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International Transactions Clinic Faculty

Prof. Barbara Day

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Barbara K. Day is Counsel at Hills Stern & Morley, LLP, Washington, DC, a boutique law firm that supports investors in emerging markets.

Until June 2017, Barbara served in a variety of legal and non-legal roles at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the US Government’s Development Finance Institution ( During her 17 years at OPIC, she worked as a Project Attorney, Associate General Counsel and Acting Vice President of the Investment Funds Department, Associate General Counsel to the Political Risk Insurance Department, and Deputy General Counsel/General Counsel.

Barbara is a native of southwestern Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University and University of Notre Dame Law School. After law school, Barbara served as Law Clerk to the Hon. Ralph B. Guy, Jr. (E.D. Mich.) before moving to San Francisco where she worked as an associate at Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro and Pettit & Martin. After moving to Washington, D.C. in 1989, Barbara became a partner at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP where her practice focused on debtor side business bankruptcies and restructurings. Barbara earned an LL.M in International and Comparative Law at Georgetown University Law Center during a sabbatical year before joining OPIC in 2000.

Barbara currently is a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Michigan Law School’s International Transactions Clinic and also is a member of the Impact Investing Legal Working Group.

Bar Membership: District of Columbia

Prof. Stuart H. Deming

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Stuart H. Deming, represents domestic and foreign clients in a range of business and investigatory matters. He provides advice on international transactions, develops and assists in the implementation of compliance programs, directs and conducts due diligence and internal investigations, and represents clients before federal and state agencies and international institutions. His regulatory practice focuses on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), including Sarbanes-Oxley, and a range of related issues like the UK Bribery Act, Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, and Brazil’s Clean Companies Act. He has successfully litigated on appeal complex international legal issues as well as handled delicate matters involving foreign figures. As a CPA with an MBA, he has also dealt with complex accounting-related issues.

Mr. Deming began his legal career as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Michigan where he managed a major grand jury investigation of kickbacks by a major German multinational corporation and litigated a landmark case requiring the production of foreign records by the Deutsche Bank AG. He later joined the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. where he managed the investigation of major corporations for violations of U.S. securities laws, including the successful investigation of a Fortune 500 company for accounting fraud. Before going into private practice, Mr. Deming prosecuted public figures, foreign nationals, and executives of major corporations at the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

After joining the Washington, D.C. law firm of Steptoe & Johnson in 1987, Mr. Deming was directly involved in the representation of a major defense contractor. He later served with the U.S. Department of State in conjunction with the 1990 Economic Summit in Houston before serving with the U.S. Department of Defense. In 1992, Mr. Deming was asked to return to the Department of Justice to serve as one of the special prosecutors in a highly sensitive and complex investigation involving many members of the U.S. Congress. In 1996, he was one of the founding members of INMAN DEMING LLP where he practiced in Washington, D.C. and in Michigan until 2003 when he his established DEMING PLLC in Washington, D.C. and in Michigan.

A recognized expert, Mr. Deming has written and spoken extensively in the United States and abroad on the FCPA and other anti-corruption initiatives. He is the author of Oxford University Press’ Anti-Bribery Laws in Common Law Jurisdictions; the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Designing an Effective Anti-Bribery Compliance Program: A Practical Guide for Business, the co-author with a leading English barrister of the ABA’s The FCPA and UK Bribery Act: A Ready Reference for Business; and the author of a best-selling ABA publication: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the New International Norms. For many years, he was a member of the Board of Editorial Advisers to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Reporter; he co-chaired the ABA's national institutes on the FCPA; and he co-founded what is now the ABA's Anti-Corruption Committee.

Mr. Deming recieved his B.A., M.B.A., and J.D. from the University of Michigan.

Prof. Timothy Dickinson Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Timothy L. Dickinson, '79, is a Business Law Faculty Fellow at Michigan Law, and a partner with Paul Hastings LLP in Washington, D.C.
Prof. Elkin Matthew Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Matthew R. Elkin, is a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Washington DC. Matt’s practice focuses on tax, governance and transactional matters involving tax-exempt organizations. Matt works extensively on complex transactional matters including the formation of investment funds by both nonprofit and for-profit sponsors; the acquisition and disposition of program-, mission-, and impact-related and other investments; formation and use of taxable subsidiaries by tax-exempt organizations; joint ventures; social enterprises, sponsored research; mergers and acquisitions; financing; licensing; a wide range of international activities and endowment investment programs and policies. Matt serves as outside general counsel to international organizations investing and granting public and private funds in emerging market countries. Matt has worked on transaction and development activities in countries throughout Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.

He also advises tax-exempt organizations and boards of directors on a wide range of governance and tax issues, including fiduciary duties, conflicts of interest, risk oversight, board and committee structures, affiliated entities, internal investigations, board-evaluation processes, executive compensation, and compliance with regulatory and governance best practices.
Prof. David Guenther Clinical Assistant Professor and Director David B. Guenther, '99, was a partner with Conlin, McKenney & Philbrick, P.C. in Ann Arbor before joining the Law School.
Prof. David Koch Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor David Koch, '84, is a partner with Plave Koch PLC in Reston, Virginia.
Prof. Donald Moore

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Donald Moore, '88, is the Managing Member of U.S. Legal Advisors, PLLC (, a Michigan-based law firm focused on Global Security, Transportation and Infrastructure projects and advising clients in the United States and around the world.   Much of his work outside the United States involves projects in Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong and various frontier jurisdictions.

Professor Moore's clients include public and private companies and investors and governments.  For decades, he has represented banks, military and private-security companies, individual and institutional investors, natural resources companies (mining and oil and gas), and transportation companies (aviation, logistics, ports, shipping) and infrastructure projects. His experience and practice cover a full range of advice such as corporate and corporate governance matters, contract reviews and negotiations, investment and financing transactions, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and cross-border transactions, and public and private tender projects.

Professor Moore has served on the boards of public and private companies, including public-company audit, compensation, and strategy committees. Because of his business and finance background, he often advises clients in the early stages of their transactions. He also has served as a principal and board member of a successful hedge fund adviser, and a principal in a boutique investment bank focused on raising private equity and debt for businesses located in or doing business in Latin America. He is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of New York and the Vice Chairman of the Great Lakes Boat Building School.

Professor Moore received his BA in political science, with honors, from the University of Michigan; his JD, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School; and his MBA in international business, summa cum laude and valedictorian, from the University of Miami School of Business Administration.

Prof. Marcia Nordgren

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Marcia Nordgren, founded the Law Offices of Marcia L. Nordgren in 2010. Her practice focuses on international finance and development in emerging markets, including social and impact investment. Ms. Nordgren has been practicing law for over thirty years, with the last twenty years focused on advising a broad range of clients with respect to complex international structured finance and private equity fund transactions in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Eastern Europe and Russia, and the Middle East. Prior to starting her firm, Ms. Nordgren was a legal consultant to FINCA International, the microfinance bank, and to SEAF (Small Enterprise Assistance Funds), a global investment firm focused on small- and medium-sized (SME) investments in emerging markets. Ms. Nordgren was also the first General Counsel of Global Communities (formerly CHF International), the international development organization.

Prior to these positions, from 1999 until 2007, Ms. Nordgren was Assistant General Counsel at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), where she was responsible for structuring, negotiating, and closing complex cross-border structured and project finance, SME, microfinance, loan guaranty, and private equity fund transactions in developing countries. Prior to joining OPIC, from 1994 until 1999, Ms. Nordgren was Associate General Counsel of Rolls-Royce North America, where she structured guaranty and sales finance packages for airlines and airframe manufacturers in North and South America.  Before joining Rolls-Royce, Ms. Nordgren practiced law in the New York offices of Hunton & Williams, and Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon, where she specialized in aircraft, equipment and project finance.

In 1994, Ms. Nordgren was chosen by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) to join the United Nations as an International Elections Observer for Mozambique’s first democratic elections. Ms. Nordgren is a 1981 cum laude graduate of Middlebury College, where she received degrees in both Political Science and French, and minored in International Relations. She also studied at Dartmouth College and l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, France. She received a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in 1987, where she was Managing Editor of the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal. Ms. Nordgren is a member of the NYSBA United Nations and International Organizations Committee, the NYSBA Committee on International Investment, and the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia. Ms. Nordgren is licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia, and is admitted to practice in the Second Circuit.

Prof. Sogal Salari

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Sogal Salari is a corporate and securities associate in the Ann Arbor office of Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP. She specializes in the representation of emerging growth companies throughout their life cycles. Professor Salari represents a wide variety of technology companies from consumer internet, software, telecommunications, and entertainment technology industries, as well as a number of leading venture capital firms. Prior to joining the firm, she was an associate in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Professor Salari received her BS in operation research from Columbia University and her JD from the University of Michigan Law School.

Prof. Bruce Thelen

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Bruce Thelen, '77, is a member of Dickinson Wright PLLC in Detroit.

 Prof. Carl Valenstein 

Adjunct Clinical Legal Professor Carl Valenstein, '83, is a partner with Bingham McCutchen LLP in Washington, D.C.




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