Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Walter Gideon Gans, Lawyer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of comparative law.
As the third generation to attend Bowdoin College, Mr. Gans graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in government and international law in 1957. He then attended summer school at the University of Vienna and took an intensive course in German and international law, promoting his interest in the field and encouraging his decision to attend New York University and obtain a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1961 and a Master of Laws in comparative law in 1967. Certified by the New York State Bar Association, Mr. Gans began his career as an associate for Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, from 1961 to 1963. He then found success as an international attorney for Latex Corp. until 1967, when he became an associate counsel at Olin Corp. From 1972 to 2002, Mr. Gans excelled in the positions of counsel and senior counsel for Olin Corp., general counsel and secretary for Siemens Corp., and special counsel for Kaye Scholer.
After deciding to leave corporate and large scale law firms behind him, Mr. Gans became an international and commercial arbitrator and mediator, a position he still holds. He is also a fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, the American Arbitration Association, the International Bar Association, the Corporate Bar, and the New York State Bar Association. Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubble, he is an active member of the executive committee for the CPR Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution. Looking ahead, Mr. Gans hopes to continue using his profession as an opportunity to act on behalf of others and ethically promote the interests of organizations.
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