In 2022, Elise is ranked in the prestigious and exacting "Eminent Practitioners" of the Chambers and Partners Global Wide "Business & Human Rights Law" guide. She was Band 1 from 2021 and Band 2 from 2017.
Elise Groulx (Ad.E, LL.M.) is Door Tenant at 9 Bedford Row Chamber (London), Honorary President of the International Criminal Bar, Criminal Defence Lawyer, Legal Advisor on International Criminal Law and accredited mediator.
Elise is a mediator certified by the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and the Institut français de certification des médiateurs (IFCM, French Institute for the Certification of Mediators), and partner, member of the mediation center, of the 'Mediation Association Akordial.
Elise is one of the world's top 5 lawyers in the field of Business and Human Rights (Chambers & Partners Global Guide, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 ("Eminent Practitioners")).
Elise was President of the International Criminal Defence Attorneys Association (ICDAA) for more than 15 years.
Chambers and Partners has written about her as follows in its ranking 2022 Eminent Practitioners Business & Human Rights Law - Global Market Leaders :
Regarded as "an innovator" and "a top expert in the field" by sources, Elise Groulx Diggs, Ad E of Doughty Street Chambers attracts praise for her "unflagging commitment to business and human rights."The Washington, DC-based practitioner advises NGOs, governmental bodies and corporations on human rights due diligence, legislation drafting and the development of frameworks for policy implementation. Groulx Diggs is also active in various research projects designed to promote corporate social responsibility and tackle issues of modern slavery. She is picked out for her expertise on the French Duty of Vigilance law. Another interviewee says: "She is extraordinarily knowledgeable about the multiple forms of hard and soft law across the world that relates to business and human rights. She also has an extraordinary network of contacts in the public and private sector that give her unparalleled access to thought leaders around the globe."
Elise spoke among the main panelists of the symposium "rendre effectif l'accès aux voies de recours au Japon - Le 1er anniversaire du Plan d'action national du Japon sur les entreprises et les droits de l'homme" which is being held on January 26 in Tokyo (Japan).
Elise joins the prestigious 9 Bedford Row Chamber, London, as a Door Tenant. She advises corporations, law firms, organisations and international NGOs in the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom with a focus on the UNGPs, the OECD guidelines for Multinational, the Equator principles and the SDGs.
Elise participated in the European Arbitration Association's Open of Arbitration 2021 as a speaker at the table on "Human Rights and Arbitration".
Elise is special guest speaker at the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section's Public Disputes and Consensus Building (PD&CB) meeting. Elise shares "the story of her own skills development, offer examples of her work in the areas of public diplomacy and public dispute resolution, and leave us with tips for creating safe and inclusive spaces for bringing multiple stakeholders to the table to address and resolve differences". The meeting is held by Zoom, on September 17 at 13:00 (ET).