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Kenneth W. Dam : Curriculum Vitae


University of Chicago Law School
JD, 1957

University of Kansas
BS, 1954


Full Time


University of Chicago Law School
Max Pam Professor Emeritus and Senior Lecturer, 2004-present
Max Pam Professor of American and Foreign Law, 1992-2004 (on leave of absence for government service, 2001 - 2003)
Director, Law and Economics Program, 1978-1980, 1995-1999
Harold J. and Marion F. Green Professor, 1976-85 (on leave of absence for government service, 1982-85)
Professor, 1964-1971, 1974-1976
Associate Professor, 1961-1964
Assistant Professor, 1960-1961

 United States Department of the Treasury
Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, 2001-2003

United States Department of State
Deputy Secretary of State, 1982-1985

IBM Corporation
Vice President, Law and External Relations, and member of the Corporate Management Board, 1986-1992
Director, IBM World Trade Asia Pacific Board, 1986-1992
Vice President, 1985-1986

 University of Chicago
Provost, 1980-1982

 Council on Economic Policy
(responsible for coordination of U.S. domestic and international economic policy)
Executive Director, February - December 1973

 Office of Management and Budget
Assistant Director for national security and international affairs, 1971-1973

 University of Freiburg i. Br., Germany
Visiting Professor, 1964

 Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York
Associate, 1958-1960

 Mr. Justice Whittaker, U.S. Supreme Court
Law Clerk, 1957-1958

Part Time


Director, 1987-2001

Kirkland & Ellis
Of Counsel, 1993-1995
Consultant, 1961-1971, 1974-1980, 1996

BMW of North America
Member, Advisory Board, 1990-1995

Professional basketball, System Arbitrator, 1996-2001, 2012
NAFTA Article XI investment disputes (International Center for Investment Disputes) 2003-2009
Various ad hoc arbitrations in the 1970s and 1980s

MCI Communications Corp. v. American Telephone and Telegraph Co. (Northern District of Illinois)
Special Master, 1976-1979


National Associate, The National Academies
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Academy of Diplomacy
American Law Institute