Thomas F. Holt Jr. (Adjunct Professor of International Law at Fletcher School & Partner at K&L Gates LLP, Boston Office)
Professor Thomas F. Holt Jr. is an adjunct Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy where he teaches classes on international intellectual property law and policy, with emphasis on international trade issues. He is a partner at K&L Gates where he is a trial lawyer who maintains an active practice before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. He has experience representing public and private companies and state and local governments in the prosecution and avoidance of complex civil litigation. He represents clients in a wide variety of matters including business disputes, the protection of intellectual property assets, and environmental and land use litigation.
Joel P. Trachtman (Professor of International Law at Fletcher School & Director of Hitachi Center)
Professor Joel P. Trachtman is a Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy. Among the courses he teaches are ones in International Business Transactions, Legal and Institutional Aspects of International Trade, International Financial and Fiscal Law, and a Seminar on the International Legal Aspects of Globalization. Prior to joining the faculty of The Fletcher School, he spent nine years in the private practice of law, in New York and in Hong Kong. He received his B.A. from Columbia College, his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a General Course Certificate from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Professor Trachtman is a member of the editorial boards of American Journal of International Law, European Journal of International Law and Journal of International Economic Law. He has served as a consultant to the OECD, UNCTAD and APEC.
James T. Walsh (Former U.S. Representative & Government Affairs Counselor at K&L Gates LLP, Washington D.C. Office )
Mr. James T. Walsh is a government affairs counselor in K&L Gates Washington, D.C. office. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where he served from 1989 to 2009. During his tenure in Congress, Mr. Walsh served as a deputy Republican whip from 1994-2006. He was appointed as a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee where he served from 1993-2009.
StuartE. Fross (Partner at K&L Gates LLP, Boston Office & Lecturer in Law at Boston University School Of Law)
Mr. Stuart E. Fross is a partner in K&L Gates' Boston office where he concentrates his practice on securities as part of the Investment Management Practice Group. Mr. Fross is involved in all aspects of fund management for both domestic and international funds, including formation of new funds, strategic planning and contract matters, with particular focus on securities regulatory compliance. He is also a Lecturer in Law at the Boston University School of Law in the Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law (The Morin Center). He is a frequent speaker at industry events on such topics as the history of the fund industry and related regulation.
Partha S. Ghosh (Visiting Professor of Strategic Management at Fletcher School & Former Partner at McKinsey & Company, Tokyo Office)
Professor Partha Ghosh is a visiting Professor of Strategic Management in the Fletcher School and a renowned management consultant and policy advisor with an extensive record of solving strategic, operational and complex organizational issues in technology-based industries. He is currently in an advisory role with multiple organizations worldwide, and runs his own boutique advisory firm Partha S Ghosh & Associates focused on policy and strategic issues. Previously, Ghosh was a partner at McKinsey & Company.
Yasuhiro Arikawa ( ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF FINANCE, ACCOUNTING AND LAW AT WASEDA UNIVERSITY)
Professor Arikawa is currently an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Finance, Accounting and Law at Waseda University. He received his B.A and M.A. in Economics from Waseda University. He has published extensively on corporate finance and corporate governance. His recent articles have appeared in Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations, and Corporate Governance, as well as in edited volumes, Changing Corporate Governance Practices in China and Japan (Palgrave, 2008) and Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity (Oxford University Press, 2007). He is a research associate of Program on US-JAPAN Relations of Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.
Yushi Akiyama (Representative & Senior Manager of Hitachi CORPORATE OFFICE, Washington D.C.)
Mr. Yushi Akiyama assumed the position of representative and senior manager of Hitachi Corporate Office, D.C. in November 2007. His responsibilities include overseeing the Hitachi group’s corporate public affairs and government relations programs in the United States, monitoring current legislative trends in areas linked to Hitachi’s business such as energy, climate change and U.S. Japan relations, and promoting CSR and corporate citizenship activities together with the Hitachi Foundation and other Hitachi group affiliates in North America.