Marco Simons

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Marco (@Power_of_Law) is the General Counsel at EarthRights International, where he oversees EarthRights’ use of legal strategies to work with communities around the world in protecting their human rights and their environment. With EarthRights, Marco has served as counsel on transnational corporate accountability cases including Doe v. Unocal, Wiwa v. Shell, Bowoto v. Chevron, and Maynas Carijano v. Occidental Petroleum, and submitted amicus briefs in numerous other cases. As part of Earthrights, Marco is supporting the Bay Mills Indian Community on advocacy around Line 5. He has written or co-authored several articles and publications on corporate accountability for earth rights abuses as well as taught college and law school courses on human rights. Marco previously worked for EarthRights on the Robert L. Bernstein Fellowship in International Human Rights after graduating from Yale Law School. Prior to returning to EarthRights, he clerked for the Honorable Dorothy Wright Nelson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked for the civil rights law firm Hadsell & Stormer, which was co-counsel on Doe v. Unocal and Bowoto v. Chevron. Marco holds an undergraduate degree in environmental science and, prior to law school, worked on developing educational materials on conservation biology. He is currently admitted to the bar in California, Washington, D.C., and Washington State (inactive), as well as in the U.S. Supreme Court and several other federal courts. He is also on LinkedIn.

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