Victor Boutros is a human trafficking attorney and co-author with Gary Haugen of The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence. The Locust Effect is a Washington Post bestseller and has been featured by the New York Times, The Economist, NPR, the Today Show, Forbes, the BBC, and other media outlets.

He has worked on improving prison conditions in Ecuador, documented bonded slaves in India, and worked on human trafficking issues as a visiting lawyer with the National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa. He has taught trial advocacy to lawyers from Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, and Africa.

Mr. Boutros is a graduate of Baylor University, Harvard University, Oxford University, and the University of Chicago, where he was as an editor of the University of Chicago Law Review and received a grant to research human trafficking as a Human Rights Research Fellow. Mr. Boutros lives with his wife and two children in the metro Washington, D.C. area.