The World is Your Oyster

The World is Your Oyster

Our unique location, our deep connections to the international organizations, law firms, and multinational corporations that surround us, and a significant community of alumni who are active in international law, create dynamic possibilities for students interested in a career in international law.

On the public side of international law our alumni are working at organizations such as Amnesty International, Hong Kong Refugee Advice Center, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Human Rights First, and Iran Human Rights Documentation Center. In the private sector, many graduates are working at large law firms, investment banks and accounting firms structuring complex international business transactions. Other graduates are working in-house at international corporations such as MTV Networks International, American Association of Exporters and Importers, Alberdon International, Daewoo International Corp., Goya Foods Inc., and Susta International.

Select Notable Alumni

Dennis J. Block ’67 is a prominent shareholder and Senior Chairman of the Global Mergers and Acquisitions Practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, who also teaches Advanced Corporate Law as an Adjunct Professor. The Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law was named in honor of his generosity to the Law School.

Jonathan Flynn ’04 is an officer in the Navy JAG Corps stationed in Japan where he leads a team of military and civilian employees.

Jonathan Fox ’81 serves as the National Security Counselor of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Advanced Systems and Concepts Office. Mr. Fox previously served as an Arms Control Attorney with DTRA. Early in his career, Mr. Fox served as an Army Judge Advocate specializing in criminal prosecution and Law of War matters and was a Special Assistant United States Attorney.

Carl F. Goodman ’61 is an Adjunct Professor of Law and International Legal Consultant at Georgetown Law, where he teaches courses in Japan/US Comparative Legal Study and Japanese Civil Procedure. Professor Goodman is a retired partner of the firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, and during his distinguished career also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. State Department.

Ann MacDougall ’83, COO of the Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Ms. MacDougall manages the fund’s core operating activities and is a member of its management committee. Before joining Acumen Fund, Ms. MacDougall spent 17 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, in various senior roles.

Carlos Ortiz ’85 is Vice President and General Counsel of Goya Foods, Inc., the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States. Mr. Ortiz's areas of responsibility at Goya include corporate transactions and matters relating to labor and employment law, intellectual property, real property, corporate governance, government affairs and relations, crisis management and litigation.

Jeffrey Shimamoto’98, Director and General Counsel at First Quadrant, L.P., a global investment management boutique. Mr. Shimamoto was most recently Vice President and Head of Legal and Compliance at Lazard Japan Asset Management K.K. where his focus was on compliance with Japanese laws and regulations and providing in-house legal advice.

Haywood Martin Wise’95 is a private practitioner in Paris, specializing in French and U.S. immigration and business law. Mr. Wise was an associate at several prestigious French law firms before opening his own firm in Paris.

Jon W. Zinke ’80, a partner in the firm of Keesal, Young & Logan LLP, works in Hong Kong as a litigation specialist in maritime law and international trade. Mr. Zinke advises clients in East Asia regarding various maritime, aviation and commercial disputes involving United States law, and provides advice to law firms throughout the U.S. on matters involving Asia.