Bachelor cum laude, Harvard University, 1963. Juris Doctor, University Michigan, 1966.
Assistant to Corporate Counsel law department City of New York, 1966-1970. Litigation associate Debevoise, Plimpton, Lyons & Gates, New York City, 1970-1973. Corporation secretary, associate general counsel American Airlines, Inc., 1973-1979.
General counsel Citicorp, 1982-1987. Executive vice president, general counsel Shearson Lehman Brothers, Inc., 1987-1990. Managing director, general counsel Union Bank Switzerland AG, 1991—2006.
Co-chair, global finance institutions group Greenberg Traurig, since 2006, chair, finance institutions practice, since 2006. Chairman, nominating and governance committee board directors Medarex, Inc.
Trustee American Red Cross Greater New York, New York City, since 1996, Phipps Houses, New York City, since 1997, Jewish Museum, New York City, since 1999, Stamford (Connecticut) Symphony Orchestra, since 1999. Board chairman Everybody Wins! Foundation, New York Chapter. Member Securities Industries Association (member federal regulation committee 1997, chairman holding company regulatory committee since 1999, 2005 Distinguished Leadership award), Council Foreign Relations, Council Senior International Legal Officers (member conference board), Swiss-American C. of C, Association Bar of City New York, American Bar Association, Foreign Policy Association (associate), Economic Club New York, Institute International Bankers (executive committee of Board Directors).
Married Martha Lay.