Lessons Learned from Darfur

New York City Bar Association, NY

Raymond M. Brown, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, will participate in an upcoming panel discussion “Is International Law Effective in Preventing Genocide - Lessons from Darfur” on May 26, 2015 at the New York City Bar Association. The event will be jointly sponsored by the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, the International Justice Project, the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect, and the African Affairs Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Mr. Brown and Wanda Akin, co-founders of the International Justice Project, will speak on “Representing Darfur Victims Before the International Criminal Court.”

Mr. Brown concentrates his practice in white collar criminal defense, international human rights issues, internal investigations and complex commercial litigation. He has defended clients in state and federal courts and before administrative tribunals. He is a leading figure in the developing area of law related to the regulation and enforcement of business requirements for human rights compliance.

Mr. Brown counsels foreign and domestic multinationals on a broad range of corporate risk management, governance, and transactional issues, including those at the intersection of human rights and business concerns. He advises on compliance obligations, supply chain management issues, and the potential reputational risks and “bottom line” impacts facing corporations whose operational practices become entangled in human rights violations, both domestically and on the international stage.

Mr. Brown has appeared in courts in twelve states and has conducted investigations in the U.S. and in Kenya, El Salvador, the Cayman Islands, Switzerland, the Bahamas, Colombia and Sierra Leone. His international experience includes qualifying as Counsel before the International Criminal Court in The Hague and serving as Co-Lead Defense Counsel at the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

For additional information or to register, visit www.nycbar.org.