William A. Cohn – Curriculum Vitae E-mail: email@example.com EDUCATION 1993 Juris Doctor, University of California Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA; Law review. 1986 BA (International Relations), Stanford University, Stanford, CA; Degree conferred with departmental honors and academic distinction. HONORS Wiley Manuel Award Honored by The State Bar of California for client representation and advocacy. David Snodgrass Award First place brief in appellate advocacy competition. M. Jay Kramer Grant Kramer Foundation scholarship for contribution to public interest law. National Endowment for the Humanities Recipient of NEH Fellowship for outstanding educators. First Interstate Bank Award; Hammerton-Kelly Award; President’s Award Grants awarded to outstanding scholars at Stanford. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University Chapter. Recognition of graduates with academic achievement (GPA) of the highest level. EXPERIENCE 2002-2006 Professor/Lecturer, University of New York in Prague Developed and taught: undergraduate courses on business law, logic, media law and ethics, critical thinking and international organizations; graduate MBA (Master of Business Administration) seminars on legal and ethical decision- making; and, La Salle University Master of Arts in Communication and Public Relations course on communication ethics, with a focus on professional ethics. 2003-2006 Advisor/Consultant Advisor to Gleiss Lutz v.o.s., a leading international law firm in the Czech Republic, on transactional and litigation matters, including: counsel on law practice management, settlement conferences, alternative dispute resolution and litigation; drafting of contracts, pleadings, briefs, due diligence reports, status reports, demand letters and correspondence; preparation of speeches, lectures and seminars for the 2005 annual conference of the International Bar Association. Consultation with and instruction to European attorneys on substantive law and drafting of documents. Consultant to, among others, a leading international tax advisory and accounting firm, on matters of tax and business law. 1993-2002 Attorney at Law Represented and counseled clients in transactional, civil litigation, and appellate practice areas, specializing in contracts, intellectual property, licensing, housing, education, and labor and employment law. General Counsel to WorldWide Internet Solutions, Inc., Personal Touch Travel, Inc., and BAY Positives, a non- profit corporation. Drafted employment contracts, loan documents, personnel policies, sales contracts, merchandising agreements, and a range of agreements protecting intellectual property rights, including protection of trademarks and internet domain names. Won appellate victories for clients, reversing lower court judgments. On the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) attorney panel, 1996-2001. BASF Barristers Club featured speaker on international law practice. Served as expert consultant to BASF in writing the Volunteer Legal Services Program Training Manual. The Law Offices of William A. Cohn, founded in 1996, was selected as a BASF sponsor firm, 1998 through 2001. 1995 Guest Lecturer, Anglo-American College, Prague, Czech Republic Lectured on U.S. Constitutional law, litigation and judicial processes, and ethics. 1994-1995 Associate, Law Offices of Wanyee S. Francis, San Francisco, CA Prepared appeals and conducted hearings before the Office of Hearings and Appeals of the Social Security Administration. Prepared pleadings to United States Tax Court. Research and briefing on case law under the internal revenue code, and on international trade and investment laws. 1993 Judicial Extern, Honorable Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong, U.S. District Court for Northern California Wrote orders, memoranda, and jury instructions for trials and hearings. 1992-1993 Articles Editor, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, San Francisco, CA Served on Editorial Board, solicited articles, reviewed manuscripts, worked with authors on style and content, and performed final editing for publication. 1992 Summer Law Intern, The Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division, New York City, NY Trained as a public defender. 1991-1992 Law Clerk, S.F. Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation, S.F., CA Represented students in hearings before the S.F. Unified School District. Wrote legal memoranda. Worked with a coalition of public interest law firms to enact legislation reforming the California Education Code; Program Assistant, Public Interest Law Program. Wrote and edited The Public Interest Advocate. 1988-1989 Legal Assistant, Shearman & Sterling, New York City, NY Researched and drafted contracts on debt-equity conversions. Head Legal Assistant for the 1989 restructuring of Mexican Public Sector Debt, which resulted in the first successful debt reduction agreement under the “Brady Plan.” 1987-1988 Teacher, Louis D. Brandeis High School, New York City, NY Taught courses in Economics, U.S. and Global History, and developed the New York State global history curriculum. Graduate education work completed at the State University of New York and Columbia University, New York City, NY 1986-1987 Researcher, United Nations, New York City, NY Worked with the Centre Against Apartheid, the Centre on Transnational Corporations, and the U.N.D.P.; Program Assistant, African-American Institute, Department of Education and Training. Administered the African Graduate Fellowship sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development. 1985-1986 Course Instructor, Innovative Academic Courses, Stanford University Designed and taught an accredited 12-week course to students at Stanford. Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, Stanford University. PUBLICATIONS Recent publications on law and policy include: “US elections in the 21st century: Voting rights and voting wrongs,” Information Clearinghouse website (ICW), 11-12-06; “Nuclear Umbrella? The Peril of Missile Defense,” ICW, 10-12-06; “The growing clout of international law,” Eurozine, 8-23-06; “The fallacy of missile defense,” The New Presence: The Prague Journal of Central European Affairs (TNP) , Vol. 8, No. 3, Fall 2006; “The Rising Clout of International Law,” TNP, Vol. 8, No. 2, Summer 2006 (cover story); “Definitions of Convenience,” TNP, Vol. 8, No. 1, Spring 2006; “Conspicuous in its absence,” The Prague Post (The Post), 9-27-06; “Striking a Balance: whistleblowers & national security,” The Post, 6-14-06; “It’s a Crime,” The Post, 3-15-06; “The Due Process Dilemma,” The Post, 1-18-06; “Trial and Error,” The Post, 11-16-05. Publications on law and politics are also in TransAfrica Forum (journal of African Affairs), Hemispheres (journal of international affairs), the Gannett Westchester Newspapers, The Reporter Dispatch, The Greenburgh Inquirer, The Stanford Daily, The Legal Aid Society Newsletter, and The Public Interest Advocate. ADDITIONAL Admitted: State Bar of California; U.S. District Court, Northern District, CA; Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Member: State Bar of California; International Bar Association; Bar Association of Francisco; Stanford Alumni Association; Barristers Club. Board of Directors, Hastings Public Interest Law Foundation. Founder, South African Legislative Project, Stanford University. Program Board, Innovative Academic Courses, Stanford University. Editorial Board: Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly; The Stanford Daily. REFERENCES/PUBLICATIONS: Available upon request.
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