Richard Schaffer, J.D., LL.M. is a retired Professor Emeritus of Business Law in the Department of Finance of the Walker College
of Business at Appalachian State University. He taught for twenty-five years in the areas of business law, international business
transactions, and the law of international trade and investment, and founded the university's international business and business
study abroad programs. Prior to academia, Professor Schaffer worked with the United Nations examining the relationship between
corrupt practices, multinational corporations, and socio-economic development. He also served as rapporteur of UN working
groups on international economic crime. He has consulted for business schools and industry trade groups, as well as industry.
Professor Schaffer received his J.D. from the University of Mississippi and his LL.M. from New York University. Filiberto
Agusti is a partner in the international law firm of Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, where he has practiced law since 1978. He represents
governments, multinational corporations, manufacturers, and investors in international arbitrations, lawsuits between multinational
enterprises, and transactional negotiations. His work involves disputes and negotiations over international infrastructure,
power generation facilities, cross-border corporate acquisitions, international joint ventures, and bankruptcy reorganizations.
Mr. Agusti has authored articles for the Harvard Law Review and other legal publications, is a frequent speaker at professional
seminars around the world, and regularly comments on legal issues on camera for Univision, Telemundo, and CNN en Espanol.
Mr. Agusti was a law clerk to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and received his law degree from Harvard Law
School, where he was a senior editor of the Harvard Law Review. Lucien Dhooge is the Sue and John Staton Professor of Law
at the College of Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he teaches international business law and ethics,
and serves as director of the global executive M.B.A. program and area coordinator in law and ethics. Prior to his tenure
with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Professor Dhooge practiced law for eleven years and served on the faculty of the
University of the Pacific in California for twelve. He has authored more than fifty scholarly articles, co-authored five books,
and is a past editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal and Journal of Legal Studies Education. Professor Dhooge
has presented throughout the United States, as well as in Asia, Europe, and South America, and has received numerous research
and teaching awards, including six Ralph C. Hoeber Awards for excellence in published research. After completing an undergraduate
degree in history at the University of Colorado, Professor Dhooge earned his J.D. from the University of Denver College of
Law and his LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center.