International Corporate Accountability Roundtable

Eric Biel

Eric Biel joined the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) at the U.S. Department of Labor in January 2012 as part of ILAB’s leadership team, working on a diverse set of projects, including on supply chain issues and engagement with foreign governments and other stakeholders on a range of labor law and policy matters.  From 2000-2011, Biel held a variety of positions outside of government, including Managing Director for Corporate Responsibility at Burson-Marsteller and Deputy Washington Director and Senior Counsel of Human Rights First.  His prior government service from 1990-2000 included senior positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce; as Executive Director of the bipartisan Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy; and at the Senate Finance Committee.  Since 2008, Biel has taught a course at the Georgetown University Law Center on “Human Rights at the Intersection of Trade and Corporate Responsibility” that explores a range of business and human rights issues. He has a B.A. in history from Johns Hopkins and joint degrees in law from Yale Law School and public policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton.