Thursday, April 11, 2013 | King Hall Room 1001 | 12:00 PM
Paul C. Rosenthal ’75 | Partner, Kelley, Drye & Warren LLP
Paul Rosenthal’s talk will focus on efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor in foreign agriculture, focusing on his 12 years of experience working with the international cocoa and chocolate industry, the governments of the United States, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, international organizations and non-governmental entities. The particular challenges of dealing with child labor on family farms—as opposed to factories—and the complexities created by poverty, lack of infrastructure and lack of capacity by sovereign governments will be a central part of the discussion.
Mr. Rosenthal is a partner in Kelley Drye’s Washington, D.C. office and co-chair of the Government Relations and Public Policy practice group. He has more than 35 years of experience in international trade and government relations matters. Mr. Rosenthal assists a wide variety of companies and industries, including manufacturing, technology, and food and agriculture. He has appeared before all of the U.S. trade agencies and courts of jurisdiction. He also has represented clients in disputes involving the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), as well as multilateral and bilateral negotiations.
Mr. Rosenthal’s government relations practice involves trade and non-trade issues before Congress and the Executive Branch. He also acts as general counsel or Washington counsel to several trade associations. Mr. Rosenthal previously served as counsel to the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs for over five years.