ICMC 2020 African Mediation Conference: Featured Speaker.
The Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators is pleased to present her Featured speaker, Steven M. Richman Vice Chair, American Bar Association Sub-Committee on International Law.
Steven M. Richman holds a law degree from New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1980, Order of the Coif, and a B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Drew University.
He is a member of Clark Hill PLC, based in Princeton and New York, with a national and international litigation and arbitration practice including representation of foreign and domestic companies in dispute resolution and contract matters.
He is the author of the ABA book, Photography Law Handbook, and has written and spoken extensively in the areas of international law, business and human rights, contracts, litigation and arbitration, and professional responsibility.
He is a past chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law, serves as one of its delegates to the ABA House of Delegates, and is a board member of the ABA’s Rule of Law Initiative. He is also one of the ABA delegates to the United Nations and co-chairs that group’s subcommittee on corporate social responsibility, and is a senior advisor to the ABA International Law Section Human Rights Committee. Within the International Bar Association, he is an officer of Bar Issues Commission and its Policy Committee, through which he participated in the consideration of the IBA Practical Guide on Business and Human Rights for Business Lawyers.
He also serves on the International Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and on the editorial board of Juriste, the flagship publication of the UIA (International Association of Lawyers). His publications in the area of business and human rights include Steven M. Richman, Esq., Ethical Issues for Business Lawyers Under the United Nations Guiding Principles, 51 Int’l Law. 423 (2018).
He is a member of the New York City Working Group on Business and Human Rights, the ABA Representative to the Uniform Law Commission Supply Chain Transparency Study Committee, and former member of the ABA Advisory Council on Human Rights.
He has also been an ABA advisor and observer on other Uniform Law Commission study and drafting committees involving international issues, including as an observer to the Uniform Law Commission study committee on choice of law and drafting committees on asset freezing orders and Canadian judgment enforcement. Selected practice area publications include the chapter on choice of law in New Jersey Federal Civil Procedure (NJ Law Journal Books) and the chapter on the record on appeal in A Practitioner’s Guide to Appellate Advocacy (ABA Book Publishing) and is completing a book on contract law and boilerplate. Our conference this year will be completely virtual, and the Institute has decided to make her conference free for all conference delegates.
The Conference is scheduled as follows:
Date: 1st December, 2020
Time: 08:00am WAT
For registration, visit: www.icmcconference.org