Advocacy and Policy NGOs

Seminar

Speaker(s)

Kristin Linsley Myles, Munger and Tolles, LLP
Pamela Merchant, Center for Justice and Accountability
Helen Stacy, Program on Human Rights

Date and Time

March 4, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Availability

RSVP

Open to the public.

RSVP required by 5PM March 03.

Location

Bechtel Conference Room, Encina Hall

Speaker Bios

Pamela Merchant served as the Executive Director of the Center for Justice & Accountability for the past nine years.  CJA is the leading U.S- based organization pursuing international human rights abusers through litigation.  Ms. Merchant is a former federal prosecutor and has testified before Congress on human rights issues.  She currently serves on the Advisory Council for the ABA Center on Human Rights and is a Director of the Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives. Ms. Merchant received her B.A from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Boston College School of Law.

Kristin Linsley Myles is a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. Her practice has focused upon complex business litigation in a wide spectrum of matters.For many years Ms. Myles has been named among California's "Top Women Lawers" by the Daily Journal. SHe has been profiled by Law360 as a Female Powerbroker. Ms. Myles frequesntly writes and speaks on a range of issues, including the Alien Tort Statue, especially in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Kiobel.

 

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