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University of California, Los Angeles, BA 1984
Harvard University, JD 1989


Professor Danielsen is a legal scholar who spent many years as an international business lawyer. He teaches Corporations, Law and Development, International Business Regulation, International Law and Conflict of Laws. His research explores the complex role of the business firm in global governance. He is also faculty director of the Program on the Corporation, Law and Global Society, which fosters interdisciplinary research and discussion among scholars, policymakers and advocates to examine the corporation as an institutional form with social significance akin to the state, the family or the city.

With a better understanding of the workings of private power in the global governance regime, Professor Danielsen hopes to develop new and more complex notions of economic participation, political pluralism and distributive justice in the creation and operation of the rules that shape global economic activity and more effective, participatory and accountable strategies for harnessing corporate power to enhance economic well-being and social welfare, particularly in the developing world. Most recently his work has focused on exploring the dominance of global supply chains in the global economy and the role of law in enabling and sustaining these structures and the inequitable distribution of power, resources and welfare they seem to have brought in their wake.

Prior to joining the Northeastern faculty, Professor Danielsen was executive vice president and general counsel of Europe Online Networks S.A., a pioneer in the provision of broadband Internet and interactive multimedia services to consumers across Europe. Previously, Professor Danielsen was a partner at Foley, Hoag & Eliot in Boston, where his practice focused on the representation of US and European public and privately held business with respect to corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and joint ventures, content and technology licensing and corporate strategy.

Fields of Expertise

  • Anti-corruption
  • Business Law
  • Careers in the Law
  • Corporate Accountability
  • Economics and the Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence Philosophy
  • Law and Economic Development
  • Law and Inequality
  • Political Economy

Selected Works

Dan Danielsen

Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Program on the Corporation, Law and Global Society


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