Public Procurement Excellence
Professor and Senior Coordinator for Collective Action, Compliance and (private sector) Anti-Corruption
A Franco-American lawyer and academic currently leading the Research and Science Department at IACA with a specific focus on Corporate Compliance.
Prof. Breen co-founded and co-heads the Compliance Diploma at the French leading Law School Panthéon-Assas. He has also partnered for more than 20 years with companies, public entities, and citizens on private-public projects in France as well as overseas; public contracts, regulation and prevention of corruption constitute the focus of his research and practice, spurred by the constantly renewed conviction that in these areas, performance is based on high quality and strong ethics.
During the first part of his career, Prof. Breen worked as an associate, then as special counsel, at Cleary Gottlieb; has been assistant professor and Chair of Comparative legal studies and legal globalisation at the College de France and has conducted two anti-corruption monitorships with Laurent Cohen-Tanugi between 2011 and 2018.
Ph. D. in law, 2000, Univ. Paris South, summa cum laude
Paris Bar admission, 1994, 5th laureate
Master in European criminal law and policy, 1994 (Univ. Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne, Univ. Paris South and Univ. Paris-Nanterre)
Bachelor in law, Univ. Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1992. Ecole normale supérieure (ENS Ulm), 1989-1992, 2nd laureate (humanities and social sciences)
FCPA, La France face au droit américain de la lutte anti-corruption, Joly éditions, Lextenso éditions, coll. Pratique des affaires, March 2017, 238 p. [This book discusses the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and its influence in France, in the context of the enactment of a new French anti-corruption law, the « Sapin 2 Law » of December 2016]
Corruption and Conflicts of Interest. A Comparative Law Approach, Edward Elgar, 2014, 324 p. (coed. with Pr J-B. Auby and Th. Perroud).
Gouverner et punir, PUF, coll. Les voies du droit, oct. 2003, 220 p.
Evaluer la justice, PUF, coll. Droit et justice, 2002, 301 p. (ed.)
Overall Objectives of the Module
Upon completion of the course, participants are expected to understand the basics of anti-corruption in public procurement.
By the end of this program, students will be able to define, analyse and critically comment on basic concepts related to the legal framework and the most effective methods of prevention and fight against corruption in public procurement.