Dan DanielsenAssociate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law, and Faculty Director, Program on the Corporation, Law and Global Society
University of California, Los Angeles, BA 1984
Harvard University, JD 1989
Mail: 416 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617) 373-7941
Fax: (617) 373-5056
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
- Corporate Accountability
- Intellectual Property
- International Law
- Jurisprudence Philosophy
- Law and Economic Development
- Law and Economics
- Political Economy
After Identity: A Reader in Law and Culture (Routledge, 1995) (ed., with Engle)
- “The Role of Law in Global Value Chains: a Research Manifesto,” a joint publication of the IGLP Law and Global Production Working Group, 4 London Review of International Law 57 (2016)
- “Economic Approaches to Global Regulation: Expanding the International Law and Economics Paradigm,” 10 Journal of International Business and Law 23 (2011)
- "Busting Bribery: Sustaining the Global Momentum of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act" (with David Kennedy), Open Society Foundations, 2011.
- “Local Rules and a Global Economy: An Economic Policy Perspective,” 1 Transnational Legal Theory 49 (2010)
- “How Corporations Govern: Taking Corporate Power Seriously in Transnational Regulation and Governance,” 42 Harvard International Law Journal 411 (2005)
- “What’s in a Name? Stakes and Consequences in Defining Feminism(s)” in “Gender, Sexuality and Power—Is Feminist Theory Enough?” 12 Columbia Journal of Gender and Law 624 (2003)
- “Law and Violence,”Utah Law Review 247 (1994)
- “Representing Identities: Legal Treatment of Pregnancy and Homosexuality,” 26 New England Law Review 1453 (1992)
- "Letting Go of ‘The Normal’ in Pursuit of an Ever-Elusive Real: A Proposal for Innovation in International Law and Economics Theory and Scholarship," The Oxford Handbook of International Legal Theory, (Anne Orford and Florian Hoffman, eds.), Oxford University Press (2016)
- “Corporate Power and Instrumental States: Toward a Critical Reassessment of the Role of Firms, States and Regulation in Global Governance,” International Law and Its Discontents: Responding to Global Crises, (Barbara Stark, ed.), Cambridge University Press (2015)
- “Beyond Corporate Governance: Why a new Approach to the Study of Corporate Law is Needed to Address Global Inequality and Economic Development,” Political Economy and Law: A Handbook of Contemporary Practice, Research and Theory, (J. Haskell and U. Mattei, eds.), Edward Elgar (2015)
- “Corporate Power and Global Order,” International Law and Its Others (Cambridge University Press, 2006) (Orford, ed.)