse legal experience, having worked in tobacco control for WHO and SPC, as a senior corporate counsel for a multinational provider of hospital and related health services and products, as a lawyer and insurance manager for an industry regulator, and in private practice civil litigation in Australia.


3:00-3:45 pm | November 17, 2021 | Embassies


Arturo Meza
Lawyer, Office of Legal Affairs, Embassy of Mexico

Arturo Meza is a licensed attorney in Mexico. As of December 2021, he will join Klug Counsel PLLC, an International Tax Law firm based in Washington DC, as a Foreign Associate. He has previously served as a lawyer in the Office of Legal Affairs at the Embassy of Mexico in the U.S., and as a Professor of Law at Westhill University in Mexico City, where he taught Constitutional Law and Comparative Law. He received his LL.M. from Georgetown Law and his J.D. from the National Autonomous University of Mexico Law School and served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Juan N. Silva and to Justice Alfredo Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena on the Mexican Supreme Court.

Fahed Al-Rawaf

Director of Legal Affairs, Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Fahed Al-Rawaf is the Director of Legal Affairs at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C. Prior to this role, he held several legal roles within the Embassy, and worked in the not-for-profit and public policy sector in the U.S. prior to joining the Embassy. Al-Rawaf holds degrees from The George Washington University Law School (LL.M. in Business and Finance Law), the University of Tulsa College of Law (J.D.) -where he served as Articles Editor for the Tulsa Journal of Comparative and International Law-, and the University of Arkansas (Bachelor of Science in International Business with a focus on finance). He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, and is fluent in Arabic, French and English.

 

THURSDAY
NOVEMBER 18, 2021

All times in EST

9:00-9:45 am | November 18, 2021 | The World Bank Group Overview


Aradhana Kumar-Capoor
Director and General Counsel, MIGA

Aradhana Kumar-Capoor is Director and General Counsel of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group.  Ms. Kumar-Capoor has overall responsibility for MIGA’s Legal Affairs and Claims Group, including eligibility and deal structure, contract negotiation and drafting, dispute resolution, and claims management. Ms. Kumar-Capoor previously served as Chief Advisor to the Executive Vice President & CEO of MIGA and prior to that was Chief Counsel at MIGA.  Ms. Kumar-Capoor has over 30 years of experience in complex infrastructure, finance, telecom, oil, gas, and mining transactions. Prior to joining MIGA, Ms. Kumar-Capoor worked as a corporate and transaction attorney with major law firms in the United States and in India concentrating on project finance, structured finance, and risk mitigation.  She holds a law degree in international business law and a master’s degree in international relations.  She is admitted to the bar in New York and in New Delhi.  She has also taught a course on International Business Transactions at Georgetown University Law Center.

10:00-10:45 am | November 18, 2021 | Integrity Vice Presidency | The World Bank Group


Nodir Zakirov
Investigator, Integrity Vice Presidency, The World Bank
Nodir Zakirov is a Georgetown Law alumnus (LLM’09) and an Investigator with the World Bank Group’s Integrity Vice Presidency. Since 2009, Nodir has investigated and litigated multiple corruption cases under World Bank Group financed projects in Europe and Central Asia. He has collaborated with foreign law enforcement authorities on several complex multi-jurisdiction investigations. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Nodir coordinated the U.S. Department of State’s democracy and human rights program in Uzbekistan. He speaks English, Russian, and Uzbek.


Xuan Luo
Investigator, Integrity Vice Presidency, The World Bank

Xuan Luo is an alumnus of the George Washington University Law School (LL.M’08 and J.D.’11). She joined the World Bank Group’s Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) in 2011 and has since been investigating corruption and fraud cases in the East Asia and Pacific region. Since 2015, she has also been working on bringing sanctions cases against entities and individuals involved in misconduct and representing INT in hearings in the World Bank Group’s sanctions system. She speaks Mandarin and Japanese.


11:00-11:45 am | November 18, 2021 | Legal Vice Presidency | The World Bank Group


Isaías Losada Revol
Counsel, Corporate Finance Practice Group, Legal Vice Presidency, The World Bank

Isaias Losada Revol advises on corporate finance matters, including the World Bank’s capital markets borrowings, investments, and asset management activities. He also provides legal, governance, and fiduciary advice on financial products and policies, and other institutional issues across the Legal Vice Presidency. Prior to joining the World Bank, he served at different international financial institutions and at the Argentine Ministry of Finance where he worked on sovereign debt matters.


12:00-12:45 pm | November 18, 2021 | International Finance Corporation | The World Bank Group


Fatin El Kabashi Abdullah Ibrahim


Fatin Ibrahim is English qualified finance lawyer and holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Leeds, England and, most recently, an LLM from Georgetown University. Fatin worked as an Associate in the Global Markets Practice at Ashurst LLP, London. She also completed a secondment to the firm's Middle East HQ in Dubai and was seconded to Credit Suisse's Fixed Income team in London. Her practice focuses on emerging markets finance transactions in MENA, Central, Southern and Eastern Europe and the CIS. After the LLM, Fatin completed a legal fellowship with IFC last December supporting various teams in EMENA and CAF and is currently working as a legal consultant at IFC.

1:00-1:45 pm | November 18, 2021 | International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes | The World Bank 


Anna Toubiana
Legal Counsel, ICSID

Anna Toubiana is Legal Counsel on one of the Case Management Teams. Ms. Toubiana joined ICSID in March 2019. Prior to joining ICSID, Ms. Toubiana worked as an attorney with the law firm of Foley Hoag in Washington D.C. (2014 – 2019). Ms. Toubiana holds degrees from Georgetown University (LL.M.), Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) (M.A. in International Development) and University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Maîtrise in International Law and Licence). She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York. She speaks Spanish, French, and English.


2:00-2:45 pm | November 18, 2021 | Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency | The World Bank Group


Ankita Singh
Policy Counsel, MIGA

Ankita is Policy Counsel at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), an institution of the World Bank Group (WBG). She is responsible for numerous aspects of policies and procedures at the institutional MIGA-level, as well as at the WBG-level across institutions. She manages matters ranging from operational to administrative, protecting MIGA’s privileges and immunities, and establishing internal policies and programs. She is an American attorney licensed in the State of New York and educated in the United States and France (BS from Case Western Reserve University; JD from American University Washington College of Law; Master 1 International & European Law and Master 2 Business Litigation from the Université Paris Nanterre). Ankita started her legal career as an international arbitration associate at White & Case, a top-ranking firm in the practice. During this time, she was also a lecturer in international arbitration at the Université Paris-Sud and coached for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. After studying and working in Paris for seven years, Ankita moved back to the DC area and back to her policy roots. Her accomplishments include a primary role in the overhaul and reform of MIGA Operational Policies and formulation and establishment of the World Bank Group Personal Data Privacy Policy, amongst others. In 2015, Ankita also founded a nonprofit, Driftseed, alongside award-winning women filmmakers. Driftseed's mission is to create a more safe, just, and prosperous world for women and girls through education, outreach, and the art of documentary storytelling.


Shamali de Silva
Chief Counsel, MIGA

Shamali is the Chief Counsel for Operations and Policy at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). She has worked on complex and transformational projects across regions and sectors, particularly in infrastructure, energy, and mining projects. Prior to joining MIGA, Ms. De Silva worked as an attorney in law firms in London, Washington, and Colombo in the practice area of corporate law.

 

FRIDAY

NOVEMBER 19, 2021

All times in EST

9:00-9:45 am | November 19, 2021 | Washington Foreign Law Society Networking Event

Michael Teodori

Congressional Affairs Specialist 

Michael is a Congressional Affairs specialist for Eni SpA, Italy's leading energy company. He handles legislative dossiers and congressional engagement relevant to the company's clean energy initiatives in the United States. Michael joined Eni from the Italian Embassy in Washington DC, where he worked on US-Italy relations as a Congressional Liaison Officer in the US politics and Congressional affairs office. Michael previously held positions at the European Parliament, at the Center for Democracy and Technology, and at a corporate law firm based in Milan (Italy). Michael holds a Law degree from the University of Pavia (Italy) and a joint M.A. in transatlantic affairs from the College of Europe (Bruges) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (Medford, MA). 


Giuliana Cane

Executive Secretary, IDB Group Administrative Tribunal 

Giuliana Canè, an Italian national, has been appointed by the IDB Board of Executive Directors to serve as the Executive Secretary of the IDB Group Administrative Tribunal, starting on January 19, 2016. Ms. Canè joined the IDB from the World Bank where most recently she was Legal Counsel in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Previously, she worked in various departments of the World Bank Group, including the Investment Climate Advisory Service and the Legal Department (2010-2014 and 2004-2007). Prior to rejoining the World Bank, she worked at the Italian Prime Minister’s Office where she was in charge of the Investment Chapter of the G8 Italian Presidency (2008-2009). She began her legal career with the law firm Baker & McKenzie in Rome (2001 – 2002). Ms. Canè holds degrees from Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. in International Legal Studies), the College of Europe in Bruges (Master in Law in European legal studies), and LUISS-Guido Carli University, Rome, Italy (Laurea in Giurisprudenza). She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, the District of Columbia (inactive), the US Supreme Court, and in Italy (inactive). She serves as a Board Member of the Washington Foreign Law Society and as Board Member of Georgetown Law Center European Law Alumni Advisory. She speaks English, French, Spanish and Italian.


Pascale Helene Dubois
Independent International Anti-Corruption Advisor 

Pascale Helene Dubios is an Independent International Anti-Corruption Expert and Lecturer who has been involved with anti-corruption efforts for over two decades. She retired from the World Bank Group (WBG) in 2020 where she was the Vice President of the Integrity Vice Presidency (INT), the WBG’s department which investigates fraud and corruption related to WBG-financed projects -- in addition to promoting corporate compliance and prevention. Ms. Dubois previously served as the World Bank’s first-ever Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer, and prior to that, she managed the groundbreaking Voluntary Disclosure Program in INT. She also worked as a lawyer advising the Africa region of the WBG for seven years. Before joining the WBG, Ms. Dubois was in private practice in the USA and Belgium for 10 years. Ms. Dubois has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center since 2009, where she teaches a course on international anti-corruption. She also frequently lectures at other institutions, including at the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Vienna, Austria, and the HEC Business School in Montreal, Canada. In addition to being a founding member of the Vancouver Anti-Corruption Institute (VACI) Advisory Committee, Ms. Dubois is a member of the Board of Governors of the Washington Foreign Law Society, as well as a member of the Advisory Board to the International Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee. She is also the Rapporteur and a Member of the Steering Committee of the “White Paper on the Fight against Corruption” which will be published on the occasion of the French Branch of the International Law Association’s upcoming 150th anniversary. She previously served as the Co-Chair of both the International Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee and the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s Anti-Corruption Committee. Ms. Dubois received the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to the Compliance Industry, Women in Compliance Awards, and was named one of Ethisphere Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics for 2007”. Ms. Dubois received her Lic. Jur., cum laude, from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and her LL.M. from New York University. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

10:00-10:45 am | November 19, 2021 | Non-governmental Organizations


Opeyemi Awolesi

Senior Attorney, The Nature Conservancy

Opeyemi Awolesi (Ope) is a Senior Attorney with the Corporate Services team at The Nature

Conservancy, where she advises on contracts, finance, IT, marketing, and Privacy issues. Prior to this role, Opeyemi served as a Compliance and Privacy Consultant to TNC, where she advised on human rights, anti-bribery and anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and privacy issues. An experienced attorney licensed in New York and Nigeria, Opeyemi is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and has advised and structured complex cross-border transactions for multinational organizations, including Procter & Gamble where she led the Legal department in the West Africa region. Opeyemi is an alumna of The George Washington University Law School, where she obtained an LL.M. in Business and Finance Law. In her spare time, Opeyemi enjoys hiking and discovering new trails, writing inspirational articles to help people overcome adversity, volunteering within her community’s leadership and empowerment institute, or dancing.

Niranjali Amerasinghe
Executive Director, Action Aid
Niranjali is the Executive Director of ActionAid USA. She is responsible for overall management and leadership of the U.S. office, engagement with the global federation, and leading the fight to end poverty and injustice. Prior to joining ActionAid, Niranjali was a Senior Associate at the World Resources Institute and led the Finance Center’s policy work on international climate finance and the Green Climate Fund. She also directed the Climate & Energy Program at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL). Niranjali has worked at the intersection of climate change and human rights, and has extensive experience with international climate negotiations, forest governance, and accountability. She also helped develop legal strategies to shift finance away from fossil fuel investments. Niranjali has an LL.M in International and Comparative Law from The George Washington University Law School and an LL.B from the University of Bristol. She has been quoted in The Economist, Reuters, The Guardian, Scientific American and has also appeared on the BBC’s The Conversation. She was born and raised in Sri Lanka, is trained in classical music, and is an avid gardener.


11:00-11:45 am | November 19, 2021 | Organization of American States


Cristina Narvaez

Consultant, Section of Competitveness, Innovation and Technology, OAS

Cristina Narváez is a Consultant at the Organization of American States, planning and executing international programs to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and inclusive, sustainable economic development. In her role, Ms. Narváez works collaboratively with numerous teams to coordinate the Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) program and the Americas Competitiveness Forum. Previously, Ms. Narváez was a Visiting Scholar at The University of Iowa College of Law, where she researched digital rights and corporate social responsibility. She worked at The Due Process of Law Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, and Philippi, Prietocarrizosa, Ferrero, DU & Uría (Colombia), conducting legal research and providing legal advice on corporate social responsibility, technology transfer, and intellectual property management. Ms. Narváez is an attorney specializing in commercial law from Los Andes University (Colombia), and she earned a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property Law from The George Washington University Law School. Additionally, she has training on technology transfer and intellectual property management from the WIPO Academy Summer School (South Africa) and corporate social responsibility and sustainable development from The University for Peace-UN Mandated (Costa Rica). She is a guest lecturer in the International Diploma on Innovation of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Chile). Ms. Narváez is a passionate advocate for corporate social responsibility, gender equality, and environmental conservation.


Mariel Ortega
Human Rights Lawyer, Section of Promotion, Technical Training, Cooperation and Public Policies, Inter-American Commission of Human Rights

Mariel Ortega is a Dominican Human Rights Lawyer, with a decade of experience in human rights law, currently, she’s working at the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights in the Section of Promotion, Technical Training, Cooperation, and Public Policies. Her areas of focus have been gender, equality, and non-discrimination, LGBTI+, migration, and children's rights. Mariel is a WCL 2014 alumni from the LL.M in Human Rights Law and Gender and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Legal Argumentation with the University of Alicante. Mariel has worked in different areas of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights including the LGBTI Rapporteurship and the Petitions and Cases Section where among other tasks she participated in the writing submitted to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for the Consultative Opinion 24 regarding Gender Identity and Marriage Equality. Likewise, she has worked as a lawyer in different civil society organizations such as the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she participated in the litigation of strategic cases on gender issues before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights like the Case of Paola Guzmán Albarracín vs. Ecuador, which was the 1st case before the I/A Court regarding the sexual exploitation of girls in the context of the education system; and more recently on the Manuela and family case vs. El Salvador, which is the first case before the I/A Court regarding the criminalization of obstetrics emergencies in El Salvador in the context of the total ban of abortion services. Moreover, Mariel has worked with several UN Agencies like UNDP, UNHCR, and UNICEF.


1:00-1:45 pm | November 19, 2021 | Inter-American Development Bank


Teresa Faria

Principal Specialist Attorney

Teresa M. Faria is a principal specialist attorney at the Inter-American Development Bank, where she oversees sovereign and sovereign-guaranteed operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.  Before joining the IDB in 2007, Teresa worked as associate general counsel at Conservation International Foundation, a US-based international non-profit organization, and prior to that, she worked as an associate in a major Washington, DC-based law firm.  Before moving to the US to get her LLM from Georgetown Law, Teresa worked at two Brazilian law firms in Rio de Janeiro, including one year seconded to a financial institution.  She has extensive experience in cross-border transactions in a broad base of industries and countries globally.  In the past, Teresa served in leadership positions with the American Bar Association’s Section on International Law and published in the areas of oil revenue management, legal reform, and public-private partnerships.  She is admitted to practice in the US and in Brazil and holds a law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.


Maria Eugenia Moya

HR Senior Specialist, Labor and Employee Relations 

Maria Eugenia Moya is an HR Senior Specialist, head of the Labor and Employee Relations group at the Inter-American Development Bank.  Maria is a Venezuelan attorney with more than 13 years of professional experience in Labor & Employment law, workplace conflict and HR.  Prior to the IDB, she was an Associate for the Labor & Employment group of the Baker & McKenzie office in Caracas, Venezuela. Maria earned her law degree from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2007, and her LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2012.


2:00-2:45 pm | November 19, 2021 | International Monetary Fund


Gustavo Pinto
Senior Counsel, Legal Department, IMF

Gustavo Pinto joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2014 and is a Senior Counsel in the Legal Department. He holds a Ph.D. from the Law School of the University of São Paulo, and a Master of Laws (LLM) from Harvard Law School. He also holds a double degree from the Law School of the University of São Paulo (BBL) and Business School of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (BBA). Prior to working at the IMF, he worked for 6 years as a corporate associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, and prior to that as Chief of Division at the Brazilian Department of Justice. As part of the IMF’s external mobility program, he has also worked for 3 years at the New Development Bank in Shanghai, China. As Senior Counsel at the IMF, he is in charge of a portfolio of 16 member countries, providing advice and guidance to the IMF’s governing bodies, Management, and internal departments, on substantive and procedural matters concerning the Fund’s legal framework and general issues of public international law relevant to the work of the Fund. He is responsible for advising on the legal and governance aspects of the various areas of Fund’s work such as lending, surveillance, exchange systems, data provision and misreporting, transparency, and technical assistance.

Rebecca Ego
Legal Expert, Expertise France

Rebecca graduated with an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from The George Washington University Law School. She works with the IMF's Legal Department on the Governance Team and will be joining the World Bank's Women, Business and the Law Team as a consultant.  She is also a legal consultant at Expertise France, an international development agency working on public sector development in Beirut, Lebanon. While at GW Law, Rebecca interned with the World Bank. While pursuing her LL.B., she worked with the  Special Tribunal for Lebanon. A national of Lebanon and the United States, Rebecca is fluent in English, Arabic, and French. 

 

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