2010 January Intersession Faculty Profiles

Bryan L. Adamson

Education: B.S./Ph.B, Miami University (Mass Communications, Interdisciplinary Studies); M.A., Purdue University (Mass Communications and Political Science); J.D., Case Western Reserve School of Law.
Professor Adamson joined Seattle University School of Law as the Director of its Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic in 2002. During his tenure as Director from 2002-2006, he established a Predatory Lending Clinic and a Community Development and Entrepreneurship Clinic. He currently teaches a Predatory Lending Clinic and Mass Media Law and Policy, and serves as the Law Clinic’s Interim Director. Beginning in 1995, before joining Seattle University, Professor Adamson was a faculty member at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. In addition to his teaching, Professor Adamson served as Assistant Dean for Student Services for four years at Case Law, and he directed the law school's academic enrichment program. Before teaching, Professor Adamson practiced as a litigation attorney for Squire, Sanders, LLP in Cleveland, Ohio, and as an assistant prosecutor with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.

Lisa M. Braun

Lisa Braun is assistant vice chancellor and associate general counsel at Washington University, where her practice focuses on heath care business transactions, federal regulatory issues including anti-kickback, Stark and HIPAA compliance, managed care contracting, and academic medical center and provider affiliation matters.  She also works in the areas of ERISA, COBRA and employee benefits, as well as tax exempt organization law. Prior to joining the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and General Counsel, Ms. Braun was a partner at Thompson Coburn, LLP in St. Louis, Missouri and an associate at Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C. Ms. Braun is a graduate of Washington University School of Law.  She received bachelor’s degrees in journalism and history from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Kevin Buckley

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Honorable William B. Chandler III

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Adriaan Dorresteijn

Adriaan Dorresteijn is professor of Transnational Corporate Law at Utrecht University, one of the most prestigious universities on the European continent (http://www.uu.nl/EN/Pages/default.aspx).
During his deanship (2000-2008) the cooperation between Washingtion University School of Law and Utrecht University School of Law intensified considerably, resulting in the Transnational Law Program carried out by the two schools and sponsored by the Atlantis program. Prior to joining Utrecht University, Adriaan Dorresteijn was appointed professor of Private Law at the Dutch Open University of the Netherlands and Jean Monnet Professor of European Corporate Law at the University of Bielefed (Germany). He practiced as a corporate law adviser with Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Currently, he functions as Director of the Legal Expertise Center of AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen N.V. (a mid-sized Dutch law firm) where he is in charge of legal knowledge management. Adriaan Dorresteijn published many books and articles on corporate law and related areas, both in Dutch and English. Among his publications in English are European Corporate Law (Kluwer Law International, 2009) and ‘Corporate Governance Codes: Origins and Perspectives’, European Company Law (June 2004/Issue 2, p. 43-56).

Michael Downey

Michael Downey is a partner in the Lawyers for the Profession® practice group at Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP, where his practice focuses on advising lawyers, accountants, and their firms regarding legal, ethical, disciplinary, risk management, and related business and professional issues.  Prof. Downey has served as disciplinary hearing officer and respondent's counsel for Missouri lawyer discipline matters.  He has helped draft ethics rules with the Missouri Bar's Ethics 2005 and Special Committee on Lawyer Advertising and prepared advisory ethics opinions with Illinois State Bar Association's Standing Committee on Professional Conduct.  Current chair of the ABA Ethics and Technology Committee and co-chair of the ABA Law Practice Management Section's Education Board, Prof. Downey has published more than 40 articles and presented more than 100 times on ethics and practice management.  He graduated first in his class from Washington University School of Law, and clerked for the Hon. Pasco M. Bowman, then Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, before entering private practice.  Having taught legal ethics at Washington University School of Law since 2003, Prof. Downey will teach Lawyer Ethics in Fall 2007, Introduction to Law Firm Practice in the January 2008 Intersession, and Ethics and Practice Management in Spring 2008.

Stephen Givens

Stephen Givens is a corporate lawyer based in Tokyo for over twenty years.   He has wide experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions involving Japanese companies, as well as campaigns by foreign activist shareholders against Japanese companies.  He teaches law at Keio Law School, Aoyama Gakuin University and Sophia University.  He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and was a graduate student in the Law Faculty of Kyoto University.

C.J. Larkin

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Jill Murch

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Mark Prager

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Thomas Parker Redick

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