Join us for an evening with the Suspension and Debarment Officials (SDOs) Pascale Helene Dubois, Chief SDO for the World Bank Group; Maria Swaby, SDO for the U.S. General Services Administration; and with Moderation by our Bethesda/Medical Vice President, Stacey Burton, JD, LLM, CCEP, Managing Partner of Burton Dey, PLLC. Start 2017 with the experts and gain perspective on International and National Debarment.
Maria Swaby is the Suspension and Debarment Official (SDO) for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). As SDO, Maria takes appropriate suspension, debarment or other administrative actions with government-wide effect to protect the Federal Government's interests. In addition, Maria supports GSA's Senior Procurement Executive on a variety of acquisition policy and government contracts issues. Maria is also GSA's Agency Protester Official (APO) and she hears and decides protests filed at the agency level. Prior to the SDO and APO positions, Maria was the Director, Suspension & Debarment and Contract Remedies Division for GSA. In that role, Maria was responsible for the management and oversight of GSA's suspension and debarment program, and the agency protest, eligibility determination, task order, and metrication ombudsman functions. Maria received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French from the University of Connecticut and a Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She has an LL.M. degree from The George Washington Law School. Maria is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the American Bar Association - Public Contracts Law Section, and the National Contract Management Association
Pascale Hélène Dubois, is the Chief Suspension & Debarment Officer for The World Bank Group. As the head of the World Bank's Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD), Ms. Dubois determines whether to suspend and debar firms and individuals accused of fraud and corruption in World Bank-financed projects. Prior to her appointment as Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer, Ms. Dubois managed the Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP) in the World Bank's Integrity Vice Presidency (INT). She was in private practice for ten years in the USA and Belgium. Other: Sr. Advisor to American Bar Association Section of International Law's Anti-Corruption Committee; Co-Chair of the International Bar Association's Anti-Corruption Committee; Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE); Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law, teaching a course on international anti-corruption. Ms. Dubois received her Lic. Jur., cum laude, from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and her LL.M. from New York University.
Earn continuing education credits by attending this event! (1.5 hour FAC-C and FAC-COR CLC’s; 1.5 CCCM, CFCM, and CPCM CEC’s)