Columbia Law School Faculty Experts for Election 2008

COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL FACULTY ARE VALUABLE RESOURCES ON HOT-BUTTON PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ISSUES

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September 9, 2008 (NEW YORK) – Columbia Law School faculty are available to discuss many aspects of this year’s presidential campaign, from campaign finance issues to election law and voters’ rights. Others can address some of the hot-button policy issues of the campaign, from the war on terror to the subprime loan crisis, from the rights of prisoners held at Guantánamo to foreign investment in America’s iconic companies, from U.S. foreign policy to same-sex marriage.

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Here are some of Columbia Law School’s scholars whose research gives them particular insight into this year’s presidential campaign and the policy issues that the candidates are likely to debate.

AMERICAN POLITICS

Nathaniel Persily (917-570-3223 or [email protected]) is an expert on American politics, election law, voting rights and such constitutional issues as freedom of speech. He is also an expert on elections and political parties. He co-edited Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy, which looks at such hot-button issues as abortion, the death penalty, gender equality, affirmative action, and gay rights to measure how greatly U.S. Supreme Court decisions mold American public opinion. He has been a court-appointed expert for redistricting cases.

James Tierney (207-837-1877 or [email protected]) is director of the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School and served as the attorney general of Maine from 1980 to 1990. He served as Special Counsel to the attorney general of Florida during the contested 2000 presidential election. He has been working to develop mortgage foreclosure strategies with attorneys general across the country and their staffs.

ANTITRUST AND INDUSTRY REGULATION

Scott Hemphill (212-854-0593 or [email protected]) focuses on antitrust and regulation of industry. He can also speak on issues surrounding intellectual property and the economic structure of legal practice. He has written about pharmaceutical patent settlements and network neutrality. He clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

BANKRUPTCY

Edward Morrison (212-854-9205 or [email protected]) is an expert in bankruptcy law, law and economics, and corporate reorganization. His current research focuses on who uses bankruptcy among small-business entrepreneurs in distress and why, and on large corporate bankruptcies.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW

Richard Briffault (212-854-2638 or [email protected]) is an expert on campaign finance law. He was executive director of the Special Commission on Campaign Finance Reform of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from 1998-2000. He filed briefs with the Supreme Court and other federal courts on campaign finance issues. Briffault is also an expert on state and local government law. He was assistant counsel to the Governor of New York from 1980-82.

CHILD WELFARE AND FAMILY LAW

Carol Sanger (212-854-5478 or [email protected]) teaches family law and courses on law and gender. Her recent scholarship focuses on the regulation of maternal conduct, minors and abortion, and the law’s relation to culture. She is a member of the executive board of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She is author of Family Law Stories, an anthology of commissioned essays on twelve significant family law cases, and co-author of Gender and Rights.

Elizabeth Scott (212-854-9758 or [email protected]) teaches family law, property, criminal law, and children and the law. She has written extensively on marriage, divorce, cohabitation, child custody, adolescent decision-making, and juvenile delinquency. With developmental psychologist, Laurence Steinberg, Scott is the author of Rethinking Juvenile Justice. She is also the author of casebooks in Family Law and on Children in the Legal System. 

Jane Spinak (212-854-3857 or [email protected]) is a renowned advocate of family law and child welfare. She co-founded the Law School’s Child Advocacy Clinic, which represents adolescents aging out of foster care. She is a member of the New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children and was founding chair of the Center for Family Representation, the first legal advocacy organization to represent parents in family court. She co-chairs a Task Force on the Family Court in New York.

CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING

Nathaniel Persily (917-570-3223 or [email protected]) is an expert on American politics, election law, voting rights and such constitutional issues as freedom of speech. He is also an expert on elections and political parties. He co-edited Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy, which looks at such hot-button issues as abortion, the death penalty, gender equality, affirmative action, and gay rights to measure how greatly U.S. Supreme Court decisions mold American public opinion. He has been a court-appointed expert for redistricting cases.

CONSTITUTIONAL/FIRST AMENDMENT ISSUES

Trevor Morrison (212-854-1997 or [email protected]) is an expert on constitutional law, especially separation of powers. His research has focused on issues of executive power and on the principles that ought to guide legal interpretation by entities such as the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. He has also written extensively about habeas corpus. In 2000-01, Morrison was an attorney-advisor in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. He also clerked with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Nathaniel Persily (917-570-3223 or [email protected]) is an expert on American politics, election law, voting rights and such constitutional issues as freedom of speech. He is also an expert on elections and political parties. He co-edited Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy, which looks at such hot-button issues as abortion, the death penalty, gender equality, affirmative action, and gay rights to measure how greatly U.S. Supreme Court decisions mold American public opinion. He has been a court-appointed expert for redistricting cases.

Peter L. Strauss
(212-854-2370 or [email protected]) is an expert on separation of powers and the President’s constitutional relationship to the agencies on which Congress has conferred regulatory authority. He won an award for his June 2007 article in the George Washington Law Review on the expansion of presidential power, titled “Overseer or ‘The Decider?’ The President in Administrative Law.” In the 1970’s Strauss was the first General Counsel of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and has chaired the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.

CONSUMER CREDIT CARD DEBT

Ronald Mann (212-854-1570 or [email protected]) is a leading expert on electronic commerce and the global credit card industry. He is author of Charging Ahead: The Growth and Regulation of Payment Card Markets Around the World and co-author of Electronic Commerce.

DEATH PENALTY

Jeffrey Fagan (212-854-2624 or [email protected]) is co-director of the Law School’s Center for Crime, Community and Law, and has conducted research on law and social policy since 1976. He speaks regularly to the media about criminal law. He has served on the National Academy of Sciences’ Panel on Policing, and served on the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council. He is on the MacArthur Research Network on Juvenile Justice, and a member of the New York State Governor’s Task Force on Juvenile Justice.

Nathaniel Persily (917-570-3223 or [email protected]) is an expert on American politics, election law, voting rights and such constitutional issues as freedom of speech. He is also an expert on elections and political parties. He co-edited Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy, which looks at such hot-button issues as abortion, the death penalty, gender equality, affirmative action, and gay rights to measure how greatly U.S. Supreme Court decisions mold American public opinion. He has been a court-appointed expert for redistricting cases.

DRUG LAW AND POLICY

Jeffrey Fagan (212-854-2624 or [email protected]) is co-director of the Law School’s Center for Crime, Community and Law, and has conducted research on law and social policy since 1976. He speaks regularly to the media about criminal law. He has served on the National Academy of Sciences’ Panel on Policing, and served on the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council. He is on the MacArthur Research Network on Juvenile Justice, and a member of the New York State Governor’s Task Force on Juvenile Justice.Jeffrey Fagan (212-854-2624 or [email protected]) is co-director of the Law School’s Center for Crime, Community and Law, and has conducted research on law and social policy since 1976. He speaks regularly to the media about criminal law. He has served on the National Academy of Sciences’ Panel on Policing, and served on the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council. He is on the MacArthur Research Network on Juvenile Justice, and a member of the New York State Governor’s Task Force on Juvenile Justice.

ELECTION LAW, VOTERS RIGHTS, VOTER ID LAWS

Richard Briffault (212-854-2638 or [email protected]) is an expert on campaign finance law. He was executive director of the Special Commission on Campaign Finance Reform of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from 1998-2000. He filed briefs with the Supreme Court and other federal courts on campaign finance issues. Briffault is also an expert on state and local government law. He was assistant counsel to the Governor of New York from 1980-82.

Nathaniel Persily (917-570-3223 or [email protected]) is an expert on American politics, election law, voting rights and such constitutional issues as freedom of speech. He is also an expert on elections and political parties. He co-edited Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy, which looks at such hot-button issues as abortion, the death penalty, gender equality, affirmative action, and gay rights to measure how greatly U.S. Supreme Court decisions mold American public opinion. He has been a court-appointed expert for redistricting cases.

James Tierney (207-837-1877 or [email protected]) is director of the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School and served as the attorney general of Maine from 1980 to 1990. He served as Special Counsel to the attorney general of Florida during the contested 2000 presidential election. He has been working to develop mortgage foreclosure strategies with attorneys general across the country and their staffs.

ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION

Edward Lloyd (212-854-4376 or 212-854-4291 or [email protected]) directs the Law School’s Environmental Law Clinic. He was staff attorney and executive director of the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group from 1974-83 and still serves as general counsel. He was a founding director of the Rutgers University Law School Environmental Law Clinic, and co-founder and co-director of the Eastern Environmental Law Center. He has been a member of the New Jersey Pinelands Commission since 2002.

James Tierney (207-837-1877 or [email protected]) is director of the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School and served as the attorney general of Maine from 1980 to 1990. He served as Special Counsel to the attorney general of Florida during the contested 2000 presidential election. He has been working to develop mortgage foreclosure strategies with attorneys general across the country and their staffs.

FOREIGN INVESTMENT AND TAKEOVERS OF AMERICAN COMPANIES

José Alvarez (212-854-2305 or [email protected]) recently spoke on international law before the InterAction Council, a group of former heads of governments. Alvarez, former president of the American Society of International Law, is director of the Law School’s Center on Global Legal Problems. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Law. His focus is international organizations, international tribunals, war crimes, international legal theory and foreign investment.

John Coffee (212-854-2833 or [email protected]) is one of the preeminent thinkers on corporate law and corporate governance, and can speak on securities regulation, class actions, criminal law, and white-collar crime. He was listed by the National Law Journal as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the United States, and was named one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance by Directorship Magazine. He is a fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute.

Merritt Fox (212-854-9766 or [email protected]) focuses on corporate and securities law, law and economics, and international finance. He is co-director of Columbia Law School’s Center for Law and Economic Studies. Much of his recent scholarship is in the areas of international securities regulation, the value of mandatory disclosure, and comparative corporate governance. He is also Co-Director of the Law School and Business School Program in the Law and Economics of Capital Markets.

Ronald Gilson (212-854-1655 or [email protected]) is an expert on corporate and securities law, corporate governance, the economic structure of transactions and contracts, law and economics, venture capital and private equity financing. He has also written about sovereign wealth funds. He is a fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute, and board chair of American Century Mountain View Mutual Funds.

Harvey Goldschmid (212-854-2654 or [email protected]) focuses on corporate law, securities regulation and antitrust. He was a commissioner of the SEC from 2002 to 2005, was formerly the general counsel for the SEC from 1998 to 1999 and later served as special senior advisor to SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt. He is on the board of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the new regulator for all securities brokers and dealers doing business with the public in the United States. He is also a member of the Governing Board of the Center for Audit Quality and the PCAOB Advisory Council, which have roles in overseeing the accounting profession.

Curtis Milhaupt (212-854-4926 or [email protected]) is director of the Law School’s Center for Japanese Legal Studies and an expert on sovereign wealth funds. He was a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Shearman & Sterling in New York and Tokyo from 1989 to 1994 and served on a high-level project team to create an “institutional blueprint” for a reunified Korean Peninsula. He has published on corporate governance, organized crime, and the market for legal talent. He is co-author with Katharina Pistor of Law & Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal About Legal Systems and Economic Development Around the World.

Karl Sauvant (212-854-0689 or [email protected]) is executive director of the Vale-Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment, which promotes policy-oriented research and practical work within the foreign direct investment (FDI) area, paying special attention to sustainable development. He is formerly a director at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. He has published extensively on issues related to economic development, FDI and services.

GUANTÁNAMO PRISONERS

Sarah Cleveland (212-854-2651 or [email protected]) is an expert in international human and labor rights and the constitutional law of foreign relations. She co-directs the Law School’s Human Rights Institute. She has testified before Congress on the relevance of international law in constitutional interpretation and has been involved in human rights litigation before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Trevor Morrison (212-854-1997 or [email protected]) is an expert on constitutional law, especially separation of powers. His research has focused on issues of executive power and on the principles that ought to guide legal interpretation by entities such as the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. He has also written extensively about habeas corpus. In 2000-01, Morrison was an attorney-advisor in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. He also clerked with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Matthew Waxman (212-854-0592 or [email protected]) has served in several national security policy positions. He has worked as a senior official at the National Security Council, Defense Department and State Department. From 2004 to 2005 he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs, created after the Abu Ghraib prison crisis to improve U.S. military detention policy. He recently told a Congressional committee that Guantánamo should be closed. He was also Principal Deputy Director of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff from 2005 to 2007. Waxman is an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

GUN LAWS AND CRIME

Jeffrey Fagan (212-854-2624 or [email protected]) is co-director of the Law School’s Center for Crime, Community and Law, and has conducted research on law and social policy since 1976. He speaks regularly to the media about criminal law. He has served on the National Academy of Sciences’ Panel on Policing, and served on the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council. He is on the MacArthur Research Network on Juvenile Justice, and a member of the New York State Governor’s Task Force on Juvenile Justice.
 
James Tierney (207-837-1877 or [email protected]) is director of the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School and served as the attorney general of Maine from 1980 to 1990. He served as Special Counsel to the attorney general of Florida during the contested 2000 presidential election. He has been working to develop mortgage foreclosure strategies with attorneys general across the country and their staffs.

HOUSING SLUMP/SUBPRIME LOAN CRISIS

John Coffee (212-854-2833 or [email protected]) is one of the preeminent thinkers on corporate law and corporate governance, and can speak on securities regulation, class actions, criminal law, and white-collar crime. He was listed by the National Law Journal as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the United States, and was named one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance by Directorship Magazine. He is a fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute.

Harvey Goldschmid (212-854-2654 or [email protected]) focuses on corporate law, securities regulation and antitrust. He was a commissioner of the SEC from 2002 to 2005, was formerly the general counsel for the SEC from 1998 to 1999 and later served as special senior advisor to SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt. He is on the board of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the new regulator for all securities brokers and dealers doing business with the public in the United States. He is also a member of the Governing Board of the Center for Audit Quality and the PCAOB Advisory Council, which have roles in overseeing the accounting profession.
Jeffrey Gordon (212-854-2316 or [email protected]) is an expert on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and foundations of the regulatory state. He practiced law at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in the 1970s, specializing in corporate law and securities litigation. He was an attorney at U.S. Department of the Treasury from 1979 to 1981, advising on loan guarantees for Chrysler, the Synfuels Corporation, and New York City; deregulation of financial institutions; and regulation of financial futures trading.

Ronald Mann (212-854-1570 or [email protected]) is a leading expert on electronic commerce and the global credit card industry. He is author of Charging Ahead: The Growth and Regulation of Payment Card Markets Around the World and co-author of Electronic Commerce.

James Tierney (207-837-1877 or [email protected]) is director of the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School and served as the attorney general of Maine from 1980 to 1990. He served as Special Counsel to the attorney general of Florida during the contested 2000 presidential election. He has been working to develop mortgage foreclosure strategies with attorneys general across the country and their staffs.

INTERNET, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY

Jane Ginsburg (212-854-3325 or [email protected]) is an expert on copyright and trademark law and director of the Law School’s Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts. Last fall she helped launch KeepYourCopyrights.org, to help artists and writers retain control of their copyrights and manage those rights through their careers.

Tim Wu (202-421-5445 or [email protected]) is an expert on telecommunications law and coined the term “Net Neutrality,” the idea that the Internet should be free from discrimination by network providers. He is chairman of the board of Free Press, a nonpartisan media reform organization. He is fluent in Mandarin, and ideas developed in his 2006 paper "The World Trade Law Of Internet Filtering" were used by a California free speech group to challenge China's Internet restrictions as a violation of global trade rules. He writes about copyright, international trade and the study of law-breaking. He co-authored Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World and is a regular contributor to Slate magazine on such issues as the media and intellectual property.

JUVENILE JUSTICE

Jeffrey Fagan (212-854-2624 or [email protected]) is co-director of the Law School’s Center for Crime, Community and Law, and has conducted research on law and social policy since 1976. He speaks regularly to the media about criminal law. He has served on the National Academy of Sciences’ Panel on Policing, and served on the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council. He is on the MacArthur Research Network on Juvenile Justice, and a member of the New York State Governor’s Task Force on Juvenile Justice.

LABOR ISSUES AND WORKPLACE SAFETY

Mark Barenberg (212-854-2260 or [email protected]) is an expert on domestic labor policy and employment law, international labor rights, employment discrimination, global economic institutions and international trade agreements. He has provided strategic advice to farm workers in Florida fighting against documented cases of forced enslavement. He is board treasurer of the Worker Rights Consortium and has served as an independent expert to the UN's International Labor Organization.

James Tierney (207-837-1877 or [email protected]) is director of the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School and served as the attorney general of Maine from 1980 to 1990. He served as Special Counsel to the attorney general of Florida during the contested 2000 presidential election. He has been working to develop mortgage foreclosure strategies with attorneys general across the country and their staffs.

MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE ELECTION

Tim Wu (202-421-5445 or [email protected]) is an expert on telecommunications law and coined the term “Net Neutrality,” the idea that the Internet should be free from discrimination by network providers. He is chairman of the board of Free Press, a nonpartisan media reform organization. He is fluent in Mandarin, and ideas developed in his 2006 paper "The World Trade Law Of Internet Filtering" were used by a California free speech group to challenge China's Internet restrictions as a violation of global trade rules. He writes about copyright, international trade and the study of law-breaking. He co-authored Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World and is a regular contributor to Slate magazine on such issues as the media and intellectual property.

NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE WAR ON TERROR

Philip Bobbitt (212-854-4090 or [email protected]) is one of the nation's leading constitutional theorists, whose interests include not only constitutional law but also international security and the history of strategy. He has served as legal counsel to the Senate Iran-Contra Committee, and Director for Intelligence, Senior Director for Critical Infrastructure and Senior Director for Strategic Planning at the National Security Council. His new book, Terror and Consent, has been reviewed by the New York Times Sunday Book Review and New York Times daily edition, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer and many other papers. Bobbitt has met with Senator John McCain to brief him on the book’s principal arguments.

Sarah Cleveland (212-854-2651 or [email protected]) is an expert in international human and labor rights and the constitutional law of foreign relations. She co-directs the Law School’s Human Rights Institute. She has testified before Congress on the relevance of international law in constitutional interpretation and has been involved in human rights litigation before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Trevor Morrison (212-854-1997 or [email protected]) is an expert on constitutional law, especially separation of powers. His research has focused on issues of executive power and on the principles that ought to guide legal interpretation by entities such as the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. He has also written extensively about habeas corpus. In 2000-01, Morrison was an attorney-advisor in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. He also clerked with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Matthew Waxman (212-854-0592 or [email protected]) has served in several national security policy positions. He has worked as a senior official at the National Security Council, Defense Department and State Department. From 2004 to 2005 he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs, created after the Abu Ghraib prison crisis to improve U.S. military detention policy. He recently told a Congressional committee that Guantánamo should be closed. He was also Principal Deputy Director of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff from 2005 to 2007. Waxman is an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

NEW YORK STATE AND CITY LEGAL ISSUES

Richard Briffault (212-854-2638 or [email protected]) is an expert on campaign finance law. He was executive director of the Special Commission on Campaign Finance Reform of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from 1998-2000. He filed briefs with the Supreme Court and other federal courts on campaign finance issues. Briffault is also an expert on state and local government law. He was assistant counsel to the Governor of New York from 1980-82.

POLICING

Jeffrey Fagan (212-854-2624 or [email protected]) is co-director of the Law School’s Center for Crime, Community and Law, and has conducted research on law and social policy since 1976. He speaks regularly to the media about criminal law. He has served on the National Academy of Sciences’ Panel on Policing, and served on the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council. He is on the MacArthur Research Network on Juvenile Justice, and a member of the New York State Governor’s Task Force on Juvenile Justice.

PRESIDENTIAL POWERS AND OVERREACH

Gillian Metzger (212-854-2667 or [email protected]) teaches constitutional law, administrative law and federalism. As a lawyer she helped bring litigation challenging Florida’s permanent disenfranchisement of felons and assisted in efforts to defend campaign finance reform measures. She clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Trevor Morrison (212-854-1997 or [email protected]) is an expert on constitutional law, especially separation of powers. His research has focused on issues of executive power and on the principles that ought to guide legal interpretation by entities such as the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. He has also written extensively about habeas corpus. In 2000-01, Morrison was an attorney-advisor in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. He also clerked with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Peter L. Strauss (212-854-2370 or [email protected]) is an expert on separation of powers and the President’s constitutional relationship to the agencies on which Congress has conferred regulatory authority. He won an award for his June 2007 article in the George Washington Law Review on the expansion of presidential power, titled “Overseer or ‘The Decider?’ The President in Administrative Law.” In the 1970’s Strauss was the first General Counsel of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and has chaired the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.

Matthew Waxman (212-854-0592 or [email protected]) has served in several national security policy positions. He has worked as a senior official at the National Security Council, Defense Department and State Department. From 2004 to 2005 he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs, created after the Abu Ghraib prison crisis to improve U.S. military detention policy. He recently told a Congressional committee that Guantánamo should be closed. He was also Principal Deputy Director of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff from 2005 to 2007. Waxman is an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
 
RACE AND POLITICS

Katherine Franke (212-854-0061 or [email protected]) is Director of Columbia Law School’s Gender & Sexuality Law Program. She has written extensively on feminism and law and the politics of same-sex marriage. She co-directs the Feminist Theory Workshop and teaches Civil Rights Law and Critical Legal Thought. She was supervising attorney for the New York City Commission on Human Rights from 1987 to 1990 and founder of the AIDS and Employment Project in San Francisco.

Theodore Shaw (212-854-7690 or [email protected]), a leading voice in civil rights, was director-counsel and president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) from 2004-08. While at LDF, he was lead counsel in a coalition that represented African-American and Latino students in Gratz v. Bollinger, the University of Michigan undergraduate affirmative action admissions case. Shaw worked as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department from 1979-82.

REGULATION OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Harvey Goldschmid (212-854-2654 or [email protected]) focuses on corporate law, securities regulation and antitrust. He was a commissioner of the SEC from 2002 to 2005, was formerly the general counsel for the SEC from 1998 to 1999 and later served as special senior advisor to SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt. He is on the board of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the new regulator for all securities brokers and dealers doing business with the public in the United States. He is also a member of the Governing Board of the Center for Audit Quality and the PCAOB Advisory Council, which have roles in overseeing the accounting profession.

Jeffrey Gordon (212-854-2316 or [email protected]) is an expert on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and foundations of the regulatory state. He practiced law at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in the 1970s, specializing in corporate law and securities litigation. He was an attorney at U.S. Department of the Treasury from 1979 to 1981, advising on loan guarantees for Chrysler, the Synfuels Corporation, and New York City; deregulation of financial institutions; and regulation of financial futures trading.

Curtis Milhaupt (212-854-4926 or [email protected]) is director of the Law School’s Center for Japanese Legal Studies and an expert on sovereign wealth funds. He was a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Shearman & Sterling in New York and Tokyo from 1989 to 1994 and served on a high-level project team to create an “institutional blueprint” for a reunified Korean Peninsula. He has published on corporate governance, organized crime, and the market for legal talent. He is co-author with Katharina Pistor of Law & Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal About Legal Systems and Economic Development Around the World.

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

Katherine Franke (212-854-0061 or [email protected]) is Director of Columbia Law School’s Gender & Sexuality Law Program. She has written extensively on feminism and law and the politics of same-sex marriage. She co-directs the Feminist Theory Workshop and teaches Civil Rights Law and Critical Legal Thought. She was supervising attorney for the New York City Commission on Human Rights from 1987 to 1990 and founder of the AIDS and Employment Project in San Francisco.

Suzanne Goldberg (212-854-0411 or [email protected]) directs Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic. Goldberg is an expert in women’s, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights issues. Goldberg guides clinic students on constitutional litigation, legislative advocacy, educational outreach and immigration assistance. The clinic has filed briefs in same-sex marriage cases, helped secure asylum for a gay man from Jamaica and a lesbian woman from Turkmenistan and advocated to change the HIV ban in federal immigration law.

Gillian Metzger (212-854-2667 or [email protected]) teaches constitutional law, administrative law and federalism. As a lawyer she helped bring litigation challenging Florida’s permanent disenfranchisement of felons and assisted in efforts to defend campaign finance reform measures. She clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Carol Sanger (212-854-5478 or [email protected]) teaches family law and courses on law and gender. Her recent scholarship focuses on the regulation of maternal conduct, minors and abortion, and the law’s relation to culture. She is a member of the executive board of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She is author of Family Law Stories, an anthology of commissioned essays on twelve significant family law cases, and co-author of Gender and Rights.

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

Katherine Franke (212-854-0061 or [email protected]) is Director of Columbia Law School’s Gender & Sexuality Law Program. She has written extensively on feminism and law and the politics of same-sex marriage. She co-directs the Feminist Theory Workshop and teaches Civil Rights Law and Critical Legal Thought. She was supervising attorney for the New York City Commission on Human Rights from 1987 to 1990 and founder of the AIDS and Employment Project in San Francisco.

Suzanne Goldberg (212-854-0411 or [email protected]) directs Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic. Goldberg is an expert in women’s, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights issues. Goldberg guides clinic students on constitutional litigation, legislative advocacy, educational outreach and immigration assistance. The clinic has filed briefs in same-sex marriage cases, helped secure asylum for a gay man from Jamaica and a lesbian woman from Turkmenistan and advocated to change the HIV ban in federal immigration law.

Nathaniel Persily (917-570-3223 or [email protected]) is an expert on American politics, election law, voting rights and such constitutional issues as freedom of speech. He is also an expert on elections and political parties. He co-edited Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy, which looks at such hot-button issues as abortion, the death penalty, gender equality, affirmative action, and gay rights to measure how greatly U.S. Supreme Court decisions mold American public opinion. He has been a court-appointed expert for redistricting cases.

TAX LAW AND POLICY

Alex Raskolnikov (212-854-4666 or [email protected]), an expert on federal income taxation and tax policy, gave testimony earlier this year on the tax treatment of derivatives before a U.S. House subcommittee. His current areas of teaching and research interest are federal income taxation, taxation of financial instruments, tax policy, economic analysis of deterrence, and social norms.

David Schizer (212-854-2675 or [email protected]) is an expert on tax policy, corporate governance and derivative securities. He is also dean of Columbia Law School. He was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and practiced law in the tax department of Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York from 1995 to 1998. He teaches federal income taxation, the taxation of financial instruments, corporate tax, professional responsibility, and deals.
 
U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

José Alvarez (212-854-2305 or [email protected]) recently spoke on international law before the InterAction Council, a group of former heads of governments. Alvarez, former president of the American Society of International Law, is director of the Law School’s Center on Global Legal Problems. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Law. His focus is international organizations, international tribunals, war crimes, international legal theory and foreign investment.

Lori Fisler Damrosch (212-854-3740 or [email protected]) focuses on international law and the U.S. law of foreign relations. She sits on the Council on Foreign Relations, the Department of State Advisory Committee on International Law, and many international law and human rights organizations. Her books include Law and Force in the New International Order, Enforcing Restraint: Collective Intervention in Internal Conflicts and Beyond Confrontation: International Law for the Post-Cold War Era.

Michael Doyle (212-854-3061 or [email protected]) is an expert on international relations, the history of empires and United Nations peacekeeping. From 2001 to 2003, he was U.N. assistant secretary-general in the executive office of then-Secretary General Kofi Annan, responsible for strategic planning and U.S.-U.N. relations. Doyle has been working with Barack Obama’s multilateral team. Doyle is most recently the author of Striking First: Preemption and Prevention in International Conflict. He is working on a book about the law, ethics and politics of international intervention. He chairs the board of the United Nations Democracy Fund.

Richard Gardner (212-854-4635 or [email protected]) is an expert on the legal aspects of U.S. foreign economic policy. He was U.S. Ambassador to Italy from 1977 to 1981, and U.S. Ambassador to Spain from 1993 to 1997. He has been advising the Obama campaign on foreign policy, focusing on Europe and multilateral democracy. He is a former member of the President's Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations. He served in the Kennedy administration as deputy assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs from 1961to 1965, and was senior adviser to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 1965 to 1966

Matthew Waxman (212-854-0592 or [email protected]) has served in several national security policy positions. He has worked as a senior official at the National Security Council, Defense Department and State Department. From 2004 to 2005 he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs, created after the Abu Ghraib prison crisis to improve U.S. military detention policy. He recently told a Congressional committee that Guantánamo should be closed. He was also Principal Deputy Director of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff from 2005 to 2007. Waxman is an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

U.S. POLICY IN AFRICA

Peter Rosenblum (212-854-5709 or [email protected]) is co-director of Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Clinic. He has engaged in human rights research and field missions in Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia. His recent writing addresses human rights topics affecting Africa and human rights pedagogy in the United States. He has spent much of his career helping to improve financial transparency of resource exploitation contracts in the developing world, most recently in Africa.

U.S. POLICY IN ASIA

Curtis Milhaupt (212-854-4926 or [email protected]) is director of the Law School’s Center for Japanese Legal Studies and an expert on sovereign wealth funds. He was a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Shearman & Sterling in New York and Tokyo from 1989 to 1994 and served on a high-level project team to create an “institutional blueprint” for a reunified Korean Peninsula. He has published on corporate governance, organized crime, and the market for legal talent. He is co-author with Katharina Pistor of Law & Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal About Legal Systems and Economic Development Around the World.

WALL STREET CORRUPTION, SECURITIES REGULATION

John Coffee (212-854-2833 or [email protected]) is one of the preeminent thinkers on corporate law and corporate governance, and can speak on securities regulation, class actions, criminal law, and white-collar crime. He was listed by the National Law Journal as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the United States, and was named one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance by Directorship Magazine. He is a fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute.

Merritt Fox (212-854-9766 or [email protected]) focuses on corporate and securities law, law and economics, and international finance. He is co-director of Columbia Law School’s Center for Law and Economic Studies. Much of his recent scholarship is in the areas of international securities regulation, the value of mandatory disclosure, and comparative corporate governance. He is also Co-Director of the Law School and Business School Program in the Law and Economics of Capital Markets.

Ronald Gilson (212-854-1655 or [email protected]) is an expert on corporate and securities law, corporate governance, the economic structure of transactions and contracts, law and economics, venture capital and private equity financing. He has also written about sovereign wealth funds. He is a fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute, and board chair of American Century Mountain View Mutual Funds.

Harvey Goldschmid (212-854-2654 or [email protected]) focuses on corporate law, securities regulation and antitrust. He was a commissioner of the SEC from 2002 to 2005, was formerly the general counsel for the SEC from 1998 to 1999 and later served as special senior advisor to SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt. He is on the board of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the new regulator for all securities brokers and dealers doing business with the public in the United States. He is also a member of the Governing Board of the Center for Audit Quality and the PCAOB Advisory Council, which have roles in overseeing the accounting profession.

Jeffrey Gordon (212-854-2316 or [email protected]) is an expert on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and foundations of the regulatory state. He practiced law at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in the 1970s, specializing in corporate law and securities litigation. He was an attorney at U.S. Department of the Treasury from 1979 to 1981, advising on loan guarantees for Chrysler, the Synfuels Corporation, and New York City; deregulation of financial institutions; and regulation of financial futures trading.

James Tierney (207-837-1877 or [email protected]) is director of the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School and served as the attorney general of Maine from 1980 to 1990. He served as Special Counsel to the attorney general of Florida during the contested 2000 presidential election. He has been working to develop mortgage foreclosure strategies with attorneys general across the country and their staffs.

WOMEN AND GENDER

Katherine Franke (212-854-0061 or [email protected]) is Director of Columbia Law School’s Gender & Sexuality Law Program. She has written extensively on feminism and law and the politics of same-sex marriage. She co-directs the Feminist Theory Workshop and teaches Civil Rights Law and Critical Legal Thought. She was supervising attorney for the New York City Commission on Human Rights from 1987 to 1990 and founder of the AIDS and Employment Project in San Francisco.

Suzanne Goldberg (212-854-0411 or [email protected]) directs Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic. Goldberg is an expert in women’s, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights issues. Goldberg guides clinic students on constitutional litigation, legislative advocacy, educational outreach and immigration assistance. The clinic has filed briefs in same-sex marriage cases, helped secure asylum for a gay man from Jamaica and a lesbian woman from Turkmenistan and advocated to change the HIV ban in federal immigration law.

Carol Sanger (212-854-5478 or [email protected]) teaches family law and courses on law and gender. Her recent scholarship focuses on the regulation of maternal conduct, minors and abortion, and the law’s relation to culture. She is a member of the executive board of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She is author of Family Law Stories, an anthology of commissioned essays on twelve significant family law cases, and co-author of Gender and Rights.

 
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