Margaret Roggensack

Senior Advisor for Business and Human Rights at Human Rights First, responsible for managing initiatives to address the human rights impact of global business operations. She serves on the Boards of the Fair Labor Association, the Global Network Initiative, the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the Temporary Steering Committee of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches a course on human rights and corporate accountability. Prior to joining Human Rights First, Ms. Roggensack practiced law with Hogan Lovells L.L.P., chairing the firm's Latin America Practice Group. During Ms. Roggensack's nearly 20 year career in private legal practice, she counseled clients on bilateral and multilateral trade agreements and sector specific arrangements; represented private sector interests in World Trade Organization dispute settlement proceedings; advised multinational corporations on U.S. and Latin American investments and led in industry task force and coalition efforts.

Ms. Roggensack has served as an advisor to numerous private and quasi-governmental organizations on democratic transition, rule of law, and economic recovery initiatives and U.S. policy toward Latin America. She is a member of the board of the Due Process of Law Foundation, and past president of the Washington Foreign Law Society.


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