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The Supply Trace Research Platform for Forced Labor Risk in Global Supply Chains

We present, the first open-access platform to expose forced labor risks in global supply chains. In our recently launched pilot, we focus on the apparel sector links between forced labor in the Uyghur Region of China and shipments to the U.S. We conduct machine learning on millions of shipments and connect them to potential […]

Jonathan Spencer

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After devoting 30 years to a successful career in environmental engineering, Jon served as Chief Operating Officer for Healing Waters International in Golden, CO from 2010 – 2013. Through a chance encounter in 2012, he became aware of the massive problem of sex trafficking in India. The following year, he participated in an undercover sting […]

What’s Mine is Mine? Comparing Corporeal Consent Across Negotiated Exchange Transactions

Corporeality (“of the body”) is a key construct in several areas of thought including philosophy,medicine, ethics, law, and commerce. Conceptualizations of and assumptions regardingcorporeal consent – that is, granting consent to the access of one’s own body – differ in key waysacross existing literatures that include discussions of consent. These differences often emanatefrom the nature […]

Mara Waller

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Mary (¨Mara¨) J. Waller (Ph.D., Univ. of Texas at Austin; MS, Univ. of Colorado – Denver; BBA,Univ. of Oklahoma – Norman) is Senior Research Scholar at the Department of Management,Colorado State University, Senior Fellow at the U.S. Army Research Institute for Behavioral &Social Sciences, and Professor Emerita, York University (Canada). Before beginning her academic career, […]

Legal Tools to Fight Human Trafficking & Exploitation for Profit

The law firm of Burg Simpson will be presenting on the legal tools that are available to fight human trafficking and exploitation for profit. Understanding vulnerable populations and who profits from trafficking will give us tools to help end trafficking and support survivors. Burg Simpson has been a Plaintiffs’ trial firm for over 40 years […]

David K. TeSelle

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SHAREHOLDER David K. TeSelle is a trial lawyer and Preferred Shareholder who leads the Complex Commercial Trial Department at Burg Simpson. He has successfully tried numerous cases to jury verdicts over his 25-year career. Mr. TeSelle was a lead lawyer successful in obtaining one of the largest verdicts in Arizona history ($58.5 million) representing victims […]

Morgan L. Carroll

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SPECIAL COUNSEL Morgan Carroll is Special Counsel with Burg Simpson. She served in the Colorado House for 4 years and in the Colorado Senate for 8 years, including as the Senate President and Senate Majority Leader. As President, she co-sponsored the update to Colorado’s trafficking laws in 2014. During that time, she passed legislation to […]

Lauren M. Knapp

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ASSOCIATE Lauren Knapp is a civil trial lawyer. She focuses her practice on complex commercial matters that include contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and more. Prior to joining Burg Simpson, Ms. Knapp was a Deputy District Attorney at the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in the Special Victim’s Unit. In that unit, she […]