George J. Siedel
Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration
& Thurnau Professor of Business Law
Diploma, Cambridge University, 1971
J.D., University of Michigan, 1970
B.A., College of Wooster, 1967
George J. Siedel focuses on legal issues that relate to international business law, negotiation, and dispute resolution. Recent publications include legal aspects
of cross-border subsidiary management and issues relating to the use of law to gain competitive advantage. His work in progress includes piercing the veil concerns in an international context, high - low contracting, the impact of litigation on large corporations, and the impact of discovery on electronic communications.
Professor Siedel has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and in Michigan, Ohio, and Florida. Following graduation from law school, he worked as an attorney in a professional corporation. He has also served on several boards of directors and as Associate Dean of the University of Michigan Business School.
Professor Siedel has served as the chief editor of the Michigan Real Property Review and special editor of the American Business Law Journal. The author of numerous books and articles, he has received several research awards, including the Faculty Recognition Award from the University of Michigan and the Hoeber Award from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. The Center for International Business Education and Research selected a case written by Professor Siedel for its annual International Case Writing Award. His research has been cited by appellate courts in the United States and abroad, including the High Court of Australia.
Professor Siedel has served as Visiting Professor of Business Law at Stanford University, Visiting Professor of Business Administration at Harvard University, and Parsons Fellow at the University of Sydney. He has been elected a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University's Wolfson College and a Life Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation. As a Fulbright Scholar, Professor Siedel held a Distinguished Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences.