The Ideal of the "Lawyer-Statesman" in Modern Legal Practice: A 40 Year Perspective

The Business and Finance Law Program hosted Lee C. Buchheit, Partner and International Authority on Sovereign Debt Restructuring, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Jeremy Pam, Director, Business and Finance Law Program, moderated the event. 

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About Mr. Buchheit

Lee C. Buchheit’s practice focuses on international financial transactions, including sovereign debt management, privatization, and project finance. He is the author of two books in the field of international law and more than 40 articles on professional matters. The legal and business press repeatedly has recognized Lee for his work on behalf of clients and leading role in the profession, including the Financial Times, which named him one of its 10 most “Innovative Individuals” of 2012 for his work on the Greek debt restructuring; and the International Financial Law Review, which honored Lee with its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 for his contributions to international finance.

Lee joined Cleary Gottlieb in 1976 and became a partner in 1984. From 1987 to 1990, he was resident in the Hong Kong office; from 1979 to 1982, in the London office; and from 1976 to 1979, in the Washington, D.C. office. He received a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1975 and a Diploma in International Law from Cambridge University in 1976.