A.B., Duke; J.D., Duke; M.A., University of Virginia
Jamieson Smith is the Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer for the World Bank. In this role, he reviews sanctions cases and determines whether to suspend the contracting eligibility of respondent firms and individuals accused of engaging in fraudulent and corrupt practices on World Bank-financed projects. Professor Smith has spoken on multilateral institutions’ approach to anti-corruption at various domestic and international conferences, including events in France, Brazil, Italy, South Africa, Denmark, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Professor Smith was previously an attorney in private practice, where he represented corporations and individuals in a wide variety of white collar criminal and regulatory matters, including alleged violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He has conducted internal investigations in China, Egypt, Indonesia, Brazil, Croatia, Italy and Czechia, and also advised clients with respect to compliance and corporate governance issues. Professor Smith received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his law degree from Duke University’s School of Law, where he was a member of Law & Contemporary Problems. He also earned a graduate degree in American Legal History from the University of Virginia.