Jamieson A Smith is the chief suspension and debarment officer (the SDO) of the World Bank. Mr Smith heads the World Bank’s Office of Suspension and Debarment, which is an independent unit within the World Bank and is the first tier of the bank’s two-tiered adjudicative sanctions system.
Mr Smith has spoken on multilateral institutions’ approach to anti-corruption at various domestic and international conferences, including venues in Brazil, France, Italy, South Africa, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Prior to his service at the World Bank, Mr Smith was 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 US 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.
Mr Smith received his AB, cum laude, from Duke University, and his JD, magna cum laude, from Duke University’s School of Law, where he was a member of Law and Contemporary Problems. He also earned his MA in American legal history from the University of Virginia.