International Corporate Accountability Roundtable

Eric Biel 

Workstreams: Finance, Trade, and Investment

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.