- Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv, Ukraine – Member – Board of Trustees
- Western Reserve Academy, Hudson, Ohio – Member - Board of Visitors
- Was named a Commandeur de l’Ordre National by the Government of Burkina Faso. This is the country’s second highest civilian award.
REPRESENTATIVE PRIVATE SECTOR TRANSACTIONS
- Represented Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka, a.s. (CSOB) in connection with its acquisition of Investicni a Postovni banka (IPB). It was reported widely that the acquisition created what was then the largest bank in Central and Eastern Europe.
- Represented KBC Bank N.V. (Belgium) as the winning bidder in the privatization of CSOB (at the time it was reported that this was the largest privatization transaction in the history of the Czech Republic and one of the largest in Slovakia). The transaction took the form of the acquisition of the shareholdings of the Czech National Bank, the Czech National Property Fund and the National Bank of Slovakia in CSOB.
- Represented KBC Bank N.V. (Belgium) in the acquisition of LBS Bank - New York from Nova Ljubljanska banka (Slovenia).
- Represented AT&T and PTT Telecom Netherlands in creating UTEL, the Ukrainian long distance phone carrier. Other partners in the joint venture included Deutsche Telekom and the Ukrainian Ministry of Communications.
- Represented PepsiAmericas (formerly Whitman Corporation) in the acquisition of Toma, a.s., a major Czech soft drink, juice and bottled water producer.
- Represented EBRD and Iveco (Fiat) in connection with a joint venture with AvtoKraz, a major Ukrainian truck manufacturer.
- Represented EBRD on several project finance transactions in the Czech Republic and Ukraine.
- Represented Ceska sporitelna (a Czech bank), as underwriter, in connection with a 2 billion CZK bond issue by CKD Praha Holding, a.s.
- Represented Otis in establishing a joint venture in Ukraine to produce elevators. Represented Deutsche Bank in the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Ceske Radiokomunikace, a.s. (one of the major Czech telecommunication providers).
- Represented Orange plc in the tender for the 1800 GSM mobile operator license in the Czech Republic.
REPRESENTATIVE PUBLIC SECTOR TRANSACTIONS
Foreign Assistance Agreements Totaling $6.3 Billion:
- Armenia. $236 million for irrigation and rural road construction
- Benin. $307 million for reconstruction of the port of Cotonou, land tenure, access to justice and access to credit.
- Burkina Faso. $481 million for irrigation infrastructure, road construction and rehabilitation, land tenure and rural agricultural development.
- Cape Verde. $110 million for port construction, irrigation and private sector development.
- El Salvador. $461 million for water and sanitation infrastructure, energy, highway construction, financial services and rural electrification.
- Georgia. $295 million for road construction, energy infrastructure rehabilitation, rural development and municipal infrastructure.
- Ghana. $547 million for irrigation infrastructure, land tenure, road construction, improved access to credit and agricultural technical assistance.
- Honduras. $215 million for highway construction, access to credit and crop diversification.
- Lesotho. $362 million for construction of the Metolong Dam, rural water supply and irrigation infrastructure, health infrastructure and access to credit.
- Madagascar. $110 million for land tenure, strengthening the financial sector and rural agricultural development.
- Mali. $460 million for reconstruction of the Bamako airport and irrigation and rural agricultural infrastructure.
- Mongolia. $285 million for refurbishment of the country’s rail system, property rights, vocational education and health infrastructure.
- Morocco. $697 million for fruit tree productivity, small scale fisheries, artisan development, small enterprise support and financial services.
- Mozambique. $506 million for water and sanitation infrastructure, roads, land tenure and rural development.
- Namibia. $304 million for education, agricultural development and tourism.
- Nicaragua. $175 million for property rights, road construction and rural business development.
- Tanzania. $698 million for road and airport construction, energy infrastructure and water and irrigation infrastructure.
- Vanuatu. $65 million for roads and other infrastructure.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS“Foreign Direct Investment – Does the Rule of Law Matter?”, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Working Paper No. 26, April 2002 “Keep the US English Speaking”, The Christian Science Monitor, December 3, 2002 “Lessons for Cuba after Communism”, The Christian Science Monitor, June 24, 2002 “O’Neill/Bono Road Show Offers Golden Opportunity”, The Wall Street Journal, June 5, 2002 (Letter to the Editor) “Private Sector vs. Foreign Aid”, The Washington Times, June 1, 2002 (Letter to the Editor) “Development Role of the Private Sector”, The Times of London, May 14, 2002 (Letter to the Editor) “Good Catholics, Good Priests – and Married”, The Washington Post, March 23, 2002 “No Need to Cry for Argentina”, The Boston Globe, February 26, 2002 "Soviets' Nuclear Question", The Christian Science Monitor, June 12, 1991 "The Fire of Ukrainian Unity Starts to Spread", The Wall Street Journal (Europe), August 23, 1990 "Bolivia's Restructuring Deserves More Than a Pat on the Back", The Wall Street Journal, April 28, 1989 “A Yankee Attorney Shakes His Booty at Carnival", The Wall Street Journal, February 23, 1989 "The Economic and Political Awakening of Argentina's Peronists", The Wall Street Journal, March 1, 1988 "Brazil on Argentina's Heels", The Christian Science Monitor, January 21, 1988 "Peronist Reformers Keep the Focus on Democracy", Los Angeles Times, September 11, 1987Participated in numerous talks, academic programs, and television and radio interviews on political and business issues throughout the former Soviet Union, Latin America, Africa and Central Europe.