Global Law and Business Seminar
Faculty for 2020
Berit Berger (Columbia Law School)
Berit Berger is Executive Director of Columbia Law School’s Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity (CAPI). Berger previously served as a federal prosecutor for more than 11 years in the United States Attorney’s Offices for both the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Berger worked on a wide variety of federal criminal matters, for which she argued appeals before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, conducted jury trials, and supervised oversaw federal criminal cases on public corruption, terrorism, violent crime, fraud, and racketeering.
Frederick Davis (Columbia Law School)
Frederick T. Davis, a former federal prosecutor and member of the Bars of New York and of Paris, teaches Comparative Criminal Justice and International Criminal Investigations at Columbia Law School. He is Of Counsel in the Paris and New York offices of Debevoise, where his practice focuses on criminal, regulatory, and civil litigation and investigations involving U.S. and other laws. He has authored a number of publications including, most recently, "American Criminal Justice: An Introduction" (Cambridge, 2019).
Jonathan Halpern (Holland & Knight)
Jonathan N. Halpern is a partner and experienced litigation attorney in Holland & Knight’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice, based in New York. A former federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, Mr. Halpern is a seasoned litigator with extensive experience conducting corporate investigations, litigating complex criminal and civil matters, and trying jury cases to verdict.
Solvej Krause (World Bank)
Solvej Krause is a consultant at The World Bank, where she works on the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) partnership between the World Bank Group and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). StAR works to prevent the laundering of the proceeds of corruption, and assists countries in developing legal frameworks, institutional expertise, and the skills necessary to trace and return stolen assets. Ms. Krause, a German national, has an MA from Johns Hopkins University and a BA from Oxford University.
Véronique Magnier (University of Paris-Saclay)Véronique Magnier is Professor of Law at Paris-Saclay University, where she is responsible for the "Business, Tax & Financial Market Law" Master and Director of the Grande Ecole du Droit. She is the Director of the research Institute in Law, Ethics and Patrimony and founded the legal clinic at Paris-Saclay. She is the Scientific Director of The Dalloz Encyclopaedia for Corporate Law, and has authored numerous publications including, most recently, "Blockchain and Corporate Law and Governance" (Dalloz, 2019). She is also serves as Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center and in the "International Business Law" Executive LLM program of Sorbonne Assas International Law School in Dubai, and is on the board of Transparency International (France).
Patricia Saiz (ESADE Law School)
Patricia Saiz is a professor of international arbitration at ESADE Law School, where she teaches commercial and investment arbitration. She is also the Academic Director of the International Relations Department and she leads the internationalization efforts of the law school. Patricia Saiz is a member of the ICC Court of Arbitration and has acted as tribunal president, co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, both domestic and international. Before joining ESADE, she practiced in the U.S. for over 10 years, where she is qualified to practice in New York and Washington D.C. During that time she represented numerous multinationals and governments in international commercial, investor-state and state-to-state arbitrations.
David Schizer (Columbia Law School)
David M. Schizer is Dean Emeritus and Harvey R. Miller Professor of Law and Economics at Columbia Law School. He is one of the nation’s leading tax law scholars, whose research also focuses on energy law and corporate governance issues. He is co-director of the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy; co-director of the Charles Evans Gerber Transactional Studies Center; and co-director of the Center for Israeli Legal Studies. Schizer served as dean of the Law School from 2004 to 2014 and, when he began as dean at age 35, was the youngest dean in the Law School’s history.
Andrew Weissmann (Reiss Center on Law and Security at NYU)
Andrew Weissmann is affiliated with the Reiss Center on Law and Security, and a Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, at NYU. He served as a lead prosecutor in Robert S. Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office (2017-19) and as Chief of the Fraud Section in the Department of Justice (2015-2019), where he oversaw all cases under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Among his many roles in public office, Weissmann served as the General Counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation; served as special counsel to then-Director Mueller in 2005; and served as the Deputy and then the Director of the Enron Task Force in Washington, D.C. Weissmann was a federal prosecutor for 15 years in the Eastern District of New York, where he served as the Chief of the Criminal Division.
Lisa Zornberg (Debevoise)
Lisa Zornberg is a partner based in the New York office of Debevoise, where her practice focuses on white collar defense, regulatory enforcement actions and internal investigations – including cyber investigations – for corporations and financial institutions, as well as complex civil litigation. Prior to joining Debevoise in 2019, Ms. Zornberg was the Chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York.