September 5, 2017

Moreno Ocampo Team

Professor Dr. Mark Pieth
Mark is a professor of criminal law and criminology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. From 1990 to 2013, he was the chair of the OECD working group on bribery in international business transactions. In 2004, he was one of the three members of the Independent Inquiry Committee into the Iraq Oil-for Food-Program appointed by Kofi Annan then UN Secretary General. Since 2008, he has been a member of the Integrity Advisory Board of The World Bank Group (IAB). From 2011 to 2013, he was the chair of the FIFA Independent Governance Committee (IGC) overseeing FIFA’s reform process.  Since 2013, he has been the Chairman of the Sanctions Appeals Board of the African Development Bank. He is also the founder and Chairman of the Basel Institute of Governance and the co-founder of the World Economic Forum Partnering Against Corruption Initiative.


Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown
Elizabeth provides communications strategy, partnership development and client relations to Moreno Ocampo LLC. She began her career in advertising by founding StudioE9, an independent digital laboratory servicing global advertising agencies in 2004. StudioE9 introduced leading international brands, like Sony Ericsson, into the North American market. In 2013, she co-founded Uncommon Union, a communications and technology firm that builds awareness around global leaders intent on changing their industries. In 2015 joined Moreno Ocampo LLC. Ancillary to her work, Elizabeth writes on the subject of women’s empowerment and serves as an active board member for Afghan Tech Entrepreneur Roya Mahboob’s The Digital Citizen Fund and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad.

Howard Cohen
Howard serves as our Chief Operating Officer. He has a broad range of experience in business, media and law, having worked at CNN, CBS News, The Economist, the UN and an international law firm. He’s been named an Under 30 Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum and is currently a graduate student at Harvard. He received his law degree from McGill University and his work has taken him to the White House, the Supreme Court of the United States, and the UN General Assembly. He has been recognized internationally for his effective communication skills and has appeared on air for English and French media outlets.

Joanna Frivet
Joanna is an international criminal lawyer called to the Bar of England and Wales who special- izes in providing pragmatic political and legal solutions in situations involving crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. With over 9 years of domestic and international experience including advocacy, litigation, consulting, training and legislative drafting, she is also a qualified mediator who has worked on several conflict situations including those in the Democratic Re- public of the Congo, Central African Republic, Darfur, Kenya, Palestine and more recently Libya, Iraq and Venezuela where she has focused on accountability and the protection of marginalized groups.

Harya Tarekegn
Harya is a Ethiopian American lawyer strongly interested in International Justice, Anti-Corruption, and Human Rights. Coming from a large New York City corporate law firm, Harya switched careers to focus on the greater problems affecting the world today. Captivated in solving complex legal problems, Harya is deeply interested in the intersection of national legal systems and the ongoing globalization of the world. Harya brings with her a perspective shaped by working on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations and False Claims Act (FCA) investigations, combined with her representation of indigent defendants in New York City, building capacity amongst East African States dealing with incarceration and piracy, and providing support for projects dedicated to ensuring human rights for sex workers in Egypt. Harya holds a Bachelors in International Relations from Stanford University, and a Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law and is admitted to the New York Bar.

Francisco Jose Quintana
Francisco is a lawyer specializing in public international law, international criminal law, and international human rights law. He holds a law degree from Di Tella University (2012) and is an LLM in Public International Law candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science (degree expected in 2016) and an LLM candidate at Harvard Law School (degree expected in 2017). He has served as a legal and policy advisor to Governor Juan Manuel Urtubey in Salta, Argentina, as an advisor on human rights at the Argentine Chamber of Deputies, and as a law clerk at the Argentine Federal Public Defender General’s Office. He currently works as a consultant on international law and politics, and has most recently advised the Collective for Venezuelan Victims. He has taught Public International Law at Di Tella University as a Teaching Assistant (2011-2014) and a Teaching Fellow (2015), where he was also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Revista Latino americana de Derecho Internacional (Latin American Journal of International Law). Francisco is a Fulbright and a Chevening scholar, and has received the Award for Academic Excellence by the Buenos Aires Bar Association. He has published on public international law and constitutional law in both specialized journals and mass media. He is admitted to the Buenos Aires Bar and is a member of the Argentine Council on Foreign Relations.