Slavery and Human Trafficking in Supply Chains
Monday, April 24, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The clothes you buy, the food you eat, the phone in your pocket – these are all items that come from complex supply chains, often involving multiple countries and thousands of workers.
For each stop in the supply chain, there is a potential for companies to become a complicit or incidental partner in human trafficking, the second-largest criminal enterprise in the world, which exists in both formal and informal labor markets.
In her lecture, Dynda Thomas, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, will examine what companies can do to address these risks in their own operations and supply chains, the types of disclosures businesses have to make about the contents of their products or working conditions of their employees, and the impact of these requirements.
Dynda Thomas is a partner at Squire Patton Boggs, where she has had leading roles in structuring and negotiating project finance transactions for energy projects. She also has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions for public and private companies in a wide range of sell-side and buy-side auctions and negotiated transactions. She also leads a significant supply chain transparency and responsible sourcing practice, including advice relating to conflict minerals, slavery and human trafficking, forced labor and child labor, working with companies in a wide variety of industries, including aerospace and defense, automotive, chemicals, consumer products, electronics, garment and footwear, medical devices, materials, and mining.
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106