Virginia A. Greiman

Professor Virginia A. GreimanAssistant Professor of Administrative Sciences

JD, Suffolk University Law School
LLM, Boston University School of Law
MEd, Boston University
BS, Pennsylvania State University
PMP (Project Management Professional), Project Management Institute

Assistant Professor Greiman has published and lectured extensively on international law, economic development, project management and finance, and international business transactions. She is an internationally recognized expert on mega-project management and infrastructure development, privatization and project finance, corporate reorganizations, cyber-trafficking, and international commercial transactions. Greiman served as deputy chief legal counsel and risk manager on Boston’s “Big Dig” road project, and has held several high-level appointments for the United States government, including as United States Trustee for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and international legal counsel to the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development on privatization projects in Eastern and Central Europe. She has part-time teaching and academic appointments at both Boston University and Harvard University Law Schools.

Courses

  • MET AD 646 – Project Management
  • MET AD 746 – Business Law and Regulation in a Global Environment

Scholarly Works

Books

Megaproject Management: Lessons on Risk and Project Management from The Big Dig (Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2013).

Published Articles

“The Emergence of Cyber Activity as a Gateway to Human Trafficking.” In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security (ICIW-2013). Regis University, Denver, Colo., March 2013.

“The Public/Private Conundrum in International Investment Disputes: Advancing Investor Community Partnerships.” Whittier Law Review 32, no. 3 (2011).

International Development Guide. President and Fellows of Harvard College, Harvard Law School (Cambridge, Mass., 2011).

“Foreign Creditors in U.S. Courts: Creation and Dissolution of Attachments and Other Interests.” Bankruptcy Law Reporter 23, no. 35, Bureau of National Affairs (September 15, 2011).

“Commentary on Stern v. Marshall.” Bankruptcy Law Reporter 23, no. 26, Bureau of National Affairs (June 30, 2011).

Chitkushev, L., Greiman, V., and Zlateva, T. “Protecting Health Information Privacy and Safety on the Internet: E-Health Systems and Legal Perspectives.” Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, University of Washington (Seattle, Wash., 2011).

Becker, K., Chitkushev, L., Greiman, V., and Zlateva, T. “Evolving an Information Security Curriculum: New Content, Innovative Pedagogy and Flexible Delivery Formats.” Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, George Washington University (Washington, D.C., 2011): 268.

Guide on International Development: Public Service Careers and Opportunities. Harvard
University Law School Fellows of Harvard College (December 2010).

Greiman, V., S. A. Leybourne, and B. Unger. “A Study of Post-Investment Monitoring Practices In Life Science Venture Capital Firms.” Journal of Transnational Management Development 15, no.1 (Routledge: New York, London, July 2010): 3–25. ISSN: print 1547-5778/online 1547-5786. Paper presented at 18th World Business Congress, International Management Development Association (Tbilisi, Georgia, July 2010). Best Paper Award.

“The Big Dig: Learning from a Mega Project.” ASK Magazine–The NASA Source for Project Management and Engineering Excellence no. 39 (Summer 2010): 47-53.

“The Public Private Conundrum in International Investment Disputes: Advancing Investor/
Community Partnerships.” Whittier Law Review, 2010 International Arbitration and Mediation Symposium Issue, Whittier Law School (Costa Mesa, Calif., 2010).

“Strategies for Consideration in International Commercial Arbitration.” Whittier Law School
(Costa Mesa, Calif., 2010).

Greiman, V., J. Cormier, and V. Kanabar. “Practice and Ethics Curriculum in Project Management Education.” Proceedings of the North East ASEE Conference, 29. Bridgeport, Conn., April 3-5, 2009.

“Analysis of Issues of Key Sensitivity to Host Governments in Concession Agreements” and “Typical Transaction Structure for Infrastructure and Energy Concession Agreements.” In Proceedings of the Financial and Corporate Law Issues for Lawyers in Transition Economies. European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and London School of Economics. London, UK. 2008.

Presentations/Lectures

“How to Save the State Billions: Improving Megaproject Outcomes.” Presentation to the California Senate Transportation and Housing Committee on the Bay Bridge, Caltrans, and Megaprojects. Sacramento, Calif., November 13, 2013.

“One Organization—Leading Complex Projects through an Integrated Project Organization (IPO).” PMI® PMO Symposium. San Diego, Calif., November 12, 2013.

“Enhancing Education with Technology: Study Groups in Online Classes.” Boston University Instructional Innovation Conference, March 2, 2012

“The Big Dig: Managing Risk and Complexity on Mega Projects.” Presentation to PM Connect. Boston, Mass. December 15, 2011.

“Cyber and Human Trafficking and Investor/State Dispute Resolution on Critical Infrastructure Projects.” Research presented at the Faculty Roundtable on Human Rights, Harvard National Model United Nations 2011 Conference, Fifty-Seventh Session. Boston, Mass., February 2011.

“Understanding and Overcoming Communication Complexity in Projects.” Project Management Institute Global Congress, Washington, D.C., 2010. Co-presented with Leybourne, S., Warburton, R. D. H., Kanabar, V.

“International Law Opportunities.” Boston University Law School Office of Career Development, Boston, Mass., October 22, 2010.

“Emerging Issues in Human Trafficking and Cyber Security.” Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Cambridge, Mass., October 20, 2010.

“The Role and Responsibilities of the International Governmental Organizations in Development Law.” World of Law Panel, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass., October 1, 2010.

“Licensing Issues in International Technology Transactions.” London Legal Institute, London, England, August 4, 2010.

“International Development Investment Policy Reform: Studies from Africa.” Eotvos Lorand, Law Faculty, Budapest, Hungary, July 12, 2010.

“Communication and Collaboration in an Online Master’s Degree.” American Society on Engineering Educators (ASEE), Boston, Mass., April 2010. Co-presented with Kanabar, V. and Cormier, J.

“Legal Frameworks to Confront Cybercrime: An Academic Perspective.” 5th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, April 8, 2010. Co-presented with Chitkushev, L.

“Cybersecurity Education: Approaches and Trends.” 6th Annual International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2010. Co-presented with Chitkushev, L., and Zlateva, T.

“Mega Project Management Research Enterprise.” Proposal to the Project Management Institute. May 2008.

“The Big Dig: Lessons Learned from the Implementation of Megaprojects.” Project Management in Practice Conference, Boston University. Boston, MA. May 2008.

“Analysis of Issues of Key Sensitivity to Host Governments in Concession Agreements.” Financial and Corporate Law Issues for Lawyers in Transition Economies, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and London School of Economics. London, UK. June 2008.

“Typical Transaction Structure for Infrastructure and Energy Concession Agreements.” Financial and Corporate Law Issues for Lawyers in Transition Economies, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and London School of Economics. London, UK. June 2008.

“Secured Lending in Emerging Markets—Pitfalls and Problems.” Financial and Corporate Law Issues for Lawyers in Transition Economies, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and London School of Economics. London, UK. June 2008.

“Bankability of International Infrastructure Projects.” Financial and Corporate Law Issues for Lawyers in Transition Economies, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and London School of Economics. London, UK. June 2008.

“Alternative Dispute Resolution in the United States: A Brief History.” Insurance Institute of London. London, UK. June 2008.

“Developing an Investment Framework for Liberia.” Presented to the Liberian Foreign Ministry, Minister of Public Works, Liberian House of Representatives. Monrovia, Liberia. October 2008.

“Post Investment Monitoring of Portfolio Companies by Life Science Venture Capital Firms and a Comparison to Project Management.” IMDA Conference. Tbilisi, Georgia. 2009. Co-presentation with Unger, B.

“Institutional Pressures and Project Performance: A Comparative Examination of Mega Infrastructure Projects.” In Proceedings of the International Research Network on Organizing by Projects, IRNOP IX Research Conference. Berlin, Germany. 2009. Co-presentation with Rwabizambuga, A.

“Practice and Ethics Curriculum in Project Management Education.” In Proceedings of the North East ASEE Conference. Bridgeport, CT. April 3-5, 2009. Co-presentation with Cormier, J., and Kanabar, V.

Grants

“Cybertrafficking Research Grant.” Private Foundation, $50,000.