Skip to main content area Skip to main content area Skip to institutional navigation Skip to search Skip to section navigation

Symposium 2014

Private Actors, Global Impact: The Private Production of Regulation in Transnational Trade


The University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law’s 2014 Symposium, Private Actors, Global Impact: The Private Production of Norms in Transnational Regulation, will focus on the production of norms by private actors in the field of international trade and how industries adapt to follow these non-governmental regulations.

The goal of the conference is to discuss the relationship between private and public production of legal norms in the transnational context. The Symposium shall address the relationship between transnational private orderings and international public law in three fields: the airline industry, natural resource extraction, and the production of intellectual property law for traditional knowledge.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Levy Conference Room

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Symposium Agenda

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Check In / Light Breakfast

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Opening Speech

Danielle Henderson

University of Pennsylvania ’15

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The Theory and Practice of Private Regulation

Fabrizio Cafaggi

European University Institute, Italy


William Burke-White

University of Pennsylvania


Shyam Balganesh

University of Pennsylvania


Danielle Henderson

University of Pennsylvania ’15

11:05 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

The Production of Norms in the Airline Industry

Steven Harris

Chicago-Kent College of Law


John Pritchard

Holland & Knight LLP


Louis Emery

U.S. Export-Import Bank

12:05 p.m. – 1:00 p.m


Kathy H. Nguyen

University of Pennsylvania ’15

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Private Rules, Natural Resources

Lesley Wexler

University of Illinois College of Law


Robin Broad

American University


Virginia Haufler

University of Maryland

2:05 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.

Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge

Shyam Balganesh

University of Pennsylvania


Dalindyebo Shabalala

Maastricht University


Preston Hardison 

Policy Analyst at Tulalip Tribes


Greg Younging

University of British Columbia

3:05 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Danielle Henderson

University of Pennsylvania ’15

3:15 p.m.

Reception - Great Hall

To RSVP for this event, visit this website:


The University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law would like to thank our sponsors for their generous contributions and support:


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP


Sullivan & Cromwell LLP


Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP


The Journal of International Law would like to especially thank Professor Shyam Balganesh, who has been extremely helpful in planning for our Symposium and Professor Charles Mooney, who was instrumental in bringing this 2014 Symposium together.

This program has been approved for 4.0 substantive law credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credits may be available in other jurisdictions as well.  Attendees seeking CLE credits should bring separate payment in the amount of $60.00 ($30.00 public interest) cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

Please enter the Law School from the Sansom Street entrance.

The dress code for the event is business casual.


If you have questions, please contact:
Danielle Henderson |