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Kenneth W. Dam : Education and Experience


The University of Chicago Law School
JD, 1957

University of Kansas
BS, 1954


The 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 and 1995-1999
Harold J. and Marion F. Green Professor, 1976-1985 (on leave of absence for government service, 1982-1985)
Professor, 1964-1971 and 1974-1976
Associate Professor, 1961-1964
Assistant Professor, 1960-1961

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

Alcoa Pittsburg, PA

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

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

The University of Chicago
Provost, 1980-1982

Council on Economic Policy
Executive Director, February-December 1973

  • responsible for coordination of U.S. domestic and international economic policy

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

Professional hockey, system arbitrator, 2014
Professional basketball, System Arbitrator, 1996-2001 and 2012
NAFTA Article XI investment disputes (International Center for Investment Disputes), 2003-2009
Various ad hoc arbitrations in the 1970s and 1980s

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

BMW of North America
Member, Advisory Board1990-1995

MCI Communications Corp. v. American Telephone and Telegraph Co. Chicago, IL
Special Master, 1976-1979

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

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

Justice Charles E. Whittaker of the United States Supreme Court
Law Clerk, 1957-1958