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Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Lee M. Caplan

Lee M. Caplan
Partner
Washington, DC
202.857.6337

Lee Caplan is a partner in our Washington DC office in the firm's International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution practice group. He counsels private and sovereign clients in a wide range of matters involving international dispute resolution, public international law, and international investment law and policy. Mr. Caplan regularly appears before international tribunals in connection with complex and high-value disputes arising out of concession agreements, investment treaties, and other international agreements. His experience spans a range of industries from oil and gas to telecommunications. He is the co-author of a leading treatise on international arbitration entitled The UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules: A Commentary.

Lee heads the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility practice group. Additionally, he provides pro bono support to the Iraqi government through the US Commerce Department’s Commercial Law Development Program and serves on the US delegation to the UN Commission on International Trade Law.

 

Blog Posts by Lee M. Caplan

Labor & Employment, International Corporate, Importation & Immigration
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New Revelations in the Leather Industry Put Western Footwear and Apparel Companies on their Back Feet

A watchdog organization known as Transparentem has uncovered dire working conditions in the heavily polluted tanneries located outside of Dhaka in Bangladesh. According to Transparentem, men, women, and children as young as fourteen have been working in a highly toxic environment under dangerous conditions with little or no protective gear. Further, Transparentem claims to have tracked the flow of leather from these tanneries to companies that produce shoes and handbags for several leading Western brands. Transparentem’s findings have been reported in a recent news story published by the Associated Press.
 

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