Webinar: Law and Crisis Management

Special Event
June 3, 2020
Special Event

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Please join and the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession for a Webinar: Law and Crisis Management: Working with Lawyers in Business, Government, and Society to Manage the Challenges of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruptions to businesses, governments and societies across Africa and the world. Solutions to the crisis will require innovative thinking, challenging businesses, governments, and societies to collaborate in novel ways. The law plays distinct roles in this process, whether through the development of new public-private partnerships or ensuring that the least advantaged are not left behind. Drawing on insights from leading lawyers across Africa, this webinar focuses on how the law connects businesses, governments, and societies. Understanding Africa through this lens provides a unique perspective on Africa’s short, medium, and long-term response and strategy. In a time of legal uncertainty this webinar also explores some of the substantive questions facing legal practitioners, as well as the developmental and social challenges the pandemic presents for African societies.

Speakers Included:

The Honorable Eric Holder, 82nd Attorney General of the United States; Senior Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
Ruth L. Okediji, Jeremiah Smith. Jr, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center
David B. Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, and Faculty Director, Center on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School

With Commentary By:

Gerald Abila, the Founder and Executive Director of BarefootLaw
Myma Belo-Osagie, Co-Founder, Udo Udoma Belo-Osagie
Michel Brizoua-Bi, Partner, Bilé-Aka, Brizoua-Bi & Associés
Stephen Chege, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Safaricom
Sandie Okoro, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, World Bank Group

Thandi Orleyn, Chairperson Legal Resources Trust Johannesburg, South
Godfred Penn, General Counsel, African Development Bank