X

Reset Password

Username:

Change Password

Old Password:
New Password:
We have completed your request.

City of Houston to Honor Texas Bar Human Rights Committee

Published: 12-06-2019

The Texas State Bar’s International Human Rights Committee, cofounded by Vinson & Elkins partner Tom Wilson, will be honored by the City of Houston during the annual global observance of Human Rights Day. A panel presentation will follow, featuring business leaders and experts discussing the impact of international human rights issues on Texas lawyers and their corporate clients.

On December 10, 2019, during the regular session of city council, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner will formally recognize the Committee for its dedication to educating and providing resources to Texas lawyers. After the ceremony, the Committee will host a panel discussion at the Houston offices of V&E, to include keynote speaker Edie Hofmeister, Former Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel, Tahoe Resources, Inc. and panelists Chris Georgen, CEO & Chief Architect, Topl; Daniel Rey, Senior Vice President, Global Downstream, Nalco Champion; and Marion Werkheiser, Managing Member, Cultural Heritage Partners.

Established in 2015, the Committee was formed with the aim of providing guidance to Texas lawyers whose international business clients are increasingly confronted with the human, legal and reputational risk associated with human rights violations that arise in supply chain, transactional and other social contexts. Wilson, a labor and employment partner at V&E, led the effort to create the Committee, the first of its kind among state bars, and served as its inaugural chairman through 2017. 

To register for the presentation, click here

International Human Rights Legal Issues: 
Impact on Texas Lawyers and Their Clients


December 10, 2019
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Reception Follows) 
Vinson & Elkins Law Offices
1001 Fannin Street, 26th Floor
Houston, TX 77002

1.5 Hours of CLE Ethics - Approved


Lawyer Contact

+1.713.758.2042
twilson@velaw.com

Media Contact

Jeremy Heallen Communications Manager

T +1.713.758.2079
jheallen@velaw.com

Connect with V&E

Stay informed by receiving our e-lerts. Select your preferred communications.

Related Event

Related Insights