FORA.tv Speaker - Bruce Bean
Professor Bruce W. Bean began his international career upon graduation from Brown University as recipient of the first Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, which enabled him to spend a year in Southeast Asia studying student political activity. After receiving his law degree, Professor Bean clerked for Judge Leonard P. Moore on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He practiced law at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett and then Patterson, Belknap Webb & Tyler, where he worked closely with Rudolph Giuliani, later Mayor of New York City. Professor Bean then worked as Counsel for Finance & Planning at the Atlantic Richfield Company in Los Angeles. He returned to New York as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of a diversified financial services company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. While in this position Professor Bean continued his active involvement in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and actively lobbied on behalf of his company's interests in Washington.
Professor Bean lived and worked in Russia from March 1995 to August 2003. He was Managing Partner of Coudert Brothers' Moscow office until June 1998 when he became Head of Corporate and Foreign Direct Investment for Clifford Chance - Moscow, at the time the leading law firm in Russia and the world's largest international law firm. While in Moscow, he was active with the Gore-Chernomyrdin Commission and served as Chairman of both United Way Moscow and the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia. He was one of the original founders of the Russian Institute of Corporate Law & Governance.
At the College of Law Professor Bean teaches Business Enterprises, Strategic International Transactions, Doing Business in Transitional Political Systems, and the Jessup International Moot Court Competition and serves as Faculty Advisor to the Journal of International Law and informal advisor to the Military Law Society. Professor Bean is co-director of the LL.M. for Foreign Lawyers Program. He has previously taught at the University of San Diego's Moscow Institute in Russia and at Columbia University's Harriman Institute.
04.08.11 | 01:35:54 min
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