Gare A. Smith

Title: Board Member

Gare A. Smith chairs the corporate social responsibility and risk management practice at the law firm Foley Hoag, in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Foley Hoag, he was Vice President of Levi Strauss & Co. Mr. Smith has also served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor and was a U.S. representative to the U.N. Human Rights Commission, the International Labor Organization, and the U.N. Working Group on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Michigan Law School, he has authored three books on international human rights standards.