R. Michael Gadbaw
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Institute of International Economic Law, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Fordham; M.A., Tufts; J.D., University of Michigan
. R. Michael Gadbaw's career covers over four decades in Washington practicing international economic law, beginning as a White House intern in the summer of 1975...Continue Reading
R. Michael Gadbaw's career covers over four decades in Washington practicing international economic law, beginning as a White House intern in the summer of 1975 and continuing as a government official, then partner in private practice and eventually senior corporate legal officer. He is currently devoting his time to academic pursuits: researching, publishing and teaching a seminar on global regulation of trade, monetary affairs and financial regulation at Georgetown Law Center. In 2012, his work comparing the global systems for regulating trade and finance was published in Cottier, Jackson and Lastra, International Law in Financial Regulation and Monetary Affairs. He is currently editor of a volume on the state of international economic law that is the product of a symposium in honor of Professor John H. Jackson he organized in November 2012. He also continues working with nonprofits toward the advancement of rule of law in emerging markets and prepared a study on socially responsible investment in Myanmar for the Blue Moon Foundation based on a visit there in August 2012. His career included five years as a government attorney in the US Treasury and the Office of the US Trade Representative (1975-1980), an associate and partner in private practice at Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard and McPherson (1980-1985) and Dewey Ballantine (1985-1990) and as a Vice President and Senior Counsel at General Electric (1990-2008) where he had responsibilities for global government relations, transactions support, compliance, regulations and policy. He has a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan, a B.A. from Fordham University and a Masters in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He serves on a number of nonprofit boards, including the National Bureau of Asian Research and the European Institute. He is married to Sally Chandler and has four children. He is an aspiring athlete and competes in Olympic distance triathlons.