Marcia Narine Weldon

Professor of Legal Writing & Lecturer in Law

J.D. 1992, Harvard Law School
B.S. 1988, Columbia University

Phone: 305-284-6534
Office: C420

Professor Narine Weldon earned her law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and her undergraduate degree, cum laude, in political science and psychology from Columbia University. After graduating, she worked as a law clerk to former Justice Marie Garibaldi of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, a commercial litigator with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton in New York, and as an employment lawyer with Morgan, Lewis and Bockius in Miami. She spent several years in-house as the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, as well as the Vice President, Global Compliance and Business Standards, and Chief Privacy Officer of Ryder, a publicly-traded Fortune 500 company. She oversaw the company's global compliance, business ethics, privacy, government relations, environmental compliance, enterprise risk management, corporate responsibility, and labor and employment legal programs. In May 2011, she testified before the House Financial Services Committee in Congress on the unintended impact of Dodd-Frank Financial Reform on corporate compliance programs. In 2012, the Secretary of Labor appointed her to the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee. She also served on the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust from 2014-2017.

Professor Narine Weldon teaches Corporate Compliance and Social Responsibility and will join Miami Law full time in the Fall teaching Legal Communications. Her teaching and research interests include corporate governance, regulatory compliance, corporate social responsibility, and the intersection of business and human rights. She has taught civil procedure, business associations, professional responsibility, employment law, business and human rights, and legal issues for startups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses at St. Thomas University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has been admitted to the bars of New York, New Jersey, Florida and the United States Supreme Court, and has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Verge, the Guardian, NPR Marketplace, Compliance Week and other news outlets around the world. She has served as a mentor for the Law School’s LawWithoutWalls since its inception, and blogs weekly for the Business Law Professor Blog.


You Say Embargo, I Say Bloqueo: A Policy Recommendation for Promoting Foreign Direct Investment and Safeguarding Human Rights in Cuba- Forthcoming, Emory International Law Review, Vol. 32 (2017)

The Cuba Conundrum: Corporate Governance and Compliance Challenges for U.S. Publicly-Traded Companies- Vol 18, Issue 3 U. Penn J. Bus Law (2016)

Fifty Years After the Passage of Title VII Is It Time for the Government to Use the Bully Pulpit to Enact a Status-Blind Harassment Statute?- St. John’s L. Rev. Vol. 89, No. 2, Article 7 (2016)

Disclosing Disclosures Defects: Addressing Corporate Irresponsibility for Human Rights Impacts- 47.1 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev  (2015)

Ten Ethics-Based Questions for U.S. Companies Seeking to Do Business in Cuba, 1 Compliance Elliance J. 62 (2015).

Living in a Material World- From Naming and Shaming to Knowing and Showing: Will New Disclosure Regimes Finally Drive Corporate Accountability for Human Rights?- THE BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS LANDSCAPE: LOOKING FORWARD AND LOOKING BACK (Cambridge University Press Nov. 2015)- peer reviewed

Climate Change and Business Law in the United States: Using Procurement, Pay, and Policy Changes to Influence Corporate Behaviour- European Company Law Journal, APRIL 2014, VOLUME 11, ISSUE 2

Whistleblowers and Rogues: The Urgent Call for an Affirmative Defense to Corporate Criminal Liability   62 Cath. U. L. Rev. 41 (2013)            

From Kansas to the Congo: Why Naming and Shaming Corporations through Dodd-Frank’s Corporate Governance Disclosure Won’t Solve a Human Rights Crisis 25 Regent U. L. Rev. 351-401 (2012-2013)

Invited Publication, Regent Law School Symposium on Emerging Issues in Social Enterprise

 News / Media

NPR MARKETPLACE - Interviewed by NPR regarding compliance and securities law under Trump.    November 16, 2016

NPR MARKETPLACE September 10, 2015 - Interviewed by NPR regarding DOJ compliance standards and Yates memorandum

BUSAN ENGLISH BROADCASTING (South Korea) Whistleblower laws in the United States, April 21, 2015      

THE GUARDIAN - American Apparel Adds its First Woman to Revamped Board of Directors, July 24, 2014

LAW 360 - Five Blogs to Add to Your Daily Routine May 1, 2014

AGENDA/ FINANCIAL TIMES  - Dodd-Frank Section 1504 Publish What you Pay Rule,  September 10, 2015

Human Trafficking: A Heinous Crime that Affects the Bottom Line,  June 23, 2014     

Conflict Minerals Ruling Puts Boards in Limbo, April 28, 2014

The SEC Sets a Date for Disclosing Conflict Mineral Use, July 9, 2012

COMPLIANCE WEEK How Court Could Shape New Conflict Minerals Rule, March 2014

Humanitarian Crisis and Conflict Mineral Disclosure, August 22, 2011

Conducting Ethical Corporate Investigations, October 27, 2009

Leveraging CSR Up the Supply Chain,April 29, 2008

Q & A With CCO, Ethics and Privacy Officer at Ryder, July 27, 2004

THE VERGE.COM January 9, 2014, Can Intel Break our Addiction to Conflict Minerals?

YOUR ABA- AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER The Do’s and Don’ts of Coaching Corporate Witnesses, June 2012

CORPORATE COUNSEL MAGAZINE March 13, 2012, The Rewards of FCPA Compliance

WALL STREET JOURNAL December 17, 2011, Can an Annual Report Save Lives?

Phone: 305-284-6534
Office: C420
Faculty Assistant

Hernandez, Sylvia

Phone: (305)284-4266
Office: G287

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