Melanie Reed

Melanie Reed is a lawyer focusing on international standards for corruption and bribery. She is currently undertaking PhD research on the evolving international anti-bribery regime. Ms. Reed received her juris doctorate degree from Brigham Young University. Following that degree, she worked for several years as a private attorney in Washington, DC, where she advised MNEs, business associations, civil society organisations, government institutions, and private individuals on ethical issues related to government contracting, lobbying, campaign finance, and other aspects of doing business abroad. She then worked in the Anti-Corruption Division of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, where she engaged in the monitoring and evaluation process set forth under the OECD’s Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions. While at the OECD, Ms. Reed also helped draft the Typology on Mutual Legal Assistance in Foreign Bribery Cases. She has been a visiting assistant professor at Texas Tech University School of Law, where she taught courses on legislation and conflicts of laws. In addition to working with CMI/U4, Ms. Reed has worked on projects with the International Law and Policy Center in Oslo and Transparency International in London. She is currently a doctoral candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA, where her work is supervised by Professor Daniel W. Drezner.

Melanie Reed

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