Lead Counsel, Operations Policy, Legal Vice Presidency
Languages: English, Italian, French
Frank Fariello is a Lead Counsel with the Operations Policy Practice Group of the World Bank’s Legal Vice-Presidency. He is the Bank’s primary legal focal point for its Governance and Anticorruption strategy and sanctions system.
Since joining the Bank in 2005, he has also worked on a range of other legal policy issues, including the Legal Harmonization Initiative, Bank engagement in the criminal justice sector, and the legal aspects of the Bank’s Middle-Income Countries strategy. He is Vice Chair of the ABA International Anticorruption Committee.
His recent publications include The World Bank Sanctions System and Its Recent Reforms (World Bank 2011), “Coordinating the Fight Against Fraud and Corruption” (WB Legal Review, Vol. 3; UK Serious Fraud Office (2011)) and “Transforming Through Transparency: Opening Up the World Bank’s Sanctions System” (WB Legal Review, Vol. 4 (2013)). He speaks frequently on the World Bank and its Governance and Anticorruption Strategy. Recent engagements include Russia & CIS Summit on Anticorruption (Moscow), Colloquium on Sanctions & Debarment (World Bank HQ), Using History to Inform Development Policy (World Bank HQ), and International Fight Against Corruption (George Washington School of Law). He has lectured at the Joint Vienna Institute, George Mason University and New York University School of Law.
Prior to joining the Bank, he was Special Advisor to the Vice President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Senior Counsel in IFAD’s Office of the General Counsel. Prior to IFAD, he practiced corporate law in a number of New York-based law firms, including Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He holds a B.A. in History magna cum laude from Brown University (1980) and a J.D. from New York University Law School (1983). He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.