Professor Danielsen is a legal scholar who spent many years as an international business lawyer. He teaches Corporations, Law and Development, International Business Regulation, International Law and Conflict of Laws. Professor Danielsen’s research explores the complex role of the business firm in global governance.

With a better understanding of the workings of private power in the global governance regime, Professor Danielsen hopes to develop new and more complex notions of economic participation, political pluralism and distributive justice in the creation and operation of the rules that shape global economic activity and more effective, participatory and accountable strategies for harnessing corporate power to enhance economic well-being and social welfare, particularly in the developing world.

Prior to joining the Northeastern faculty, Professor Danielsen was executive vice president and general counsel of Europe Online Networks S.A., a pioneer in the provision of broadband Internet and interactive multimedia services to consumers across Europe. Previously, Professor Danielsen was a partner at Foley, Hoag & Eliot in Boston, where his practice focused on the representation of US and European public and privately held business with respect to corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and joint ventures, content and technology licensing and corporate strategy.

Fields of Expertise

  • Business Law
  • Careers in the Law
  • Computer and Internet Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence Philosophy
  • Law and Economic Development
  • Law and Economics

Selected Works

Books

After Identity: A Reader in Law and Culture (Routledge, 1995) (ed., with Engle)

Selected Chapters

“Corporate Governance and Global Governance: Progressive Possibilities in a Globalized World,” Progressive Lawyering, Globalization and Markets: Rethinking Ideology and Strategy (William S. Hein & Co., 2007) (Dalton, ed.)

“Corporate Power and Global Order,” International Law and Its Others (Cambridge University Press, 2006) (Orford, ed.)