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Samer B. Korkor
Adjunct Professor of Law

J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law;

M.A. (Bioethics), Case Western Reserve University; and

B.A. (Political Science), Case Western Reserve University

Professor Samer Korkor's main interests are in the areas of legal and medical ethics, white collar crime, antitrust law, and legal writing. Professor Korkor is an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and works in the firm's the Antitrust and Business Fraud Groups.

At Cadwalader, Professor Korkor represents clients in an array of criminal and civil matters. Among his focuses is federal criminal antitrust, bribery, and fraud investigations and prosecutions involving both corporate and individual clients. An experienced associate and former federal clerk, Professor Korkor has served as a lead associate in matters related to alleged violations of antitrust laws, anti-bribery laws, insider trading laws, accounting fraud, mail and wire fraud, state ethics rules, and other laws. In the civil realm, Professor Korkor has represented plaintiffs and defendants in commercial and antitrust litigation in federal courts and in international arbitration. Additionally, Professor Korkor often assists clients in conducting internal compliance reviews, and formulating or modifying legal compliance programs. Professor Korkor assists clients based in the U.S. and abroad – he has represented and defended clients in Europe, Canada, Asia, and the Middle East.

Professor Korkor is a Fulbright Scholar and is fluent in Arabic, a skill he has put to use in his international work. Professor Korkor takes seriously his duty to provide pro bono legal services to those who cannot afford counsel. Most recently, Professor Korkor served as counsel of record on behalf of amici curiae before the U.S. Supreme Court in a Title VII employment retaliation matter. His representation assisted his firm to earn the "Advocate Law Firm of the Year Award” in 2013. Professor Korkor is recognized on the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll.

Professor Korkor served as a law clerk to the Honorable David A. Katz in the Northern District of Ohio, Western Division. He was a Fulbright scholar in Damascus, Syria, where he lectured at universities and conducted country-wide research on issues in Bioethics. Professor Korkor was also a fellow at the World Health Organization in Switzerland, the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, and the Hastings Center in New York. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, State of Ohio, and Northern District of Ohio.

Recent Publications:

Applicability of Concepts in Bioethics to Insider Trading Law, 47 U.S.F. L. REV. 689 (2013).

Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the Healthcare Industry and the Implications for Patients (with Nicole Saleem), 74 OHIO ST. L.J. FURTHERMORE 23 (2013).

Deepwater Horizon Explosion: Challenges for Bioethics, The Hastings Center, Bioethics Forum (November 26, 2012).

Anti-Bribery Legislation in the United States and United Kingdom: A Comparative Analysis of Scope and Sentencing (with Margaret Ryznar), 76 MO. L. REV. 415 (Spring, 2011).

Raising Questions: Influences on End of Life Decision Making in a Syrian Context, Romanian Journal of Bioethics, Vol 2.3 (2004).

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