Business and Human Rights Initiative
Joined Human Rights First in 2010
As Senior Advisor for Business and Human Rights, Meg Roggensack leads Human Rights First’s work on internet freedom, labor rights, natural resources and security and multistakeholder engagement and accountability mechanisms to address the human rights impacts of global business operations. She teaches a graduate seminar on these issues at Georgetown University Law Center, and speaks regularly about the intersection of human rights and trade and implications for corporate accountability.
Prior to joining Human Rights First, Meg practiced law with Hogan Lovells, specializing in international trade and legislative policy. She has provided strategic guidance and leadership on corporate responsibility and related issues to multinationals, governments, and nonprofits.
Meg has also advised numerous private and quasi-governmental organizations on democratic transition, rule of law, and economic recovery initiatives, and U.S. policy toward Latin America. She is a member of the board of the Due Process of Law Foundation, and of the Advisory Committee of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is the past president of the Washington Foreign Law Society, and Past Vice President of the Board of the Washington Office on Latin America.
Meg graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College with a B.A. in history. As a Thomas J. Watson Fellow, she spent a year in Latin America studying the impact of economic development initiatives on indigenous communities, before earning her J.D. from George Washington University.