Join us for a conversation with leading human rights litigator Paul Hoffman about the recent 9th Circuit decision in Doe v. Cisco. In July, the 9th Circuit allowed a case to proceed against Cisco Systems, Inc. for the company’s role in designing and implementing the “Golden Shield,” a security system which Plaintiffs allege facilitated the Chinese Communist Party’s surveillance, detention, and torture of Falun Gong practitioners. Among the claims allowed to proceed are several made under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). Mr. Hoffman litigated and argued Cisco, along with the ATS case Doe v. Nestle, decided by the Supreme Court in 2022. Mr. Hoffman will discuss the Cisco decision in a post-Nestle landscape, including both the case itself and its implications for future human rights litigation in U.S. courts.
Lunch will be served. Access to HUID holders only.
Speaker: Paul Hoffman, Partner at Schonbrun Seplow Harris Hoffman & Zeldes, LLP
Organized by HRP and the Human Rights Entrepreneurs and Incubator Clinic. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Human Rights Journal and the Harvard Human Rights and Business (HuB) Students Association.