James Feinerman, Faculty Chair
James and Catherine Denny Chair in Democratic Capitalism, and Counselor to the Dean
Professor Feinerman joined the Law Center faculty as a visiting professor for the 1985-86 academic year. Immediately after law school he studied in the People’s Republic of China. Subsequently, he joined the New York firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell as a corporate associate. During 1982-83, Professor Feinerman was Fulbright Lecturer on Law at Peking University.
In 1986, he was a Fulbright researcher in Japan. In 1989, he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship to study China’s practice of international law. During the 1992-93 academic year, he was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
From 1993-95, on leave from the Law Center, Professor Feinerman was the Director of the Committee on Scholarly Communication with China. Professor Feinerman served as Editor-in-Chief of the ABA’s China Law Reporter from 1986-1998. Also, Professor Feinerman was the Co-editor of The Limits of the Rule of Law in China (2001), and Co-Author of China After the WTO:What You Need to Know Now (2001).
Bruce R. Shaw, Executive Director
Bruce Shaw is the Executive Director of the Denny Center for Democratic Capitalism. Prior to joining Georgetown Law, Mr. Shaw served as Managing Director at FCLTGlobal, a not-for-profit that develops research and tools that encourage long-term investing and business decision-making.
Mr. Shaw began his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he focused on strategy and organization work for energy, transportation and technology clients. He joined Dallas-based Holly Corporation in 1997 and initially served the company in a number of business development roles.
In 2008, Bruce was named SVP and Chief Financial Officer for Holly’s two public companies (Holly Corporation and Holly Energy Partners); from 2012 to 2016, he served as President of Holly Energy Partners (NYSE: HEP) and as a senior advisor to Holly Energy’s parent company, HollyFrontier (NYSE: HFC).
Mr. Shaw serves on several non-profit boards including The Institute on Religion & Public Life (publisher of First Things magazine), The International Arts Movement in NYC (founded by Makoto Fujimura), and The Covenant School Foundation Board.
Mr. Shaw received his MBA at The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M. He completed an ALI Fellowship at Harvard in 2018 where his research focused on the foundations and future of capitalism.
Kelsey Harrison, Program Coordinator
Kelsey Harrison is the Program Coordinator at the Denny Center for Democratic Capitalism, where she supports the center in administrative and programmatic work. Within the university, Ms. Harrison also serves as the Program Coordinator for the Center for Asian Law.
Prior to joining Georgetown Law, she worked as a Program Associate at the Georgetown University India Initiative, managing communications, event planning, finances, and grant writing. Ms. Harrison also previously worked as a communications assistant with the World Bank’s Development Impact Monitoring and Evaluation Analytics team.
Ms. Harrison received a bachelor’s degree in Science Technology and International Affairs with a concentration in Business, Growth, and Development from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service in 2018 and a master’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies in 2021.