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John Brandolino

USA / États-Unis
Mr. Brandolino is currently Director for the Office of Anticrime Programs at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).  He has served as Senior INL Advisor to the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna (2007-2010), Director for INL’s Division of Anticrime Programs (2005-2007) and Director for Anticorruption and Governance Initiatives (2001-2005).  In those positions, Mr. Brandolino oversaw U.S. government diplomatic and assistance initiatives relating to the fight against corruption, money laundering/terrorist financing, alien smuggling, cybercrime, wildlife trafficking and intellectual property rights enforcement, and represented the U.S. on anti-crime issues in a variety of international fora. Mr. Brandolino has extensive anticorruption experience on the domestic and international levels. He served as Counsel to two U.S. Senate investigations into corruption and mismanagement of federal programs and as the Inspector General-equivalent for a multinational peacekeeping force. He has worked closely with dozens of governments on a bilateral and multilateral level, including as a key member of the U.S. negotiating team that spent years developing the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and its formal review mechanism. Mr. Brandolino has created anticorruption training programs for the United Nations, initiated anticorruption assistance programs in Iraq and served as U.S. representative and negotiator at several anticorruption multilateral processes and events, including the G20 Anticorruption Working Group (serving as Co-Chair in 2015), Council of Europe’s Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO), the UNCAC Implementation Review Group (serving as Chair in 2011) and the Organization of American States General Assembly and related intergovernmental working groups. Before joining the State Department, Mr. Brandolino helped develop and served as the first Director of the Criminal Law Reform Program of the American Bar Association’s Central and East European Law Initiative (ABA-CEELI). He was also an Aide to former Speaker of the House of Representatives Thomas Foley, and began his career as Associate Counsel to a Washington D.C. law firm. Mr. Brandolino is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Providence College, and a member of the state bars of Washington D.C. and Massachusetts.