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Bruce Zagaris 

Bruce Zagaris is the founder and editor-in-chief of the International Enforcement Law Reporter. He is a partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe LLP. Bruce obtained his B.A., J.D. and LL.M. from George Washington University. He is an expert in the field of international law; his work has appeared in numerous law reviews, and he has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, CNN, and CNBC.

Michael W. Plachta

Michael Plachta, Professor of law (Ph.D, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland) served as the former Dean of the Faculty of Law of Gdansk University, Poland. He has also served as a research fellow at numerous institutions, including  Max-Planck Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften, in Freiburg, Germany; and All Souls College, Oxford University, in the UK. He has served as an invited expert, lecturer, and chair at various academic and diplomatic conferences. He was a Member of the Polish delegation to the Diplomatic Conference for the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in June 1998 in Rome.

In addition, Professor Plachta is the author of more than 700 publications, in Polish, English and German, including: TRANSFER OF PRISONERS UNDER INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS AND DOMESTIC LEGISLATION. A COMPARATIVE STUDY, published by the Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg (Germany) (1993), 600 pages.

Yuriy Nemets

Yuriy Nemets is the managing member at NEMETS, a law firm based in Washington, DC.  Yuriy has practiced law for over fifteen years.  He specializes in domestic and international litigation and arbitration, international extradition, INTERPOL defense, corporate, banking, transportation, international trade and investments, and intellectual property law.  He has authored publications about INTERPOL, international extradition, corporate, banking, and intellectual property law.  Yuriy received his Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Laws (LLM) degrees from Northwestern University School of Law and LLB and PhD in law degrees from Moscow State Law Academy (Russia).  Prior to starting his own practice, Yuriy worked in one of the most prominent litigation law firms in the United States, ranked top 30 by Vault Law 100, and in one of the most reputable litigation law firms in Russia.  In addition, Yuriy worked as an in-house counsel at YUKOS, one of the world’s largest privately owned energy companies at the time, where he headed the company’s litigation and recoveries department.

Peter Hardy 

Peter Hardy is a partner in the white collar defense/internal investigations group at the Philadelphia office of Ballard Spahr LLP, and is the head of the firm's Anti-Money Laundering team. Peter spent more than a decade as a federal prosecutor before entering private practice, serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia working on financial crime cases, and serving as a trial attorney for the Criminal Section of the Department of Justice’s Tax Division in Washington, D.C. He is the author of Criminal Tax, Money Laundering, and Bank Secrecy Act Litigation, a well-reviewed and comprehensive legal treatise published by Bloomberg BNA. He is also the curator of Ballard Spahr's blog on financial crime, Money Laundering Watch.

Peter Bowal 

Peter is a Professor of Business Law at the University of Calgary.  He has served as Fulbright Fellow (Arizona State University) and Fulbright Research Chair (Michigan State University) as well as Judicial Fellow to the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  His primary academic interest is in corruption, whistleblowing and Rule of Law issues.  He has served as a Justice of the Peace for 12 years in Canada, and has taught law and conducted research in many countries around the world.

Luz E. Nagle 

Luz E. Nagle is a Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law where she teaches international law, international criminal law, international business transactions, and seminars on terrorism, human trafficking, and transborder crime. She is a former Colombian judge and worked in Microsoft Corporation's Latin America Anti-Piracy Enforcement group. She holds an LL.D. from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, a J.D. from the College of William & Mary, an LL.M. in international law from UCLA School of Law, an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of California Los Angeles, and two certifications in national security law from the University of Virginia Center for National Security Law.

Konstantinos D. Magliveras

Konstantinos D Magliveras holds a D. Phil from Oxford University in International Law. He is Professor in the Law of International Organizations, Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Greece. He is also a practicing lawyer in Athens. His interests include international criminal law, regional human rights protection, and transnational migration. In these areas he has published extensively. He is also a Member of the International Law Association's Committee on nuclear weapons, non proliferation & contemporary international law. He may be contacted at: