Katharine Redford Esq. co founder and U.S. office director is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law where she received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Human Rights and Public Service. She is a member of the Massachusetts State Bar and served as counsel to plaintiffs in ERI's landmark case Doe v. Unocal. Katie received an Echoing Green Fellowship in 1995 to establish ERI and since that time has split her time between ERI's Thailand and US offices. In addition to working on ERI's litigation and teaching at the EarthRights Schools Katie currently serves as an adjunct professor of law at both UVA and the Washington College of Law at American University. She has published on various issues associated with human rights and corporate accountability in addition to co authoring ERI reports such as In Our Court Shock and Law and Total Denial Continues. In 2006 she was selected as an Ashoka Global Fellow. Katie has been profiled in Be Bold and Your America Democracy's Local Heroes.