As part of the Labor and Employment Law Section proceedings at
this week's 2016 American Bar Association Annual Meeting in San
Francisco, CA, U.S. Practice Director, Jonathan Grode will be
presenting the work entitled, "Civil Labor Enforcement,
Private Claims and Supply Chain Accountability: What You Can Do To
Help Fight Human Trafficking."
Jonathan will serve as the moderator for four speakers, who will
discuss the responsibility of employers and labor enforcement
agents in the fight against human trafficking throughout the world.
Specifically, Jonathan and the other speakers will discuss the
importance of providing compensation to victims of forced labor
through civil litigation, along with management tactics for
companies in order to prevent or eradicate human trafficking in
their global supply chains. The most recent federal regulations
against human trafficking in the private sector will also be
The presentation correlates with the launch of Green and
Spiegel's International Supply Chain Initiative, which will
formally assist companies with putting into practice many of the
systems and procedures that the presentation will discuss. Two of
the speakers at the event, Laurel Bellows of Bellows Law Group, PC,
and Christopher Johnson, Jr. of the Center for Justice, Rights
& Dignity will join Jonathan in the management of the
initiative, which positions legal practitioners as advocates and
facilitators of the fight against global human trafficking and
It is a distinguished honor to be selected to present to such a
wide-reaching audience, and we are very proud of Jonathan and all
of his hard work for such a great cause!
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