Doctor of Law (JD)
Cornell Law School
Cum Laude; Editor, Cornell Law Review.5X CALI Award Winner for Top Ranked Student in Class in: Torts, Corporations, Legal Process, Biblical Law, Islamic Law.
Oliver Wright is an international financier, lawyer, and published author. Oliver is General Partner of close to two dozen High Net Worth, Venture Capital and Private Equity vehicles achieving hybrid debt-equity returns via present income and capital appreciation. His writing background includes a publishing deal with Grove Atlantic (Cold Mountain; Black Hawk Down) and scholarly research published in journals such as the Harvard International Journal of Press-Politics.
Summa Cum Laude; Phi Betta Kappa; Class Major Valedictorian.
"Superior judgment and writing skills ... impressive intellectual abilities." Gibson Dunn & Crutcher--Annual Performance Review
"Highest recommendation ... my best and brightest student ..." Dr. Shanto Iyengar, Stanford University
"Verbal and analytical skills are outstanding ... some of the best I have seen." Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
"Very impressive work ...." British Telecom Executive, CEO
Peterson Waingrow Publishing Award; CBS Media Communications Award and Fellowship; Lew Wasserman Media Entertainment Award; Walter Winchell Writing Award; Distinguished Scholar Award; Regent's Scholar Award; Alumni Scholar Award.
Oliver Wright is a Lawyer, Writer, Educator and Investor.
Law: After graduating from Cornell Law School's accelerated joint Doctor/Master of Law program, Oliver worked for six years as both a corporate transactional attorney and trial lawyer at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, voted the top litigation firm in the country in 2010 and 2012 by American Lawyer magazine. At Gibson Dunn, Oliver's corporate and litigation clients ranged from high net worth individuals (Barron Hilton), to retail technology platforms (Amazon.com), media & entertainment conglomerates (Sony BMG), and manufacturing concerns (Ford Motor Company).
Writing: After Gibson, Oliver signed a publishing deal with New York City publishing house Grove Atlantic (Cold Mountain, American Psycho, Black Hawk Down) for a Wall Street roman à clef (forthcoming). His scholarly research and writing has been published in journals such as the Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics (SAGE Publishing).
Oliver is also a private investor and independent music producer. He is GP and Fiduciary in a number of HNW and PE real estate investment SPVs and social impact investment funds focused concentrated on America's hardest hit housing markets. Oliver executive produced the critically acclaimed underground hip hop LP, Music2BreakUp2, and has forthcoming releases featuring tracks by Grammy winning rapper RBX (Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang with Dr. Dre), producer Evidence (Dilated Peoples), and other underground luminaries such as LMNO (The Visionaries), JFK (Rhyme Sayers), LD and Ariano.