Jay Finkelstein

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Jay Gary Finkelstein, a partner at DLA Piper LLP (US), has practiced corporate and securities law for over 30 years, focusing on international and domestic negotiated transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, corporate structuring, strategic contractual relationships, and general corporate law.  His practice has involved matters in a wide variety of industries, including defense, hospitality, financial services, real estate, franchised businesses and high-tech and emerging growth enterprises. He also represents numerous nonprofit organizations. He works closely with DLA lawyers in international offices throughout the world to coordinate the delivery of legal services for international transactional matters.

In addition to Berkeley, Mr. Finkelstein is a member of the adjunct law faculties at Stanford, Georgetown and American University.  He has been a guest professor at Addis Ababa University Law School (Ethiopia), Baltic Federal University (Russia), Tel Aviv University (Israel), and Sun Yat-Sen University (China).

He is the co-author (with Prof. Daniel Bradlow) of Negotiating Business Transactions:  An Extended Simulation Course (Wolters Kluwer, Aspen Coursebook Series, 2013) and “Training Law Students to be International Transactional Lawyers – Using an Extended Simulation to Educate Law Students about Business Transactions,” Pepperdine Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law, 2007.  

He is also the author of “Practice in the Academy:  Creating ‘Practice Aware’ Law Graduates,” Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 64, No. 4 (May 2015), and “Barriers to Entry:  Putting it Together, School by School,” Journal of Experiential Learning, Vol. 2, No. 1 (forthcoming, Fall 2016).

Mr. Finkelstein is a graduate of Princeton University (A.B., 1975, magna cum laude) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1978, magna cum laude).  He is a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia Bars.