Global Business Law Review Symposium - A Look at International Human Rights and Labor Law’s Influence on Multinationals’ Corporate Responsibilities

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: 1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Global Business Law Review Symposium - A Look at International Human Rights and Labor Law’s Influence on Multinationals’ Corporate Responsibilities

Barabara J. Fick:

Barbara J. Fick currently teaches at Notre Dame Law School and has worked with the American Center for International Labor Solidarity since 1995, advising and teaching trade union leaders in Central and Eastern Europe on issues relating to protecting worker rights and ensuring domestic compliance with international labor standards. Fick’s teaching and scholarship concentrate on various aspects of labor law such as employment discrimination, individual rights in the workplace, and international and comparative labor law.

Fick earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. A member of the Wisconsin Bar, Professor Fick has worked as an associate at the Milwaukee firm of Foley & Lardner and as a field attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in Philadelphia. While at the NLRB, she also lectured in law at St. Joseph’s University.

Donald C. Dowling:

Donald C. Dowling is a Partner at the firm of White & Chase in New York City.  Dowling concentrates his practice on outbound international employment law (cross-border human resources law issues for multinational employers).  Dowling's practice is one of two in the US ranked in the top tier in the only competitive ranking category of international labor/employment lawyers by PLC Which Lawyer?,, and Dowling is ranked by Chambers USA as one of the top 36 Labor & Employment lawyers in New York. He is also ranked by Legal 500, ABA Who's Who, ABA/IBA Who's Who and others as a top New York-based Employment lawyer.

Dowling has published dozens of scholarly articles and book chapters on various aspects of international employment law, including the international law journals of Cornell and Northwestern law schools. He has spoken around the world in English and Spanish on international law topics, including presenting a paper at Rhodes House, Oxford. He serves on the editorial boards of publications including: PLC Labor & Employment; ABA/Bloomberg BNA International Labor & Employment Laws (treatise); Thomson/West International HR Journal, and EuroWatch. As an adjunct professor, Dowling teaches law school classes in International Employment Law and European Union Law.

Marley Weiss:

Marley Weiss is a professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.  Previously, Weiss worked as a visiting professor at the Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law, in Budapest, Hungary, and returned there as a Visiting Fulbright Lecturer.  Weiss served as chairperson of the National Advisory Committee to the U.S. National Administrative Office for the NAFTA Labor Side Agreement and as secretary of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law.  Weiss earned her J.D. from Harvard University, and specializes in all facets of labor and employment law, including comparative and international aspects of the field. Her work has been published on a wide range of related topics.

CLE credit: 3.25 hours approved

Category: CLE Programs, General, Student

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