USC Gould School of Law has tapped Brian Peck, a top international trade specialist in Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration, to launch a new center focusing on transnational law and addressing challenges facing the global business regulatory framework, USC announced today.
Peck, who served as deputy director of international affairs and
business development for Brown and as senior director at the Office of the U.S.
Trade Representative, assumes his new position as director today, a statement
It said the USC Center for Transnational Law and Business would promote
world-class policy analysis and debate to help international businesses
navigate varied trade and compliance policies around the world.
“The reality of business is global,” said Dean Andrew Guzman, an
international law scholar. “Though laws are made at the national level,
businesses act across borders and so must adapt to regulations and requirements
that vary from place to place and time to time.
“The mission of the Center is to engage in cutting edge research in the
area of international law and business and to bring academics, business
people, lawyers, and government officials together to discuss and debate the
most important topics in the field.”
The new center will serve USC as well as the broader international
business law community.
“The center will facilitate expanded interdisciplinary collaboration,
teaching and research to address critical problems and challenges in
transnational business, and that will make doing business around the globe
easier,” Peck said.
The statement said the center would produce scholarly research and
policy proposals on transnational business law issues, convene government
officials, lawyers and business people for conversation and debate, and train a
new generation of domestic and foreign attorneys and policymakers for
leadership in global law and business.
The center will launch its inaugural conference in January, focusing and
providing world-class policy analysis, research and education on antitrust
enforcement in a global context. Regulators from several jurisdictions, in-
house counsel, law firm attorneys and academics will discuss matters of
transparency, due process and comity — all of which have been at issue in
investigations worldwide involving high-tech companies in the antitrust area,
the USC statement said.