Speaking topics: Compensation, Policy, Wrongful Conviction
Nathaniel Erb is a State Policy Advocate at the Innocence Project.
Prior to joining the organization, Nathaniel operated a private consulting and lobbying practice, Erb & Associates, which specialized in domestic and international laws related to human trafficking and forced labor. He worked with elected officials, the private sector, and NGOs to implement legislation and policies spanning human trafficking and forced labor, protections for migrant workers, supply chain transparency, access to education, habitat destruction, immigration reform, and financial crime intelligence gathering. Nathaniel was inspired to work at the Innocence Project through his work addressing the wrongful incarceration of survivors of human trafficking and improving human trafficking criminal laws and policies. He co-authored and co-led the successful passage of “Trafficking Survivors Relief Act of 2017” in Washington, D.C. and the “True Freedom Act of 2020” in Maryland, which create pathways to relief for survivors of human trafficking convicted of crimes they were forced to commit. He is the chair emeritus of the Youth Working Group of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper community, and a regular lecturer on public policy and international institutions. He received his B.A. in Law & Society from Hood College, where he was a recipient of the Law & Society and the Virginia E. Lewis awards.