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David A. Gantz is Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law and Director of the International Trade and Business Law Program at the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law. He also serves as Associate Director of the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade. He has taught courses in international trade law, international environmental law, NAFTA and Other Regional Trade Agreements, public international law, international business transactions, international investment and technology transfer, European Union law and the U.S. legal system. He is faculty adviser to the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law.
David is a graduate of Harvard College (A.B. 1964) and Stanford Law School (J.D. 1967, J.S.M. 1970). After two years with the U.S. Agency for International Development law reform project in Costa Rica and a year as a law clerk with Judge Charles M. Merrill of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, he spent seven years with the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State. At the State Department, he was the chief lawyer responsible for Inter-American affairs. Subsequently, he practiced international trade and corporate law in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Ohio and District of Columbia bars, and is admitted to practice before the Court of International Trade, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Supreme Court, among others. He joined the Rogers College of Law faculty in 1993. He was a visiting professor at the George Washington University Law School during the 2003-2004 academic year and at American University the fall 2009 semester.
From 1981-93, David was an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center. He has served as a binational panelist under the trade dispute resolution provisions of Chapters 19 and 20 of NAFTA, as a NAFTA Chapter 11 arbitrator, and as an expert witness in other trade and investment disputes. He has also served as the U.S. judge on the Administrative Tribunal of the Organization of American States. David has written extensively on NAFTA customs and trade law issues, NAFTA and WTO dispute resolution, foreign bribery and other international trade, investment and environmental law matters, including NAFTA AND WESTERN HEMISPHERE FREE TRADE (Thomson/West, 2005) (with Ralph Folsom and Michael Gordon) and treatise, REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS: LAW, POLICY AND PRACTICE (Carolina, 2009)and LIBERALIZING INTERNATIONAL TRADE AFTER DOHA: MULTILATERAL, PLURILATERAL, REGIONAL AND UNILATERAL INITIATIVES (Cambridge, 2013).