Trade off or "Virtuous Circle"? Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) in a Global Economy


Thursday, November 10, 2011


Raymond M. Brown, chair, White Collar, Corp and Intl Human Rights, Greenbaur, Rowe Smith & Davis LLP; Martin J. Carrara, sr. corp counsel, Pfizer Inc; Simone Monasebian, representative and chief of NY Offices for United Nations Office on Drug and Crime


Olde Mill Inn
225 Rt 202
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
United States


member $25 nonmember $35


8-10 am

CLE Credits:

2 hrs



On Thursday, November 10, The New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel presents Trade Off or “Virtuous Circle”? Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) in a Global Economy. The program is at the Olde Mill Inn, 225 Route 202 in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. The seminar begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 10:00 a.m.

Corporate counsel should be aware when the company has direct operations in foreign countries, has dealings with government officials, business partners, suppliers or manufacturers for exposure to allegations of human rights violations. These allegations can destroy brand value on a bet the company scale. The web of potential liability is three dimensional and can quickly become a requisite consideration in corporate compliance. In what ever manner the law settles on Alien Tort Claims Act(ATCA/ATS), and the regulations emerging from Dodd-Frank conflict minerals section, practitioners need to start planning strategically to ensure their compliance programs are updated.

Panel members will discuss HRDD from the perspective of in-house counsel and law firm practitioners and will cover: sources of liability, trends and case decisions; financial benefits derived from human rights compliance for all stakeholders;  HRDD and HR assessments; and offensive and defensive strategies.

The faculty is Raymond M. Brown, Row Smith & Davis LLP; Martin J. Carrara, senior corporate counsel, Pfizer Inc; and Simon Monasebian (invited), representative and chief of New York Office for United Nations Office on Drug and Crime.

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