Board of Advisors
Steven G. Calabresi is a Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law, where he teaches Comparative Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Jurisdiction. He is a graduate of Yale University, and received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was Notes and Topics Editor of the Yale Law Journal. He has served as a law clerk to the Honorable Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and as a Special Assistant to the Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs. In 1990, Mr. Calabresi acted as an official observer at the Budapest Conference on Democracy and Constitution-Making in Eastern Europe. In 1991 he participated in the Moscow Conference on the Environment, the Economy, and Federalism, sponsored by the Russian Republic and the Center for Democracy. He is also the National Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy.
Alfred S. Farha practices law in Zurich. He was formerly Director of Dow Chemical Europe, where he was responsible for establishing company policy on legislative and regulatory matters within the European Union, with special emphasis on the environmental, commercial, and financial issues leading to the 1992 unification of Europe. Mr. Farha was also previously General Manager of Dow Chemical Middle East. He holds an A.B. in International Relations and a J.D. from University of Kansas.
Andre Fiebig is a partner at Quarles & Brady LLP in Chicago, where he advises clients in international transactional and commercial matters with a particular focus on Mergers & Acquisitions and antitrust counseling. Mr. Fiebig is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law where he teaches Mergers & Acquisitions as well as at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany. He received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of law and his LL.M. and Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees from the University of Tübingen (Germany). Prior to practicing law in the United States, Mr. Fiebig worked at the German Federal Cartel Office and in the Brussels office of a German law firm.
Allan Horwich is Professor of Practice at Northwestern University School of Law. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School; he received his undergraduate degree cum laude from Princeton University. He has taught at Northwestern since 1999, where he currently teaches courses in securities regulation, securities law liability and enforcement, and corporate governance and supervises student research. He has published numerous articles on securities laws in law school and professional journals, with a focus on insider trading. He has practiced law at Schiff Hardin LLP since 1969, where he is a partner.
Pierre Legrand is a graduate of the Sorbonne and of the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar; he teaches law at the Sorbonne where, after having acted for ten years as director of postgraduate comparative legal studies, he is now responsible for the postgraduate programme on globalization and legal pluralism. In his capacity as Board of Visitors Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, he offers a course on comparative law every year at the University of San Diego Law School. In addition, Professor Legrand taught the seminar in comparative law on the postgraduate programme at the University of Melbourne Law School over a number of years while also teaching comparative law repeatedly within the undergraduate law degrees at the University of Timisoara in Romania and at the Centro Universitário Curitiba in Brazil. For nearly two decades, he has also lectured at the University of Cambridge's summer school on English Legal Methods. He has recently held visiting professorships at the University of Toronto, at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, at the University of Copenhagen, at the Georgetown University Law Center, and at the National University of Singapore. Professor Legrand publishes in English and French. His work has been translated in various other languages. Professor Legrand teaches and writes with specific reference to salient theoretical issues arising from comparative interventions in a globalized world.
David A. Livdahl is the Managing Partner of the Beijing office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. He has advised a wide range of European, North American and Japanese companies on structuring investments in China, and has provided advice on operational issues and exit strategies. He won the International Law Office's (ILO) prestigious Client Choice Award 2011 for "China Corporate Lawyer of the Year." He was admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1995. In 2000, he was appointed to serve on the official arbitrator panel of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), and has acted as an arbitrator at CIETAC, the HKIAC, and in a number of ICC arbitrations as well. In 2009, he was listed as a member of the CPR's International Panel of Distinguished Neutrals. He is the author of "International Arbitration in Japan," and has published numerous articles on investing in China. Mr. Livdahl received his B.A. cum laude from Macalester College, his M.A. from Columbia University, and his J.D. from Columbia Law School. He studied at the Stanford Language Center in Taiwan and studied in Japan on a Fulbright Scholarship. He was admitted to practice in Japan as a Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi.
Harlan A. Loeb heads Edelman's Global Crisis & Risk Practice. He is a widely recognized expert in crisis and reputational risk management and litigation strategy. With over 25 years of practice experience, Harlan's representative client work includes: CME Group, HP, Disney, Microsoft, University of Notre Dame, Harley-Davidson, BASF, Samsung, Penn State University, Daughters of Charity Health System, Mitsubishi Corporation, Asics, Grosvenor, Kraft, Dow Chemical Company, HSBC, Takeda, Waste Management, H-P, Enron, GE, Chevron, Juniper Systems, and Delta Airlines, and Danone. Harlan is Professor of Crisis & the Court of Public Opinion at Northwestern University Law School, a Lecturer on Risk at Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and a Ford Scholar at the Ford Center for Global Citizenship, also at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Mitsuo Matsushita is a Professor Emeritus of Tokyo University and Professor of Law at Seikei University. He also serves as an advisor to Nagashima Ohno and Tsunematsu, a leading international law firm in Tokyo. He has been a visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, Michigan Law School, and College of Europe. He was an original member of the WTO Appellate Body (1995–2000). Professor Matsushita received his B.A. from St. Paul's University, his Ph.D. from Tulane University and his D. Jur. from the University of Tokyo.
David S. Miller is a tax partner at Proskauer Rose LLP in New York. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Notes and Comments editor of the Columbia Law Review, and has an LL.M. in taxation from NYU School of Law. In the year after law school, David clerked for the Honorable Mary M. Schroeder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. David teaches tax policy at NYU School of Law; in prior years he has taught a course on the taxation of financial instruments at Columbia Law School.
David S. Ruder is the William W. Gurley Memorial Professor of Law Emeritus at Northwestern University School of Law, where he has taught since 1961. He served as Dean of the School from 1977 to 1985. He was Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 1987 to 1989. He has served as a member of the Boards of Trustees of the Mutual Fund Directors Forum, the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation, the Financial Accounting Foundation, and the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Securities Dealers. He received his B.A. degree from Williams College and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he was Editor-In-Chief of the Wisconsin Law Review.
Carole Silver is Professor of Global Law & Practice at Northwestern University Law School, where she also serves as Faculty Director of the Executive LLM program in Chicago. Her scholarship investigates the influence of globalization on the work and structure of law firms, on legal education and on regulation of the profession. She teaches courses on business associations, globalization and the legal profession and professional responsibility. Silver was Professor of Law at Indiana University, Maurer School of Law from 2010-2013; at the same time, she was Director of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement, which surveys law students in the United States, Canada and Australia about their educational experiences, behaviors and attitudes towards law school. Before joining Indiana, she was Executive Director of the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession and Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, and Senior Lecturer at Northwestern University Law School. Earlier, she practiced corporate and securities law at Sidley & Austin, and clerked for Judge Jesse Eschbach of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Professor Silver served as a member of the ABA's Ethics 20/20 Commission from 2009 – 2013, a group created by the ABA President to study the influence of globalization and technology on lawyer regulation.
David N. Smith is the former Vice-Dean at Harvard Law School where he taught for over twenty-five years in the areas of foreign investment, transnational companies, and natural resource policy. He is a Practice Professor of Law at Singapore Management University. For thirty years Professor Smith has served as an advisor to many countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East on foreign investment and related policies. He is the co-author of Negotiating Third World Mineral Agreements and co-editor of two books on China and the World Trade Organization. Professor Smith served as Acting Dean of the School of Law (1998–2001) and School of Creative Media (2001–2003) at City University of Hong Kong, where he taught courses on law and creative media. He later served as Vice-Rector and Dean of the Faculty of Law of Macau University of Science and Technology. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
D. Daniel Sokol is a Professor of Law at University of Florida Levin College of Law. He is a series editor for Global Competition Law and Economics by Stanford University Press. He serves as a non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network, and has presented to the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and International Competition Network. Professor Sokol received his B.A. from Amherst College, MSt. from Oxford and J.D. from the University of Chicago. He also holds a LL.M. from the University of Wisconsin.