Episode 11: Bangladesh Factory Fire: What Lessons Does it Hold for Safety and Global Companies

In the wake of the tragic Bangladesh garment factory collapse, supply chain integrity has once again stimulated an intense media reaction — it seems that with each supply chain scandal, the headlines increase. reinforcing the backlash are questions about ethics, responsibility and safety. Who should be held responsible for supply chain disasters? How should big companies evaluate potential risks along their supply chains in order to prevent disaster? Is there a best response to supply chain safety violations to ensure they don’t happen again?

In this episode of LRN’s Talking values, host Michael Bramnick and LRN colleagues Wayne Brody and Keith Read speak to these questions and offer ideas for how ethics and compliance officers can help prevent supply chain tragedies.


About the Author


Jones_Barbara_ABarbara A. Jones, Esq.  is a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group and a member of the Global Practice Group and the Emerging Technologies Team. She has deep international experience and  is recognized as a leading corporate and securities lawyer in complex international and domestic business transactions. Barbara focuses on helping clients develop effective strategies for complex international and domestic transactions, including private and public financings, IPOs, secondary offerings, dual listings, mergers and acquisitions and licensing transactions. Her work extends to complex regulatory reporting and compliance issues arising in connection with her transactional work and representation of publicly listed companies. She regularly serves as counsel to leading investment banks, financial institutions and private equity groups, as well as public and private companies in life sciences and biotechnology, information technology, energy (traditional and renewable), mining, defense and security, telecommunications, media, entertainment and sports. She coordinates the firm’s Global Securities group and also serves as the co-coordinator of the firm's Conflict Minerals Compliance Initiative. Barbara can be reached at 1.617.310.6064 or jonesb@gtlaw.com.