Margaret Ellen Roggensack is a recognized expert on business and human rights with extensive experience in designing and leading multistakeholder engagement strategy and initiatives. She is a founding board member of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers Association and the Global Network Initiative and serves on both boards, as well as the board of the Fair Labor Association. For the past decade Ms. Roggensack has co-taught business and human rights at Georgetown University Law Center. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Business and Human Rights Teaching Forum, a global network to teach the next generation of leaders in law, business and public policy graduate programs.
As the former Senior Advisor for Business and Human Rights at Human Rights First, Ms. Roggensack led 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. Prior to her work at Human Rights First, Ms. Roggensack practiced law with Hogan and Hartson, chairing the firm’s Latin America Practice Group, and specializing in international trade and legislative matters.
Ms. Roggensack has served as an advisor to 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, past president of the Washington Foreign Law Society, and Past Vice President of the Board of the Washington Office on Latin America. She is a founding board member of the Packard Center for ALS Research and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Center for Humanitarian Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.