Bachelor in History, Stanford University, 1960. Juris Doctor, University Michigan, 1964. D.Phil in Law, Oxford University, England, 1973.
Law clerk to Associate Justice Supreme Court of the United States Court Byron R. White, 1967—1968. Consultant Office Foreign Direct Investments, Department Commerce, 1968. Special representative secretary defense 7th session 3d United Nations Conference Law of Sea.
Member Caplin & Drysdale, chartered, Washington, 1968—1985. Professor law University Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, 1985—1988. Partner Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, Washington, 1988—1993.
Vice president, senior counsel Aetna Life and Casualty Company, Hartford, Connecticut, 1993-1995. President, chairman International Center Not-for-Profit Law, Washington, 1992—2002. President, Chief Executive Officer United Way International, Alexandria, Virginia, 1996.
Senior legal consultant World Bank, 1997—2001. Adjunct professor Georgetown University Law Center, 1975-1985, Catholic University American School Law, 2003-2004. Regent American College Tax Counsel, 1986-1989.
Member Internal Revenue Service Commissioner's Advisory Group, 1987. Board directors, secretary Vols. Technology Assistance, 1978-2005, Foundation for Development of Polish Agriculture 1988-2003.
Visiting fellow World Bank, 1995-1996. Visiting professor law Central European University, Budapest, 1998—2008, Temple University, 2002-2003, University Bologna, since 2006, president International Center Civil Society Law, since 2002. Board directors Enterprise Works/VTA, since 2004.
Member national council United Nations Association United States of America, since 2004.
Member American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, American Law Institute, American College Tax Counsel, Council on Foreign Relations, American College Employee Benefits Council, International Society Third Sector Research.
Married Karla W. Simon. Children: Stephen T., Jessica L., Thomas A., Emily A.