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David Nersessian, Babson College

Monday, December 5, 2016
12:30pm – 2:00pm

Storrs Campus
Dodd 162

David Nersessian, JD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Babson College.

Monday, December 5, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Storrs Campus Dodd 162

"Big Data, Big Business, Big Problems - An International Human Rights Perspective on Legal and Ethical Standards"

David Nersessian is an Assistant Professor in the Accounting and Law Division. He holds a D Phil (PhD) in Law from Oxford University, where his research concentrated in public international law and human rights. He earned his JD magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law and his BSBA summa cum laude from Boston University School of Management. Prior to his doctoral work, David practiced for six years with several large law firms in Boston, representing clients in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, and private arbitrations throughout the United States. He later spent five years as the vice president and general counsel of an international educational nonprofit. Before joining Babson, David was Assistant Dean of Global Programs at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, a Senior Lecturer at Questrom, and a Lecturer in Law at Boston University School of Law. He also served as the founding Executive Director of Questrom’s Susilo Institute for Ethics in a Global Economy. Prior to joining BU, he was Executive Director of Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession and a Supreme Court Fellow at the US Supreme Court, where he worked for the Chief Justice’s chief of staff. David’s research concentrates on human rights, legal ethics, globalization, and the management of legal and ethical risk in the corporate setting. He has a particular focus on the role of corporate attorneys in human rights issues and the impact of globalization on the ethical regulation of lawyers and businesses. His first book, Genocide and Political Groups, was published by Oxford University Press in 2010. His second book, Human Rights Litigation in Federal Courts: A Guide for the Federal Judiciary, is forthcoming in late 2016.

This event is co-sponsored by The Eversource Energy Chair in Business and the Human Rights Institute

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