Greenbaum Rowe Partner Moderates Panel on Global Women’s Issues
Raymond M. Brown moderated a panel on global women’s issues at the 33rd
Annual Conference of the National Association of Women Judges in Newark,
Woodbridge, NJ, November 15, 2011 -- Raymond M. Brown, chair of the White
Collar Defense & Corporate and International Human Rights Compliance
Group (IHRC) at the law firm of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP,
moderated a panel, Conversation with Leaders of Global Women’s Issues, at
the 33rd Annual Conference of the National Association of Women Judges on
October 13, 2011 at the Gateway Hilton in Newark, NJ. The panel
discussion focused on current and emerging global women’s issues and the
role played by legal institutions and judges.
Panelists included Simone Monasebian, Esq., Chief of the New York Office
of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime; Hon. Rosemary Barkett, U.S. Court of
appeals, 11th Circuit; Wanda M. Akin, Esq., Principal, Wanda M. Akin &
Associates, Attorneys at Law; and Joseph M. Sellers, Esq., Cohen Milstein
Sellers & Toll, PLLC.
The IHRC, of which Mr. Brown is chair, addresses the need for
multinational companies to assess market entry or ongoing business
operations through a human rights impact assessment as a matter of
corporate due diligence. Such assessments have largely been done by
companies in the mining or oil exploration (extractive) industries when
they were entering a host country that was economically underdeveloped or
conflict ridden and, as a result, had few human rights safeguards. The
recent human rights exposures of BP’s Gulf spill and Google’s censorship
issues in China have changed the due diligence calculus: a developed
country like the US can be a victim of human rights abuses, and abuses
can occur in any industry, like search engine technology.
Mr. Brown, along with Wanda M. Akin, gave a lecture on October 21, 2011
at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York entitled, Lawyering
Beyond Borders: A Window Into the Practice of International Criminal Law
at the International Criminal Court and Other International Tribunals.
On November 10, 2011, Mr. Brown will present a seminar in conjunction
NJ Corporate Counsel Association entitled, Trade Off or Virtuous Circle?
Human Rights Due Diligence in a Global Economy with panelist Martin J.
Carrara, Senior Corporate Counsel at Pfizer, Lora Fong, Managing Counsel
at Salesforce.com, and Simone Monasebian, Chief of the New York Office of
the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. The seminar runs from 8:00 a.m. to
10:00 at the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge, NJ. Register at:
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