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Interview with Board Member, Howard Langer

Howard Langer is one of the nation’s top anti-trust lawyers with over 20 years of experience litigating price-fixing by multi-national corporations. He recently joined the Global Workers Board of Directors.

Howard Langer learned about Global Workers through his partner, John Grogan, who has been involved with legal aid justice societies his whole career. Langer is attracted by the concept of portable justice, the access of legal representation across national borders. A model that is appealing especially for vulnerable populations such as guestworkers that are present in most countries in the world but due to linguistic barriers and physical borders do not obtain the necessary legal representation.

Langer’s partners at, Langer, Grogan & Diver, P.C. combine a sense of idealism with practical litigation that is not primarily aimed towards social justice. They select cases that involve vulnerable populations that are being preyed on economically. Oftentimes, this involves major multi-national corporations as the predator, which makes this type of business model very successful from a commercial perspective while maintaining a socially relevant character. The law partners are not civil rights lawyers that seek to represent individuals whose rights have been violated, but identify cases in order to represent people that normally do not receive due legal representation; as a result, the company is contributing to social justice. The business model is based on David Rudofsky’s philosophy that combines civil and criminal rights in the defense of individuals and, at times, works in cooperation with non-profit organizations.

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