John I. FORRY

Mr. Forry is US legal counsel in international finance, investment and taxation. He is
also a university professor in international finance, investment and taxation at US, Asian,
European and Latin American law and business schools.

Professionally he has been, inter alia:

  • Founder of a California law firm focused on US investments from abroad;
  • Senior partner with law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in charge of the
    firm’s California offices and its international section’s Pacific Rim and Latin
    America practices, as well as a member of the firm’s Governing Board;
  • Partner with Ernst & Young LLP in New York in international taxation, as well as
    initiator and first global leader of its Project Finance group and director of the
    firm’s Foreign Legal Services Alliances; and
  • International counsel and principal, as well as director of tax education and tax
    publications, with law and accounting firms focused on mid-market businesses
    and private clients.

At academic institutions he has been most recently:

  • Director of Tax Programs and selected International Programs and Professor in
    Residence at the University of San Diego (USD) Law School;
  • Visiting Professor and initiator of USD Law School’s agreements on tax and other
    academic programs at Peking University School of Transnational Law (China)
    and Direito GV (Brazil);
  • Professeur Invité at the Centre du Droit de l’Entreprise within Montpellier
    University Law School (France);
  • Lecturer at Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Toulouse (France);
  • Adjunct Professor in the LL.M. and J.D. programs at Fordham Law School (New
    York); and
  • Member of the Academic Council of the Garrigues Institute of Global Law within
    the University of Navarre (Spain).

Mr. Forry has served on the Advisory Group to the US Commissioner of Internal
Revenue and on numerous professional organization committees and projects. He has
authored or co-authored six books and approximately 50 articles on international finance,
investment and taxation.

He is a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School.