American University of Sharjah

American University of Sharjah

Joseph L. Brand

Mr. Joseph L. Brand

Partner, Squire Patton Boggs LLP, Washington, DC, USA

Mr. Joseph L. Brand is Partner in Squire Patton Boggs LLP, Washington, DC, USA.

Mr. Brand's area of expertise is foreign affairs law, or international law and US law as it applies abroad. On behalf of such clients as foreign sovereigns, multinational enterprises, international financial institutions, educational institutions and even nongovernmental organizations, Mr. Brand has done legal work in all corners of the globe. In his domestic practice, he helps his foreign and American clients on their mergers and acquisitions deals, financings, regulatory compliance, corporate governance matters and dealings with the federal government. Mr. Brand also advocates for clients in the area of international human rights. Governments, and their official instrumentalities, are among Mr. Brand's clients.

Mr. Brand served for many years as outside counsel to a US-based multinational with operations in more than 70 countries and has counseled the company's managers on almost every significant domestic and foreign legal activity involving the company, engagements that run the gamut from market access and direct foreign investment to trade disputes and international litigation. US legal work for his foreign clients includes environmental issues for a Japanese chemical concern, regulatory compliance for an Arab bank, defense procurement for a Brazilian manufacturer and human rights advice for a European company.

Outside the practice, Mr. Brand maintains an active interest in international legal matters. He has taught comparative law at George Washington University Law School for more than 10 years and chaired a nongovernmental organization that litigates in US courts on behalf of foreign victims of torture. His interest in university affairs is seen in his service as vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of the George Washington University.

Mr. Brand holds a Juris Doctor with honors from George Washington University, a Master of Arts from Ohio State University, and an Artium Baccalaureaus from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia, as well as Ohio. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors.

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