Michael Granne

BA magna cum laude, Duke University. JD, Columbia University School of Law. A litigator at Sullivan & Worcester, a law firm representing international clients in US courts, he has also practiced at Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton and Wilmer Hale. Practice included general commercial litigation and white collar investigations but focused specifically on transborder issues such as the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, extraterritoriality, foreign affairs preemption and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Previously a faculty member at Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, director of transnational programs and adjunct professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law in New York, and visiting professor at Seton Hall and Hofstra Law Schools in New Jersey and New York, respectively. Taught civil procedure, international litigation in US courts, international business transactions, international criminal law, transnational law, and administrative law. At Columbia, served as an articles editor on the Journal of Transnational Law and was a Michael Sovern and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Studied at Oxford University and l’Universitá degli Studi di Bologna and served as a Peace Corps volunteer on the island of Santo Antão,Republic of Cape Verde, where he coached the high school’s basketball team to its first national championship. He has published articles on the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976, as well as the application of international law in US courts. SLC, 2013–

Undergraduate discipline: History

Courses taught in History

2013-2014
  • The Contemporary Practice of International Law
  • The Evolution of Human Rights Law