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Emily C. Brown Esq.

Associate
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Philadelphia
1524 Delancey Street, 4th Floor Philadelphia PA 19102 US

Emily Brown is an Associate Attorney with the Firm in Philadelphia, leading the Family Immigration Department. She also develops policies for the International Supply Chain Initiative, to advise on how to identify human trafficking and forced labor in global supply chains and eliminate these problems.

During law school, Emily worked as a Law Clerk for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the Human Rights Law Section, strengthening protections and legal remedies for victims of human trafficking.  Also, as a Case Manager for the International Refugee Assistance Project, she secured resettlement in the United States for a family of refugees fleeing terrorism in Africa.  During her graduate program, Emily prepared a Human Rights Impact Assessment for the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights, which analyzed international trade agreements’ effect on labor laws in Asia and how to protect workers’ rights.  She has studied human rights, migration, and international affairs in the Middle East and Europe. Currently, Emily is also a volunteer Sexual Assault Victim Advocate for Gloucester and Camden Counties, NJ.

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Education

  • Juris Doctor, American University Washington College of Law, 2016
  • Master of Arts in International Affairs, American University, 2016
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Minor in French, Arcadia University, 2013

Additional Languages Spoken

French 

Involvement

  • Services Empowering the Rights of Victims, Confidential Sexual Assault Victim Advocate, Camden and Gloucester counties, NJ (2017-present)

Blogs

Jan 14, 2019

MYTH: My company can’t afford sustainability!

Sustainability – what does it mean and how does it affect your company? The pressure to take on sustainability efforts is on the rise, but there is still push back arguing that sustainability is too expensive. However, evidence refuting the notion that sustainability is too expensive is mounting. Learn more in this article.

Jan 11, 2019

Australia’s Modern Slavery Law is Now in Effect. Is Your Company Compliant?

On January 1, 2019, the Australia Modern Slavery Act 2018 went into effect. The law asks all businesses operating in Australia with a consolidated revenue of more than $100 million (Australian), to file annual statements on efforts to address the risk of forced and child labor in the supply chain. These statements are due beginning in 2020. To learn more, please contact the International Supply Chain Initiative for a consultation.

Jan 08, 2019

Guidance on E-Verify Procedures during the Government Shutdown

With the Government Shutdown still in effect from December 22, 2018, the E-Verify program has also ceased operations. In light of the recent shutdown, E-Verify has issued temporary policies so that employers do not become noncompliant. If you are an employer and have any questions about E-Verify protocols during the Government Shutdown, please contact us immediately.

Dec 04, 2018

Honoring International Day for the Abolition of Slavery by Eradicating Forced Labor

On December 2, Green and Spiegel US and the International Supply Chain Initiative (ISCI) observed the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. Slavery takes many forms throughout the world. From sexual exploitation to forced labor in the global supply chains, the International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that there are over 40 million people trapped in some form of modern slavery globally.

Nov 28, 2018

Responsible Recruitment in the Apparel and Footwear Supply Chains: Join the Commitment

The apparel and footwear industries have formally committed to the fight against forced labor in the supply chain.  Earlier this fall, the Ame...

Nov 23, 2018

Consumers Beware: Counterfeit Goods Are An Indicator Of Forced Labor

The bustling holiday shopping season is just around the corner. Many stores have launched their advertisements for all of their best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. More and more consumers are turning to online shopping through websites like Amazon or the Walmart Marketplace. Here, some unscrupulous individual sellers are able to slip counterfeit goods into the market.

Nov 05, 2018

Emily Brown Shares Lessons from Responsible Business Alliance’s 2018 Annual Conference

Emily Brown of Green and Spiegel, U.S. attended the RBA 2018 Annual Conference in Santa Clara, CA. Read her key takeaways and summary of the event here.

Aug 13, 2018

Trump Proposed Rule Regarding Federal Assistance Is Not Enforceable

Earlier this week, it was leaked that the Trump Administration was proposing a new Federal Rule which would bar foreign nationals, who have legally...

Jul 20, 2018

Influencing Corporate Action: Industry Reports on Forced Labor Having Strong Impact

Recently, a new Benchmark report was released by KnowTheChain, pertaining to the Information & Communications Technology sector, which outlines...

Jun 22, 2018

Consumer Pressure Mounting: Is Your Company At Risk of Forced Labor in Your Supply Chain?

Consumer concerns about the use of forced labor are rapidly growing, putting legal pressure on large corporations such as Costco, to reduce the use...

Jun 12, 2018

USCIS Changes I-751 Receipt Procedure; Status Now Extended For 18 Months Instead of 12

USCIS announced today that marriage-based Conditional Permanent Residents (CPR) filing Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, will...

Mar 29, 2018

Human Trafficking on the Web: Congress Fights Back

The internet has become a platform for human trafficking rings, whether it is advertising sex trafficking and forced prostitution, or selling count...

Mar 22, 2018

Reports of a New USCIS Oversight Agency of Adjudication Uncovered

Reports have recently surfaced that USCIS is considering creating an internal oversight department, to monitor the adjudication of permanent reside...

Jan 15, 2018

DACA News: Federal Court Reinstates Program; Bipartisan Legislative Deal Rejected Amidst Presidential Controversy

Earlier this fall, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program through “...

Jan 10, 2018

El Salvador TPS Status to be terminated as of Sept. 9, 2019

On January 8, 2018, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced the termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation f...

Dec 05, 2017

International Supply Chain Initiative Observes International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

December 2 was recognized around the world as the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.  The annual event stems from the UN General ...

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