Our Advisors

Janie Chuang

Janie Chuang is a Professor of Law who teaches and writes in the areas of international law, human trafficking and labor migration. Professor Chuang’s articles have appeared in the American Journal of International Law, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, and the North Carolina Law Review, and have been cited in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Guardian, among others. Drawing on her expertise on human trafficking issues, Professor Chuang has served as an adviser to the United Nations, the International Labor Organization, and the Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Professor Chuang has also served in leadership positions with the American Society of International Law and the International Law Association.

Professor Chuang was a 2011-2012 Open Society Foundations Fellow. Prior to joining AUWCL, Chuang practiced with the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, representing foreign governments in international litigation/arbitration and pro bono clients in asylum and human rights cases. Professor Chuang currently serves as member of the Freedom Network USA, and as a member of the Modern-Day Slavery and Trafficking Working Group for the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University.

Robert Fabrikant

Robert Fabrikant is a Partner at Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips LLP. As a trial lawyer, Bob litigates complex civil and criminal cases for clients in the healthcare, financial services, defense and energy sectors. He defends companies that are the target of False Claims Act–related government investigations and litigation, and conducts internal investigations.

Upon graduating from law school, Bob served as the senior law clerk to the Honorable Warren E. Burger of The Supreme Court. He has also worked as chief counsel to the Monetary Authority of Singapore, was an assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Columbia and was a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division at the U.S. DOJ. Before joining Manatt, he chaired the healthcare practice at another major international law firm.

An active member of the American Bar Association, Bob cofounded the False Claims Act and Qui Tam Subcommittee of the White Collar Crime Committee and co-chaired the subcommittee from 1992 to 2001. In addition, he founded the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Subcommittee of the White Collar Crime Committee and served as its chair from 1991 to 2000.

Bob is a professor in the practice at Howard University School of Law, where he taught constitutional law, legal history and introduction to legal methods; provided academic support; and coached the moot court team for 12 years.

In addition, Bob has been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center; the University of Southern California Gould School of Law; Fudan University School of Law in Shanghai, China; the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law; and the Transnational Law and Business University in Seoul, South Korea.

Robin Heller

Robin Heller is the president of Robin Heller International LLC. Since 2000, Robin Heller has collaborated with high-performing teams and boards to raise more than $80 million for such organizations as the advocacy organization Children’s Defense Fund, the Pulitzer-Prize Winning journalism organization Center for Public Integrity, the youth mentoring organization Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and the global conservation organization Rare.

She has worked in social justice, civil society, and environmental organizations throughout her 30-year career. Dividing her time between Washington, D.C. and London, she is particularly interested in cross-border fundraising, enabling global organizations to engage donors in other countries in ways that are culturally competent and lead to long-term relationships.

Her areas of expertise include major giving, foundations/institutional fundraising, board development, senior management team collaboration, fundraising ethics, and crisis management. She has deep fundraising expertise in health, journalism and media, children and youth, education, and environmental justice.

She received a bachelor’s degree with honors from Northwestern University and a master’s in social service administration from Columbia University.

Daisy Nabasitu

Ms. Daisy Nabasitu is an Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) in Kampala, Uganda. She has served as a prosecutor for over 16 years. Her experience as a human rights advocate for women and children’s rights has informed her commitment to conducting grassroots community outreach sensitization trainings. Ms. Nabasitu specializes in prosecuting Gender-Based Violence (GBV), trafficking in persons, and environmental cases. She headed the Domestic Violence Desk at ODPP and was part of the task force that developed guidelines for prosecuting gender-based violence cases in Uganda. She published a report on the prosecution of sexual abuse cases in Uganda’s criminal justice system in the Centre for Criminal Justice & Human Rights’ Working Paper Series. As a prosecutor, she has served in several capacities and trained other lawyers on the art of trial advocacy. While serving as the Head of the Environment Division at the ODPP, Ms. Nabasitu served on the Uganda National Wildlife Crime Coordination Taskforce (NWCCTF). Her interests are currently focused on advocating for the rights of human trafficking victims.

Ms. Nabasitu is an enrolled advocate of the High Court of Uganda and holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law and Public Policy from the National University of Ireland, Cork. She is an ICSA Graduate, received her LLB (Hons) at Makerere University Kampala-Uganda, and holds a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, Kampala-Uganda.

Ms. Nabasitu is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the National University of Ireland, Galway as an Established Professorship of Law Fellow focusing on Uganda’s legal response in addressing women migrant domestic workers’ protection. She previously participated as a 2019-2020 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow at American University Washington College of Law, a distinguished Irish Aid Fellow, and Danish Aid Fellow. Ms. Nabasitu formerly served as a Legal Fellow for the Human Trafficking Legal Center.

Jonathan Terrell

Jonathan Terrell is the Founder and President of KCIC. He has more than 30 years of international financial services experience with a multi-disciplinary background in accounting, finance and insurance. Prior to founding KCIC in 2002, he worked at Zurich Financial Services, JP Morgan, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

In addition to leading KCIC’s business operations, Mr. Terrell is in demand as an expert witness in disputes involving insurance company reorganizations, economic damage calculations, and insurance coverage valuation. He also speaks at industry events and blogs extensively about industry-related topics, as well as on entrepreneurship and organizational health.

A dedicated family man, avid endurance athlete, lover of the arts, and enthusiastic culinarian, Mr. Terrell is a supporter of philanthropic organizations, including Boy Scouts of America, Legatus, and Live Action. He also is on the Corporate Advisory Council of Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., where he lives with his wife and two sons.

Mr. Terrell is currently training for the 2018 World Marathon Challenge: seven marathons, in seven days, on all seven continents. He is dedicating the race to Children’s National, aiming to raise $1 million toward upgrading the hospital’s inpatient pediatric mental health unit. Learn more at taketherisk.run.

Born and raised in the UK, Mr. Terrell is a grateful, naturalized American.