EMBERSSTAFF MEMBERS PROFILES
PROFESSOR HIRAM E. CHODOSH
Yale Law School, JD
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, 1990 - 1993
Professional Activities: Director of Comparative Law Studies at Cox International
Publications: "Between Treaty and Custom: The Emergence of Declarative
International Law," 26 Texas International Law Journal 87 (1990); "Swap
Centers in the People’s Republic of China: A Step Toward Partial Convertibility of Local
Currency," 25 The International Lawyer 415 (1991); :An Interactive Theory of
International Law: the Distinction between Treaty and Customary Law," 28
Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 973 (1995); "Egyptian Civil Justice
Process Modernization: A Functional and Systemic Approach," Michigan Journal of
International Law, (1996); "The Palestinian Legal Study: Consensus and Assessment
of the New Palestinian Legal System," Harvard International Law Journal,
(1997); "Indian Civil Justice System Reform: Limitation and Preservation of the
Adversarial Process," New York University Journal of International Law and
ISDLS Participation: Has served as senior legal reporter for ISDLS since 1993,
and has worked in Egypt, the Palestinian National Authority, Jordan, India, Tunisia, and
Languages: Advanced Chinese Language Program, Beijing University (1984);
Advanced Russian Language and Literature Program, Leningrad State University (1983);
Intermediate Intensive French Language Program, Diavox Institute (1981); Intermediate Intensive
German Language Program, Goethe Institute (1980).
J. KIRK BOYD
100 Berkeley Square
Berkeley, California 94704-1207
University of California (Berkeley), Boalt Hall School of Law, LLM
University of California (Berkeley), Boalt Hall School of Law, JD
University of California (Santa Barbara), BA
American University of Armenia, Summer 1997
Boyd, Huffman, Williams & Urla, 1992-1996
Law Office of J. Kirk Boyd, 1989-1992
Assistant Corporation Counsel, 1988-1989
District Attorney’s Office, 1987-1988
Morrison & Foerster, 1985-1987
Other Activities: Board of Directors, San Francisco Baykeeper; Board of Directors,
Human Rights Advocates.
2501 Calvert St., N.W., no. 704
Washington, D.C. 20008
Stanford University, School of Law, JD
O’Melveny & Myers, 1995 - 1997
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1994 - 1995
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 1993
Department of State, Legal Advisor’s Office, 1993
Legal Teaching: Guest lecturer on international antitrust law, UCLA Business School (1996).
Publications: "Essential Mutual Assistance in International Antitrust Enforcement," The International Lawyer, Spring 1995, at 117; "The Question of Karabagh," The International Forum at Yale, Winter 1988, at 14.
Professional Activities: Member, Pacific Counsel on International Policy (1996-present); Member, Board of Visitors, Stanford Law School (1995-present); Special Assistant to the President, First Spring Corporation (1991); Deputy Finance Director, Morrison for Governor Campaign (1990); Legislative Correspondent, U.S. Representative Bruce Morrison (1989-90); Member, State Bar of California; Member, American Bar Association.
Isdls Participation: Project Reporter to India (1996).
DANIEL THOMAS PURTELL
177 Post Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, California 94108
Stanford University School of Law, JD
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1989 - 1990
Altshuler & Berzon, 1988 - 1989
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, 1987
National Council of La Raza, 1984 - 1986
The Tico Times, 1983 - 1984
Memberships: Stanford Journal of International Law, Alternative Law
Practice Journal, Steering Committee of East Palo Alto Community Law Project; president,
Stanford Public Interest Speakers Bureau; graduate fellow, Foreign Language Area Studies,
Stanford University Law School
Bar Memberships: Ninth Circuit Bar Association; Northern District of California
Bar Association; Central District of California Bar Association.
ADR Experience: Labor arbitrations (numerous); Counsel, ADRC (JAMs).
Isdls Participation: Program Reporter, Bolivia Legal Exchange Project (1993); Program
Reporter, India Legal Exchange Project (1996).
MARTIN ANTONIO SABELLI
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
450 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 436-7703, Ext. 12
The London School of Economics, M.Sc.
Yale Law School, JD
Altshuler, Berzon, Nussbaum, Berzon & Rubin, 1992 - 1993
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 1991 - 1992
Yale University, 1990 - 1991
Council for the Consolidation of Democracy, 1988
Teaching: Seminar instructor, Latin American Studies Program, Yale University
(1990); teaching assistant, Professor Drew S. Days, III, Yale Law School (1989); teaching
assistant, Professor Suzanne Wofford, Yale University (1989).
Bar Memberships: American Bar Association; State Bar Association of California;
United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
Isdls Participation: Member, Drafted Final Report, United States Delegation:
US-Bolivia Legal Exchange Program (1992) and US-Tunisia Legal Exchange Program (1994);
Member, Co-drafted Final Report, United States Delegation: US-Palestine Legal Exchange
Program (1995), US-Palestine Legal Exchange Program (April 1996), US-Palestine Legal
Exchange Program (June 1996) and US-Egypt Legal Exchange Program (1997).