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We help good companies become better

A2 is a boutique law firm based in New York. We advise leading companies across the globe on complex human rights challenges. We understand the the nuances of emerging law. But we are not technocrats. Our concern is broader, our vision more long-term, our advice forged in practice. We craft precise, practical, and privileged solutions tailored to our clients' business and stakeholders—while always being mindful of legal imperatives.

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Counsel for tomorrow's business

We know business and human rights law. We also have unrivaled experience designing best-in-class sustainability governance for Fortune 100 companies and investors. And we know stakeholders. We have broad experience engaging with investors, governments, international civil society, and on-the-ground with vulnerable groups to conduct investigations, chart crises, and manage brand risk.

Our Difference


We tailor our advice to navigate the full array of business risks and opportunities: legal, brand, capital, and operational.


Our advice is built on a structured and precise understanding of law and voluntary standards to enable long-term resilience.


Our solutions are designed to drive practical and meaningful improvements in corporate policies and protocols.

Our counsel is smart, creative, and practical

We invite you to learn how A2 is different and reach out if we can help.

Sample Work


Fortune 100 Food & Beverage Company

A2 advised a leading global beverage brand on the design and launch of a new human rights strategy tailored to legal trends, stakeholder expectations, investor benchmarks, and peer practice. We are now leading implementation, starting with two human rights impact assessments.


Fortune 500 Pharma Company

A2 conducted a global governance assessment and developed a detailed roadmap to enhance enterprise-wide human rights risk management to align with the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act and the Draft EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive.


Fortune 100 Technology Company

A2 conducted a global human rights risk assessment for a US technology company to develop a detailed set of prioritized recommendations. We are now conducting on-the-ground human rights risk assessments in two high-risk jurisdictions.