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Michael Gadbaw

Adjunct Professor, Senior Distinguished Fellow Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law School

Mr. Gadbaw is currently an Adjunct Professor and Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for International Economic Law at Georgetown Law School. His research and teaching is focused on the interaction of the regulatory regimes dealing with international trade, monetary policy, financial regulation, investment, competition and anticorruption.

Previously, Mr. Gadbaw served Vice President and Senior Counsel for General Electric’s International Law & Policy group and served as Chairman of GE’s International Practice Group.

Mr. Gadbaw also was founding Chairman of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (1994-2008), Chairman of the US-Indonesia Business Committee of the US-ASEAN Business Council and founding Chairman of the India Interest Group.

Before joining GE, Mr. Gadbaw 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.

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.

In those capacities, he was directly involved in negotiating a number of major international agreements, including the Tokyo Round, the U.S.-Japan Semiconductor Agreement, Non-Regional Membership in the African Development Bank and the Agreement establishing the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

Mr. Gadbaw completed his undergraduate work at Fordham University in 1969 (Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa), earned a Master’s Degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (1970), 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 in 1974.

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Articles by Michael Gadbaw

Toward a Trump Trade Round: Time to Negotiate!

The world has recoiled from Trump’s unilateralism. But history tells us that good things can come from false starts.

April 11, 2018

Systemic Failure: Lessons from the World of Trade for the World of Finance

Why have the trade and finance systems performed so differently in the financial crisis?

June 17, 2010

The WTO as a Systemic Regulator?

Could the WTO really be considered the most successful global systemic regulator in the history of mankind?

February 16, 2010