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David B. Wilkins
Vice Dean, Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession
Director, Program on the Legal Profession
Lester Kissel Professor of Law

Harvard Law School
1575 Massachusetts Avenue
Hauser Hall #312
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tel: +1 (617) 495-0958
Fax: +1 (617) 496-8489
E-mail: dwilkins@law.harvard.edu

Professor Wilkins is the Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, the Lester Kissel Professor of Law, and the faculty director of the Program on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School. He is also a senior research fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a faculty associate of the Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics.

Professor Wilkins has written extensively on the legal profession in leading scholarly journals and the popular press and is the co-author (along with his Harvard Law School colleague Andrew Kaufman) of one of the leading casebooks in the field.  His current scholarly projects on the profession include After the JD, a ten-year nationwide longitudinal study of lawyers' careers, the Harvard Law School Career Study, a quantitative and qualitative examination of how corporations purchase legal services, an empirical project on the development of "ethical infrastructure" in large law firms based on a series of focus groups with leading practitioners and regulators, an examination of the practice of “offshoring” legal work to India, and over 200 in-depth interviews in connection with a forthcoming Oxford University Press book on the development of the black corporate bar.

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John C. Coates, IV
John F. Cogan, Jr. Professor of Law and Economics
Research Director, Program on the Legal Profession

Harvard Law School
Griswold Hall #400
1525 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tel: + 1 (617) 496-4420
Fax: + 1 (617) 496-5156
E-mail: jcoates@law.harvard.edu

John Coates, IV is the John F. Cogan, Jr. Professor of Law and Economics and research director of the Program on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School.  He joined the faculty in 1997 after private practice at the New York law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he was a partner specializing in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities law, and the regulation of financial institutions. Before coming to HLS, he taught on the adjunct faculties of New York University School of Law and Boston University School of Law.  He was promoted to Professor in 2001, and was named the John F. Cogan Jr. Professor of Law and Economics in 2006.

His current research at Harvard includes empirical studies of the purchasing of legal services by S&P 500 companies, the causes and consequences of the completion or failure of M&A transactions, mutual funds and the effects of their regulation, and the causes and consequences  of CEO and CLO turnover.  He teaches courses on Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Institutions Regulation, Contracts, Corporations, and the History of Capitalist Institutions.   Professor Coates is a principal researcher on the Program’s Corporate Purchasing Project, a quantitative and qualitative examination of how corporations purchase legal services.  He also instructs at the Program’s Executive Education course. 

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Jim Greiner
Professor of Law

Harvard Law School
Griswold 504
1525 Massachusetts avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tel: + 1 (617) 496-4643
E-mail: jgreiner@law.harvard.edu

Jim Greiner is a professor of law at Harvard Law School; he teaches courses on civil procedure, access to civil justice, expert witnesses, and voting regulation. After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School in 1995, Jim clerked for the Honorable Patrick E. Higginbotham on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, then spent six years practicing law in Washington, three for the United States Department of Justice, and three for Jenner & Block. He tried to focus his practice on employment discrimination, voting rights, and the Decennial Census, but alas, he also had to learn how airplanes get on and off aircraft carriers (in the A-12 litigation, originally filed in 1990 and still going), as well as how to deal with structural injunctions in long-running housing desegregation cases. At the end of these six years, Jim entered the graduate program at the Department of Statistics at Harvard and emerged in 2007 with his Ph.D. His research focuses on the application of rigorous quantitative methods to legal issues, particularly to problems inside and surrounding adjudicative systems. His current projects include the development of quantitative methods useful for redistricting litigation as well as a series of randomized experiments designed to measure the effectiveness of legal assistance, ADR, and educational interventions. His work has appeared in such diverse venues as the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Journal of the Royal Statistical Association, the Annals of Applied Statistics, and Jurimetrics.

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Guhan Subramanian
Joseph Flom Professor of Law and Business

Harvard Law School
Griswold Hall #402
1525 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tel: + 1 (617) 495-9784
Fax: + 1 (617) 496-5156
E-mail: subraman@law.harvard.edu

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Guhan Subramanian is the Joseph Flom Professor of Law and Business at Harvard Law School and the H. Douglas Weaver Professor of Business Law at Harvard Business School. He is the only person in the history of Harvard University to hold tenured appointments at both HLS and HBS. At HLS he teaches courses in negotiations and corporate law. At HBS he teaches in several executive education programs, such as Strategic Negotiations, Changing the Game, Managing Negotiators and the Deal Process, and Making Corporate Boards More Effective. He is the faculty chair for the JD/MBA program at Harvard University and the Vice Chair for Research at the Harvard Program on Negotiation. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty he spent three years at McKinsey & Company in their New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C. offices.

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