Join PILnet on June 24th for an evening conversation with David McCraw, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at the New York Times, and Jana Morgan, Director of Campaigns and Advocacy at ICAR and member of Protect the Protest Coalition, to discuss how to respond to the threats to civic engagement endangering our democracy, and the role that private sector lawyers, particularly in-house counsel, can play in protecting these rights. This will be a lively conversation about the global issue of closing space for civil society and freedom of expression, echoing PILnet’s mission of building a bridge between civil society and the legal sector to create systematic change.
David McCraw has worked at the New York Times since 2002, where he serves as the newspaper’s top newsroom lawyer and the lead litigation attorney for freedom-of-information lawsuits brought by The Times and its journalists. He has worked closely with nonprofit journalism organizations to enhance the safety of journalists and has been actively involved in pro bono work around the world in the area of press freedom and access to information. In 2010, he was given the Cyrus Vance Award for international pro bono by the New York City Bar.
Jana Morgan is ICAR’s Director of Advocacy and Campaigns where she is responsible for the leadership and management of the Advocacy and Campaigns program, which is focused on combating corporate influence over human rights policies, protecting human rights and environmental defenders, and pushing for transparency in corporate supply chains. Previously, Ms. Morgan was the Director of Publish What You Pay – United States and worked at Global Witness to bring transparency and accountability to the extractive, oil, gas, and mining sectors.
When: Monday, June 24 at 6pm ET
Where: Ford Foundation – 320 E 43rd St New York, NY 10017
A reception, sponsored by Clifford Chance, will follow the discussion.
*As space is limited, RSVPs will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis until all spots are filled.