John Allen Burgess

Professor of Practice and Executive Director of the LLM Program


Education
  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • BA, Yale University

Biography

John A. Burgess, Professor of Practice and Executive Director of the LLM Program, teaches courses on international finance transactions, international securities regulation and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Prior to his retirement in 2013, Burgess practiced law at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr for 37 years, and during that time chaired the firm’s corporate and international practice groups, as well as serving on its Management Committee. He has represented for profit, NGO, and university clients in a range of transactions throughout Western Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Massachusetts “Super Lawyers” in areas of international trade, finance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law. A graduate of Yale University (B.A. in history) and Harvard Law School (JD), he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Fellow of Branford College at Yale University, an Overseer at WBUR-FM and former President of the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities. Burgess has lectured on international mergers and securities law at the University of Iowa, St. Gallen University and Peking University School of Transnational Law.


Professional Activities
  • Partner, Corporate Department, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
  • Member of the firm’s Management and Executive Committees, co-chair of the Corporate Department’s International Transactions Group, and a former co-chair of Hale and Dorr’s Corporate Department
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations, member of the Board of the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, and life member of the United States Naval Institute
  • Member of the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association and the International Bar Association

Research Interests
  • International commercial law
  • international trade
BOOK CHAPTERS
• "Emerging Technologies and Western Security," Securing Europe’s Future (1987).

OP-EDS
• "La Marine: The Post-War French Navy and Western Security," United States Naval Institute Proceedings (March 1985)

Courses

FALL TERM

NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED



Email Address
John.Burgess@wilmerhale.com

Office Phone
617.526.6418

Office Fax
617.526.5000

Mailing Address
The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Ave
Medford, MA, 02155