New York, N.Y., May 5, 2014 – Ariel Meyerstein has joined the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), a pro-trade association that counts America’s top global companies among its members, as vice president for labor affairs, corporate responsibility and governance.
“Ariel Meyerstein brings significant experience in the areas of human rights policy and international law,” said USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson. “He will be a valuable addition to the USCIB policy team headed by Senior Vice President Rob Mulligan, working with our diverse membership to ensure that the business voice is heard in the U.S. government and in key international agencies.”
Meyerstein will be responsible for USCIB’s work on corporate responsibility, international labor standards and corporate governance. He will manage engagement on these issues with the U.S. government, with intergovernmental bodies in the United Nations system and elsewhere, and with USCIB’s affiliated organizations – the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Organization of Employers (IOE), and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD.
USCIB’s longstanding work in these areas is focused on international corporate responsibility principles, codes of conduct and multi-stakeholder initiatives, as well as international and transnational regulatory activities on labor and employment policies, sustainable development and corporate governance. By virtue of its IOE affiliation, USCIB serves as the voice of American employers in the International Labor Organization. USCIB Senior Counsel Ronnie Goldberg serves as a member of the ILO Governing Body.
With a background in international dispute resolution, human rights and sustainable development, Meyerstein most recently served as an associate at the law firm Chadbourne & Park, LLP and before that at Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP. He also served as a legal adviser at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal and as a judicial clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Meyerstein holds a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where he also earned a doctorate in jurisprudence and social policy. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English and human rights from Columbia University.
USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. With a unique global network encompassing leading international business organizations – including ICC, IOE and BIAC – USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More at www.uscib.org.
Jonathan Huneke, USCIB
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