Mr. Gadbaw is currently a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown Law School. He also serves as Senior Advisor to the US-ASEAN Business Council — and as Co-Chair of the US-China Legal Cooperation Fund (USCLCF).
He is also a board member of the National Bureau of Asia Research, Partners for Democratic Change (PDC) and the European Institute. He has also served as a consultant, most recently for the World Bank in Mauritania on a project to build a civil society coalition to fight corruption.
In February 2008, Mr. Gadbaw retired after 17 years as Vice President and Senior Counsel for General Electric’s International Law & Policy group. He also served as Chairman of GE's International Practice Group and was the internal champion for policies on Improper Payments and International Trade Controls.
Mr. Gadbaw was founding Chairman of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (1994-2008), Chairman of the US-Indonesia Business Committee of the US ASEAN Business Council, founding Chairman and founder of the India Interest Group, a Trustee of the U.S. Council for International Business — and a member and former Chairman of the U.S.-Egypt Presidents’ Council.
Before coming to GE, he was in private practice (1980-1990), initially as a partner is Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand — and then as a partner at Dewey Ballantine, where he helped form that firm’s international trade group.
Mr. Gadbaw began his legal career as Counsel in the General Counsel’s office in the U.S. Treasury Department — and later served as Assistant and then Deputy General Counsel in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
He completed his undergraduate work at Fordham University, earned a Master’s Degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, completed a year of graduate work at the Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva and received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan.