Together with my colleagues, I plan to continue developing Barrick’s human rights program to ensure the company fulfills its commitment to respect and elevate human rights wherever it operates. These are ideals that I am passionate about and that continue to be the focus of my career.
Jonathan Drimmer serves as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Barrick and helps oversee the company’s anti-corruption and business and human rights programs. Before joining Barrick, he was a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP and Deputy Director in the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations, where he investigated and prosecuted cases involving suspected war criminals. He is a former Bristow Fellow in the Office of the U.S. Solicitor General, and a former judicial clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He has testified twice before the U.S. Congress, and also teaches business and human rights law at Georgetown University Law Center.
He is on the Board of Directors of Trace International, a non-profit dedicated to anti-corruption compliance, and serves on the American Conference Institute’s Global Advisory Board for anti-corruption. He represents Barrick on UN Global Compact steering committees and working groups for human rights, security, and supply chains. He received the Charles Fahy Award for teaching at Georgetown, and is the first U.S. Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General to receive the Award for Human Rights Law Enforcement. In July 2014, he was recognized by Ethisphere Magazine as a leading attorney in Ethics & Compliance, and in 2013, he was named by The Law 500 as one of the 100 most influential in-house counsels. He graduated from Stanford University and UCLA Law School.