Jacob (Jake) A. Kuipers lectures in the Master of Global Business Administration (GBA) program on international mergers and acquisitions. He is currently an attorney at the international law firm McDermott Will & Emery, where he advises public and private companies on cross-border transactions, with a particular emphasis on strategic investments, international acquisitions, and complex commercial arrangements. He also regularly serves as primary outside counsel for clients, advising on general corporate governance and operations.
Jake’s experience covers strategic risk analysis, global investment law, and the rule of law in multinational ventures. Drawing on his research and international experience, he has written numerous articles for a variety of publications.
While in graduate school, he served as executive articles editor of the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review and legal editor of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs. He also served as an executive board member and project leader for the Harvard Law and International Development Society and was a lead judge in the Model International Criminal Court in Krzyzowa, Poland.
He holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School, a J.D. from Boston College Law School, and a B.A. from Middlebury College.