Mark René Joelson
Private Practice, Adjunct Professor of Law
A.B., J.D., Harvard; Diploma in Law, University of Oxford
B.A., with honors, J.D. with honors, Harvard; Diploma in Law, University of Oxford. Professor Joelson is in private practice in Washington, D.C., and was a...Continue Reading
B.A., with honors, J.D. with honors, Harvard; Diploma in Law, University of Oxford. Professor Joelson is in private practice in Washington, D.C., and was a Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, and other major Washington law firms for many years. He is a U.S. Roster member under Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Professor Joelson was the chairman of the ABA's Section of International Law and Practice, and was Representative to the International Bar Association Council. He was a member of the Department of State Advisory Committee on International Investment, Technology, and Development. Professor Joelson worked in the Appellate Division (Honors Program) of the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has authored books and numerous articles on the subjects of international trade law, antitrust law, intellectual property, and transnational dispute resolution. Professor Joelson was professorial lecturer in law at the George Washington University Law School. He is also an adjunct professor at the Law Center's Graduate Program. Professor Joelson has a law office in Washington, D.C. The courses at the Law Center that he has taught include advanced international commercial arbitration, international licensing of technology, international business transactions, international competition law, a trade law seminar, and the joint program with Heidelberg University where he taught transnational litigation. He has served as co-director of the Law Center's AID sponsored program to assist Indonesia in the implementation of its new competition law.
Professor Joelson began his law career at the U.S. Department of Justice and then was a partner at a number of leading Washington law firms. He retired from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he was a partner, at the end of 1997. His law practice has focused on international legal matters, including representation of the British and Australian governments for many years. He has been accorded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by the Queen. He has also served as President of the Federal Bar Association's District of Columbia Chapter, and Chairman of the International Dispute Resolution Committee of the District of Columbia Bar, International Section. He is a member of various international arbitral neutrals panels including the neutrals panels of the American Arbitration Association and of the World Intellectual Property Organization, and he has also served on dispute resolution panels under U.S. trade agreements.