Corporate Responsibility and the Alien Tort Statute Symposium


Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Georgetown Law Gewirz Ctr
600 New Jersey Ave, NW
Washington , DC 20001
United States





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On Tuesday, March 27, Georgetown Law CLE hosts Corporate Responsibility and the Alien Tort Statute at Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW in Washington, DC. The program starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5:15 p.m.

Alien Tort Statute (ATS) litigation has emerged as a focal point in the field of corporate responsibility over the past decade, as more foreign plaintiffs alleging violations of international law argue their cases in federal court. For corporations doing business abroad, liability under the statute is controversial and has the potential for substantial effects on human rights outcomes, environmental effects, foreign investment and business practices in general. The Supreme Court will hear an Alien Tort Statute case this term,  Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, to consider the question of corporate liability under the statute. This symposium will provide a critical examination of the role the Alien Tort Statute as it relates to corporate responsibility.

The keynote speaker is Donald Francis Donovan, Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP. Other speakers include Nicole E. Erb, White & Case; Beth Stephens, Rutgers Law School; William A. Reinsch, National Foreign Trade Council; and William M. Treanor, Georgetown Law executive vice president and dean.

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