LUIS MORENO OCAMPO
Luis Moreno Ocampo is the founder of Moreno Ocampo LLC. He was the first Chief Prosecutor of the permanent International Criminal Court, based at The Hague. His office was involved in twenty of the most serious crises of the 21st century including Iraq, Korea, Afghanistan, and Palestine. He conducted investigations in seven different countries including Libya and Sudan. The World Bank has also appointed him to lead an expert panel to examine an alleged corruption conspiracy related to a $3 billion project in Bangladesh.
Previously, Moreno Ocampo played a crucial role during the transition to democracy in Argentina. In 1985, he was the deputy Prosecutor in the Junta trial in Argentina and later he led investigations against guerrilla leaders and Army officers involved in two military rebellions and dozens of cases of corruption involving high level public officers.
He played a key role in establishing compliance systems in the Telecommunication, Energy, Gas and other privatized services in Argentina. As a private consultant, an active Board member of Transparency International and former president of its Latin America and Caribbean office, and an advisor of the World Bank Institute, he designed anticorruption strategies in more than 40 countries.
Moreno Ocampo has taught recent seminars in anticorruption strategies at Stanford and Harvard and is currently a Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University and a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at New York University.
PROF. DR. MARK PIETH
Mark Pieth is a professor of criminal law and criminology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. From 1990 to 2013, he was the chair of the OECD working group on bribery in international business transactions. In 2004, he was one of the three members of the Independent Inquiry Committee into the Iraq Oil-for Food-Program appointed by Kofi Annan then UN Secretary General. Since 2008, he has been a member of the Integrity Advisory Board of The World Bank Group (IAB). From 2011 to 2013, he was the chair of the FIFA Independent Governance Committee (IGC) overseeing FIFAâ€™s reform process. Since 2013, he has been the Chairman of the Sanctions Appeals Board of the African Development Bank. He is also the founder and Chairman of the Basel Institute of Governance and the co-founder of the World Economic Forum Partnering Against Corruption Initiative.
Howard serves as our Chief Operating Officer. He has a broad range of experience in business, media and law, having worked at CNN, CBS News, The Economist, the UN and an international law firm. He’s been named an Under 30 Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum and is currently a graduate student at Harvard. He received his law degree from McGill University and his work has taken him to the White House, the Supreme Court of the United States, and the UN General Assembly. He has been recognized internationally for his effective communication skills and has appeared on air for English and French media outlets.
ELIZABETH SCHAEFFER BROWN
Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown serves as our Executive Director and provides strategy, media and client relations for Moreno Ocampo LLC.
She began her career in advertising introducing leading international brands, like Sony Ericsson, into the North American market. This work lead her to co-found StudioE9 in 2004. StudioE9 was an independent digital laboratory servicing global advertising agencies including IRIS Nation and TBA Global.
In 2010, while still running StudioE9, she developed social initiatives, Choose Haiti and Maiden Nation. This new work focused on job creation for women in developing countries through ethical fashion and represented some of the first public/private partnerships of their kind. In 2013, she co-founded Uncommon Union to build awareness around the activities of social businesses and global leaders intent on changing their industries. Over time she has built a network of partnerships bringing together celebrities, governments, businesses, and non-profits. Uncommon Union builds networks in the interest of fair trade coffee, ethical supply chains, illegal trafficking, digital education for girls in war zones, global public defender systems for the poor, international recognition of the Yazidi genocide, and to counter violent extremism.
Joanna Frivet is a lawyer from Mauritius specialized in International Criminal Law. She has an LLB from the University of Mauritius and received the Huygens Scholarship for Excellence in 2010 for an LLM in International Human Rights Law and Criminal Justice which she completed cum laude at Utrecht University. She passed the Bar Professional Training Course in the UK and is a qualified civil and commercial mediator.
Starting her career focusing on police brutality and Human Rights cases, by working with the former-Minister of Justice of Mauritius, Joanna also took the opportunity to learn about corporate engineering by working as part of a leading investment funds team in Mauritius before specializing in International Criminal Law. Being passionate about victims’ rights, she conducted research for the Prosecution team on the Charles Taylor Trial and the Office of the Public Counsel for Victims on the first submissions for reparations before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Lubanga case as part of the Utrecht Law School Clinical Programme. Thereafter, she joined the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC where she worked for four years on various conflict situations around the world and learned firsthand about the dynamics of global conflict management.
Joanna was subsequently a consultant advising states, international organizations, NGOs and victims on issues relating to law reform and International Criminal Law including most recently the Rule of Law Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat providing technical assistance to 53 member states, the Collective for Venezuelan Victims and the Yazidi victims of Genocide.
With an interest in education, Joanna was a fellow at the Carr Centre for Human Rights Policing, Harvard Kennedy School where she assisted to design the course “The Politics of International Law: The International Criminal Court and the United Nations Security Council”. She is currently collaborating with Moreno Ocampo on his upcoming book.
Joanna is also scholarship recipient of the Center for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, of the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung and of the Planethood Foundation.
FRANCISCO JOSÉ QUINTANA
Francisco José Quintana is a lawyer specializing in public international law, international criminal law, and international human rights law. He holds a law degree from Di Tella University (2012) and is an LLM in Public International Law candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science (degree expected in 2016) and an LLM candidate at Harvard Law School (degree expected in 2017). He has served as a legal and policy advisor to Governor Juan Manuel Urtubey in Salta, Argentina, as an advisor on human rights at the Argentine Chamber of Deputies, and as a law clerk at the Argentine Federal Public Defender General’s Office. He currently works as a consultant on international law and politics, and has most recently advised the Collective for Venezuelan Victims. He has taught Public International Law at Di Tella University as a Teaching Assistant (2011-2014) and a Teaching Fellow (2015), where he was also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional (Latin American Journal of International Law). Francisco is a Fulbright and a Chevening scholar, and has received the Award for Academic Excellence by the Buenos Aires Bar Association. He has published on public international law and constitutional law in both specialized journals and mass media. He is admitted to the Buenos Aires Bar and is a member of the Argentine Council on Foreign Relations.
Harya Tarekegn is a young Ethiopian American lawyer strongly interested in International Justice, Anti-Corruption, and Human Rights. Coming from a large New York City corporate law firm, Harya switched careers to focus on the greater problems affecting the world today. Captivated in solving complex legal problems, Harya is deeply interested in the intersection of national legal systems and the ongoing globalization of the world. Harya brings with her a perspective shaped by working on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations and False Claims Act (FCA) investigations, combined with her representation of indigent defendants in New York City, building capacity amongst East African States dealing with incarceration and piracy, and providing support for projects dedicated to ensuring human rights for sex workers in Egypt.
Harya holds a Bachelors in International Relations from Stanford University, and a Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law and is admitted to the New York Bar.