Boston University School of Law

Virginia A. Greiman


Pennsylvania State University

Boston University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sloan School of Management Fellowship

Suffolk University Law School

Boston University School of Law

Research Interests

  • International comparative law
  • Project finance and economic development
  • Privatization
  • Political risk and international joint venture law
  • International contracts and business agreements and public policy.

Academic Appointments

Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

  • International Business Agreements and International Project Finance
  • Summer 2006 Legal Institute in London

Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

  • Trial Advocacy, Corporate Law and Community Renewal, Moot Court, Public Interest Law, Clinical Programs, Pro Bono Internship Program on Economic Development
  • Attorney Adviser to the Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising on international law and government law
  • Various publications and programs on international law and public interest law

Prior Appointments

Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
Business Associations, Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganizations and Commercial Law

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lecture Series: Infrastructure and Project Joint Venture Management (1998-2001)

Oxford University, England
Summer Programs, Faculty Fellow, Comparative International Law (1999-2001)

U. S. Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute, U.S. Department of Justice
Trial Advocacy/Appellate Procedure (1988-1995)

U.S. Department of State, Eastern/Central Europe, Ministries of Justice
Privatization Law, Comparative Law, Insolvency and Corporate Reorganization Law (1995-1998)

University of Zagreb, Croatia
Privatization Law and Comparative Legal Systems (1996)

Selected Presentations and Publications

  • Advisory Board, the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., BNA’s Bankruptcy Law Reporter, Washington, D.C.  (1990-Present)
  • Center for Democracy, Conference on Constitutional Reform in Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Czechoslovakia, Budapest, Hungary (1996)
  • Harvard Law School, International Law and Public Interest Professional Guide, editor, (President and Fellows of Harvard College 2005)
  • Infrastructure Super Conference, London – Management of Risk, Dispute Resolution and Litigation on Mega Projects (2005)
  • INSOL International World Conference, Vancouver - Regulation of Cross-Border Insolvencies and Reorganizations (INSOL International Limited, London 1990)
  • Contributor, Romania Insolvency Law Harmonization Paper with the European Convention, UNCITRAL Model Law (1998)
  • The Connection, the New England Journal of Higher Education and Economic Development, Charting the Course: An Overview of the Massachusetts Charter School Law (1995)

Professional Experience

  • Executive Office of Economic Development, Department of Business and Technology, Deputy Director/Chief Legal Counsel, Boston, MA (2005-Present)
  • Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff /Federal Highway Administration/Massachusetts Highway Department, Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, Central Artery/Tunnel Project, Deputy Chief Counsel and Director of Risk Management and Litigation, (1998-05)
  • International Legal Counsel to the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, The World Bank, and Global Management Group International Strategies in Eastern and Central Europe and Asia (1995-2000)
  • Executive Office of Education, General Counsel, Boston, MA (1993-1995)
  • Department of Banking and Insurance, General Counsel, Boston, MA (1992-1993)
  • United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. (1980-1992)
  • Appointed by the U.S. Attorney General to the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division
  • Served as Special Assistant Attorney General and as United States Trustee for the Eastern District of Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the New England Region

Selected Boards and Organizations

  • American Bar Association – International Law and Law Teaching Committees
  • Association of Corporate Counsel – International Law and Corporate Compliance Committees
  • Bar and Court Admissions - District of Columbia, Massachusetts and Virginia Bar Associations and the U.S. Supreme Court and Federal Court of Appeals for the First and Fourth Circuits
  • British American Business Council of New England
  • Federalist Society of Law and Public Policy – International Security Law Committee, Steering Board
  • Governor’s Designer Selection Board and Construction Reform Task Force
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Business Law Council/Women’s Bar Association, Appointments
  • New England Canadian Business Council
  • U.S. Attorney General’s Advisory Board on International Fraud and Corruption
  • Wellesley Town Meeting – Elected Member