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Professor Samer Korkor

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

Samer Korkor is an adjunct professor of law at UDC School of law, where he teaches Federal Courts and Professional Responsibility. He is also an attorney with the Department of Justice's Office of International Affairs (OIA). OIA provides advice and assistance on international criminal matters to federal, state, and local prosecutors, primarily with regard to international evidence gathering and the extradition of international fugitives. Before joining the DOJ, Samer was a senior associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in the Antitrust and White Collar Defense and Investigations groups. At Cadwalader, Samer served as a lead associate on federal criminal antitrust and fraud investigations involving both corporate and individual clients. Before joining Cadwalader, Samer served as a law clerk to the Honorable David A. Katz in the Northern District of Ohio. While in law school, Samer assisted a federal judge in the Eastern District of Missouri, and served as a law clerk at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Before attending law school, Samer was a Fulbright scholar in Damascus, Syria, where he lectured at universities and conducted country-wide research on issues in Bioethics. He was also a fellow at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland and the Hastings Center in Garrison, New York.

Samer received a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was a member of the moot court team. He received a B.A. in Political Science, followed by an M.A. in Bioethics, cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University. Samer 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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