On January 27, 2021, the Compliance, Investigations & Corporate Responsibility Program at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law will be holding the virtual program, Business Accountability for Human Rights: Social Responsibility and Small Business. This program will be the second of three which will culminate in a conference on Business Accountability for Human Rights at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law in Fall 2021.

Business Accountability for Human Rights: Social Responsibility and Small Business

The discussion will run from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (ET) on January 27, 2021.

Speakers

Chris Pilkerton
Chris Pilkerton ’99
Mr. Pilkerton has served as Senior White House Policy Advisor and Executive Director of the White House Opportunity Now Initiative. He has served as the Acting Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, as General Counsel of the U.S. Small Business Administration, as Chief Compliance Officer for J. P. Morgan Chase, as a partner in two law firms, and as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor and the Office of Money Laundering and Tax Crimes.

Shawn MacDonald
Dr. Shawn MacDonald
Dr. Shawn MacDonald is CEO of Verité, a civil society organization that works to promote workers’ rights in global supply chains through research, consulting, training, assessments, and policy advocacy. Before his appointment as CEO in 2016, Shawn had led Verité’s research, program, and policy work since 2003. Shawn has broad international and domestic experience in labor rights, corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, workplace health, and multi-sector partnerships. Before joining Verité, he was Director of Accreditation at the Fair Labor Association, Vice President of Ashoka, Senior Advisor at Meridian Group International, and co-founder of the Development and Employment Policy Project. Additionally, he worked for a variety of civil society organizations in Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe. He holds a Ph.D. from George Mason University’s Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution and an AB in History from Harvard University.

Moderators


Sarah Duggin
Professor Sarah Duggin
Professor Duggin is the Director of the Compliance, Investigations & Corporate Responsibility Program at Catholic Law. Sarah Duggin teaches Corporations, Constitutional law, and Compliance and Corporate Responsibility. Prior to joining the CUA faculty, she served as General Counsel of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), Chief Legal Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and as a partner at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Williams & Connolly.

Daniel Kane
Daniel T. Kane ’15

Law Office of Daniel T. Kane PLLC