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Jay Gary Finkelstein
Lecturer in Law


Jay Gary Finkelstein, a partner at DLA Piper LLP (US), has practiced corporate and securities law for over 30 years, focusing on international and domestic negotiated transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, corporate structuring, strategic contractual relationships, and general corporate law.  His practice has involved matters in a wide variety of industries, including defense, hospitality, financial services, real estate, franchised businesses and high-tech and emerging growth enterprises. He also represents numerous nonprofit organizations. He works closely with DLA lawyers in international offices throughout the world to coordinate the delivery of legal services for international transactional matters.

Mr. Finkelstein is an Adjunct Professor at American University, Washington College of Law where he has taught since 2003.  He was a guest professor at Addis Ababa University Law School, teaching international business negotiations (2008-2009). 

He is the co-author (with Prof. Daniel Bradlow) of "Training Law Students to be International Transactional Lawyers – Using an Extended Simulation to Educate Law Students about Business Transactions," Pepperdine Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law, 2007.  He is also the co-author (with Prof. Daniel Bradlow) of the forthcoming textbook (Aspen Publishers):  Negotiating International and Domestic Business Transactions:  A Practical Skills Approach through an Extended Simulation Module utilizing Collaborative Teaching Methodology.

Mr. Finkelstein speaks frequently on transactional law topics at seminars and for continuing legal education programs.