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Principal Lecturer

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Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • JD, University of Michigan
  • BS (Economics), University of Utah


Mr. Lefler has broad experience in corporate and transactional legal matters both in the United States and across Asia. His experience includes capital markets, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general company matters. He has spent most of his private legal career helping to build bridges between business counter-parties from within and outside of Asia. In addition to a robust private legal experience, Mr. Lefler has focused on activities and programs with a direct social benefit to the community. Along with legal pro bono assistance, Mr. Lefler has also spent significant time volunteering in other social endeavors around Asia and in South America, focusing on education and medical care. Mr. Lefler's teaching style is based on imparting practical knowledge that students will find useful in real-world settings. He brings his broad, cross-cultural experience to bear in helping students learn to dissect and analyze legal and business problems and come up with creative solutions.

Research Interests

  • Cross-boundary business transactions
  • Development of capital markets
  • Economic development and the role of law
  • Ethics
  • Trade

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