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. His practice included general commercial litigation and white collar investigations, but his focus was specifically on transborder issues, such as the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, extraterritoriality, foreign affairs preemption and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He has been a member of the faculty 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; he has taught civil procedure, international litigation in US courts, international business transactions, international criminal law, transnational law, and administrative law. While at Columbia, he served as an articles editor on the Journal of Transnational Law and was a Michael Sovern and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He also studied at Oxford University and l’Universitá degli Studi di Bologna and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Cape Verde on the island of Santo Antão, 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 United States courts. SLC, 2013–

Undergraduate discipline: History

Courses taught in History