GI in Practice
Mr. Berkey's prior academic and professional experiences focused on transnational business regulation. While at Harvard Law School, his studies concentrated on World Trade Organization, European Union, and international economic law. Mr. Berkey published an article on the legal effects of court rulings in the EU (available here) as well as an article on wine labeling regulations in the U.S. (available here).
Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Berkey joined the International Department of a large Washington, D.C. law firm. His practice included U.S. export controls, European Union law, international agreements, and general international corporate transactions. While there, he authored articles on the European Union data protection regime and the regulation of electronic commerce by the WTO (available here).
In the fall of 1999, Mr. Berkey joined the Institute of International Finance, Inc., a global association based in Washington, D.C., that represents the financial industry in international regulatory discussions. While at the Institute, Mr. Berkey's primary responsibility was to facilitate consensus industry responses to the proposals to reform the international regulatory capital standards set by the Basel Accord.
Mr. Berkey has published several articles on the regulation of international agricultural trade for the American Society of International Law online publication Insights (available here), (available here). and (available here). Mr. Berkey also is a regular lecturer at training courses for United Nations diplomatic staff and has lectured for the U.S. State Department on electronic commerce and international trade.
Mr. Berkey graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia with degrees in Mathematics and Economics and cum laude from Harvard Law School. He is a past Westinghouse Science Competition finalist for his research in the physics of baseball trajectories (available here).
Mr. Berkey is also the founder and managing editor of www.sustainag.org - a website for those interested in issues related to sustainable agriculture.