Tamara Kraljicis an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed. Tamara works principally with the Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice group. As part of her recent experience, Tamara assisted companies in connection with proceedings before the World Bank and in the development of anti-corruption policies and procedures, including due diligence relating to third-party agents. In connection with her work, Tamara has traveled extensively, including to Europe and the Far East.
Tamara started her career at international law firms in New York City and Paris, France. Before joining Hughes Hubbard, she was in the international arbitration practice group of a major international law firm in Paris, where she worked on a range of commercial and investment arbitration matters with a particular focus on the energy sector. Tamara also worked as a fundraiser at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva, Switzerland.
Tamara participated in legal pro bono programs in New York and assisted in a pro bono matter pending before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. She currently assists on a pro bono basis in clemency matters and has acted as a fundraiser for the DC Legal Aid Society.
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Highlighted Lectures and Publications
"Procédure de sanctions de la Banque mondiale - Guide pratique: à quoi s'attendre, comment y répondre?" Revue internationale de la compliance et de l’éthique des affaires / International Review of Compliance and Business Ethics (June 2016) (article co-authored with Anne Gaustad, offering practical advice and guidance on the World Bank sanctions procedures)
Presenter, Third Party Due Diligence, Seventh Annual Business Ethics Anti-Corruption Compliance & Fraud Prevention Strategies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), South East Europe (SEE) & The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, March 17-18, 2016
Panelist and Presenter, Corporate Decision Making, American Society of International Law Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group Workshop, Wharton Business School, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 2-3, 2015
Panelist and Presenter, Understanding the US Legal Market, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA, Aug. 6, 2014
World Bank Group
Assisted in matter involving French consulting companies and individual in contested proceedings before the World Bank's Sanctions Board; Firm obtained acquittal on all charges by the Sanctions Board, reversing decision of the Office of Suspension and Debarment, and terminating suspension and proceedings. Decision reported on the World Bank Sanctions Board website: Sanctions Board Decision No. 81 (Sanctions Case No. 215) issued on September 29, 2015
Assisted team representing French consulting firm in responding to World Bank audit
Assisted team representing European consulting firm in World Bank Sanctions matter related to allegations of corruption
Anti-Corruption & Integrity Compliance
Conducted global compliance reviews on behalf of the Corporate Compliance Monitor appointed by the US Department of Justice, the US Securities & Exchange Commission, and the UK Serious Fraud Office for a multinational specialty chemical manufacturer
Assisted a major multinational oil and gas company in connection with global risk assessments and compliance audits. Conducted multiple audits in Switzerland, France and China
Assisted with a multinational financial services company for the assessment of and improvement to their current anti-corruption program
Assisted a multinational engineering and construction company in worldwide review of activities.
Conducted business partner reviews and anti-corruption compliance due diligence for publicly traded companies in Mergers & Acquisitions context