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Jay Finkelstein

Title: Lecturer
Email Address: jay.finkelstein@dlapiper.com

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.

Mr. Finkelstein is an Adjunct Professor at American University, Washington College of Law where he has taught since 2003.  He also holds adjunct teaching positions at Stanford Law School and Georgetown Law School and has been a guest professor at Addis Ababa University Law School (Ethiopia).

He is the co-author (with Prof. Daniel Bradlow) of Negotiating Business Transactions:  An Extended Simulation Course (Wolters Kluwer, Aspen Coursebook Series, 2013) "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 co-author (with Prof. Karl Okamoto) of “Simulations:  Collaborative Experiential Learning,” Transactions:  The Tennessee Journal of Business Law (Special 2013, No. 3) (based on a symposium presentation at the 2012 Emory Conference on Transactional Law), as well as the co-author of "Cooperative Law in the United States" to be included in the International Handbook of Cooperative Law, coordinated by EURICSE (European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprise). 

Mr. Finkelstein is a graduate of Princeton Unversity (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.

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