Curriculum Vitae


1999-present Counsel, then General Counsel, then part-time counsel for EMP Global, an emerging market private equity firm based in Washington DC. Handled full range of legal issues,including purchase and sale agreements for stakes in emerging market companies,disputes and arbitrations, and new fund organization.

1995-1999 Senior Counsel for Fidelity Investments, based in Hong Kong. Responsible for both US and local legal issues for Fidelity’s operations in Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Singaporeand elsewhere in Asia. Supervised compliance staff and local counsel; interacted with local regulators; reported to both local and international supervisors.

1990-1995 Senior Counsel for the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Served three years in the office of Chairman Richard Breeden, focusing on policy and enforcement issues; also two years in General Counsel’s office, focusing on international issues and enforcement cases.

1982-1990 Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Worked three years in Hong Kong, focusing on international litigation, and five years in Washington, focusing on M&A transactions and antitrust and other disputes.


1978-1982 Harvard University. JD, cum laude, and Masters in Public Policy, with honors. Editorin-chief of the Harvard Environmental Law Review. Senior thesis on agricultural marketing orders. Teaching assistant in mathematical methods at the Kennedy School.

1975-1978 Stanford University. GPA of 4.0; Phi Beta Kappa; coursework in political science and history; senior thesis on computer model of organizational decisions.

1972-1975 Phillips Exeter Academy. Graduated third in class of over 300 students; Cum Laude Society; letter in cross country; secretary of the theater.


Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man. Simon & Schuster. Forthcoming 2012.

John Jay: Founding Father. Hambledon & London, 2005.

“SEC Rule 12-g3(2)(b)” 27 International Lawyer (1993) (with John Palenberg).

“Discovery Under § 1782 for Foreign and International Proceedings,” 30
Virginia Journal of International Law (1990).

“The Priority Energy Policy Act of 1979: A New Remedy for the Law’s Delay.”
10 Publius: The Journal of Federalism (1980).

PERSONAL Husband of Dr. Masami Stahr, math teacher at Phillips Exeter Academy; father of Clancey and Lydia Stahr; adviser to the Exeter Mock Trial Club; member DC bar.