March 25, 2019 The Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire

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CSR Profile of The Law Offices of Steven Donziger

Donziger & Associates is a law firm on the frontlines of a global effort to hold multinational corporations accountable for conduct that violates human rights and principles of environmental justice. Principal Steven R. Donziger has worked closely with indigenous and farmer communities in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest that in 2011 won a historic environmental judgment against Chevron based on the company's deliberate dumping of more than 16 billion gallons of toxic waste into the delicate ecosystem. Donziger also has a long history of working on behalf of marginalized communities that have been harmed by entrenched corporate and governmental interests.

As the main U.S. legal advisor on the Ecuador case, Donziger has recently borne the brunt of Chevron's unprecedented counterattack strategy, culminating in a retaliatory racketeering lawsuit that initially sought in excess of $60 billion from him personally. Chevron dropped all damages claims on the eve of trial to avoid a jury but still received an injunction from a U.S. judge who had repeatedly disparaged the villagers and their lawyers. That injunction, and the judge's lack of neutrality and alleged animus toward the Ecuadorians, is under appeal.

The final chapters of the battle between the Ecuadorian villagers and Chevron are still unfolding. But for two decades, Donziger & Associates has remained steadfast in its commitment to its clients and founding mission to provide even the most marginalized communities around the world with the same level of uncompromising and sophisticated advocacy that multinational corporations routinely deploy in pursuit of their own interests.

Donziger & Associates is committed to a world where the concept of corporate social responsibility applies fully to multinational companies and their executives and is understood as a fully binding component of the global rule of law.

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The Law Offices of Steven Donziger
245 W. 104th St.
New York, NY 10025
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