WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) May 18, 2015
Alais Griffin, Shareholder at international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, served as moderator and program chair of a panel discussion, “The Open Road: Transparency and Compliance in the New African Transportation Frontier,” at the American Bar Association Section of International Law 2015 Spring Meeting, which took place earlier this month in Washington, D.C.
The panel, which included a World Bank official, a former Department of Justice attorney, and a compliance expert from Johannesburg, South Africa highlighted Africa’s growing transportation infrastructure opportunities, detailed some of the associated risks, and shared best practices for anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance programs.
The International Law Section is the leader in international policy development, promotion of the rule of law and education of international law practitioners. During the 2015 Spring Meeting, the conference provided cutting-edge programs with world-class speakers and focused on the evolution of ordinary people, beliefs, businesses and countries in the turmoil of rapid changes, and the legal reply to said changes. Griffin serves both as a Steering Committee member of the International Transportation Committee and as a member of the Africa Committee.
Griffin focuses her practice on litigation, compliance and internal investigations, with an emphasis on transportation. As a former senior political appointee in the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), Griffin brings extensive experience in transportation-related enforcement matters and litigation, as well as unique insights into DOT regulatory compliance, regulatory development and other government processes, including infrastructure financing programs such as TIFIA and Private Activity Bonds. She has represented clients in a wide variety of enforcement, compliance and financing matters before almost every DOT agency.
In addition, Griffin’s experience includes assisting with the development and implementation of internal compliance initiatives for multinational companies subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other bribery acts, including those in Sub-Saharan Africa.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Africa Practice
Greenberg Traurig is proud to help facilitate an environment that fosters the energy and creativity of African entrepreneurs, and encourages those that wish to invest in Africa to do so in a socially responsible manner. The firm wants to partner with clients who share its vision for Africa - a vision of empowered African entrepreneurs, supported by meaningful investments in the community, sustained economic growth and social responsibility and wants to achieve success not just for its clients but for Africa.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the “Power Elite” in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms' client relationships. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.