CLBR #268: Taina Bien-Aimé on Backpage and CDA 230

Taina Bien-Aimé on Backpage and CDA 230


Backpage and the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017

Anti-trafficking Coalition Rebuttal to Tech Industry

clbr 268 covAbout Taina Bien-Aimé

@tainabienaime / @CATWIntl

Taina Bien-Aimé has over two decades of experience defending the rights of women and girls at the national and global level. She is currently the Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), one of the oldest international organizations dedicated to ending trafficking in women and girls and commercial sexual exploitation as practices of gender-based violence.

Prior to this position, Taina was the Executive Director of Women’s City Club of New York, an advocacy organization that helps shape policy in New York. She was a founding Board member of Equality Now, an international human rights organization working to promote the human rights of women and girls, and served as its General Counsel (2000-2001) and subsequently, its Executive Director (2001-2011). She was also Director of Business Affairs/Film Acquisitions at Home Box Office (1996-2000) and practiced international corporate law at the Wall Street law firm, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (1992-1996). Taina holds a Juris Doctor from NYU School of Law where she received the Vanderbilt Medal. She earned a Licence in Political Science from the University of Geneva/Graduate School of International Studies (Hautes Etudes Internationales) in Switzerland. Taina has received a number of awards for her work and has extensive media experience, including with the New York Times, Associated Press, Reuters, CNN, the Amanpour Show and many other print and television outlets. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post; sits on the New York Women’s Foundation Board and on New York City’s Mayoral Commission on Gender Equity.



Panelists include:

  • Hope Garcia, General Counsel of Tumblr;
  • Bennet Kelley, Internet Law Center; and
  • Sarah Roberts, Assistant Professor at UCLA and leading authority on commercial content moderation.

This event is presented by Women’s Voices in Tech in collaboration with Legal Hackers.


Mon, August 14, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

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11985 W. Bluff Creek Drive

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