Developments in Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Regulation and Compliance: The Impact on Your Business


Developments in Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Regulation and Compliance: The Impact on Your Business

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 | 1:00 PM EDT (6:00 p.m. GMT+1)

In recent years, companies around the world have been driven to institute human rights compliance programs in response to several legal trends - a consistent rise in human rights and transnational tort lawsuits, the proliferation of soft law standards specific to human rights and a dramatic increase in human rights-based legislation and regulation. During this session benefit from a comprehensive review of human rights-based legislation and regulation across the globe, as well as key takeaways from litigation involving modern slavery, sex trafficking, child and forced labor. Learn how the business human rights movement is impacting how companies are (and should be) revisiting their supply chain and overall compliance programs to reduce exposure to human rights issues and avoid being linked to human rights abuses.


CLE credits are available for this webinar in the following states – TX, VA, NY, NJ, CA. Additional instructions on how to obtain CLE credits will be provided during the webinar.


Jonathan C. Drimmer

Partner, Litigation Department
Paul Hastings LLP

Jonathan C. Drimmer is a partner in the Investigations and White Collar Defense practice based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. He is one of the world’s leading attorneys on business and human rights, and is a frequent speaker, author and commentator on human rights, the UN Guiding Principles on Security and Human Rights, the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, the UK Modern Slavery Act, and Environmental, Social and Governance Issues.


Before joining Paul Hastings, he was Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Barrick Gold, one of the world’s largest mining companies, with operations on five continents. The compliance program he built at Barrick has served as an industry standard, and elements of it have largely been duplicated by numerous other companies inside and outside of the extractive sector. Aspects of the program are the subject of a 2016 Harvard Business School Case Study. He has participated in dozens of major disputes in the U.S., Canada, and abroad involving human rights issues, and represented companies and individuals in numerous government enforcement proceedings in the U.S. and overseas.


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