Bachelor, Reed College, 1962. Juris Doctor, Yale University, New Haven, 1965.
Attorney United States Civil Aeronautics Board, Washington, 1965-1966, director Bureau Pricing and Domestic Aviation, 1978, general director international and domestic aviation Bureau Pricing and Domestic Aviation, 1979. Special assistant United States Chamber of Commerce, 1966—1967. Law & economic fellow University Chicago Law School, 1967—1968.
Professor law University Southern California Law Center, 1968—1980. Dalessi professor law University Southern California Law Center, 1985-1987. Henry R. Luce professor law and social change in technical society California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1973-1983.
On leave California Institute of Technology, University Southern California, 1977-1979, 81-83. General George Rogers Clark professor management studies School Management Yale University, New Haven, 1987-1990, dean School Management, 1988—1992, William S. Beinecke professor management studies, 1990—1992. Executive vice president marketing Continental Airlines, 1981-1982.
President, Chief Executive Officer New York Air, 1982-1984. Executive vice president marketing and international Northwest Airlines, St. Paul, 1992—1999. Adjunct professor law Harvard Law School, 1999—2002.
Chairman Rohn Industries, Inc., 1999—2002. Professor adjunct law Yale University, 2002—2005. Distinguished research scholar, senior lecturer New York University School Law, New York City, since 2005.
United States Bureau Budget, 1964. Visiting professor Duke University, 1972-1973. Academy visitor London School of Economics and Political Science, 1977.
Visiting lecturer Institute Air and Space Law, McGill University, 1978. Member advisory panel airport and air traffic central system office technical assessment, 1980-1981. Consultant subcommittee administrative practice and procedure United States Senate, 1974-1975, Commonwealth Puerto Rico, 1974, National Science Foundation, 1975-1977, California Air Resources board, 1976, Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, California, 1976, United States Interstate Commerce Commission, 1980, United States Civil Aeronautics Board, 1977, 1980, Port Authority New York and New Jersey, 1984-1985, National Council Public Works Improvement, 1987-1988, Corporation and Consumer Affairs Canada, 1988-1989, United States Department State, 1989-1991, Organization of European Cooperation and Development, 1991-1992, Australian Consumer and Competition Commission, 2004.
Visiting professor University Virginia Law School, 2004. Visiting lecturer Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel, 2006.
Board trustees Center Law Public Interest, Los Angeles, 1971-1976. Trustee Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, 1983-1989, University of Nevada, Reno asbestos Disease Victims Claims Trust, since 1989, chairman, since 2005. Trustee Reed College, 1984-2002.
Board directors Institut du Transport Aerien, Paris, 1984-2008. United States Civil Aeronautical Board. Fellow National Academy Public Administration, since 1997.
United States Aviation Safety Commission, 1987-1988, National Academy of Sciences Committee on airline service and safety since deregulation, 1989-1991.
Married Carol June Stover, June 2, 1967. Children: Sara Rebecca, Anna Rachel.