Oct

    Lawyers’ Role and Responsibilities - Business and Human Rights Webinar Series

    12 PM EDT

    Practical guidance will be provided during this webinar on assisting business clients with advising boards on their oversight and monitoring of the company’s human rights risks, conducting human rights due diligence, reporting on human rights performance, drafting contracts and agreements, and advising on and resolving disputes involving human rights issues. Essentially, lawyers will learn how to more effectively counsel their clients in this rapidly evolving area.
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    Panelists

    • Nicolas Patrick is a human rights lawyer with broad experience advising Governments, UN agencies, NGOs, and global businesses. Nicolas is a partner in the London office of DLA Piper where he heads the firm’s Responsible Business team, co-chairs DLA Piper’s Boardroom Advisory Service and sits on the firm’s ESG advisory steering group.
    • Steven Richman has written and spoken extensively on corporate social responsibility and ethics and professional responsibility. He is a Resident Member of Clark Hill and a Past Chair of the ABA's International Law Section and currently serves as an ABA Liaison to the International Association (UIA) of Lawyers and the United Nations. 
    • John Sherman, III, Sr. legal advisor to Prof. John Ruggie, former Special Rep to UN Sec Gen on Business and Human Rights; Sr. Prog Fellow, CRI, Harvard Kennedy School; GC, Shift; former co-chair, IBA CSR Committee; former chair, IBA Business and Human Rights Working Group.  Focuses on implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights into the practice of law.

    Moderator

    • Hind Merabet, a Canadian and US-licensed attorney, is Assistant General Counsel at Catalent, a S&P 500 contract development and manufacturing organization, where she leads legal support for the CSR function, with a focus on human rights and ESG reporting.

    Event Details

    Format

    Web

    Date

    Oct 28, 2020

    2020-10-28T12:00:00-04:00 2020-10-28T13:30:00-04:00 Lawyers’ Role and Responsibilities - Business and Human Rights Webinar Series Practical guidance will be provided during this webinar on assisting business clients with advising boards on their oversight and monitoring of the company’s human rights risks, conducting human rights due diligence, reporting on human rights performance, drafting contracts and agreements, and advising on and resolving disputes involving human rights issues. Essentially, lawyers will learn how to more effectively counsel their clients in this rapidly evolving area.

    Sponsors

    International Human Rights Committee

    Section of International Law

    Co-sponsors

    International Human Rights

    Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

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