Jonathan Drimmer is a Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Barrick Gold Corporation. He is a former partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where his practice focused on representing and advising clients on anti-corruption, human rights, and other international legal matters. He is a former Deputy Director in the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations, where he led investigations, first chaired numerous prosecutions, and argued appeals in cases involving suspected war criminals.
For more than a decade he has taught international law courses at Georgetown University Law Center, he is a Lexis/Nexis Contributing Expert on International Law, he has testified twice before the U.S. Congress, and he received numerous awards from the Department of Justice – including the first Assistant Attorney General Award for Human Rights Law Enforcement. He is a former Bristow Fellow in the Office of the U.S. Solicitor General, and a judicial clerk on the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
He graduated from Stanford University and UCLA Law School, and is on the Board of Directors of Trace International, a non-profit dedicated to transparency and anti-corruption compliance, a member of the UN Global Compact Human Rights and Labour Working Group, on the UN Global Compact’s Business for Peace Steering Committee, on the American Conference Institute’s anti-corruption advisory board, and a member of the ANSI US working group to create an ISO Anti-bribery Management System Standard. In 2013, he was named by The Law 500 one of the 100 most influential in-house counsel.