Events Archive

March 2, 2012
Indiana International and Comparative Law Review Symposium
Recent Developments in the War on Corruption: The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Beyond

Location: Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Ryan McLaughlin

The Indiana International & Comparative Law Review is excited to present the Review’s Spring 2012 Symposium focusing on anti-corruption efforts across the globe, particularly in light of recent enforcement efforts with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). TheReview is hoping to open dialogue and foster new and useful ideas for both academic and legal practitioners by focusing this year’s Symposium on the important topic of anti-corruption in international business.

By putting on a comprehensive symposium on this topic, the Review hopes to benefit practitioners who work directly with the FCPA, advising corporate clients doing business abroad or those who simply wanting to know more about the Act and its implications in the increasingly global practice of law. The symposium will also provide comparative analysis of the anti-corruption laws in other countries, such as the UK and Canada.

The Indiana International & Comparative Law Review is a student-edited law journal at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law that is devoted to the study and analysis of current international legal issues and problems. Published continuously since 1991, the Review is edited by second and third-year law students chosen on the basis of their academic standing and performance in a writing competition.



7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Conour Atrium
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Wynne Courtroom
Welcome and Introduction
8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Wynne Courtroom
Panel 1: Elizabeth K. Spahn, Mike Koehler
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Conour Atrium
Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Wynne Courtroom
Panel 2: Andrew Spalding, Herbert Igbanugo
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Conour Atrium
1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Wynne Courtroom
Panel 3: Bruce Bean, Dr. A. Neil Campbell, Mohamed Arafa
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wynne Courtroom
Panel 4: Mark Vlasic, Angie Castille
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Conour Atrium

Presenter’s Topic and Bios

  • Elizabeth K. Spahn, Professor of Law, New England School of Law
    Topic: Un-Justified: Examining Five Criticisms of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Mike Koehler, Assistant Professor of Business Law, Butler University; Founder and Editor of the FCPA Professor Blog
    Topic: FCPA Inc. and the Business of “Bribery”
  • Andrew Spalding, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
    Topic: Dealing with Corruption in Emerging Markets
  • Herbert Igbanugo, Founding Shareholder, Igbanugo Partners Int’l Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
    Topic: Bribery & Corruption in Sub-Sharan Africa: Genesis, Panacea & Implications for FCPA Compliance in the Region
  • Bruce Bean, Lecturer in Global Corporate Law, Michigan State University College of Law
    Topic: The UK Bribery Act 2010: Reasserting the Empire!
  • Dr. A. Neil Campbell, Partner, McMillian LLP (Toronto)
    Topic: Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act
  • Mohamed Arafa, SJ.D./Ph.D. Candidate, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Systems, Alexandria University (Alexandria, Egypt)
    Topic: Corruption Law: A Comparative Study between the FCPA, Egyptian Anti-Bribery Law and Bribery in Islamic Law
  • Mark Vlasic, Partner, Principal, Madison Law & Strategy Group, PLLC; Senior Fellow & Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University
    Topic: The Next Financial Reform Floodgate
  • Angie Castille, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels; Adjunct Professor, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law


Parking is available for a nominal fee at the campus Gateway Garage, located on the corner of Michigan and California Streets. (Address is 525 Blackford Street). Parking is also available for a nominal fee at the Natatorium Garage two blocks west of the law school.

Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance should call (317) 278-4789 no later than one week prior to the event. Special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs.