Tom Mackall

Tom Mackall

Senior Counsel and ILO Governing Body Member

Tom Mackall is currently Senior Counsel to USCIB and the U.S. Employer Member of the Governing Body of the International Labor Organization. Mackall assumed his role upon retiring in August 2018 from Sodexo, a leading provider of food, facilities management, and other services with 450,000 employees in 80 different countries. Mackall held several roles in his 15 years at Sodexo, including Group Vice President for Global Labor Relations since 2012 and head of Labor Relations for North America.

An attorney by training, Mackall practiced law as an associate with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart (now K&L Gates) and associate and partner in the DC office of Hunton & Williams (now Hunton Andrews Kurth), representing businesses in labor and employment matters. Before joining Sodexo, Mackall was a founding executive of a contract electronics manufacturing company.

Mackall holds a J.D from University of Virginia, M.Div. from Harvard University, and B.A. from Denison University. He also serves as an employer trustee for a multi-employer pension fund and is the Chair of the Maryland State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He has spoken widely on topics including corporate campaigns, international framework agreements, global union federations, business and human rights, and global labor relations management. He and his wife, Beth, have four children and reside in Bethesda, Maryland.

Recent USCIB News

Robinson Welcomes COVID-19 Vaccine Collaboration Between Merck, Johnson & Johnson (3/3/2021) - eter Robinson, president and chief executive of the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents many of America’s leading global companies, released a statement today in reaction to President Joe Biden’s announcement on March 2 that Merck will help make Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine.
USCIB Leads Business in UN Discussions on Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform (2/24/2021) - USCIB Senior Advisor Shaun Donnelly and investment treaty expert Lauren Mandell from USCIB member firm WilmerHale represented USCIB at a virtual Working Group III (WG III) sessions of the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).  For over three years, WG III has been discussing possible “reforms” of the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) arbitration system.  The sessions had delegates and […]
USCIB Informs EU With Comments on Sustainable Corporate Governance (2/10/2021) - As part of the European Green Deal and the European Commission’s (EU) Communication on the (COVID-19) Recovery Plan, the EU has invited stakeholder comments during a public consultation to inform consideration of a possible EU Sustainable Corporate Governance Initiative. USCIB has submitted its comments on February 9, drawing on the expertise of its Committees on Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs […]
USCIB Statement on the WTO’s New Director-General (2/8/2021) - New York, N.Y., February 08, 2021: The United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents many of America’s leading global companies, welcomed news ​of the Biden administration’s decision to support Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the new Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). This decision is indicative of a shift in U.S. support for the WTO and its view […]
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