Speaker details

IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, USA

Speaker information

Jamieson Smith


Jamieson Smith is the Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer (the “SDO”) of the World Bank. Mr. Smith heads the World Bank’s Office of Suspension and Debarment (“OSD”), which is an independent unit within the Bank and is the first tier of the Bank’s two-tiered adjudicative sanctions system. The SDO is tasked with impartially reviewing accusations of fraud, corruption and collusion against respondent firms and individuals brought by the Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency (“INT”). For each case, Mr. Smith determines whether there is sufficient evidence to suspend the contracting eligibility of the respondents. In deciding on cases, the SDO does not take instructions from any other person or unit. Mr. Smith has spoken on multilateral institutions’ approach to anti-corruption at various domestic and international conferences, including venues in Austria, Brazil, Denmark, Côte d’Ivoire, France, Italy, South Africa, South Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Prior to his service at the Bank, Mr. Smith was an attorney in private practice, where he represented corporations and individuals in a wide variety of white collar criminal and regulatory matters, including alleged violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He has conducted internal investigations in China, Egypt, Indonesia, Brazil, Croatia, Italy and Czechia, and also advised clients with respect to compliance and corporate governance issues. Mr. Smith also teaches a course on international anti-corruption efforts as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Smith received his A.B. from Duke University, and his J.D. from Duke University’s School of Law, where he was a member of Law & Contemporary Problems. He also earned his M.A. in American Legal History from the University of Virginia.


Enforcement trends at multi-lateral banks

Thursday 3 November (1115 - 1230)

Room 235, Level 2