Diploma, Cambridge University, 1971
J.D., University of Michigan, 1970
B.A., College of Wooster, 1967
George J. Siedel focuses on legal issues that relate to international business law, negotiation, and dispute resolution. Recent publications include legal aspects
of cross-border subsidiary management and issues relating to the use of law to gain competitive advantage. His work in progress includes piercing the veil concerns in an international context,
low contracting, the impact of litigation on large corporations,
and the impact of discovery on electronic communications.
Professor Siedel has been admitted to practice before the
United States Supreme Court and in Michigan, Ohio, and
Florida. Following graduation from law school, he worked as
an attorney in a professional corporation. He has also
served on several boards of directors and as Associate Dean
of the University of Michigan Business School.
Professor Siedel has served as the chief editor of the Michigan Real
Property Review and special editor
of the American Business Law Journal. The author of
numerous books and articles, he has received several
research awards, including the Faculty Recognition Award
from the University of Michigan and the Hoeber Award from
the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. The Center for
International Business Education and Research selected a
case written by Professor Siedel for its annual
International Case Writing Award. His research has been cited by
appellate courts in the United States and abroad,
including the High Court of Australia.
Professor Siedel has served as Visiting Professor of
Business Law at Stanford University, Visiting Professor of
Business Administration at Harvard University, and Parsons
Fellow at the University of Sydney. He has been elected a
Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University's Wolfson College
and a Life Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation. As a
Fulbright Scholar, Professor Siedel held a
Distinguished Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Arbor, MI 48109-1234
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