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Program Director and Professor of Law

Finbarr McCarthy, Director and Professor of Law
Temple University Beasley School of Law
J.D., 1989, Tulane Law School Ph.D., 1988, Tulane University
Post-Graduate Diploma 1975, University of Amsterdam
B.A., 1974, Trinity College, Dublin


Spring 2015 Course: Trusts & Estates - 3 Credits

Professor McCarthy joined the Temple law faculty in August 1991. He is a native of Ireland and studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and the University of Amsterdam. Before coming to the United States he worked as an inspector of taxes for Ireland's internal revenue service. In 1988, he was awarded a Ph.D. in English from Tulane University and a year later he received a J.D. from Tulane Law School. After law school, Professor McCarthy served as a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. He then clerked for Judge Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


Visiting Professor from the Law School

Harwell Wells, Associate Professor of Law
J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law
Ph.D., University of Virginia
M.A., University of Iowa
B.A., Williams College


Spring 2015 Courses: Unincorporated Business Associations: Agency, Partnerships & LLCs (3 credits) & Comparative Corporate Governance: Writing Seminar (3 credits)

Associate Professor Harwell Wells teaches corporations, unincorporated associations, and professional responsibility.  A graduate of Williams College and Vanderbilt University Law School, Professor Wells also holds a Ph.D. in American History from the University of Virginia. Following law school, he served as law clerk for Judge Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and then worked at the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP, in Washington DC, where he specialized in securities regulatory law. His research interests include the history of corporate and business law and of the legal profession.

In March 2014, Professor Wells gave a presentation, "Shareholder Rights," at the National Law Institute in Ulaanbatar, Mongolia; and a presentation, Shareholder Power in America: A Short History," at the National University of Singapore.

His most recent publications include the following:

The Course of Shareholder Power, __ Fla. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2015)

Shareholder Power in America, 1800-2000: A short history, in Research Handbook on Shareholder Power __ (Hill & Thomas eds.) (forthcoming 2014)

Law and History by Numbers: Use, but with Care, 2014 U. Ill. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2014) (with Brian Cheffins & Steven Bank)

"Corporation Law is Dead":  Heroic Managerialism, Legal Change, and the puzzle of Corporation Law at the Height of the American Century, 15 U. Pa. J. Bus. L 305 (2013).


Spring 2015 Program Adjunct Faculty

F. Frederic Fouad, Attorney
J.D. 1990, New York University
B.A. 1985, University of Pennsylvania

Spring 2015 Course: Professional Responsibility - 3 credits

F. Frederic (Ric) Fouad's law practice spans 25 years and combines Japan-focused commercial matters with extensive pro bono work. Ric began his career at Jones Day. He has also served in-house at Taisei Corporation (Tokyo, Japan), Lexington Corporation (Tokyo, Japan and Memphis, TN), and Spartus Capital Management (New York, NY). He was a 2009-2010 Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, and he presently serves on the advisory boards of the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College and the International Honors Program of World Learning, in Brattleboro, VT. Ric also heads Protect The Hersheys' Children, Inc., a child welfare advocacy group.

Nathan N. Frost, US Secretary
US-Japan Joint Committee, US Forces, Japan
Major, USAFR
J.D., University of Nevada-Las Vegas
B.A., Brigham Young University

Spring 2015 Course: Introduction to Japanese Law - 3 Credits

Nathan N. Frost works as the US Secretary, US-Japan Joint Committee, which is responsible for interpreting the US-Japan Status of Forces Agreement under which the US military is present in Japan. He is also a reserve US Air Force JAG.

His previous experience includes work as a government relations specialist for US Forces, Japan Plans and Policy Directorate; Chief, International Law Division, 5th Air Force, Yokota Air Base, Japan; and Chief, Military Justice Division (same headquarters). He has had tours prosecuting and defending in US military courts-martial. During his undergraduate years, he worked as a research and teaching assistant for students studying Japanese and interned with a Tokyo-based publishing company. In law school, he returned to research assisting, focusing on US Constitutional Law. He is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Arizona and the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Doug Hymas, President/CEO
ING Mutual Funds Management Company (Japan), Ltd.
J.D., 1990, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
B.A., 1987, Brigham Young University

Spring 2015 Course: Co-faculty for East-West Negotiation - 3 Credits

Professor Doug Hymas serves as President and CEO of ING Mutual Funds Management Company (Japan), Ltd. Prior to this appointment, he served as President and Representative Director of Wachovia Securities (Japan). He has also previously served as Head of the Mutual Fund Sales Department at Legg Mason Securities Co., Ltd. (formerly Citicorp Securities Limited) and Legal Counsel and Director of Citigroup Asset Management's Financial Product Development Department. Professor Hymas has over 15 years international experience in the legal and financial sectors in Japan. He specializes in international business transactions including legal structures, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, securities, tax implications, regulatory issues, and other related matters. He is a member of the State Bar of California and fluent in Japanese. Professor Hymas has published articles on transnational banking and international debt.

Bryan Koslow, Esquire
Managing Director, Professionals Japan
J.D., 2001, Washington University School of Law
Mombusho Scholar, 1996 - 1997, Fukui National University, Fukui
B.A., 1997, Brigham Young University

Spring 2015 Course: Co-faculty for East-West Negotiation - 3 Credits

After working for Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett and Abe & Matsutome Law Office, where he advised the world's premier securities houses, consulting firms, and multinational corporations on both legal and business decisions in relation to their Japan operations, Professor Koslow joined Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting (currently Braxton) as a senior consultant in the Strategy and Operations division following graduation from law school. Professor Koslow specializes in corporate strategy, focusing on the financial services sector. He has advised many of the major foreign-owned life insurers in Japan on both strategic and operational issues, and has worked with securities houses and other financial institutions on a variety of business and regulatory issues. In addition, he has worked closely with the telecoms and pharmaceutical industries, and with a leading Internet service provider, leading and implementing numerous strategy and operational improvement projects on behalf of his clients. At present, Professor Koslow serves as Director of Professionals Japan, an Executive Search firm. Professor Koslow is fluent in Japanese and has lived in Japan for over eight years.

Katsuya Natori, Founder, Natori Law Office
M.B.A., 1993, Graduate School of Business Administration, Georgetown University
LL.M., 1990, Graduate School of Law, University of Washington
Admitted to the Japanese Bar, 1986
B.A. (Econ.), 1982, Keio University

Spring 2015 Course: Current Issues in Japanese Law - 2 Credits

Katsuya Natori is founder of Natori Law Office.  Before founding the law office in 2012, Professor Natori served as Vice President, Global Process Services for IBM Japan after previously serving as its General Counsel. Before joining IBM, Professor Natori applied his international and legal expertise as General Counsel for Uniqlo (2001-2003), Sun Microsystems Japan (1997-2001), and Apple Japan (1995-1997), and as Counsel for Exxon Japan (1993-1995). After admission to the Japanese Bar, he worked as an associate attorney at Nishimura Asahi Law Offices (former Masuda & Ejiri) for three years. Driven by the desire to internationalize his education, Professor Natori acquired an LL.M. degree from the University Of Washington School of Law and an M.B.A. degree from Georgetown University Business School in 1993. Professor Natori also has experience working as a visiting attorney at Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle and at Wilmer, Cutler, & Pickering in Washington D.C.

Dean Page, Attorney
Senior Partner, Accounting Asia U.S.
CEO, JAX-Accounting Asia
MBA, Deakin University
Diploma in Law, University of Sydney
B.A. Econ., University of Sydney

Spring 2015 Course: Co-faculty for International Taxation - 2 Credits

Dean page is senior partner of Accounting Asia U.S. LLC (www.Accounting.asia), a San Francisco-based professional services firm that helps U.S. companies expand overseas, with a special focus on Japan, Asia, and the Middle East. In addition to Accounting Asia, Dean also has a management role in both JAX KK (www.JAX.co.jp), a Tokyo-based professional services firm, and AA Lawyers (www.Legal.asia), a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based law firm. He also acts as a consultant to several ventures including Japan Visa (www.JapanVisa.com).

Since 2001, Dean has acted as an Adjunct Professor of International Tax at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University, Japan Campus (www.tuj.ac.jp/law).  In addition to his work in the United States, Dean has international experience in Japan, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Beginning his career at an international law firm in Tokyo, Dean worked for seven years in the Big 4, most recently as a partner at Ernst & Young. Previously at PwC, Dean headed the Pathfinder Group, a team that specialized in assisting companies to expand their operations globally.

Dean is widely published and has written for Tax Notes International (TNI), the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, and for the Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ).

Dean is admitted as an attorney (England / Wales & Australia) and as a CPA (U.S. (California) & Singapore).

Paul Previtera, Senior Manager, Tax & Legal
Masters of Tax, Australian School of Tax, Univ. of NSW, Australia
LL.B., Univ. of New England School of Law, NSW, Australia
B.A. (Econ), James Cook University, Queensland, Australia

Spring 2015 Course: Co-faculty for International Taxation - 2 Credits

Paul Previtera has more than ten years' experience assisting primarily U.S. clients in the structuring of their international operations. He worked as a senior manager in Ernst & Young Japan's Tax practice and in the international tax group of Grant Thornton Japan, where he headed the firm's real estate tax advisory group. Before GT, he worked with a boutique international tax advisory firm in Tokyo. Paul has published numerous articles on international tax and is the Japan correspondent for Tax Notes International. He is a regular speaker at both the American Chamber of Commerce (ACCJ) and the Australia and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ). He chairs the ANZCCJ Finance & Tax sub-committee. He is admitted as an attorney in both the United States and Australia and holds a Masters of Tax from the University of New South Wales.

Grant B. Stillman, Legal Advisor
Asian Development Bank Institute
Ph.D., Monash University (Melbourne)
LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
B.A./LL.B., University of Melbourne (Honors)

Spring 2015 Course:  International Law - 3 credits

Grant Stillman is the Legal Adviser and Senior Administrative Officer of the Asian Development Bank Institute, a nonprofit international organization based in Tokyo. He earned a doctorate in International Relations at Monash University. He obtained a Masters in Public and Private International & Comparative Law while studying as a fellow at Georgetown Law Center. He also served as a Monbusho Post-Graduate Research Fellow at the Graduate School of International Politics, Economics & Business of Aoyama Gakuin University between 1993 and 1995. Dr. Stillman is admitted to the bar in New York and Australia. He has also worked in the United Nations system, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the New York head office of the distinguished law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom. He had a midcareer sabbatical at the Geneva Institute for Advanced International and Development Studies (HEI), where he completed his book on global NGOs. In compiling over 25 years' experience in international and community law, Dr. Stillman has applied his legal skills in the United States, Japan, Australia, France, Switzerland and the Philippines. He has taught public international law, international trade law, and international organizations in the TUJ law program.

Naoko Taniguchi, General Counsel
GE Capital Japan
J.D., 1992 Yale Law School
LL.B., 1994 Osaka University
B.A. (Govt.), 1988 Colby College

Spring 2015 Course: International Finance - 3 credits

Following graduation from law school, Ms. Taniguchi entered private practice.  She was a corporate associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and Hong Kong, and worked on banking, fund management and securities offering transactions.  Following private practice, from 1998 to 2009, Ms. Taniguchi served as investment banking counsel at three U.S. financial institutions, covering M&A, lending and securities offering deals across Japan and Asia.  She joined GE as General Counsel of GE Capital Japan in 2009.  In 2012, Ms. Taniguchi taught international Finance at the Temple University Beasley School of Law Tokyo Campus. She is admitted to the bar in the State of New York. 

Stan Yukevich, Partner
Morrison & Foerster
J.D., 1993, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. (magna cum laude), 1986, Harvard University

Spring 2015 Course: International Contract Drafting - 3 Credits

Professor Stan Yukevich is a partner at the Tokyo office of Morrison & Foerster. He lectures on international contract drafting, securities, and related matters. Professor Yukevich's legal practice focuses on business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, equity investments and securities offerings. He is a member of the State Bar of California. He received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1986 and his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1993, where he was Chief Articles Editor of the UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal.