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R. Michael Gadbaw

R. Michael Gadbaw is Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he focuses on global regulation. He also works with nonprofits toward the advancement of rule of law in emerging markets (Co-Chair of the US-China Legal Cooperation Foundation and Partners for Democratic Change); and as a private consultant.

Gadbaw retired as Vice President and Senior Counsel for General Electric's International Law and Policy group in 2008. He was part of GE's corporate staff for 18 years, responsible for supporting the global operations of GE's businesses, particularly in the areas of public policy, transaction advocacy, global funding, and compliance. Gadbaw was Chairman of GE's International Practice Group and was the internal champion for GE policies on Ethical Business Practices and International Trade Controls. He also served on the Public Policy Committee of the GE Fund.

Before joining GE in 1990, he was a partner in the law firm of Dewey Ballantine (1985-1990), where he helped form that firm's international trade group, and an associate at Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard and McPherson (1980-1985). Previously, he spent five years as a government attorney in the U.S. Treasury and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (1975-1980).

Gadbaw has a J.D. from the University of Michigan, a B.A. from Fordham University and a Masters from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He serves on a number of nonprofit boards and is a Senior Advisor to the U.S.-Asean Business Council and Oxford Analytica.