Neil A.F. Popović began teaching at Berkeley Law in 1996. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Popović is a partner at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP in San Francisco, where he leads the firm’s International Litigation and Arbitration Team, as well as the firm’s ESG and Sustainability Team. Mr. Popović also coordinates pro bono work in the Firm’s San Francisco office. Mr. Popović’s disputes practice includes international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration and transnational litigation, as well as complex commercial litigation. His ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) practice includes counseling clients on ESG and Sustainability issues that address climate change, international environmental law, environmental marketing and business and human rights. Mr. Popović teaches International Environmental Law and International Litigation and Arbitration at Berkeley Law, and Law, Politics and Policymaking (Rule of Law) in the graduate Master of Development Practice program at the Goldman School of Public Policy.
Mr. Popović has published numerous articles and contributed to books on subjects relating to international law and complex litigation, including international environmental law, human rights and the environment, international arbitration and litigation, and consumer class actions. Mr. Popović has also served as Ad Hoc Expert for the Independent Project Accountability Mechanism of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, which assesses the Bank’s compliance with its Environmental and Social Policy. He was previously a shareholder at Heller Ehrman LLP, and before that he worked at the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund (now Earthjustice). Mr. Popović sits on the Board of Directors of EarthRights International, and the Advisory Board of the Center for Law, Energy and the Environment at Berkeley Law.
Mr. Popović served as a law clerk to Judge Alicemarie H. Stotler of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and as an extern for Justice Joseph R. Grodin of the Supreme Court of California.
University of California, Berkeley (A.B., Political Science, 1983)
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (J.D., 1987)
Note and Comment Editor, California Law Review
Tufts University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A., International Relations, 1992)
Ford Foundation Fellow in Public International Law
Academy of European Law, Summer Session 1995
Neil A.F. Popovic is teaching the following course in Spring 2022:
Courses During Other Semesters
|Semester||Course Num||Course Title||Teaching Evaluations||Fall 2022||261.2 sec. 001||International Litigation and Arbitration||Fall 2021||261.2 sec. 001||International Litigation and Arbitration||View Teaching Evaluation||Spring 2021||271.71 sec. 001||International Environmental Law||View Teaching Evaluation|
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