Boston Law Collaborative’s COVID-19 Policy

BLC’s COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Policy is to provide information and reassurance to help protect all of our clients, guests and employees.

To help protect BLC’s community, we have canceled all upcoming trainings, and will be sending updates once they have been rescheduled.

For those visiting our offices, we are taking precautions by washing our hands, offering hand sanitizer, implementing a “no-handshake policy,” are minimizing communal food, and suggest parties and attendees do not exchange business cards. We are also making sure that our meeting space is thoroughly cleaned before and after each use by wiping down the tables and chairs, and using Lysol spray on items.

For those who do not want to or are unable to make it to an in-person meeting, we have the capacity for videoconferencing or telephone sessions; and during this time period, we will be offering free cancellations.

BLC would like to remind everyone:

  • If you think you have been exposed to someone with the virus or are experiencing symptoms, please do not go out.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

BLC is continuing to monitor updates from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local officials, and will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions in the best interest of our clients and employees.

Our Team

Rachel Milner Gillers

Affiliate

Rachel Milner Gillers is an Affiliate of Boston Law Collaborative, LLC and Faculty Chair of the Georgetown Baker Negotiation Network, an interdisciplinary program for graduate students working at the intersection of law, politics, and public policy. She is an Adjunct Professor of Negotiation and Mediation at Georgetown University’s Law School and McCourt School of Public Policy and has trained mediators at the Harvard Mediation Program.

Rachel has served as mediation faculty at the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center, where she worked with attorneys from a range of divisions, geographic areas, and professional levels. Her other federal clients include the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  She has helped clients including Procter & Gamble, Pfizer, Merck, and Bridgestone to identify and overcome interpersonal and organizational barriers to reaching agreement.

Rachel’s areas of special interest and expertise include international development, commercial negotiations, and gender and negotiation. She has worked extensively within the United Nations system to prepare senior staff for negotiation with peer agencies, host governments, and donors. She has assisted the International Monetary Fund with conducting an organization-wide conflict management assessment and providing conflict resolution capacity building for managers in both U.S. and foreign mission contexts.

Rachel specializes in designing and facilitating multi-stakeholder consensus building processes, including the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, a cross-sector effort driven by representatives from U.S. federal and state government, extractive industries, and civil society. She holds joint Master’s degrees from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Harvard Divinity School, where she focused on international negotiation and conflict resolution. A native of the Washington, D.C. area, she has lived in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.