On March 24, the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico hosted its annual U.S.-Mexico Forum Luncheon. David Gantz, the institute's Will Clayton Fellow in Trade and International Economics, provided remarks on Mexico's business climate and prospects for economic growth, trade and foreign investment.
This was an exclusive event for members of the U.S.-Mexico Forum and supporters of the center, sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico. Click here for more information on becoming a U.S.-Mexico Forum member.
Follow @BakerCtrUSMEX on Twitter, and join the conversation with #BakerMexico.
David A. Gantz, J.D. is the Will Clayton Fellow in Trade and International Economics. He is also the Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law and director emeritus of the international trade and business law program, and he serves as an affiliated faculty member of the Latin American Studies department and of the Institute of the Environment.
After two years with the U.S. Agency for International Development law reform project in Costa Rica and a year as a law clerk with Judge Charles M. Merrill of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, he spent seven years with the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, where he was the chief lawyer responsible for Inter-American Affairs. Subsequently, he practiced international trade and corporate law in Washington, D.C. He joined the Rogers College of Law faculty in 1993. He also served for eight years as the U.S. judge on the Administrative Tribunal of the Organization of American States and as a consultant for various organizations, including the World Bank. Gantz has written extensively on WTO and NAFTA trade law issues, NAFTA and WTO dispute resolution, foreign bribery and other international trade, investment and environmental law matters, and has published more than four dozen law review articles and book chapters. He is also the author of four books. Gantz received an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. and J.S.M. from Stanford University Law School.
Tony Payan, Ph.D.
Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and Director, Center for the United States and Mexico