Saturday, September 20, 2008
The rise of transnational business has created new challenges for corporations and their counsel. Companies in nearly every industry -- from technology, to apparel, to mining and extractive industries -- have come under scrutiny from governments, human rights groups, and their shareholders as they navigate the challenges of investing and operating in foreign nations, with vastly different standards of human rights, environmental protections, and corruption standards that are expected of them at home. Companies face lawsuits in the U.S. courts for alleged violations of the Alien Tort Statute and a host of other laws for their conduct abroad. This showcase program at the ABA Section of International Law Meeting in Brussels will provide an update on the newest developments in corporate legal and ethical compliance responsibilities from selected jurisdictions around the world. It will be held on Friday, September 26, 2008, at 9:00 a.m.
(mew) (one of the speakers on this panel)