Honorable Ronald A. Cass is President, Cass & Associates, PC, a legal consultancy in Great Falls, VA, specializing in international trade, intellectual property, anti-trust law, administrative law and regulation. He also serves as an international arbitrator in NAFTA, ICSID, UNCITRAL and AAA cases. He served Presidents Reagan and Bush as Vice Chairman and Commissioner of the US International Trade Commission, and is Dean Emeritus of Boston University School of Law, where he served as Dean from 1990-2004 and Melville Madison Bigelow Professor of Law from 1995-2004.

Dean Cass is the author of more than 100 scholarly books and articles, including The Rule of Law in America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001), International Trade Law (with Michael Knoll, Ashgate Publishing Co., 2003), and Administrative Law (with Colin S. Diver and Jack M. Beermann, 5th ed., Aspen Law & Business, 2006). His commentaries appear in The Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Boston Globe, Forbes, RealClearPolitics, and many other media outlets. Dean Cass has taught at the University of Virginia, Boston University, Université Lyon III and Université d’Aix-Marseille III in France, and Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala, and lectures around the world on international trade, anti-trust, property rights, and other Rule of Law issues. He has served as Rapporteur to a US-EU Task Force on Intellectual Property Rights and is a senior fellow at the International Centre for Economic Research in Torino, Italy.

In addition, Dean Cass is Chairman of the Federalist Society Practice Group on International Law and National Security and Chairman-Elect of its Administrative Law group. He serves as Policy and Government Affairs Officer of the American Bar Association’s International Law Section, and is a past Chairman of the Association’s Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and former Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates. He is a member of many organizations, including the American Law Institute, American Bar Foundation, the Mont Pelerin Society, and the London Court of International Arbitration North America Group. He serves on the boards of several non-profit enterprises as well as academic editorial boards.

Dean Cass received his B.A. with high distinction from the University of Virginia in 1970, and is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where he received his J.D. with honors in 1973.


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