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Javier El-Hage

Chief Legal and Policy Officer

Javier El-Hage is the Chief Legal & Policy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), where he leads the organization’s impact litigation and research programs.  He is a Bolivian born New York attorney with expertise in corporate, financial and international human rights law. El-Hage holds a J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He also holds master’s degrees in international law from Columbia University School of Law, and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. As a corporate attorney, El-Hage was an associate at Milbank LLP, where he was a member of the Global Capital Markets group and Alternative Investments Practice, representing investment banks and asset managers in the issuance of securities and in structured credit transactions, in particular, of collateralized loan obligations. In 2021, El-Hage published the article “Fixing ESG: Are Mandatory ESG Disclosures the Solution to Misleading Ratings?” in the Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law.  El-Hage’s most recent areas of academic interest include the intersection of finance, technology and international human rights.