Corruption Zero: Addressing the Global Pandemic


The Berkeley Journal of International Law invites you, in conjunction with the Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law and Morrison & Foerster LLP, to participate in our 2019 Riesenfeld Symposium, Corruption Zero: Addressing the Global Pandemic.

One of the great traditions at the UC Berkeley School of Law is the annual Riesenfeld Symposium, which allows students, alumni, faculty, and staff to come together to recognize and celebrate achievement in international law. Each year, Berkeley Journal of International Law presents the keynote speaker with the Stefan A. Riesenfeld Memorial Award, traditionally given to a distinguished scholar or practitioner who has made outstanding contributions to the field of international law.

The 2019 Riesenfeld Award will be given to Ivan Velasquez Gomez, UN High Commissioner of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). A Colombian judge, he has led the UN?s groundbreaking anti-corruption agency through a tempest, working with Guatemala?s Attorney General?s Office to dismantle organized crime, bring down corrupt officials, and investigate corrupt presidents, lawyers, and judges. He was recently expelled from Guatemala by President Jimmy Morales, who is at the center of illegal financing allegations, and is continuing to work outside of the country.

Mr. Velasquez?s keynote will be followed by a panel, fireside chat, and reception with leading practitioners in the anti-corruption realm. Other confirmed speakers include:

El Cid Butuyan, Lecturer at Harvard Law
Leo Cunningham, Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Stacey Sprenkel, Partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP
Zorka Milin, Senior Legal Adviser at Global Witness

Two hours of general CLE credits are pending approval by the State Bar of California.

To RSVP, please visit our registration page at

Date and Location

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 12:45pm to 7:00pm
UC Berkeley School of Law
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