Jan Dunin-Wasowicz is a litigation associate focusing on cross-border white collar crime and regulatory enforcement, multi-jurisdictional internal and government investigations and compliance matters, as well as transnational litigation and international arbitration, both commercial and investor-State. Having received full legal training in both the common law and civil law systems, Jan is an attorney-at-law and an avocat à la Cour.
Jan has experience designing and auditing compliance programs, performing internal investigations and due diligence reviews on third-party agents and joint-venture partners around the world, including in connection with the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.K. Serious Fraud Office (SFO), and multilateral development bank inquiries. He also has experience investigating and assessing export compliance issues and international trade controls.
He has worked on international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, including serving as assistant to the chair of an International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) arbitral tribunal and previously served as a senior research assistant to Professor George A. Bermann of the Columbia Law School. Jan is an Alternate Member of the Legal Advisory Task Force to the Energy Charter Treaty Secretariat.
Before studying law, Jan developed substantial knowledge of governmental, foreign and European Union affairs earning an advanced degree in public policy at Sciences Po. He has worked at the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation), the German (Deutscher Bundestag) and Polish (Sejm) Parliaments, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR Institute) in New York, and law firms in Brussels, Paris, Warsaw, and Washington D.C. Jan has spoken and been published on subjects related to international law and compliance on both sides of the Atlantic. He speaks French, English, Polish and German.
Honored for International Pro Bono Excellence by the Vance Center for International Justice for work on behalf of Proética – the Peruvian chapter of Transparency International – in connection with a project on crimes against humanity
2013 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, sponsored by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
2012 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, sponsored by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
World Finalist with the Columbia Law School team, European Law Moot Court Competition (before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg)
“To Enforce or Not to Enforce: Two Recent Illustrations of Problems Enforcing International Arbitration Awards Against Foreign Sovereigns in U.S. Courts,” 5(1) New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer (2012) (with James H. Boykin)
“Collective Redress in International Arbitration: An American Idea, A European Concept?” 22(2) American Review of International Arbitration (2011)
“The Transparency Regulation in Context: A Proxy for Legitimacy or An Instrument of Regulatory Practice?” 16(3) Columbia Journal of European Law (2010)
Panelist, “The Role of the International Investment Regime in Anti-Corruption Efforts” LDRN Annual Conference, Humboldt University of Berlin, 23 September 2019, Berlin, Germany
Participant, “United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime expert group meeting on anti-corruption modules," Oxford University Blavatnik School of Government, 2-3 April 2019, Oxford, U.K.
Co-moderator, “Assessing Professional and Judicial Integrity in International Tribunals: Problems and Solutions”, 113th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, 29 March 2019, Washington D.C.
Panelist, Columbia Law School, "The Impact of Extraterritorial Application of Legal Norms on International Business Transactions: A Transatlantic Perspective (New York Session)," 19 November 2018, New York, NY
Panelist, Sorbonne Law School, “The Impact of Extraterritorial Application of Legal Norms on International Business Transactions: A Transatlantic Perspective (Paris Session)," 9 July 2018, Paris, France
Lecturer, Cornell Law School, "The Geopolitics of Extraterritoriality," 11 April 2017, Ithaca, New York
Speaker, 8th Annual Business Ethics Anti-Corruption Compliance & Fraud Prevention Strategies in CEE, SEE & CIS Conference, “Domesticating Deferred Prosecution Agreements: A Comparative Analysis of the U.K. and French Approaches,” 23 March 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
Auditionné par des membres de la Commission des finances, “projet de loi ‘Sapin II’ pour la transparence et la modernisation de la vie économique,” Assemblée nationale (interviewed at the French Parliament in connection with French anti-corruption law and policy reform), 16 February 2016, Paris, France
Columbia University, School of Law, J.D., 2012, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar , Parker School Recognition of Achievement in International and Comparative Law, American Review of International Arbitration, Senior Editor
Université de Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, M.A., 2012
Sciences Po Paris (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris), M.A., 2007