Student, St. Peter's College, Oxford University, 1975. Bachelor cum laude, St. Olaf College, 1976. Master of Public Administration, Drake University, 1980.
Juris Doctor, Drake University, 1980. Diploma in Advanced International Legal Studies, University Pacific, Salzburg, Austria, 1986. Master of Laws in International Business Legal Studies, University Exeter, 1988.
Postgraduate, University Exeter, 1997.
Associate Bump & Haesemeyer, Professional Corporation, Des Moines, 1980—1985. Judicial law clerk Judicial Branch State of Iowa, 1987—1988. Associate Christianson, Hohnbaum & George, Des Moines, 1989, Pavelic & Levites, Professional Corporation, New York City, 1989—1992.
With chambers Alan Tyrrell, Queen's Counsel, London, 1993—1994. With legal department Philips Electronics United Kingdom, Ltd., 1994. With Lafili, Van Crombrugghe & Partners, Brussels, 1995.
Private practice Des Moines, New York City, London, 1997—2009, Des Moines, Exeter, England, since 2010. Tenant Barrister Web Internet Chambers, England, since 2001. Door tenant Rougemont Chambers, England, since 2001.
International legal intern Herbert Oppenheimer, Nathan & Vandyk, London, 1986. Lecturer law University Kent, Canterbury, England, 2000-2001. Lecturer law, Master of Laws course leader Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, 2001-2004.
Fellow Chartered Institute Arbitrators, London, 2008, Center International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria, 2006. Member and arbitrator Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association, since 2008. Assistant professor business law University Wisconsin-La Crosse, 2005-2010.
Senior lecturer in law Northampton Law School, Neverthly, England, since 2010.
- Bar: Iowa 1980, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1980, Nebraska 1985, Supreme Court 1985, Minnesota 1986, District of Columbia 1986., New York 1987, Wisconsin 1987, Colorado 1988, United States District Court (southern district), New York 1990, United States Court Appeals (federal circuit) 1990, United States Court International Trade 1990, England and Wales, 1995, Court Justice European Committee, 2002, Northern Ireland, 2000, Ireland, 2004. Member Gray's Inn of Court, London, Inn of Court Northern Ireland, Belfast, King's Inns of Court, Dublin.
Member Academy Legal Studies in Business, 2005-2009. National alternate United States Presidential Management Intern Program, 1980. Member American Bar Association (section international law), Federal Bar Association (chairman state of Iowa Small Business Administration export assistance program 1983-1985, treasurer Iowa chapter 1984-1985, executive committee 1984-1985), New York State Bar Association (secretary international law), Iowa State Bar Association (secretary international law), Association of Bar of City of New York (council international affairs 1990-1992), Society Legal Scholars Great Britain and Ireland, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Alpha Alpha.