Verité is pleased to welcome new board member Laura Leedy Gansler.
Ms. Gansler, a lawyer and author, previously served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Fraud Detection and Market Intelligence at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Prior to that, she practiced securities law in private practice and served in the Division of Enforcement and the Office of the General Counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission. She served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia.
Laura co-authored the book Class Action, about a pivotal sexual harassment lawsuit involving iron miners in Minnesota, which was the basis for the film North Country. She was also an adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Business and at American University’s Washington College of Law.
Her legal background will complement Verité’s ongoing efforts to engage with the legal and corporate communities to develop and implement best practices to help global companies address unsafe, unfair, or illegal labor practices in their supply chains. Laura joins board co-chairs Michael Musuraca and Joseph Bohan, and board members Doug Cahn, Katie Ford, David Levi, Liddy Manson, and Dan Viederman. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, Verité relies on its board for fiduciary oversight and guidance on the strategic priorities of our organization. We look forward to having Ms. Gansler as part of the Verité team.