The Business Lawyer and the Rule of Law – Live at the Hague – Part I

18 Min Listen By: ABA Business Law Section


This two-part podcast provides insights into the work of business lawyers and the rule of law, through the lens of the World Justice Forum 2022, which took place in The Hague, Netherlands, on May 30, 2022, to June 2, 2022. Listen to this podcast to hear Judge Elizabeth Stong and John Stout, Business Law Section members, comment “live from The Hague” about the Forum’s strategy of convening community leaders from around the globe to share insights, explore problems, and develop solutions for advancing justice, opportunity, and peace—all through the rule of law. Listen also to hear Judge Stong and John Stout discuss the critical role of the business lawyer in responding to threats to the rule of law and how business lawyers can preserve justice in the face of these challenges.

Judge Stong is a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in the Eastern District of New York, sitting in Brooklyn. John Stout is an officer and shareholder with Fredrickson & Byron P.A., a law firm based in Minneapolis, MN. John advises executives, boards, directors, and officers of profit, nonprofit, and benefit corporations on a variety of legal issues.


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